Independent Florence: From Medieval to Modern Culture

Florence has served as an inspiration to residents from Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo. Experience its magic for yourself as you explore on your own and with experts.
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Program No. 22589 60MEADV-0218
8 days
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At a Glance

What kind of city could inspire the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri or Michelangelo? There is only one answer: Florence. With its intrinsic passion for beauty, cuisine, architecture and design, Florence has been a hub of creativity and achievement since its origin as a Roman military encampment. Discover the magic of Florence as you explore its piazzas and museums, study the legacy of the Renaissance and marvel at its holy spaces and cathedrals. Throughout your adventure, enjoy the insight of experts as you explore the masterpieces of the Uffizi or Medici Chapels, as well as ample time to experience the treasures of Florence on your own.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
The small historic city center is mostly closed to traffic. It is easy to walk to major sites along the stone paved streets and sidewalks over mostly flat terrain. Most sites visited in the itinerary are within a mile of the hotel.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Marvel in the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and others as you spend an afternoon at the renowned Uffizi.
  • Set out on foot to the Piazza del Duomo — the heart of historic Florence — and join an expert for an exploration of the Duomo Museum.
  • Hear stories of the famed Medici Family as you join an expert at the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, a palatial home commissioned by Cosimo de' Medici in 1444.
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