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Piazzale Michelangelo Tours

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Piazzale Michelangelo
The most famous scenic overlook in Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo is beloved for its breathtaking views over the city’s rooftops. From this 19th-century square set on a hillside in the Oltrarno neighborhood, panoramic views stretch over the Rose Garden, Ponte Vecchio spanning the river Arno, the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's iconic Duomo and bell tower, and the Tuscan hills beyond.

The Basics
A stop to take in the stunning view from Piazzale Michelangelo is a must during any sightseeing tour, shore excursion, or day trip in Florence and can be paired with a private tour of the nearby church of San Miniato al Monte. Though the overlook can be reached on foot during a walking tour, its location along a panoramic road winding up the Florentine hills also makes it a popular destination for tours of the city by car or Vespa scooter.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The square, dedicated to Michelangelo, is dotted with bronze casts of his sculptures. The most famous is David, the original of which is on display in the Accademia Gallery.
  • For a romantic evening, watch the sun set over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, or end your day by taking in the beautiful view of the twinkling lights of the city at night.
  • There is no shade on the square, so bring a hat and sunscreen if visiting during the day.
  • During summer, a number of nearby cafes and nightclubs with outdoor seating and music offer a taste of Florence's vibrant nightlife.

How to Get to Piazzale Michelangelo
By foot, cross the Ponte alle Grazie bridge near the Santa Croce basilica and make your way to Piazza Poggi. From there, climb the steps and pathways leading uphill from the river to the square. The walk is pleasant but steep, so allow at least 45 minutes. Otherwise, bus lines 12 and 13 both stop near the overlook.

When to Get There
Since the square is most crowded during the middle of the day, a sunrise or sunset visit means that you can enjoy the best view of Florence in relative peace.

San Miniato al Monte
Further up the hill, San Miniato al Monte is considered Tuscany's finest Romanesque church and one of the most scenic in Italy. The church dates back to 1013 and is adjoined to an Olivetan monastery where monks produce liqueurs, honey and herbal teas, sold in the monastery's shop.
Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence 50125, Italy
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Free
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The best of Florence and Pisa from La Spezia sea port

The best of Florence and Pisa from La Spezia sea port

Tuscan is one of Italy’s most famous regions and this private shore excursion from La Spezia covers two of its most beautiful cities. First, take a guided tour of the capital of the region, Florence, and see its major landmarks including the Duomo Cathedral and the Ponte Vecchio. Then, head to Pisa to see the world-famous Leaning Tower and pose for pictures before heading back to your cruise ship.
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  • 9 to 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$907.42
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$907.42
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E-Bike Florence Tuscany Ride with Vineyard Visit

E-Bike Florence Tuscany Ride with Vineyard Visit

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Get a taste of Chianti without a long day trip or drive using an e-bike to visit a vineyard on the outskirts of Florence. Easily scale the lovely Florentine hills with a battery-assisted boost and directions on an included GPS device. Sample Chianti-style wine and other Tuscan products at a vineyard in the ancient Etruscan town of Fiesole, and enjoy inspiring views of Florence on the ride back down.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.24
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Vespa tour in Florence + included 2Hours rental in addition

Vespa tour in Florence + included 2Hours rental in addition

Follow the guide in the tour that will take you to Fiesole, on a scenic height above Florence which is generally considered to be the wealthiest and most affluent suburb of Florence. While you enjoy the scenery you can have your free time to taste cheese, ham and local wine right next to the most beautiful panoramic square, Piazzale Michelangelo. After a few stops to take pictures we will return to Florence, passing by the most spectacular route back to the city. We will also pass by the Arno river riding the Vespa, to become you an attraction in Florence!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.16
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$116.16
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Private Ramble Through The Rolling Hills Of Chianti (6 h) + Lunch & Wine tasting

Private Ramble Through The Rolling Hills Of Chianti (6 h) + Lunch & Wine tasting

A full Daytrip inside the iconic landscape of the rolling hills of Chianti, avenues of cypress trees and medieval hilltop towns. Visit the Medieval town of San Gimignano, and admire its ancient towers, feast on homemade Lasagna and savour 8 of the best wines of the countryside amidst a typical Tuscan farm. First Stop at Michelangelo Plaza, the most beautiful viewpoint in Florence. Afterwards, we will drive through the sweet Chianti hills, amidst olive groves, cypress trees and vineyards. Visit the magnificent Towers of San Gimignano and the historical centre. The town is known for the Golden Ham, and its famous white wine (Vernaccia), produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape. In the main square don't forget to taste the best 'ice cream in the world', (Gelateria Dondoli). Later we will move Move to a Tuscan farm, to understand the secrets of wine production and enjoy a lunch with Lasagna and 8 wine tasting included. The return to Florence is scheduled at around 4 pm.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Florence Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour - Ultimate Hop On and discover Florence

