History of Art Trip to Florence

With a rightful reputation of being one of the most stunning cities in the world and birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a wonderful destination for an art trip. The city has a wealth of beautiful architecture, proud cultural traditions and numerous world-famous art galleries.

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  • The Galleria Dell‘Academia - home of Michelangelo's sculpture David, other sculptures by Michelangelo and a huge collection of Renaissance paintings.
  • The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) - a medieval bridge spanning the river Arno and one of the few remaining bridges with houses built upon it.
  • The Grand Museum of the Cathedral of Florence - Monumental Complex of Santa Maria del Fiore which comprises, Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Crypt of Santa Reparata.
  • Museo Nazionale Del Bargello - a former barracks and prison, now an art museum, housing masterpieces by Michelangelo as well as a fine collection of ceramics, textile, tapestries, ivory, silver, armours and old coins.
  • The Uffizi - one of the most famous museums in the world with works of art by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello.
  • The Pitti Palace - 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.
  • The Boboli Gardens - one of the greatest open-air museums in the city with centuries-old oak trees, sculptures and fountains.
  • Piazza del Carmine - one of the main squares of the Oltrarno area, dominated by the majestic Church of Santa Maria del Carmine.
  • Piazza Santa Croce - one of the largest and most famous squares of central Florence. The Basilica of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world, overlooks the piazza.

Where to stay

Overlooking Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Hotel Le Due Fontane is in a neoclassical palace. It’s a one-minute walk from Michelangelo's David and a seven-minute walk from Florence Cathedral. With classic furniture, each room is individually furnished and comes with free Wi-Fi.

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Arrive at the airport, meet your coach and transfer to your accommodation. Afternoon at the Galleria Dell‘Academia. Late afternoon visit to the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). On the other side of the river, you can visit the market and stroke the boar’s nose for luck! Evening meal at a local restaurant.

Day Two

Morning visit to the Grande Museo del Duomo. Afternoon visit to the Museo Nazionale Del Bargello. Evening meal at a local pizza restaurant.

Day Three

Morning visit to the Uffizi Gallery followed by a visit to the Palazzo Pitti. Afternoon visit to the Boboli Gardens. Make your way to Piazza Santa Maria del Carmine. Evening meal at a local restaurant.

Day Four

Check out of your accommodation. Time to see the Piazza Santa Croce and for some last minute shopping before starting on your journey home.

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