Bare Bones Florence

View of Palazzo, Florence
View of Palazzo, Florence
Tomb of Giuliano de Medici
Tomb of Giuliano de Medici
Square of Signoria, Florence
Square of Signoria, Florence
Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Florence Baptistery
Florence Baptistery

It is not an exaggeration to say that Florence both gave rise to and defines the Renaissance. Immerse yourself in the city’s Renaissance masterpieces, including the Baptistery and the Medici Chapel, and enjoy visits to its wonderful museums, including the Pitti and Uffizi, with an expert local art historian.

Themes

  • Great Cities

Practicalities

  • Just One Hotel

Itinerary 2020

Day 1

Leaving the hotel in the early evening, our guide takes us on an orientation walk to see some of the city’s famous monuments.

Hotel: Hotel Berchielli

Day 2

We start with the Medici Chapel, famed for the Medici tombs produced by Michelangelo. We continue to the Galleria dell’Accademia, the highlight of which is Michelangelo’s ‘David’. After taking in the Loggia della Signoria, we end the day at the erstwhile Medicean chapel, Santa Croce, which is home to innumerable works of art, including frescoes by Giotto.

Hotel: Hotel Berchielli
Meals: Breakfast included

Day 3

This morning we visit the Palazzo Vecchio, one of Florence’s landmarks, which bears extraordinary testimonies of all the salient phases of the history and art of Florence and is famed for its Hall of the 500. After lunch, we visit the staggering Uffizi Gallery, which houses such masterpieces as Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ and Raphael’s ‘Madonna of the Goldfinch’.

Hotel: Hotel Berchielli
Meals: Breakfast included

Day 4

Today we explore the Pitti Palace, with its incredible art collection, which includes Raphael’s ‘Madonna della Seggiola’ and Gentileschi’s ‘Judith and her Maidservant’. Later, we visit Santa Maria Novella, home to Giotto’s spectacular ‘Crucifix’.

Hotel: Hotel Berchielli
Meals: Breakfast included

Day 5

We spend the morning exploring the Baptistery, an octagonal masterpiece that is one of the city’s oldest standing buildings, as well as the Museum of the Cathedral. Our tour ends in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast included

What's Included

  1. Local Guide
  2. Return flights from London & airport transfers
  3. Accommodation in Florence
  4. All breakfasts
  5. Entries to all sites & museums
  6. All taxes

Travel Information

For full information about Passport validity and Visa requirements as well as Health and Vaccination information please click here.

Delivering the same level of expertise and insight into the working world of archaeology that you would expect from a full Andante Travels tour, our Bare Bones range is that bit more customisable.

Shorter duration
5–6 days, rather than our full 7–16 day tours.

Stay in a centrally located hotel
Enabling a greater understanding and appreciation of your destination.

Dining flexibility
Breakfast is included and an optional dinner package can be added in most destinations, but we do not include lunches and dinners as standard. Your expert Local Guide will be able to provide you with top suggestions and recommendations for meals.

Flying flexibility
Flights and transfers are included on all tours. If you would like to extend your tour, we can also arrange this for you. Please contact us for more details.

Expert knowledge
All of our tours are led by experienced Local Guides, who offer the level of insight, knowledge and expertise you can expect from an Andante Travels tour.

Free time and flexibility
Generally, there will be one free afternoon plus evenings at leisure, enabling you to get the most out of your destination. You can also tailor your holiday with optional packages and upgrades.

Travel like a local
Some of our tours include travel aboard local ferries or trains.

Pre and post-tour extensions
We are happy to provide you with extra options, such as extending the trip or upgrading where possible.

With a greater amount of free time and choice around lunch and dinner we have made the decision to use our experienced local guides to run these tours. Not only will they give you the level of insight and expertise into the sites that you visit, as demanded on an Andante tour but they will give you the best insight into what to do in your free time. Being a local they know the cities, the best or quietest place to eat, where to get the local delicacy you are after or just to share with you their love for their city. For added reassurance these local guides have been personally chosen by us and have the Andante ‘seal of approval’.

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2020 Tour Details

Thu 10th Sep - Mon 14th Sep

Available

£1,045

inc.

sgl supp: £305

BBF20A

Led By:

Managed By: Dr Agata Chrzanowska

Thu 19th Nov - Mon 23rd Nov

Available

£945

inc.

sgl supp: £215

BBF20B

Led By:

Managed By: Dr Agata Chrzanowska

Tour Manager

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