Florence Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour - Ultimate Hop On and discover Florence

Take in highlights across the city of Florence without getting footsore with this hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Learn about the history and architecture of top Florentine sights via live on-board commentary and get off at attractions that interest you to explore more in depth at your own pace. Admire gems like the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Pitti Palace, and enjoy views over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.38
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Electric Bike Guided Tour in Florence

Electric Bike Guided Tour in Florence

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This bike tour is one of the most amusing and entertaining ways to explore the city. Strolling on a bike throughout the city of Florence is an enjoyable way you can discover the hidden treasures of the Renaissance birthplace. We will explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the work place of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that marks of the city center since Roman times. As well as Michelangelo Square. A square that offers a perfect photo opportunity but allows you to view the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientists, and captivating history of discovery and power. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence rich in history and art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.26
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Night Tour

Night Tour

on this tour we will show you a part of the city, which is frequented by local people during the nights, and at the same time areas full of history and different places
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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E-Bike Tour of Florence & Piazzale Michelangelo

E-Bike Tour of Florence & Piazzale Michelangelo

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With flat terrain and narrow medieval streets that many cars can't pass through, Florence is the ideal city to explore on bike. Join the locals and hop on two wheels for an e-bike ride through the Renaissance city's most picturesque parts, stopping to learn the history behind famous squares, churches, and bridges. Cross the River Arno and easily scale the Florentine hills with your bike’s battery power to soak up the prime views from Piazzale Michelangelo.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.38
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Pisa and Florence with Driver Private Shore Excursion By Car

Pisa and Florence with Driver Private Shore Excursion By Car

Florence is the capital of Tuscany, and the birthplace and symbol of the Renaissance that has gifted the world with celebrated artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael and Sandro Botticelli... prominent thinkers and writers like Machiavelli and Dante, and revered scientists like Galileo. You will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the greatest and most influential Florentines as you explore the historic center and discover Florence’s most important heritage sites. PLEASE NOTE Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). To comply with italian strict laws, drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle. Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$824.93
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Sunrise Michelangelo square E.scooter with tour leader breakfast

Sunrise Michelangelo square E.scooter with tour leader breakfast

exclusive tou for early risers, accompanied by your tour leader you will see the sun rise over the city of Florence. breakfast included typical Italian, consisting of cappuccino and hot croissant. Unique exclusive tour in Florence
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  • 2 hours
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$96.77
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Grand Panoramic Private Tour of Florence by minivan

Grand Panoramic Private Tour of Florence by minivan

A half-day tour of the city by a comfortable chauffeured minivan in wich you can admire all Florence’s must-see sights. The tour begins with a photo-stop at one of the most popular observation spots of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, with a drive past the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, the finest Romanesque structure in Tuscany. Then we head to the historic city of Fiesole a hill-town of Etruscan origins, where you can also admire a wonderful Panorama over Florence. Photo-stop.  The tour will end in a city-farmouse where you can taste some wine and local food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.47
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$200.47
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A Florence to See

A Florence to See

A tour that wants to show you a less obvious side of the city. A path that will take you from the most famous Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria to a walk along the river bank to places a little less known in Oltrarno (the old Florence, over the bridge). Here you will visit The Rose Garden with the famous sculptures of Folon and the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte on the top of the hills, ending with a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the city seen from above.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.24
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Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from La Spezia

Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from La Spezia

Make the most of your time in port with a full-day, private tour of Tuscan y from LA Spezia port. See the vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti wine-producing region en route to Florence where you explore the city with a local to see hidden sights and tour popular sights like Michelangelo’s Square lookout and Ponte Vecchio. Embark on a three-hour guided walking tour or if you prefer, tour the city by air-conditioned van, equipped with wifi.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,088.91
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Electric Bike Experience around Florence - private tour

Electric Bike Experience around Florence - private tour

Explore the Renaissance charm of Florence the easy and eco-friendly way on an afternoon electric bike tour. Cruise through winding medieval streets and squares on a battery-boosted e-bike, passing by highlights like the Santa Croce Church, Piazza Duomo, the San Lorenzo Market and the banks of the River Arno. Effortlessly scale the hills around the city to take in panoramic views from romantic Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy the flexibility to stop often for photos.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.70
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Sunrise, exclusive segway Breakfast with tour leader 2h

