The Arts of Florence - Day 1

The Arts of Florence - Day 1

Experience the iconic centre of Florence, Renaissance capital, with this full day tour that includes the Accademia gallery reserved inside visit.

This Yachting Land Adventure is a “must do” for anyone visiting Tuscany that hasn’t had the opportunity to explore the incredible city of Florence! This UNESCO awarded city is a feast for both the senses and the intellect and few cities are imbued with such a magnificent sense of harmony, grace, dignity and serenity. When you disembark the yacht, motor coaches will be waiting to transport you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence, the nerve center of the Renaissance.

Your first visit will be to the Academy Gallery to view its collection of works by Michelangelo. Of particular interest is the monumental figure of David, a symbol of youthful force and a perfect example of the sculptor's humanism.

Proceed on to the city's cathedral, the Duomo, surmounted by Brunelleschi's gigantic dome. Construction began in 1420, and it is said that up to 10,000 Florentines could be accommodated for the sermons of Savonarola.

Following your visit to the Duomo, enjoy a light pasta and salad lunch at a typical Florentine restaurant. Your final stop will be in Holy Cross Square, where you'll receive a brief introduction to the Santa Croce Church. The splendid interior of this church is a jigsaw puzzle of marble tombs and contains chapels frescoed by Giotto, and Brunelleschi's Pazzi Chapel. The tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini all lie within.

The rest of the afternoon is spent at your leisure before meeting at Holy Cross Square for the return to Livorno and SeaDream.

Notes: This excursion is usually offered on the first day of a Livorno call. Guests transfer by bus to Florence and are dropped off near the center for a guided walking tour of the sights. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Your adventure includes a professional English-speaking guide, individual headset rental at the museum, entrance fees to the Academy of Fine Arts (with pre-reserved tickets) and Santacroce Church, a light luncheon at a typical Italian Restaurant with a 1/2 bottle of wine and 1/2 bottle of mineral water plus coffee; and a city map.

On Mondays, when the Academy of Fine Arts is closed, a visit to Opera del Duomo Museum will be included. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Livorno (Florence)

Duration: 9.5 hours

Current Price: 439 USD