Florence is not only beautiful, it is also a terribly romantic city. Its historical center is quite small but it is packed with things to see and do. It is a wonderful “outdoor” museum all on its own, where You can spend all day exploring its streets and architecture. A short but intense trip will make all this possible!

Start by exploring the creative heart of the Renaissance in Florence and its “symbols”, such us: the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s Cathedral Dome, Piazza della Repubblica, the oldest part of the city then transformed in an elegant square,  Ponte Vecchio with its renowned jewelers’ shops and Piazza della Signoria, that holds an open-air gallery of Renaissance statues.

The tour also features a day on the outskirts of Florence, far from the crowd. You will have the opportunity to visit the romantic and marvelous Bardini gardens and Villa Peyron. Built on Etruscan ruins of which You can still see traces today amidst the Forests of Fontelucente, it is one of the most beautiful historic houses on the hills of Fiesole. The entire complex of the Villa, the stunning formal gardens, the spacious park, and the surrounding woods and olive groves are located in a beautiful location with spectacular views of Florence to the south and of Castel di Poggio to the east.

Experience designer outlet shopping in a one day trip to the famous The Mall, a luxury outlet centre created to offer customers products of excellence at extremely advantageous prices.

After arrival on you own, check in and accommodation in Your 4* selected hotel centrally located. Walking city tour to discover the cradle of the Renaissance and its “symbols”. In the afternoon transfer with private car to Fiesole to visit the romantic and marvelous Bardini  gardens and Villa Peyron. Return back to the hotel. Romantic dinner in hotel

After breakfast transfer to The Mall outlet. Afternoon at leisure. At the end of the shopping return back to Florence.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out and departure.

THE CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE

The classic guided city tour includes a stroll in the heart of Florence, visiting the square of the Duomo with its Belltower and the Baptistery, Piazza della Repubblica, the oldest part of the city then transformed in an elegant square, Ponte Vecchio with its renowned jewellers’ shops. Ponte Vecchio with its renowned jewellers’ shops. Proceed to Piazza della Signoria that holds an open-air gallery of Renaissance statues and piazza Santa Croce to admire the Franciscan church of Santa Croce where many famous Italians are buried.

Villa Peyron is one of the most beautiful villas of the Fiesole hill. The entire complex of the villa, the formal garden, the vast grounds, the woods and the surrounding olive groves are located in a splendid position with a spectacular view of Florence to the south and, eastward, a framing of Castel di Poggio. Villa Peyron is a beautiful villa built on Etruscan ruins of which you can still see traces today amidst the Forests of Fontelucente. It is situated in Fiesole, and emerges from the lush forest with three beautiful terraces and many glorious fountains of which a one dates back to the sixth century. Many expensive and valuable statues dot the park and add that renaissance touch to the garden. It epitomizes the style of a neo renaissance garden.

THE MALL

The Mall is one of the biggest shopping center of Italy. Florence is the headquarters of many luxury brands and the Mall brings together a collection of the world’s most exclusive brands.  This is a famous outlet gallery of the most exclusive designer in the world at the very best prices.

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SHOPPING AND ROMANTIC SHORT BREAK IN FLORENCE

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Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, FI, Italy: 43.773460, 11.255985
Campanile di Giotto, Firenze, FI, Italy: 43.772806, 11.255705
Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, FI, Italy: 43.773115, 11.255023
Piazza della Repubblica, Firenze, FI, Italy: 43.771527, 11.254412
Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, FI, Italy: 43.767925, 11.253143
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, FI, Italy: 43.769566, 11.256114
Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, Piazza di Santa Croce, Florence, FI, Italy: 43.768568, 11.262268
The Mall, Reggello, FI, Italy: 43.702655, 11.463423
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Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, FI, Italy

Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It is one of the most visited places in Europe and the world and in Florence, the most visited area of the city. The square contains the Florence Cathedral with the Cupola del Brunelleschi, the Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Loggia del Bigallo, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Arcivescovile and Canonici's palace. The west zone of this square is called Piazza San Giovanni.

Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, FI, Italy
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Campanile di Giotto, Firenze, FI, Italy

Giotto's Campanile is a free-standing campanile that is part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence. Standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John, the tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and its polychrome marble encrustations.

Campanile di Giotto, Firenze, FI, Italy
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Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, FI, Italy

The Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of Saint John, is a religious building in Florence and has the status of a minor basilica. The octagonal baptistery stands in both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza San Giovanni, across from Florence Cathedral and the Campanile di Giotto. The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059 and 1128 in the Florentine Romanesque style.

Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, FI, Italy
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Piazza della Repubblica, Firenze, FI, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica is a city square in Florence, Italy.

Piazza della Repubblica, Firenze, FI, Italy
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Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, FI, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio, also known as "Old Bridge", is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.

Ponte Vecchio, Firenze, FI, Italy
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Piazza della Signoria, Florence, FI, Italy

Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio. It is the main point of the origin and history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political focus of the city. It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, FI, Italy
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Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, Piazza di Santa Croce, Florence, FI, Italy

The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo. The Basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Its most notable features are its sixteen chapels, many of them decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his pupils, and its tombs and cenotaphs. Legend says that Santa Croce was founded by St Francis himself. 

Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, Piazza di Santa Croce, Florence, FI, Italy
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The Mall, Reggello, FI, Italy

The Mall is one of the biggest shopping center of Italy. Florence is the headquarters of many luxury brands and the Mall brings together a collection of the world’s most exclusive brands. This is a famous outlet gallery of the most exclusive designer in the world at the very best prices.

The Mall, Reggello, FI, Italy

The rate includes

  • 2 Overnights in 4 star hotels;
  • Private guide in Florence 2 hrs
  • Car at disposal 4 hrs to Fiesole
  • Car at disposal 4 hrs to the Mall
  • Guided tour and entrance tickets at Villa Peyron
  • 1 dinner (drinks not included)

The rate does not include

  • Hotel City taxes to be paid on spot;
  • Tips;
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the prices include”.

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