Florence Art Experience
Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the “newest” area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence, Italy.
The best way to see this exquisite city is on foot — as you’ll get the chance to walk in the footsteps of some of the most accomplished artists and scientists the world has ever known. Just make sure you take in the very best La Dolce Vita (the sweet life) Florence has to offer. Stand on the bridge over the Arno, and watch sunrises and sunsets; walk to Piazzale Michelangelo to soak up the artistic beauty of Florence; stroll around the Medieval backstreets for a spot of boutique shopping. Whatever you do, Florence is a city that is there to be explored.
Please bear in mind that on Mondays the tour cannot be done as the museums are closed.
The Art Tour :
Full day Walking Tour Uffizi & Accademia Galleries (6 hrs)
You will be met at your hotel by your private official Florentine guide to start your full day walking tour of Florence, touring the famous Santa Croce Church. This is the burial place of some very illustrious Italians such as Galileo, Rossini and Michelangelo to name a few. From there you will be taken to see the Piazza del Duomo, the renowned domed cathedral of Florence and the Piazza della Signoria/Pallazo Vecchio which is still today considered to be the vibrant town hall and political centre of the Florence. Then it is off to the world famous Uffizi Museum where you are able to see many of Leonardo Da Vinci’s pieces on display. You then get a chance to see the Ponte Vecchio. This historic city bridge is lined with shops that were once occupied by butchers but are now jewellers and cafe’s. Some free time will be provide to you for lunch (lunch not included) before heading on towards the world famous Accademia Gallery, home to one of Michelangelo’s most treasured creations, the statue of David. Having survived the outdoor elements of Signoria Square, the magnificent statue was moved in 1873 into the museum where paintings by Botticelli, Daddi and Raphael are also on display. Pre-booked entrance fees to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries included.
You will stay at The Hotel L’Orologio which overlooks Santa Maria Novella, one of the most beautiful and ancient squares of Florence, in the true centre of town and just a few minutes from the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.
An elegant and contemporary 4-star hotel, with a themed décor inspired by the magical world of Haute Horlogerie. Each floor of the hotel is a homage to a maison of luxurious wristwatches: Rolex, Vacheron – Constantin and Patek Philippe. Furnished with refined elegance, the rooms feature quality materials, marble bathrooms and curious details such as door handles in the shape of watch hands and sink taps that look like winding crowns of watches.
With breathtaking views of the Basilica, the breakfast room is found on the fourth floor in an authentic Renaissance loggia. In the lounge bar on the ground floor, you can stop for a drink or a light meal at all hours of the day.
Price from £600 per person
Return transfers airport/hotel/airport (by Mercedes E Class, max 2 pax)
3 nts at Hotel Orologio in BB in Double Superior or Deluxe room
Full day Art Tour (6 Hrs) with English speaking guide
Accademia Entrance Fee (incl reservation)
Uffizi Entrance Fee (incl reservation)
• The above experience can be customised to suit your requirements
• We offer Hotels from 3 stars to 5 stars as well as self catering where possible
• Number of nights are flexible
• Please contact us for your bespoke quote