Florence Getaway 3 Nights (MQ)

One of Florence’s most notable citizens, Dante Alighieri, was exiled from the city in the 1300s. Unlike Dante, you’ll be welcomed to Florence with open arms! Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted by your one-of-a-kind Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, help arrange your activities, offer suggestions, and ensure your Florence trip runs smoothly. Florence has so much to offer—historical landmarks, world-class museums, spectacular cuisine and wine, an abundance of works of art, and much more—that we know it can be overwhelming. That's why we've arranged the services of a Local Host to assist you. Plus, on this Florence trip, we’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing.

Your Italy trip begins when you arrive in Florence. Your Local Host will greet you with a friendly smile and a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city. You can begin exploring immediately and the next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. We’ll take you to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's David. You’ll hear inside stories as we take you for a walk through the city center to see Cathedral Square; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. And never fear… your inside visit includes VIP access, which means you get to skip the line! After all, why waste time waiting in line like all the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with the treasures inside the Academy of Fine Arts?

You’ll also have time to explore on your own. You may want to take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s most famous art museums with works by da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Perhaps shop at the famous designer houses or browse the shops on the medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge that has housed stores since the 13th century. You may decide to take an excursion to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower; explore the secret passages of Palazzo Vecchio, constructed in 1299; or take a walking tour to visit some of the sights featured in Dan Brown's book Inferno. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions and can help arrange the activities you desire while vacationing in Florence.

Florence is a city with a deep history and artistic heritage. It offers everything from mouth-watering cuisine to exciting museums and beautiful churches. We want to make it easy for you to travel here, which is why we've arranged your hotel reservations, guides, sightseeing, and breakfast. All you have to do is grab your camera and get ready for an exciting adventure. Add the comfort of knowing you'll have someone there throughout your stay, and you've got the perfect Florence vacation!

Guided sightseeing, inside visits, and special features as shown in the daily itinerary.
Personal headset for included city sightseeing.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Airport Arrival

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination (Yes, that's your name on the welcome board!). You'll feel at ease in an instant.

Hotel Transfer

Forget the stress of finding your way to your hotel. As our guest, we'll whisk you off with a friendly Monograms-operated transfer, which is included when you purchase your flights from Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Florence. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Florence and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Florence insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

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Helma

Born in Holland, with a passion for art history, fashion, and Italy, Florence was a natural draw for Helma. She now has several years of local tourism experience, and is a licensed guide. She is very happy to welcome Monograms guests to the Cradle of the Renaissance.

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& Destination Guides

Meals


Buffet breakfast daily

Day-By-Day 2021 / 2022 / 2023

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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DAY
1
FLORENCE, ITALY

26-Oct-2021

Benvenuto - welcome! Your Local Host is available to help you create lasting memories in this splendid Renaissance city.

Excursions Available:

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Florentine Dinner

Price: Starting From: $44/person

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Florentine Dinner

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Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

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DAY
2
FLORENCE

27-Oct-2021

Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s original David (the Academy is replaced with the Duomo Museum on Mondays and on the first Sunday of each month). Walk through Piazza del Duomo; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River.

Excursions Available:

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Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

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Come face-to-face with the world's greatest masterpieces when you skip the long lines and head right into the Uffizi Gallery on this extraordinary guided tour!

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Florentine Dinner

Price: Starting From: $44/person

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Florentine Dinner

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Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

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Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

Price: Starting From: $19/person

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Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

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Discover the city's largest museum complex at Pitti Palace. Marvel at the Royal Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Medicis' private art collection

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Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

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Discover some of Florence's greatest natural and manmade treasures on this delightful excursion.

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Create Your Own Pizza

Price: Starting From: $69/person

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Create Your Own Pizza

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From the art of dough-making to choosing the best toppings, learn all about pizza, craft your own signature pie, and then savor the tasty results!

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Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $179/party

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Private Guided Tour

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Explore Florence the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

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Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

Price: Starting From: $95/person

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Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

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An insight into the food and wine tradition of Tuscany, land of gourmets. Not to be missed!

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Florence Sunset Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $95/person

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Florence Sunset Food Tour

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Discover the heart of Florence on this fun foodie tour.

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Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $49/person

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Bike Tour

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Pedal your way past incredible scenery and mesmerizing sights on this invigorating guided bike tour.

