Florence and Siena

Tour description

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN FLORENCE AND GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF THE HISTORIC CENTRE
Group is welcomed at point of arrival, accompanied to 4-star hotel and settled into accommodation.

Later, an official guide leads a panoramic walking tour for overview of main sites and highlights, including the Duomo, the Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio

Free time
Dinner in a restaurant in the city centre. Return to the hotel.

Day 2: FULL DAY FLORENCE
Breakfast in the hotel.

AM: meeting with guide for a tour of the buildings linked to the Medici family, to discover the history and the art works commissioned by the greatest patrons in the Renaissance Tuscany, between the sacred and the profane: visit to the Museum of San Marco, that keeps the refined frescoes by Fra’ Angelico, and the Medici Palace with the priceless Chapel of the Magi.

After a short break to taste a cappuccino, the walk proceeds to the Museum of the Medici Chapels, where the monumental tumbs carved by Michelangelo are.

Lunch in a restaurant in the city centre.

PM: official guided tour of the Uffizi gallery, the extraordinary museum where you can marvel at the most famous paintings from the italian Renaissance: the great masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Caravaggio

Free time

Dinner in a restaurant in the city centre. Return to the hotel.

Day 3: SIENA AND PIENZA
Breakfast in the hotel.

AM: transport by bus to Siena. Meeting with guide for a tour of the city centre. The itinerary leads you throughout all the main sites: Piazza del Campo, the great fan-shaped square with the brick paving that slopes down in the direction of the Palazzo Pubblico; then you walk down via di Città alongside noble palaces and to the Duomo, with its unique black and white marble decoration that you can marvel at both outside and inside (entrance not included on Sundays).

Lunch and wine and cheese tasting in a farm in the pecorino cheese producing area of Pienza

PM: panoramic guided tour of the old town of Pienza

Return to Florence. Dinner. In a restaurant in the city centre. Return to the hotel.

 

Day 4: HALF DAY FLORENCE
Breakfast in the hotel.

AM: meeting with guide for a stroll in the florentine Oltrarno to visit the church of Santo Spirtio, built by Brunelleschi, that keeps a wooden Crucifix by young Michelangelo, and the Brancacci chapel ornated with fresco by Masaccio in the 1420s.

Lunch in a restaurant in the city centre. Return to pick up point.

 

THE TOUR INCLUDES
Visits with professional tour guide as programmed
Presence of a holiday rep for the entire duration of the tour
Hotel accommodation and all meals
Transport as required                                                                                                                                                       Headsets if required
All tickets and advance bookings for entry to all museums and sites

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Optional excursions
Tips
Any other items not expressly listed under the ‘tour includes’ heading

Duration

4 days

Access

Accessible to persons with disabilities

Kids

Welcome!

Tickets

Included