Florence in a Day From Rome TourWhile there is enough to see in Rome to fill several holidays, this day tour offers the chance to see one of Italy’s other incredible cities: Florence. This excursion includes visits to Florence’s stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Arno River, and other famous landmarks. This whirlwind VIP experience includes skip-the-line tours to several popular attractions, ensuring that you spend your time seeing the sights and not waiting in lines.
Meeting Place and Time:
Meeting Place: Colosseum Metro Stop, Rome. See Map
Private Tour Bookings include pick up service from your hotel in Rome
Tour Start Time: 8.30am
Tour End Time: 7.30pm
Tour Concludes back at Colosseum Metro Stop
Private Tour Bookings include return service to your hotel in Rome
The Florence in a Day Tour Experience
If one Italian metropolis isn’t enough, this full-day tour from Rome to Florence will offer the chance to check off two incredible Italian cities from your travel wish list. With transportation provided to and from your hotel in Rome, your only responsibility will be waking up on time; an 8:30AM departure guarantees that you’ll have a full day to explore the stunning Renaissance city of Florence.
The capital of Tuscany, Florence, is known throughout the world as a major hub for art, architecture, fashion, and music. You’ll get a full taste of the cultural life of Florence as you visit the city’s centro storico, or “historic center.” It is here that you’ll find a replica of Michelangelo’s David; the original, which stood in the square for over three centuries, is currently housed in the city’s Accademia Gallery. Your guide will point out some of the hidden gems of the historic center from the family-owned workshops found down its compact streets to the monuments located in different piazzas.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The most iconic building in Florence is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, an incredible work of Gothic architecture that took over 100 years to complete. With elaborate exterior details and a towering 375-foot dome, Florence’s Cathedral is a jaw-dropping sight from both close-up and far away. The interior is equally attractive, featuring works of art dedicated to famous Florentine leaders; the dome is detailed with a painting of the Last Judgment that took over ten years to complete. 44 stained glass windows are found throughout the Cathedral, and you’ll want to take the time to see them all!
Ponte’Vecchio Bridge and the Arno River
While the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is Florence’s defining work of architecture, its defining geographic feature is the Arno River. The Arno crosses through the center of Florence, making it Italy’s second-most important river after the Tiber. You’ll get an incredible view of the river from the Ponte’Vecchio Bridge, a stone arch bridge that was built in the late 900s. The bridge is notably lined on either side by shops standing on stilts in the Arno River; once home to butchers, these shops now sell popular souvenirs, jewelry, and blown glass.
A Premiere Florence Tour Experience
Recognizing the goals and needs of international travelers, this tour has been designed to showcase the very best of Florence in a trip lasting just one day. With pick-up and drop-off direct from your hotel, your professional guide will lead you to some of Florence’s most popular destinations and ensure that you are able to make the most out of your daylong tour. Skip-the-line tickets and VIP access allow you to enjoy Florence’s great attractions without wasting time in large crowds and long lines.
This tour begins at 8:30AM and lasts for eleven hours.