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The beautiful city of Florence - 'the jewel of the Renaissance' - is a city of many treasures. Picturesque, narrow streets and handsome squares, including the Piazza della Signoria - the people-watching centre of Florence - are only part of the city's charm; much of the beauty of the city is found indoors. One fifth of the world's Renaissance art is kept and displayed in Florence's museums, galleries, churches, monasteries and palaces; many in the Basilica Santa Croce, burial place of some of Italy's most celebrated icons including Galileo, Machiavelli and Michelangelo, and as many as 1,700 masterpieces in the world-famous Uffi zi Gallery.

The Duomo
Among the city's famous buildings are the Duomo with its iconic red-tiled dome, which dominates the city skyline, both day and night. Called 'Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore' - Florence's cathedral (Duomo) was constructed between 1296 and 1436. Located in the appropriately named 'Piazza del Duomo', the cathedral complex also includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile - a free-standing bell tower. Together, the three buildings have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

Ponte Vecchio
Another of Florence's charms is the beautiful Ponte Vecchio - a 14th century bridge that is home to 43 jewellers' shops. The bridge spans the River Arno at its narrowest point - thought to be the place where the Roman's first bridged the river. The shops on the bridge had been monopolised by butchers for over 150 years, until a local law was introduced in 1593, banning butchers in order to preserve the 'prestige' of the bridge.

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Highlights of Tuscany
Small Group
4.1 stars(56 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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A Grand Tour of Italy
Small Group
4.7 stars(28 reviews)
2023MayJunSepOct
12 days from
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Top to Toe of Italy
Small Group
3.8 stars(13 reviews)
2023AprMayJunSepOct
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A Grand Tour of Italy
28/Sep
P Middleton
5 stars
“Lovely group of people, excellent host, good hotels, comfortable first class railway travel, a few nice extras. Early starts and lots of walking but only to be expected. Our 7th Great Rail Journey. Peter & Su.
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Highlights of Tuscany
27/Sep
keith owen
4 stars
“Very comprehensive tour, an excellent choice of cities. Sometimes challenging as temperatures were often in to the 30s.
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Top to Toe of Italy
19/Jun
peter
4 stars
“The tour was wonderful, seeing many beautiful cities of Italy, let down by Great Rail at the end for using a 3rd rate hotel.
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