Prepare to be blown away by the sheer beauty of Florence on your city coach break with Caledonian Travel.
Whether its history, art, culture, food or fashion that interests you, Florence is the place for you.
The city’s art galleries are renowned throughout the world. To view the original statue of David by Micehangelo head to Accademia whilst you can see over a thousand works of art by Renaissance masters, including Leonardo De Vinci, Boticelli and Piero della Francesca at Uffizi. Book in advance to avoid disappointment and the queues.
Palazzo Vecchio, in the spectacular 13th century Piazza della Signoria also houses a great collection of art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period while, you can discover important Renaissance sculptures at the Bargello Museum.
The breathtaking art isn’t confined to the art galleries. The many churches dotted throughout the city also boast impressive collections to admire. At Santa Croce you can see intricate frescoes by Gaddi and Giotto, plus the tombs of Michelangelo & Galileo. More can be found at Santa Maria Novella.
Walking through the city centre is like walking through a museum in itself with exquisite buildings and landmarks round every corner.
Wherever you go in Florence the spectacular red dome of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, which took almost 200 years to complete, is always looming on the cityscape and looks spectacular at sunset.
Cross the Ponte Vecchio bridge, where jewellery shops hang precariously over the edge, for the best views of the city at Piazzale Michelangelo. Make sure you pack your camera so you can grab some snaps to look back fondly on your coach break.
Also take in the gothic splendour of Giotto’s Campanile, magnificent Pitti Palace, the Fountain of Neptune and the lavish mosaic ceiling of Baptistery of Giovanni.
After your culture fix, browse the many stylish shops selling luxury Italian leather and jewellery and designer boutiques, from Prada to Gucci, and make time for open-air market in San Lorenzo before relaxing in a traditional Tuscan trattoria to enjoy the local cuisine and glass of Chianti.
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