Anyone planning a trip to Florence, Italy will discover this is a city with many outstanding sightseeing opportunities. The city is filled with medieval building, museums and churches. There are also plenty of places to go shopping whether you are looking for high end fashion, souvenirs or local goods. If your time is limited or you don't know where to start then you should book a tour with an established company.
If your time is limited and you still want to visit all the major sites of Florence then you ought to consider the half day tours (4 hours) offered by Prestige Rent. They provide guided Florence tours with a private vehicle and driver. You'll visit places like Piazzale Michelangelo, the Belvedere Fortress, the Basilica of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace and the magnificent Boboli Gardens. You'll also enjoy souvenir shopping and high end shopping (i.e. Gucci, Ferragamo, Turssardi, Versace and Buccellati). Tourists will also walk medieval streets riddled with small workshops and family run businesses.
Via Della Saggina, 98 - 50145
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If you desire to spend the entire day sightseeing in Florence with your own driver and guide then book your tour with Sunny Tuscany. Their full day tour (6 hours) will have you walking your way through the city to visit outstanding monuments and museums. Tourists will visit the elegant courtyard of the Palazzo Medici and several Renaissance and Gothic churches (i.e. San Lorenzo and Medici Chapel). Modifications to tours can be made with an advanced notice. For instance, if you want to visit the Uffizi Museum you need to make the arrangements a few days in advance.
Via Giambologna, 7 - 50132
I Bike Florence
For a unique tour of Florence try a bike tour. I Bike Florence takes advantage of the area's flat land to give tourists an enjoyable two hour tour that takes them to all the city's major hot spots. A tour guide is provided to ensure everyone recognizes the attractions and to lead the way. Bikers will encounter narrow roads as they make their way to amazing monuments of Florence and other spots such as the Santa Maria Novella, the artisans botegas, the medieval district and Piazza della Repubblica.
Via de' Lamberti, 1 - 50123
Lorei Velazco worked as a journalist for a television station, in marketing, sales, education and fitness. She holds two Bachelor’s degrees in communications and education.