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DAY
3
FLORENCE

28-Oct-2021

Your Local Host has many suggestions to help you plan your day at leisure.

Excursions Available:

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Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

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Come face-to-face with the world's greatest masterpieces when you skip the long lines and head right into the Uffizi Gallery on this extraordinary guided tour!

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Tuscan Cooking Class in Medieval Tower

Price: Starting From: $145/person

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Tuscan Cooking Class in Medieval Tower

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Ignite your passion for cooking on this unique excursion. A complete culinary adventure awaits you in a Medieval tower located just outside from Florence.

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Florentine Dinner

Price: Starting From: $44/person

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Florentine Dinner

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Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

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Chianti Countryside, San Gimignano & Wine Tasting at Verrazzano Castle

Price: Starting From: $155/person

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Chianti Countryside, San Gimignano & Wine Tasting at Verrazzano Castle

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The ultimate Tuscan experience! Soak up the legendary Chianti countryside as you drive to the heart of Tuscany, with gentle hills, olive groves, and vineyards. You have time to explore San Gimignano, the most famous of Italy's medieval towns, and stop at Verrazzano Castle.

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Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

Price: Starting From: $19/person

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Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

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Discover the city's largest museum complex at Pitti Palace. Marvel at the Royal Apartments, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Medicis' private art collection

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Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

Price: Starting From: $17/person

Learn More

Discover Florence: Boboli Gardens

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Discover some of Florence's greatest natural and manmade treasures on this delightful excursion.

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Discover Florence: Mosaic Museum

Price: Starting From: $15/person

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Discover Florence: Mosaic Museum

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Head behind the scenes at the Mosaic Museum to see skilled artisans at work and to learn just what makes Florentine mosaics unique throughout the world!

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Discover Florence: Bargello Museum

Price: Starting From: $15/person

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Discover Florence: Bargello Museum

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View art by the world's greatest masters at the medieval Bargello, and judge for yourself whose bronze bas-relief deserved the honor as the Baptistry's "Gates of Paradise".

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Create Your Own Pizza

Price: Starting From: $69/person

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Create Your Own Pizza

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From the art of dough-making to choosing the best toppings, learn all about pizza, craft your own signature pie, and then savor the tasty results!

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Excursion to Pisa and Lucca

Price: Starting From: $525/party

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Excursion to Pisa and Lucca

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From leaning towers to ancient ramparts, this exciting full-day excursion introduces you to Pisa and medieval walled Lucca, two of Italy's cultural gems.

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Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $279/party

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Private Guided Tour

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Explore Florence the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

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Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

Price: Starting From: $85/person

Learn More

Tuscan Gastronomy Experience

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An insight into the food and wine tradition of Tuscany, land of gourmets. Not to be missed!

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Florence Sunset Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $95/person

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Florence Sunset Food Tour

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Discover the heart of Florence on this fun foodie tour.

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The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

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Sample authentic local foods, watch the expertise behind traditional handicrafts, and meet the people who create it all on this fun, 4-hour walk through Florence's delightful Oltrarno district!

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Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $109/person

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Bike Tour

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Pedal your way past incredible scenery and mesmerizing sights on this invigorating guided bike tour.

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The Vineyards of Tuscany by Horseback

Price: Starting From: $149/person

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The Vineyards of Tuscany by Horseback

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Saddle up for an incredible horseback ride through the scenic Tuscan countryside that includes a winery tour and traditional meal with wine and olive oil tastings!

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Half-Day Siena Private Discovery Tour

Price: Starting From: $432/party

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Half-Day Siena Private Discovery Tour

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Surrounded by exquisite Tuscan scenery, this private guided tour introduces you to Siena, one of Italy's best preserved medieval towns and home to the annual Palio horse race!

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Ferraris & Food Private Discovery Tour

Price: Starting From: $1,262/party

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Ferraris & Food Private Discovery Tour

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Thrill your inner race car driver on this private excursion to the dazzling Ferrari Museum. Marvel at the collection, and enjoy a special lunch!

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Medici Chapels Museum Entrance

Price: Starting From: $15/person

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Medici Chapels Museum Entrance

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Enjoy skip-the-lines tickets into Florence's famous Medici Chapels Museum, where you can set your own pace on a self-guided tour of the New Sacristy, Chapel of the Princes, and Medici Crypt.

