Italy: Art of Florence



16 days



*Program price stands as an estimate until ticketing is finalized



May 28 – June 12, 2022

Program includes

  • 14 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Day Trips to Rome, Siena, Fiesole and Lucca

Program Highlights

  • Museo del Convento di San Marco
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Uffizi Museum
  • National Museum of Bargello
  • Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens
  • Orsanmichele Church & Museum
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Santa Maria Novella Basilica
  • Medici Palace


Day 1 – Departure – Saturday, May 28

  • Depart Home for Florence, Italy

Day 2 – Florence – Sunday, May 29

  • Arrive in Florence, Italy
  • Airport Transfer – Private Bus
  • Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Florence – The Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi, Ponte Vecchio, and more…
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Italian dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Florence – Monday, May 30

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Basilica of Santa Croce – Wonderful Gothic church with works of art by Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Vasari and Canova, and the tombs of important Italians such as Michelangelo, Galileo and more!
    Lunch Break
  • Piazzale Michelangelo – Enjoy the breathtaking view over the city from this famous square and the nearby rose garden.
  • San Miniato al Monte – Next to Piazzale Michelangelo is this masterpiece of the Romanesque architecture overlooking the city from the top of the hill.

Day 4 – Florence – Tuesday, May 31

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – The Cathedral of Florence, known as the Duomo, is the symbol of the city and one of the greatest masterpieces of the history of architecture. The visit includes the Baptistery (with Ghiberti’s gates), the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome (la Cupola) and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
  • Duomo Museum – The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is located on the eastern side of Piazza del Duomo and it’s where you can see all the artworks that once decorated the interior of the duomo.

Day 5 – Florence – Wednesday, June 1

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • National Museum of Bargello – The Bargello Museum has its setting in one of the oldest buildings in Florence that dates back to 1255. Today it is one of the most important museums for medieval and renaissance sculpture, hosting masterpieces such as Donatello’s David. 
  • Basilica of Santa Felicita – An elegant medieval church with a late renaissance façade by Buontalenti and frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio. 
  • Orsanmichele Church & Museum – The medieval church of Orsanmichele is famous for its unique history (that involves a market, a miraculous fresco and the guilds of Florence) and for an incredible cycle of sculptures from the early renaissance by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti and more!

Day 6 – Florence – Thursday, June 2

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Museo del Convento di San Marco – The Dominican friary of St. Mark, commissioned by Cosimo de Medici and now a museum, hosts the most important collection of works of art by Fra Angelico, a former monk in this friary.
  • Accademia Gallery – Best known for Michelangelo’s David

Day 7 – Siena/Florence – Friday, June 3

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Siena (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Siena – Piazza del Campo, Fonte Gaia, The cathedral of Siena
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Return to Florence

Day 8 – Florence – Saturday, June 4

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Medici Palace – The first Palace of the Medici family, a masterpiece of the early renaissance architecture, is known for Benozzo Gozzoli’s frescoes in the Magi Chapel. 
  • Medici Chapels – The Medici Chapels were built as extensions to San Lorenzo’s church, with the purpose of celebrating the Medici family, patrons of the church and Grand Dukes of Tuscany. They include Michelangelo’s Sagrestia Vecchia and the Prince Chapel with the tombs of the most important members of the Medici family. 
  • Santa Maria Novella Basilica – This gothic church with a wonderful renaissance façade by Leon Battista Alberti hosts great works of art such as Masaccio’s Trinity, Lippi’s Strozzi Chapel and Ghiberti’s Tornabuoni Chapel. 
  • Church of Ognissanti – Famous for the Vespucci Chapel, with works of art by Botticelli and Ghirlandaio.

Day 9 – Florence – Sunday, June 5

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Uffizi Gallery – One of the most important museums in Italy, it hosts the greatest Renaissance art collection in the world.
  • Structured Free Time and Cultural Immersion

Day 10 – Rome/Florence – Monday, June 6

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Rome (approx. 2 hours)
  • Rome Walking Tour: Colosseum (from outside), Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish steps.
  • Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica – The museum displays works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
  • Return to Florence

Day 11 – Florence – Tuesday, June 7

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens – The last residence of the Medici family is a great example of the late late renaissance architecture, hosting one of the most important Italian gardens and an important art collection.
  • Lunch Break
  • Brancacci Chapel – Located inside the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, the Brancacci chapel is considered “the Sistine chapel of the early renaissance” thanks to the wonderful frescoes by Masolino, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi. 
  • Santo Spirito – Designed by Brunelleschi, the church of Santo Spirito hosts Michelangelo’s crucifix and other important works of art.

Day 12 – Fiesole/Florence – Wednesday, June 8

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Fiesole (approx. 30 mins.)
  • Etruscan ruins of Fiesole – Fiesole is rich in Roman ruins and provides significant insight into the development of the area’s older Etruscan civilization. The Etruscan town likely dates back to the ninth and eighth centuries B.C., and the settlement reached the height of its prosperity between the fifth and second centuries B.C.
  • Lunch Break
  • Museo Bandini – Conserved and exhibited inside the Bandini museum is the collection of paintings and pottery of the cleric Angelo Maria Bandini. He was born in Florence in 1726 and died in Fiesole in 1803. Bandini was a passionate collector of books and a well read author of numerous publications. He was a member of many academies and was a librarian first at the Marucelliana library and then at the Medicea Laurenziana library of Florence.
  • Return to Florence

Day 13 – Lucca/Florence – Thursday, June 9

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Lucca (approx. 2 hours)
  • Explore Lucca – Lucca is a historical city located in Tuscany on the western coast of Italy – this city lies in close proximity to Pisa and is known as the city of a hundred churches due to its large amount of historical religious structures. Lucca is known throughout Italy for its fantastic medieval city walls that still encircle most of the historic old town.
  • Return to Florence

Day 14 – Florence – Friday, June 10

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Florence

Day 15 – Florence – Saturday, June 11

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Florence
  • Farewell Dinner Aperitivo & Program Closing

Day 16 – Florence – Sunday, June 12

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart from Florence, Italy to Home

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Payments Schedule

120 days prior to departure $500 is due and payable by January 28, 2022..
90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of $845 is due and payable by February 27, 2022.
60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of $845 is due and payable by March 29, 2022.

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