TWO DAYS TOUR
If you have two days available to visit Florence you can enrich the 1-day tour to enhance your visit and improve the knowledge of the city’s main museums and monuments.
FIRST DAY IN FLORENCE
The first day in Florence you can devote yourself to the discovery of the most important monuments. First of all, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: the great cathedral hosts the famous Duomo’s cupola, made by Filippo Brunelleschi.
After the Duomo, visit the Uffizi Gallery , one of the most important and known museums in Italy and around the world.
After a lunch break, go through Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), a symbol of the city crossed by the Arno’s river.
You will reach the Museums of Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. Here you can choose which museum to visit inside the palace: the Museo degli Argenti (also known as Tesoro dei Granduchi), the Modern Art Gallery, the Costume Gallery, the Porcelain Museum and the Galleria Palatina. The last stop of the day is the church of Santo Spirito realized by Brunelleschi.
SECOND DAY IN FLORENCE
On the second day in Florence you can visit the superb Medici Chapels inside the church of San Lorenzo. Here are the burial remains of the Medici family. As well as famous marble sculptures, some of them from Michelangelo, located inside the new sacristy. In the Santa Maria Novella’s square you will find a church of the same name, it is one of the most famous in Italy, due to its green and white marbles and the Tronabuoni chapel. It was made by Leon Battista Alberti and frescoed by Ghirlandaio.
Keep going through Piazza Santa Croce, where you’ll see its Cathedral in which important Tuscan figures such as Galileo and Michelangelo were buried.
Visit the Galleria dell’Accademia that houses the original copy of Michelangelo’s David, made of marble. Two more copies are available, one is housed in Palazzo Michelangelo, the other one at Palazzo Vecchio.
After the Oltrarno (literally the other side of the Arno river) reach the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo, a panoramic area with views of the whole city.