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Galileo Museum Entrance

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Galileo Museum Entrance

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Enjoy skip-the-lines tickets into Florence's famous Galileo Museum, where you can set your own pace on a self-guided tour of the impressive collection of scientific instruments dating back to the 13th century.

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Davanzati Palace Museum Entrance

Price: Starting From: $15/person

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Davanzati Palace Museum Entrance

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Enjoy skip-the-lines tickets into Florence's famous Davanzati Palace Museum, where you can set your own pace on a self-guided tour of this authentic 14th-century Florentine home.

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Guided Hike in Tuscany with Lunch

Price: Starting From: $99/person

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Guided Hike in Tuscany with Lunch

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The beauty of the Chianti countryside awaits on this small-group guided hike featuring olive oil tasting at an ancient mill, a tour of a boutique wine cellar, a delicious wine-paired Tuscan lunch, and more!

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DAY
4
FLORENCE

29-Oct-2021

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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Florence

Florence

PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO AND SAN MINIATO AL MONTE

Enjoy a sensational view over the "cradle of the Renaissance" from Florence's most panoramic square located high on a green hillside overlooking the city. A little further up the hill, see the beautiful basilica San Miniato al Monte where the Benedictines built a church in honor of St. Mennas.

THE CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE (DUOMO)

Better known as the ‘Duomo’ – it not only dominates the skyline but also represents the geographical, cultural and historical center of the city. Visit Brunelleschi's spectacular, 37,000-ton dome and climb Giotto's bell tower “the Campanile” – three-floors with 414 steps.

CHURCH OF SAN LORENZO

See Brunelleschi's early-Renaissance masterpiece and the mausoleum of the Medici family, built by Michelangelo, in the New Sacristy.

CHURCH OF SANTA CROCE

Built towards the end of the 13th century by the great architect Arnolfo di Cambio, this Franciscan basilica is a highlight of the specifically Italian architecture of the Gothic style. Wander along the three wide naves enriched by Galileo's and Michelangelo's tombs, and admire works of the Early Florentine School from Giotto and his followers in the transept chapels.

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

Enjoy the harmony of this medieval architectural jewel. Built in 1246 by the Dominicans, its beautiful arcades and its incredible vaults preserve works by many Renaissance artists.

MODERN ART

While the art scene in Florence is destined to be more classic than contemporary, modern art is alive and well. Many of the contributions come from the restaurants, bars and hotels that show the work of local and international artists. Astor Caffè, Rex Café, and Gallery Hotel Art are among those putting on regular, gallery-worth exhibitions.

CENTRAL MARKET

Florence's bustling Central Market (better known as the Mercato Centrale) is a fascinating place to visit, especially for foodies. Located in a towering cast-iron building dating from 1874, its entrances are often obscured by the stalls of the San Lorenzo market that line the streets outside (the San Lorenzo stalls feature crafts, leather clothing, shoes, souvenirs, etc). Inside the market are a myriad of vendors dedicated to the primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine.

MUSIC IN FLORENCE

Numerous churches offer concerts and opera performances throughout the year. Try St Mark’s English Church or some grander settings which include the magnificent Chiesa di Orsanmichele and the gorgeous 12th-century Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio. Stop at Santa Maria dei Ricci for the daily organ concert. Ask your Local Host for more information.

OLD PHARMACY OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

The pharmacy/museum displays the results of more than 800 years of work by Dominican monks. Following centuries-old formulas, the officina sells ancient remedies and tonics alongside hand-molded soaps and perfumed powders.

FLORENTINE FASHION AND SHOPPING

Florentine leatherwork, gold jewelry, Italian craftwork, and art books are great gifts to take home. Florence is also famous for its out-of-town fashion outlets, but if you only have time to do one, visit the ‘Mall’- just a half-hour drive from the city, it is home to many designer names and discounts.

TUSCAN FOOD SPECIALTIES

Specialties to try include succulent bistecca fiorentina (Florentine steak); pappa al pomodoro (local bread and tomato soup); ribollita, (cabbage and bean soup); and biscottini di Prato con vin Santo (a special cookie and white wine) to finish off your meal. Sip Chianti wine, Brunello di Montepulciano, or the Super Tuscans.

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