Florence is known for being the birthplace of the Renaissance and is famous all over the world for housing masterpieces of art and architecture. This long weekend itinerary will encompass the finest cultural highlights, as well as a few off-the-beaten track spots so you feel like you're seeing the real city, and not just the tourist version.
Arrive into Florence on an early morning flight and meet your transfer driver at arrivals. You will then be whisked to your hotel to drop your bags and freshen up before heading out to eat lunch and explore.
You are utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to museums, palaces and churches in Florence. Start with the obvious and head to the deservedly iconic Florence Cathedral (Duomo) - if you're feeling up to it, you can climb the 463 steps to the top of the dome or the 414 steps to the top of the neighbouring Campanile for incredible views. Afterwards, spend the rest of the afternoon feasting your eyes on some of the most celebrated artistic masterpieces, Michelangelo's 'David' and Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus' in the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries are the obvious ones, but there are many, many other options of course.
If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.
If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.
If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.
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