Florence Information and Travel Tips to Plan your Florence Vacation


The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence (Firenze) is spellbinding with its charm and effortless style. The "City of the Lily" overflows with artistic masterpieces that draw thousands of travelers and art lovers worldwide each year. Its highlights include the magnificent Duomo (cathedral), Ghiberti's bronze doors at the Baptistery, Santa Croce Basilica and Piazza della Signoria, Florence's most evocative square.



Revered for its beauty, Florence s Duomo is considered the holy centerpiece of Florence. The red-tiled, sloping dome was created by artist Filippo Brunelleschi, who won a public competition to design it. To this day, the Duomo remains a great achievement of architecture and design.

Santa Croce Basilica

Situated east of the Duomo on the Piazza Santa Croce is the Basilica di Santa Croce (the Basilica of the Holy Cross). The principal Franciscan church of Florence, the basilica is best known for its Florentine artwork and housing the tombs of Galileo, Machiavelli and Michaelangelo.

Piazza della Signoria

Florence s most evocative square, Piazza della Signoria was created in the 13th century and has always been the political center for Florentine life. Lined with historical buildings and elegant statues, the square retains an air of incomparable beauty and grace.

Based on your interest, we suggest the following tour packages which will provide you with the greatest enjoyment

Gems of Europe 12 Days 10 Nights[REF]

  • Tour Code: REF          Date: 06/06/2018 ~ 11/28/2018       Price From: $2300 Land Only
Our Gems of Europe vacation takes in many of the showpieces of the Old World in one memorable itinerary. Discover the continent’s historical cities and wonders, from the elegant boulevards and sights of Paris to the buzz of historic London, the captivating charms of Lucerne and the glories of Florence and Rome. Our sightseeing programs take you deep into the heart of each city, showcasing the main sights while also letting you experience their culture, cuisine and way of life.
Visiting: LONDON(2 nts) - PARIS(2 nts) - LUCERNE(1 nt) - MILAN(1 nt) - VERONA - VENICE(1 nt) - MONTECATINI(1 nt) - PISA - FLORENCE - ROME(2 nts) 

Highlights of Italy 8 days 7 nights[REI]

  • Tour Code: REI          Date: 05/26/2018 ~ 10/20/2018       Price From: $1750 Land Only
Fall in love with the romance and ravishing beauty of Italy, one of Europe’s most magical lands, on our 8-day Highlights of Italy vacation experience. Your journey takes youon a wonderful route around the most alluring cities and sights, from the “Eternal City” of Rome to enchanting Venice and the stunning Italian Lakes. Toss a coin in Rome’s Trevi Fountain, admire the Renaissance beauty of Florence, discover sparkling Lake Como and more.
Visiting: ROME(2 nts) - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE(2 nts) - PADUA - VENICE(2 nts) - VERONA - SIRMIONE - LAKE COMO - MILAN(1 nt)