Best of Florence from Rome by High Speed train with Michelangelo's David
If you are based in Rome for your holiday but don’t want to miss out on the beauty of Florence, this full day trip to Florence from Rome is the perfect choice for you! Travel by high speed rail and arrive to Florence station, where you will meet your local guide and make your way to the the Accademia Gallery for the first highlight of your tour. Our Skip the Line access to the Accademia Gallery provides you with the opportunity to jump the queue and marvel at Michelangelo’s statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David.
We'll then walk towards the astounding Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo and enter the Duomo.
During the walking tour, you will learn about the fascinating history of Florence as you visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues and glorious fountains. You will make your way towards the Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Our path continues as we head toward the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio. Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “il Porcellino” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists and locals.
You will then enjoy some time at leisure to discover the city at your own pace. Your guide will be available to offer recommendation for restaurants, so you can try a delicious local meal in what is one of the world’s most renowned destinations for food and wine. There will also be plenty of time for shopping in Florence’s fashionable boutiques and in the market stalls, famous for their handmade leather goods. Otherwise just take your time to wander and take in the beauty of the city, before your return to Rome by high speed rail.
*Please note that on Sundays and during religious festivities visits inside the Duomo may be restricted, in which case a detailed tour will be given from outside.