Florence: a beautiful city, home to some of the most famous art museums in the world, but also full of shopping and food treasures and opportunities. Discover Florence with our Florence day trip from Milan.
Florence Day Trip From Milan
Florence is an amazing city, full of splendor and secular heritage. Our tour will allow you to take your time and wander in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world.
- Florence full day trip from Milan
- Duration: 13 hours
- Departure from your hotel in Milan at 7,00 am. Arrival in hotel in Milan at 8,00-8,30 pm
- code: 01413
- Total price € 540,00 for a trip by minivan within 7 people.
- This is a personal trip by private car with driver for one group of clients only.
- Round-trip transport from Milan by luxury minivan (or coach on demand) with air conditioning
- Visit some of the most prestigious art museums in the world, such as the Accademia and Uffizi galleries
- Stroll along cafes and restaurants offering some of the best food in Italy
- Enjoy the fashion designers parade on Via de’ Tornabuoni
- Take your time wandering in the old streets of Florence or on the Arno
After leaving Milan early in the morning and a comfortable three-hours drive by minivan, you will reach Florence.
Unless you book a guided tour (on demand), you will be free to explore what you prefer of this beautiful city.
Florence is a small city, with virtually all its sights clustered in just a few square kilometers.
So, you could get to taste Florence in a relatively short time.
Still, the amazing amount of attractions Florence offers make planning a big plus, in particular if you don’t want to feel overwhelmed by the choice of what to see or do in Florence.
If you love art, two must-visit museums are the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery. Both are among the most famous museums in the world for their extraordinary collections of paintings and ancient statues.
The Accademia Gallery is famous for its David of Michelangelo. This magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece is easily the most famous statue in the world. The Accademia also hosts the unfinished works of art Prigioni, San Matteo, la Pietà di Palestrina and other masterpieces by the great artist. Other rooms showcase works by Botticelli, Lippi, and several other Renaissance masters, prevalent throughout the gallery.
The Uffizi Gallery’s history is as fascinating to hear about as the works inside it. Built as Florence’s judiciary offices, the palace was decorated with fine art by the ruling Medici family.
Like the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery’s claim to fame is its wealth of Renaissance artwork. You will be able to admire Renaissance treasures by Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael.
Besides the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence is an artistic marvel.
The list of other fascinating museums in Florence which would deserve a visit is long. Just to mention some of the musei statali (state museums): San Marco Museum, Palazzo Pitti, Stibbert Museum, Bargello Museum, Davanzati Palace Museum, Palazzo Vecchio, Palatina Gallery, Argenti Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Medici Chapels etc…Florence is really a paradise for art lovers.
Just remember to make reservations at least six weeks in advance, in particular for the Accademia and the Uffizi, reserving tickets online, to slash your waiting time to zero.
If you love architecture, you will find wonderful treasures in the city centre.
Monastic churches, such the splendid Church of Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce or San Marco, churches such as the Florence Duomo officially known as Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, with the Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its golden and bronze doors, cathedrals, domes such Brunelleschi’s Dome, palaces, squares such as Piazza Duomo, Piazza San Lorenzo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Pitt and Piazzale Michelangelo, and architectural marvels such as Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge offering beautiful views of the Arno River, medieval and Renaissance streets and buildings adorned by fountains, statues and sculptures… abund in Florence.
If you love shopping and fashion, note that Florence was the capital of Italy during the mid-1800s: this is when the city saw the birth of elegant cafes, markets, fashion boutiques, and beauty stores – some of them still in business today!
In recent years, Florence has given birth to famous fashion designers such as Gucci or Roberto Cavalli.
Florence is naturally stylish, and fashion is this city’s forté. You can find fine craftsmanship, tiny artisan workshops and studios.
Leather, jewellery, hand-embroidered linens, designer fashion, perfume, marbled paper, wine, puppets or gourmet foods… Florence offers stacks of inspirational stuff to buy for the folks back home.
If you love food, life is taken at a more leisurely pace in Italy. And Florence is one of the best cities in Italy where you can slip into the Italian way of spending time sitting outside and enjoying fine food and drinks.
The aperitivo before dinner is a famous ritual in Florence, a social way to get together with friends, and relax while you decide on where to eat. You will taste some of the best food in Italy in Florence’s restaurants.
The journey ends with the return to Milan with departure form Florence at 5 pm.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Milan
- Transfers by luxury air-conditioned minivan (or coach on demand)
What’s Not Included
- Tour guide (on demand)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees to attractions
More info on the Florence day trip from Milan: info ticket
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