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Renaissance Florence


Introduction

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Our Day Tour and Shore Excursion from Livorno to Renaissance Florence takes you on a lovely journey filled with breath taking art, architectural beauty, and Tuscan charm.

 

Shore Excursion from Livorno: Your professional English speaking Driver Guide will meet you on the pier next to your ship at 8 AM holding a sign with your name, and will bring you back by 5:00 PM.

*** If your ship docks at La Spezia cruise port please inquire for special price quote.

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Day Trip from Rome: Your professional English speaking Driver Guide will pick you up at your hotel accommodation in Rome at 8 AM, and bring you back approximately 5 PM.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Info

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Tour Description

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A pleasant relaxing drive through the breathtaking region of Tuscany will take you to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance as well as many influential figures like the Medici family, Dante, Cimabue, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and the home of Michelangelo and Leondardo da Vinci.

Whether you are fascinated by Italy’s Renaissance history, art, architecture...or prefer to stroll through its fascinating piazzas and shop for Italy’s finest leather goods, gold jewelry and designer labels, Florence has something special to offer all its visitors.

Once you arrive in Florence you will be greeted by an unforgettable vista of the city and its famous Ponte Vecchio and Arno River from Piazzale Michelangelo. This is one of the most picturesque spots in Florence, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

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Florence Duomo with Rome Chauffeur. Part of our Renaissance Florence Tour

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From here you will visit the Cathedral of Florence, also known as the Basilica di Santa Maria dei Fiori.

Centuries in the making, it begun in 1296, was consecrated in 1436, but it took until the 19the century for it to look like it does today with the stunning green, pink and white marble facade.

The Piazza of the Duomo also includes Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistry with its famous door by Ghiberti that was considered by Michelangelo to be the gates of paradise”.

At this time you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Accademia Gallery museum that features the famous statue of David by Michelangelo along with other remarkable masterpieces by renown artists.

Next to the Uffizi Gallery is Piazza della Signoria, the most recognized piazza in Florence, with the replica of Michelangelo’s iconic statue of David displayed prominently with Palazzo Vecchio behind it, and the Loggia dei Lanzi that’s an open-air gallery of incredible sculptures.

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Piazza della Signoria is lined with various restaurants that offer a perfect setting for a traditional Italian lunch in Florence.

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Ponte Vecchio. Party of our Renaissance Florence tour with Rome Chauffeur.

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Nearby you’ll discover the most famous and picturesque bridge in Italy: Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge).

Once an unappealing setting for malodorous butcher shops, the Medici family turned it over to Florentine goldsmiths adding a jewel box charm and prestige to this famous pedestrian bridge.

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Santa Croce Church. Part of the Renaissance Florence Tour with Rome Chauffeur

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Florence is not only the birthplace and home of many Renaissance illustrious figures. You will soon discover the impressive Church of Santa Croce (Holy Cross) that is the burial place of many of them as well.

Also considered the Temple of the Italian Glories, the church houses funerary monuments dedicated to Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Ghiberti (the artist who created the Gates of Paradise doors for the Baptistry) and Rossini to name a few. You’ll also see the tomb of Dante, but he is actually buried in Ravenna.

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From here you will enjoy a comfortable drive back to your cruise ship in Livorno or your hotel accommodations in Rome.

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Thank you for choosing Rome Chauffeur tour services. We look forward to meeting you and showing you Italy and to help you create special memories in Italy that you will treasure forever!

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Important Information

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Museum Information

You may substitute a visit to the Uffizzi Gallery with Academia Gallery, but due to time restrictions it’s not possible to visit both on the same day.
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We suggest the Accademia Gallery if you prefer to have more time to visit sites in Florence as the Accademia is a shorter museum visit.
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Uffizi Gallery and Academia Museum are closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, and December 25. It is also NOT possible to visit the Museums on the 1st Sunday of Every Month as these are "Free Museum Days" with no possibility for Skip The Line tickets and wait times are very long.  If your tour falls on Mondays or those national holidays, the museum visit will be replaced with different sites in Florence according to your interests and desires.
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Please book your Museum Tickets in advance for the 11:30 AM time slot at the link below, and be sure to bring your Ticket Vouchers with you on the Tour as they will be required:

http://www.florence-museum.com

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How and When do we pay for the tour?

The listed price of tall our tours is per vehicle, not per person. Parties of up to 8 persons per vehicle may share the price of the tour among themselves.

Rome Chauffeur accepts payment in Euro funds made to your Driver Guide at the end of the tour. If at any time you need extra funds, your driver will be more than happy to help you locate an ATM machine. We do not accept credit cards.

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What is included in the price?

The price includes a private English speaking Driver Guide experienced in private tours, a deluxe air conditioned vehicle reserved just for you, Italy’s VAT tax, fuel, insurance, applicable tolls and parking fees.

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What is not included in the price?

Price does not include Lunch, Entrance Tickets, Gratuity, personal expenses.

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Your Tour Chauffeur

This tour provides an English speaking Chauffeur who is not a licensed tour guide. Only licensed tour guide are legally permitted to guide guests on foot to sightsee. Your chauffeur is required to remain with the vehicle at all times while you sight see on foot.

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