Florence - Italy's Capital of Art
Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It has almost half a million inhabitants and lies on the Arno River at the foot of the Appenines. The cultural and physical impact of Florence is overwhelming, its museums, palaces and churches contain more art than perhaps any city in Europe.
This is in a large part a result of the great explosion of artistic and architectural activity that occurred during the Renaissance (between the 13th and 15th centuries) that Florence still embodies.
Florence annually attracts over a million tourists from everywhere in the world!
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Florence - Italy's Capital of Art
Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It has almost half a million inhabitants and lies on the Arno River at the foot of the Appenines
The cultural and physical impact of Florence is overwhelming, its museums, palaces and churches contain more art than perhaps any city in Europe.
This is in a large part a result of the great explosion of artistic and architectural activity that occurred during the Renaissance (between the 13th and 15th centuries) that Florence still embodies. It annually attracts over a million tourists from everywhere in the world!
Supermarkets - There are a few large supermarkets which have the usual opening hours of 8.00 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 19.00. Florence is also filled with small corner grocery stores.Banks - There are many banks with cash dispensers that accept Credit Cards. Banks are open in the mornings.Mass - There are many churches in Florence which have regular masses. There are also masses held in the Cathederal.Petrol - There are many petrol stations that operate a 24 hour machine service, you will need a 5, 10 or 20 Euro note when they are closed. They are normally open Monday to Saturday 07.30/12.30 and 15.30/19.30Chemist - There are a number of chemists in Florence. On Sundays and holidays there will be only one open, you can find out which by checking a notice that is found outside all chemists.Market - The San Lorenzo market is open every day, there are also smaller local suburban markets on different days of the week.Museums - For further information about Florence museums, including on-line ticket booking, click here. Or for the direct booking office call +39 055 294883
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Tales of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery Skip the Line Ticket with Entry
This is the best way to cover the must-sees of Florence’s historical city centre in the shortest time possible. With one of the greatest guides in Florence to bring the history to life, enjoy fascinating stories about the city. Be led through amazing squares, past historic buildings and to the most important monuments and remarkable icons of the Renaissance City. No comprehensive city tour would be complete without the most famous artwork of Florence – Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy reserved entry to the Accademia as the great conclusion to this marvelous tour.from 69,28 US Dollar
Livorno Shore Excursion: Chianti and Tuscany Countryside Private Wine Tour
When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the Tuscan countryside, you’ll need a privately guided, fully narrated shore excursion to make the most of your time in this region that is so renowned for its beauty. On this nine-hour tour, immerse yourself in Italian life, admire Tuscany’s rolling hills and explore the vineyards and olive groves of Chianti. Taste local wine and olive oil before returning to your cruise ship in Livorno.from 122,68 US Dollar
Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica
Enjoy a small group tour of the Basilica of Santa Croce, known as the Temple of the Glories of Italy. As a mausoleum for important personalities, it houses the tombs of the painter and sculptor Michelangelo, the author Dante, and the scientist Galileo.from 45,46 US Dollar
Private Tour: Guided Hike in Tuscany with Transport from Siena
Explore Tuscany's picturesque rolling hills on a private, full-day hiking tour with transport from Siena. With your expert guide, enjoy a scenic, full-day adventurous hike through the beautiful Chianti region in Tuscany, full of lush vineyards and quaint villages, stopping halfway to relax over a picnic of classic Tuscan specialties. Continue in the afternoon by minivan to the medieval hill town of San Gimignano for a walk around its UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center. Spend time at your leisure in this gorgeous town before a relaxing drive back to Siena.from 112,58 US Dollar