This tour provides you with a guided introduction to the highlights of Florence and more free time for shopping and exploring this magnificent city at your leisure. Before entering Florence, you’ll stop at a leather factory where you’ll see artisans at work as well as have the opportunity to do some shopping. Your walking tour starts at the Piazza del Duomo, home to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue on to the Piazza della Signoria and see the outside of Dante’s home. In the square, see a copy of Michelangelo’s David (not the original) and the Loggia dei Lanzi, along with other sculptures.
Next, visit Santa Croce Square, where your guide will explain, from the outside, the details of what is considered one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Italy. You’ll have approximately 3 1/2 hours to explore, shop and enjoy lunch on your own. The pick-up point and time for your return, will be provided by your tour escort.
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Note: There will be only one departure from Florence. Please return to the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time or on tour, please dress appropriately; no bare shoulders or shorts are allowed. Your guide will join you in Florence, however you will have an escort with you throughout the day. The level of exertion during free time is completely up to you.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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