Highlights of this tour
- Michelangelo’s Square
- Santa Croce Basilica
- Cathedral Square
- Republic Square
- Ponte Vecchio Bridge
After your pick up from the cruise port, your highlights of Florence tour begins with a drive through the beautiful hills of Tuscany. On your way to the highlights of Florence, you will pass the typical vineyards and olive groves. While driving through the marvelous landscapes, your driver will tell you all there is to know about the environment. He tells you about the history of the area and gives more information about the city of Florence.
The first stop in Florence is Michelangelo’s Square to get an initial overview of the unique ancient city, full of history, art, and architecture. Your journey continues to the heart of the city, with a stop in Santa Croce Square. Here you find the Santa Croce Basilica. Inside are the tombs where some of Italy’s greatest minds are buried. Eminent names such as Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Dante have found their last resting place here.
After you saw the Croce Basilica, you go to Cathedral Square. Or how they call it in Italian: Piazza del Duomo. Here is one of the top monuments in Florence: Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Decorated with stunning marble panels and carvings. Besides this cathedral, the square has much more to offer. Such as campanile or bell tower, Baptistry of Saint John with a striped marble exterior, and Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo.
After you have picked your places to visit at the Piazza del Duomo, you go to Republic Square. This square is one of the main squares in the Republic Square and has been the center since Roman times.
Your last stop on this highlights of Florence tour is the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. The oldest bridge in Florence with a rich history. You see the bridge in an original state. The way many bridges were built, including all sorts of shops stacked on top of each other.
Your guide suggests places for lunch during the tour. And at the end of the day, he will bring you back to the cruise port again.
Be advised that when your starting point is the port of La Spezia, we do not recommend to visit more than one museum due to the long distance from the port. Tickets have to be paid directly on the spot.
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