Sightseeing, Attractions, Around Florence

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CITY TOURS in Florence

CITY SIGHTSEEING FLORENCE (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 22 EUR/adult, 11 EUR/child


Line A: March-October 9:00-23:00, November-February 9:30-16:30

Line B: March-October 9:00-23:00, November-February, Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 10:30-14:30

Frequency: 30-60 minutes


Line A: Stazione FS SMN - Piazza della Liberta -Piazzale Donatello - Piazza d'Azeglio - Beccaria - S. Croce - Teatro Verdi - Lungarno Percori Giraldi - Piazzale - Galileo - Villa Cora - Porta Romana - Pitti - Tornabuoni - Antinori - Unita

Line B: San Frediano - Tornabuoni - Antinori - Stazione FS SMN - Duomo - Piazza della Liberta -Piazzale Donatello - Piazza d'Azeglio - Beccaria - S. Croce - Lungo L'Affrico - Villa Camerata - San Domenico - Regresso - Fiesole - Stadio - Ponte Vecchio - Pitti - Santo Spirito - Carmine

Language: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese



Price: 7 EUR/person

Schedule: Wednesday-Thursday 10:00



Bike: 2,5 EUR/hour, 12 EUR/day, 45 EUR/week

Scooter: 15 EUR/hour, 35 EUR/day, 55 EUR/week



Rental: 75-90 EUR/person



Themes: Original Renaissance, David, Uffizi, Gourmet etc.


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ATTRACTIONS in florence


Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:15-18:50, Monday closed

Tickets: 6,5 EUR/adult, free for children

Combined tickets:

Museums of Uffizi and Pitti Palace: 11,5 EUR/3 days

Vasari Corridor: 10 EUR, free for children

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens. The Vasari Corridor, the raised passageway connecting the Uffizi with the Pitti Palace, was built by Vasari in 1565. It is hung with an important collection of 17th-century paintings and the famous collection of artists’ Self-portraits.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:15-18:50, Monday closed

Tickets: 6,5 EUR/adult, free for children

Combined tickets:

Accademia + temporary exhibition: 10 EUR/adult

The Gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo: the Prisoners, the St.Matthew and, especially, the statue of David which was transferred here, to the specially designed tribune, from Piazza della Signoria in 1873. In the adjacent rooms, which were part of two former convents, important works of art were collected here in the 19th century from the Academy of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts and from suppressed convents. Recently the Gallery has been further enriched by the important collection of old musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory, the Department of Musical Instruments.



Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 8:15-14:00

Tickets: 4 EUR/adult, free for children

The Museum has a remarkable collection of sculpture and works of art. It occupies an impressive building built for the Capitano del Popolo in the mid-13th century, which later became the seat of the Podestà and Council of Justice. Since 1865 the palazzo houses the National Museum, bringing together many important

Renaissance sculptures, including masterpieces by Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, Michelangelo and Cellini.



Opening hours: November-February, Monday-Sunday 8:15-16:30, March Monday-Sunday 8:15-17:30, April-May and September-October 8:15-18:30, June-August 8:15-18:50, closed last Monday of every month

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 7 EUR/adult, free for children

Tickets are valid also for the Costume Gallery, the Porcelain museum, the Boboli Gardens and the Bardini Gardens.

The Museum houses the important Medici’s Treasure: the semi precious stone vases of Lorenzo the Magnificent, the cameos of Cosimo I, the rock crystal objects of Francesco I, the ambers of Maria Maddalena d’Austria, the wonderful ivory vases of Mattia de Medici and the famous jewels collection belonged to Anna Maria Luisa, the last member of the Medici Family.


PITTI PALACE (Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Museo degli Argenti, Porcelain Museum, Boboli Garden)

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:15-18:50, Monday closed

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, 2 EUR/child

Combined tickets:

Palatine + Modern Art: 8,5 EUR/adult, free for children

Medici + Porcelain Museum + Boboli Garden + Costume Gallery + Bardini Garden: 6 EUR/adult, free for children

Museums of Uffizi and Pitti Palace: 11,5 EUR/3 days

The Pitti Palace, which was formerly the residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy, now houses several important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain and a costume gallery, besides providing a magnificently decorated historical setting which extends to the Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian gardens famous also for its fountains and grottoes.



Opening hours:

Cathedral: Monday-Wednesday, Friday 10:00-17:00, Thursday 10:00-15:30,

Saturday 10:00-16:45 (except the first Saturday of the month 10:00-15:30), Sunday and public holidays 13:30-16:45

Dome: Monday-Friday 8:30-19:00, Saturday 8:30-17:40

Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore: Monday-Saturday 9:00-19:30, Sunday 9:00-13:45

Giotto's Bell: Sunday-Friday 8:30-19:30


Cathedral free entrance.

Dome: 8 EUR/adult, free for children

Museo: 6 EUR/adult, free for children

Giotto's Bell (414 steps): 6 EUR/adult, free for children

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy, begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The cathedral complex includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.



Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9:30-18:00, Tuesday, Saturday 9:30-13:00, Sunday 10:00-18:00

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 10 EUR/adult, free for children

The Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza is heir to a tradition of five centuries of scientific collecting, which has its origins in the central importance assigned to scientists and scientific instruments by the Medici and Lorraine families.



Opening hours: Friday-Wednesday 9:00-17:00, Thursday closed

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, 2 EUR/child

The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, central Italy. Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is one of the most significant public places in Italy.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-17:30, Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 13:00-17:30

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 5 EUR/adult, free for children

Audio guide: 4  EUR

Santa Croce is one of the oldest Franciscan basilicas and, in terms of its dimensions, also one of the most magnificent. Adjacent to the church is the convent complex with its two cloisters, the novices' quarters, the Chapter Room, better known as the Pazzi Chapel, and the refectory, which is now the premises of the Museum and houses famous works originating from the church and the cloisters.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00

Tickets: 10 EUR/adult, free for children

Situated between Piazza Strozzi and via Tornabuoni in the heart of Florence, the Palazzo Strozzi is one of the finest examples of Renaissance domestic architecture. Today the palace is used for international expositions like the now-annual antique show, founded as the Biennale del'Antiquariato in 1959, fashion shows and other cultural and artistic events.



Price (with dinner): 100-165 EUR/person



Opening hours: August -September, Monday and Thursday afternoon 15:00

Tickets (3 workshops): 10 EUR/person


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Schedule: every day 8:30

Price: 80 EUR/adult, free for children

Route: Florence - Siena - wine tasting and lunch - San Gimignano - Cianti - Pisa

Tuscans enjoy a truly wonderful quality of life among a riot of colours, sounds and aromas. The "Best of Tuscany" is a good picture of their rich history, art, beautiful landscapes, delicious food and superb wines - with no rush in places and a good balance of group time vs. free time.



Opening hours: November-April Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00, May-October Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:30-18:00

A visit at Avignonesi is much more than tasting wine or visiting a cellar: it's a life experience. You have the special opportunity to regain the relationship with nature and its colours, its smells, its original flavours: the vineyards, the orchard, the vegetable garden, the olive tree grove, the Cinta Senese pig, an ancient Tuscan breed that is raised nearby our estate: they're all precious sources for our food.



With the spirit of an elegant boutique winery, Tenuta Valdipiatta is pleased to welcome everybody who is wishing to visit the estate to deepen his/her knowledge of the wine and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil production facilities.


Getting there: Train from Santa Maria Novella station to Pisa - 80 km, 1 hour - 11,2 EUR/return



Tickets: 15 EUR/adult, 7 EUR/child


Line A: March and October 11:00-16:00, April-September 10:00-17:00

Line B: April-September 10:00, 13:00, 17:00


Line A: Piazza Arcivescovado - Via S. Maria - Lungarno Pacinotti - Lungarno Mediceo - Lungarno Fibonacci - Lungarno Gambacorti - Lungarno Sonnino - Viale Gramsci - Aeroporto - Via Crispi - Lungarno Simonelli - Piazza Manin

Line B: Line A plus - Viale delle Cascine - Casale della Sterpaia - Centro Visite San Rossore - Viale delle Cascine - Piazza Arcivescovado

Frequency: 60 minutes

Language: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese



Opening hours: 

Leaning Tower: December-January 10:00-16:30, November and February 9:30-17.30, March 9:00-17:30, April-September 8:30-20:00, October 9:00-19:00

Cathedral: November-February 10:00-12:45 and 14:00-17:00, March 10:00-18:00, April-September 10:00-20:00, October 10:00-19:00


Tower: 15 EUR/adult, free for children

Cathedral: 2  EUR/adult, free for children

Begun in 1093, Pisa Cathedral (Duomo di Pisa) is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. Despite its proximity to the eye-catching and tourist-attracting Leaning Tower, the Duomo still dominates the monumental Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction. The tower presently leans to the southwest.


Getting there: Train from Santa Maria Novella station to Bologna - 80 km, 1 hour - 22 EUR/return


UNIVERSITÁ DI BOLOGNA (Museo di Palazzo Poggi) 

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:30-13:30 and 14:30-17:30, Monday closed

Free entrance.

The Museums of Palazzo Poggi can be found in the main building of the University and their history has rather old origins. Since the 18th Century the structure was used as a laboratory for observational and experimental science.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-18:45, Saturday 9:00-13:45, Sunday closed

Free entrance.

The Anatomical Theatre, where anatomical lessons (dissection of corpes) were held, was built in 1637 inside Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio (Archiginnasio Palace). The Palace was built in 1563 and was the University Centre of Bologna until 1803. Today it is an important town library.


TORRE DEGLI ASINELLI (panorama view for Bologna)

Opening hours: 8:30-18:00

Tickets: 3 EUR/adult, free for children

Torre degli Asinelli is the tallest medieval tower in Bologna. It is 97 meters high and 498 steps lead to the top. The climb can be tough, but the brave will be rewarded with an absolutely fantastic view of the city of Bologna and the surrounding panorama.


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