Florence

Transfer from the hotel in Milan to Central Station and departure for Florence on a high speed train.  Upon arrival at the train station in Florence, guests will be taken to one of the designated 4- and 5-star hotels in the city.

From the respective hotels, guests will begin a suggestive tour that begins at the main Cathedral Square where one can admire the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (with the famous cupola by Brunelleschi) and the Baptistry, which offers incredible views of the city.  Then guests will be accompanied to Piazza della Signoria, for centuries the center of political life in Florence.  This will be followed by a visit to the Uffizi Galleries, one of the most visited museums in Italy, renowned for its vast collection of Renaissance art, including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.  Visitors will have lunch in a cozy trattoria.

The tour will pick up after lunch with the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio, the iconic symbol of the city with its traditional goldsmith workshops.  One cannot skip a visit to the Fountain of the Little Pig, situated at the edge of the loggia of the new market.  Guests can, as tradition would have it, throw a coin into the mouth of the little pig and then rub its nose: if the coin falls through the grate, it will bring good fortune.  The visit will conclude at the Pitti Palace and the historic Boboli Gardens.

In the evening guests will have dinner in a fine restaurant before returning to their hotels for the night.

The second day of the visit will proceed with the discovery of the Santa Maria Novella Plaza, home to the church of the same name, considered one of the most beautiful of the city, and the Santa Croce Basilica, in which several important people, including Michelangelo and Galileo are buried.

For lunch, guests will be accompanied to a typical restaurant.  The tour will recommence with a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia, one of the most loved and visited museums.  There one can admire the original marble statue of Michelangelo’s David.  Finally, to enjoy the incredible panoramic view of the city at sunset, guests will be taken to the charming Piazzale Michelangelo.

For dinner, visitors can taste typical dishes in one of the excellent restaurants of the city.  Overnight in one of the designated hotels.

Departure

Check out of the selected hotel and transfer to the airport or designated train station.