Two-Day Tour – Florence and Siena in Tuscany
Florence and Siena mini-tour includes:
- Private transportation for transfers and tours as indicated in the itinerary
- Services of expert licensed tour guide
- Tickets with reservations to Accademia or Uffizi Gallery
- Train tickets to Rome
- Accommodations at a four-star hotel for one night
- Taxes, parking, tolls
Rome Tours Your Way’s mini-tour package from Rome featuring Florence and Siena in Tuscany. Explore Renaissance art and architecture and contemporary Italian culture on this fabulous two-day tour.
Day 1 – Travel to Florence, Stop & Tour of Siena in Tuscany, Overnight in Florence
Your driver guide will take you on an excursion from Rome to Tuscany for a tour of Siena before continuing onto Florence. Built on three verdant hills in the middle of the Via Francigena (pilgrimage road), Siena is one of Tuscany’s crown jewels. Siena is a beautiful city, car-free, and fun to explore.
Siena claims several key historical sights, including an outstanding Gothic Duomo and another important church, San Domenico, which claims the skull of St. Catherine. It also has one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, il Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is held twice a year. Eleven different streets feed into Piazza del Campo, a huge fan-shaped plaza lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.
You will have about four hours to explore Siena before continuing on to Florence.
Day 2 – Private Tour of Florence, Leisure Time in Florence, Transfer back Rome via Train
Optional: Private transfer from the train station in Rome on your return.
Today you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence with a local expert guide. Our excellent licensed Florence tour guide with expert knowledge will present a fantastic tour of Florence’s history, art and architecture. You will get a glimpse of the famous art works at the Duomo (Cathedral) as well as Brunelleschi’s Dome, while you will also visit such famous landmarks as the Baptistry’s Gates of Paradise, Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio, Vasari’s Corridor and Medieval towers.
You can choose to visit either the Accademia or Uffizi Gallery with tickets and reservation. The Accademia museum is home to many of Michelangelo’s amazing works, including the Statue of David. The museum’s collection also includes many gems from the Florentine Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance periods. The Uffizi Gallery occupies the top two floors of a building originally designed by Giorgio Vasari, a leading 15th century painter and architect. Today, it is one of the most famous and important art museums in the world.
Today you will have time to explore Florence on your own, visiting other important sites like the Pitti Palace, which contains an array of small specialty museums, or the Boboli Gardens. Shoe lovers may want to visit the small but fun Ferragamo museum, dedicated to the artistic footwear designs of 20th century designer Salvatore Ferragamo. We can suggest other options depending on your interests. We will arrange first-class train tickets for a late departure from Florence so that you can make the most of your day here.