Florence Highlights and Santa Croce

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Our tour begins in one of the most beautiful squares of the world, Piazza del Duomo. We will admire the octagonal shaped baptistery is completely decorated with white and green marbles and it is famous for his magnificent Gate of the Paradise. In front of the baptistery, stands the imposing and magnificent Cathedral whose decorations are in perfect harmony with all the others buildings of the religious centre of Florence. Right next to the Cathedral we will admire the famous Giotto’s Bell Tower and the unique Brunelleschi’s Dome. On the way our knowledgeable guide will show you the very old city center Piazza della Repubblica and the Orsanmichele Church with the fourteen niches of the major Guild in town. Then we reach Piazza della Signoria, the political center of Florence, where towers Palazzo Vecchio. Passed the courtyard of the illustrious Gallery of the Uffizi we are now on the lungarno, the road that runs along the river Arno, where you have one of the most splendid view of Ponte Vecchio. The tour carries on going to Holy Cross Church, Santa Croce, which is famous as the pantheon of the Italians glories. The church is the largest Franciscan church in Italy and goes back to 1294 by Arnolfo di Cambio. Inside the church the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Ugo Foscolo, Vittorio Alfieri, Macchiavelli, Ghiberti and wonderful masterpieces by Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi and Vasari.

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 3 hours
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Location: Toscana
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