Florence: The Uffizi Museum and Historical Residences


We will discover the masterpieces which led Florence to become the "capital of the art world."


Panoramic views of Florence


THE UFFIZI MUSEUM AND OTHER MASTERPIECES

For these day trips, we recommend going to Florence by train and your private guide will meet you at the Florence railway station.  As an alternative, we can provide a private car with driver.

After meeting your guide, you will start the tour with a visit to the Church of Santa Maria Novella, with its facade by Alberti and frescoes by Masaccio, Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi and a crucifix by Giotto.

We will proceed to the administrative center of the city, Signoria Square, to admire the famous statues by Giambologna and Ammannati, then on to the Uffizi Gallery, with its stunning masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Duccio, Paolo Uccello, Lippi, Ghirlandaio, Beato Angelico, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian, among others.

From the upper floor of the Gallery the view over the Ponte Vecchio and the Vasari Corridor is absolutely breathtaking.


Tasting lunch based on local food on demand.


HISTORICAL RESIDENCES OF FLORENCE

This tour starts with a visit to the incredible medieval Davanzati house-tower - known as the Museum of the Ancient Florentine House - that first belonged to the Davizzis, who were merchants and bankers, and then, in 1578, passed to the Davanzatis. 

You will continue with a visit to the courtyard and exterior of Palazzo Strozzi, which required the destruction of fifteen other residences in order for it to be built!  It is the best example of a Renaissance residence, and a splendid example of civil architecture with its rusticated stone. The radiating voussoirs of the arches increase in length as they rise to the keystone.

We then embark on a visit to the Medici (formerly Riccardi) Palace by Michelozzo that is located at the strategic crossroads of Cavour and de' Gori streets, very close to the San Lorenzo, San Marco and Santa Maria del Fiore churches, all protected by the Medicis; for this reason, we will stop here to discuss the "Medici district."

Drop off to the hotel at the end of the day


Uffizi Gallery in Florence



Church of Saint Maria Novella in Florence



Palazzo Strozzi In Florence