Italy - Florence4 days & 3 nights, Spotlight Journey
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Immerse yourself in the glories of Renaissance art and architecture in the cosmopolitan city of Florence — and enjoy some time for independent exploration. From the masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery and Brunelleschi’s dome on the magnificent Duomo, to the colonnaded streets and sumptuous Tuscan cuisine, experience the best of northern Italy.
Day 1Arrive Florence
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings representative and transferred to your centrally located luxury hotel. Florence is rightly viewed as one of Italy's most atmospheric and beautiful cities. It contains a spectacular array of Renaissance art and architecture within its compact, vibrant center. Florence also offers the finest culinary traditions of Tuscany, in particular its olive oil, cured meats and Chianti wines.Hotel St. Regis - 3 Nights (B)
After breakfast, embark on a privately guided walking tour of Florence. Begin with a visit to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's masterpiece, the statue of David. Next on the itinerary is Santa Croce Square and church, showcasing tombs of many famous locals including Michelangelo, Galileo and Macchiavalli. Stop for ice cream at "Vivoli" before continuing to see the awe-inspiring Duomo, crowned by Brunelleschi's dome. End your Florence sightseeing with a visit to the renowned Uffizi Gallery.Hotel St. Regis (B)
Relish a day at leisure in Florence. If you like, take an optional tour of Siena and San Gimignano. Or head out to the countryside to visit local vineyards and taste some of the region's finest Chiantis, along with the picturesque town of Greve in Chianti, famous for its triangular main square and "Macelleria Falorni" deli shop.Hotel St. Regis (B)
Day 4Depart Florence
Take a private transfer to the airport or railway station.(B)