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florence day trip

Florence Day Trip from Rome

Train: Tickets included

Highlights: Ponte Vecchio / Uffizi Gallery / Piazza della Signorina / Piazza della Repubblica

About your tour

Do not fret if you don’t have time for an overnight stay in Florence. The high speed train link means you can go from Rome’s city center to the center of Florence in less than 90 minutes. This day trip to Florence from Rome offers the perfect opportunity to take in another great city on your holiday.

Schedule

  • 7.15am: Train departs from Termini Station, Rome.
  • 8.51am: Train arrives in Florence where you will be met by an IWU representative who will take you on a nice stroll through the city to our Florence office. Here you will have some free time to freshen up, have some breakfast, and meet your guide.
  • 11.00am: Guided visit through the Uffizi Museum (approximately 2 hours).
  • 1.00pm: Lunch Break - lunch not included in the price but we can advise you of the best places to eat.
  • 2.00pm: Start your walking tour through the city, crossing the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, then rub the Porcellino's Nose for luck before heading off to see Palazzo Strozzi.
  • Choose to upgrade your tour to include the statue of David housed in the Accademia by selecting the option above (additional 1 hour 20 minutes).
  • 5.00pm: Free time to enjoy Florence.
  • 6.08pm: Return Train departs for Rome.
  • 7.40pm: Train arrives in Rome, Termini Station.

Cancellations: Please note that if you cancel your booking for this tour, we cannot refund the cost of the train fare.

Your day starts by taking the 7.15am Eurostar train from Rome to Florence - no long bus journey or traffic. We can arrange a pick up from your hotel for the supplementary charge of 25Euro plus transportation costs depending on group size. Please send us an email after you have booked if you require a hotel pick up.

A representative from our office in the city centre will meet you off the train upon your arrival at Florence Station at 8.51 am, and will be available at all times to help with your trip in any way. You will be taken for a gentle stroll through the medieval city centre passing the famous Ponte Vecchio, before meeting your guide for the day at our city centre office.

At 11.00pm you will be introduced to one of the most important art galleries in the world. The Uffizi holds the largest collection of renaissance masterpieces around, and your two-hour tour of the gallery will showcase the Renaissance in all its beauty.

Afterwards, during your lunch break, you are free to choose a dining place that suits your budget and desires, as lunch is not included in the tour price, however our knowledgeable guides will be ready to offer you great advise on where to dine.

The walking tour of the city includes the medieval Ponte Vecchio, or “Old Bridge”, noted for it's shops and jewellers. You will visit Piazza della Signoria, the famous L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, and then visit Il Porcellino, the local Florentine bronze fountain of a boar. You will also see Palazzo Strozzi, and then the world-famous Duomo where your tour will jump the queue with its reserved access.

For those still hungry for unique experiences, for a supplement of 35 Euro per person, you can also enjoy the famous statue of David housed in the Accademia, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, which will be a one hour and 20 minutes extension to the tour.

You will then have some free time for some shopping, or relaxing, before our office representative will help you get back to Florence Train Station for the 6.08pm train that brings you back into Rome City Centre at 7.40pm.

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    Uffizi Gallery

    The Uffizi Gallery / Galleria degli Uffizi is a prominent art museum located in the historical center of Florence, adjacent to Piazza della Signoria, and is renowned for its artworks from the Italian renaissance period.

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    Ponte vecchio

    Renowned for its jewelry shops, the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a medieval stone bridge of the River Arno and consists of three segmental arches. Originally there were butchers shops on this bridge, believed to date back to ancient Roman times.

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    Piazza della Repubblica

    Since ancient Roman times, Piazza della Repubblica has marked the center of the city. Among the piazza’s cafes, you will find the Giubbe Rosse Café, famous for early 20th century writers and artists who used to meet there.

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    Piazza del Duomo

    Piazza del Duomo is home to the third largest cathedral in the world, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The piazza is one of the most visited places in the world, and is famous of the magnificent cathedral dome which towers above the city.

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    The Doors of Saint John Baptistery

    Famous for its three sets of bronze doors, the Florence Baptistery is part of the Florence Duomo complex. The north set of Baptistery Doors and their relief sculptures were created by Andrea Pisano during the 14th century, then later, the north and east sets if doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti during the 15th century.

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    Piazza della Signoria

    Situated in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria is the symbol of the Florentine Republic, and has been the focus of political life in Florence since the 14th century. The piazza was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, nowadays known as Palazzo Vecchio, which overlooks this politically historical square.

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