Travel in a small group to Florence, stopping en route in Pisa’s Miracle Square, for photos of the medieval cathedral and its bell tower, which you will recognize immediately as the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Begin your visit to Florence with the stunning view from the Piazza Michelangelo over the city's tiled roofs, steeples and domes. Then immerse yourself in one of the world’s great art collections at the impressive Uffizi Gallery, where you’ll have reservations that enable you to avoid the long lines. Heaven for art lovers, the works here are all considered true masterpieces, created by artists such as Michelangelo, Rafael, Rembrandt and Goya.
Admire the Piazza della Signoria on your way to the Ponte Vecchio, the medieval stone bridge that was the first built across the River Arno, and has been well known for its goldsmiths and jewelers since the 16th century. Pause in the Piazza del Duomo and take in the magnificence of the grand Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, its elaborate Gothic façade covered in a mix of pink and green marble. During the tour, you’ll enjoy free time for lunch and shopping, before making a stop at a showroom specializing in discounted gold items.