Dear Guests, this shore excursion 1 day tour has been designed for those who wish to make a combination of culture and relax.
The tour is conducted by an English speaking driver, professionally skilled, who will not enter the sites but explains what they are and stops at the places that require a visit.
Florence, due to its counless beautiful museums and churchs allows to make a diving in the Renaissance era made up of statues, architecture and painters.
San Gimignano , smaller medieval village, cast you away in the dark era of the middle ages.
You will be picked up at the gangaway of your cruise ship at 7:45am by a driver from our company, who will hold a sign bearing your name on it.
Then you will make your way to Florence.
You can download the pdf so that you can read historical information about the cities and monuments as well.
The city of Florence is well known for being the cradle of the renaissance and listed by Forbes as one of the ten most beautiful metropolies in the world.
The city is stupefying combination of art, culture and Italian charm earning a truly position! There are too many things to see, but we have selected the must –see for you such as:
-Michelangelo Square, to immortalized a picture memory to last a lifetime
-The church of Santa Croce, regarded as the Pantheon of artists for housing tombs of worthy man the like of Michelangelo, Galileo, the Italian poet Ugo foscolo.
-The Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, a stunning Cathedral that dominates the florentine skyline with its beautiful dome, built by Brunelleschi and which inspired Michelangelo for Saint Peter’s dome.
-You may also decide to visit the Accedemia museums ( buy your tickets using the link you find down on the information) to visit the David of Michelangelo and many other masterpieces. ( visiting the museum implies minor available time for visiting the other sites)
- there’s the renowned Ponte Vecchio to be visited with its workshop of artisan jewelers ( some shopping is allowed )
-Then, big dilemma will be to choose a place for lunch , since the city is home to many Michelin-starred restaurants serving either, local and international
Alternatively you may choose to continue on through the scenic Tuscan countryside, to San Gimignano.
You will spend the afternoon here, enjoying a stroll among ancient building, doing some shopping ( of course bottles of Chianti red wine) and eating a good gelato before returning back to the port.
We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes for the visiting of churches, museum