Conceptio in Itinere

Walking City Tour; Monumental Florence

Florence, cradle of the Renaissance art
length 3hrs approx Available: everyday am/pm

Florentine art collections

Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Fine Arts Museum
length 3 hours approx Available: everyday am/pm  except on Monday

Florence

THE DIVINE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL.  Florence the Divine harbours within its boundaries every form of beauty. Lying amidst Tuscany’s rolling hills divided by the Arno River, it is almost at Italy’s exact geographic centre. Florence, known for centuries as the cradle of the Renaissance, made unparalleled contributions to fine arts and culture in every field and is still celebrated all over the world for the treasures of inestimable value housed in its historic palaces. Florence is a pure source of inspiration where tourists may stroll along the ways, with dressmakers and antiquarians carrying on their trade. They may pause beneath the Loggia of the Lanzi and also stop before the luxury shops on the Ponte Vecchio. When a little tired one may sit in one of the cafes of the Piazza Repubblica, or the Via Tornabuoni, and enjoy an ice cream or a cup of coffee. At lunchtime or dinnertime one can seek out a trattoria or buca (cellar) where they can sample the delicious Tuscan cuisine. The visitor will finally discover the characteristics of the Florentines: irony, artistic sensibility, quick wit and a love of the spectacular. Craftsmanship flourishes in Florence: there are fashion houses, leather, gold and silversmiths’ workshops and gem  workers’ shops.

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1 Excursion to CINQUE TERRE villages
2 Historical LIBRARIES & special COLLECTIONS
3 Leather School, Medici Chapels & St Lorenzo market
4 Florentine school of Culinary Art
5 Pisa & the Leaning Tower
6 Siena & San Gimignano
7 Montalcino, Pienza & San Quirico D'Orcia
8 Colle Val D'Elsa & Volterra
9 Arezzo & Cortona
10 Pitti Palace