Sunrise, exclusive segway Breakfast with tour leader 2h

exclusive segway tour with personal tour leader, unique service you will not find anything similar in Florence. Your tour leader will take you to see the alaba in piazzale michelangelo experiencing a unique emotion. Ponte Vecchio, Basilica of San Miniato calle early hours of the sun, a unique and unforgettable experience, only for the more courageous.Including traditional Italian breakfast, cappuccino and croissant
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.78
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Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Enjoy this unforgettable Shore Excursion and make memories of the landmarks: • Pisa: - Leaning Tower - Piazza dei Miracoli • Florence: - Piazzale Michelangelo - Ponte Vecchio - Piazza della Signoria - Basilica of Santa Croce - Accademia Gallery with Skip-The-Line tickets (in Private tour options) - Piazza del Mercato Centrale - Giotto BellTower - Duomo Free time for lunch where the driver can suggest a nice restaurant or pizzeria within your desired budget. Included: • Wine Tasting in the Tuscany countryside in Private tour option. Upgradable with licensed local tour guide in Florence. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Livorno Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.90
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$266.90
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Private Florence Walking Tour with Panoramic Views and Aperitivo

Private Florence Walking Tour with Panoramic Views and Aperitivo

Learn the secrets and stories of Florence's medieval streets on a private walking tour through the city center, followed by a trip up into the hills for a drink paired with the best view in town. Stroll with a guide to architectural gems like Duomo Square, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza Signoria, all the while learning about the history of the people who shaped the 'cradle of the Renaissance.' Then, catch a private taxi to the romantic Piazzale Michelangelo lookout point, where you'll be treated to appetizers and a typical Italian aperitif.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.81
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Renaissance Florence Private Shore Excursion By Car

Renaissance Florence Private Shore Excursion By Car

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 Leonardo 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. PLEASE NOTE Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). To comply with italian strict laws, drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle. Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$824.93
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$824.93
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Pisa and Florence from the Cruise Port of La Spezia

Pisa and Florence from the Cruise Port of La Spezia

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Private tour of Pisa and Florence with Mercedes Benz Minivan and English Speaking driver. Cruise Terminal Pick-up: the driver will have a sign with the name indicated at the time of booking. First stop in Pisa. Short car tour of the city and Drop-Off in Piazza dei Miracoli to admire the Leaning Tower. Continue to Florence with the first stop in Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the view from one of the highest points in the city. Second stop in the historic center of Florence. Driver available for the entire duration of the tour. Return to the port of La Spezia in time to recover the ship.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$910.72
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$910.72
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Simple The Best of Florence, Tuscany & 5 Terre in 3 Days - Ultimate Package Tour

Simple The Best of Florence, Tuscany & 5 Terre in 3 Days - Ultimate Package Tour

The Best of Florence and Tuscany in 3 Days - Ultimate Package Tour Guided Walking Tour in Florence included Accademia gallery (David by Michelangelo) 3 hrs Full Day 5 Terre and Pisa Visit the famous Five Lands in Liguria region (5 terre) Monterosso,Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza e Riomaggiore Full Day Chianti Wine Tour and San Gimignano (8 hrs)
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$889.68
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$889.68
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Cycling in Florence: a different way to explore the town

Cycling in Florence: a different way to explore the town

Discover the top sights of Florence by bike on a 2.5-hour cycling tour of the UNESCO listed city center and more. Set at a leisurely pace, the tour is ideal for visitors of all ages. Enjoy frequent stops to take photos and learn about your surroundings.  The well-rounded tour also includes a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and a complimentary gelato.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.24
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$65.24
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Van with a view and Accademia Gallery in Florence

Van with a view and Accademia Gallery in Florence

Exploring the historic center of Florence and its most important architectural and artistic highlights requires a significant amount of walking. Footsore travelers will be happy to limit the time on their feet with this tour that takes in the city’s top attractions by minivan, leaving only the Duomo complex and Accademia—home to Michelangelo’s “David”—to visit on foot. A guide accompanies you through the entire tour, sharing historic and cultural insights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.79
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$259.79
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Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from Livorno

Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from Livorno

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Spend the day exploring Florence—and opt to see sides of the city that many visitors miss—on this full-day, private shore excursion from Livorno. Meet your guide directly at the port, and hop into your air-conditioned minivan. You’ll drive through the scenic Chianti region en route to Florence. Upon arrival, discover the city’s most in-demand landmarks (including the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazzale Michelangelo). You can also upgrade to add on an extensive, multi-hour walking tour of the city and its lesser-known attractions.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$907.42
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$907.42
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Full-Day Tour of Florence from Rome with Transfers

Full-Day Tour of Florence from Rome with Transfers

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Swap Roman ruins for Renaissance masterpieces on this full-day tour of Florence from Rome. Admire medieval monuments like the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio, peek into the exquisite Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and stroll around the grand Piazza Santa Croce. That’s not all: visit the famous Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s iconic ‘David’ sculpture, tuck into a delicious pizza lunch (included) and take in the views from Piazzale Michelangelo. This small-group tour is limited to seven people.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$306.05
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$306.05
Price varies by group size