Florence and Pisa

Explore the treasures of the Renaissance

Treasures at the Palazzo Pitti

The Florence Duomo (Cathedral) is one of the world's most magnificent churches.  The outside façade is astounding.  We will tour the inside and climb the bell tower and/or the dome itself for a magnificent view of Florence. 

Duomo (Cathedral) and Bapistry in Florence

Uffizi Gallery

Visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's David as well as the Uffizi Gallery to see works by da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Caravaggio and Michelangelo.

You will see some of the most astounding art and architecture in the world.  Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, among others, have all left amazing impressions of their genius to be marveled at and appreciated for centuries. 

Michaelangelo's David

Interior of the Florence Duomo

Botticelli's Birth of Venus

Other sights we will visit in Florence are the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Palazzo Pitti, Michelangelo's tomb, Piazza della Signoria, Piazzale Michelangelo and the Mercato Centrale street market. 

We will take a day trip to Pisa to visit the three magnificent buildings in the Piazza del Miracoli; the Duomo, the Bapistry and the Leaning Tower.  Climbing the tower is an adventure all its own.  The view from the top is definitely worth the effort. 

Florence Street Market

Piazza del Miracoli, Pisa

We will leave plenty of time for leisurely strolls, long lunches and dinners and shopping.  I have learned that the greatest moments of travel are not just the ones spent taking pictures of monuments or churches but those spent in conversation with good friends over a fantastic meal or simply wandering the streets of an amazing city.

Ponte Vecchio

Relax and enjoy yourself.  All the details (private drivers, museum passes, accommodations, etc.) will be taken care of for you. 

Pisa Duomo interior

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