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Independent Rome Day Trip to Florence: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Hop on the train in Rome and enjoy an independent journey through the Italian countryside. Once you arrive in Florence your local host will be ready and waiting to show you all the highlights of their city. From the city’s political hub to the beautiful Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Stroll through the lively old town and take in the charming architecture. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, Florence’s most popular landmark. Marvel at its beauty and if you are feeling active, climb to the top for a picture-perfect view of the city.
Now it is time to discover some hidden medieval gems! Follow your new friend to some well-preserved historical buildings full of history. Plus visit a special tower that has survived a civil war, or two!
Continue your interesting chat with your new friend over antipasto and wine! Discover where the Florentines have lunch and feel like one of them. Take in the local vibes and friendly atmosphere while you continue learning about Florence’s culture and history.

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  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • Private Tour
    • Entrance tickets
    • Local antipasti tastings
    • 1 alcoholic drink: wine
    What's excluded :
    • Train tickets
    • Extra food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Between religion and medicine: Admire the stunning Santa Maria Novella Basilica and hear about the oldest pharmacy in the world!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via Ravegnana 92, 47122, Forli Italy

    Santa Maria del Fiore: Hear the story behind Florence’s must-see cathedral. Climb to the top for unrivalled views of the city. Old town exploration
    Next, stroll through charming local streets and lively squares, start absorbing the beauty of Florence and its unique lifestyle
    Afterwards visit one of the most beautiful and hidden churches of Florence, a true hidden gem!
    Blend in with the locals at an authentic lunch spot, try traditional Tuscan food and enjoy a glass of wine

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: David by Michelangelo, Via Ricasoli, 60, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    The David: Admire the cool statue which protects the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio and enjoy the open-air museum around you

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

    Take a photo at one of the most beautiful bridges in the world

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Oltrarno, Florence Italy

    Check out one of the hidden corners of the Oltrarno area and discover the work of a very young Michelangelo

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Riccardi Medici Palace, Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

    The last Medici's Palace: Make a stop at the last residence of the Medici family and hear all the gossip around their name

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Rome, Rome, Lazio

    Your local host will accompany you to the train station and show you where to catch your train back to Rome.
    Journey back: Enjoy a beautiful train ride back to the city, through the charming Tuscan hills

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Withlocals

Activity ID: V-24380P926

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