Best of Florence from Rome by High-Speed Train with Michelangelo’s David
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Best of Florence from Rome by High-Speed Train with Michelangelo’s David

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Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Access to the Cathedral (the Duomo)
  • Round-trip, high-speed train transport
  • 3-hour walking tour led by an expert, local guide
  • Audio headsets so you don't miss a thing
  • 5 hours of free time to enjoy Florence at your leisure


Take in Florence’s unsurpassable beauty on this day-trip from Rome. Travel by high speed rail and Skip the Line at Florence’s Accademia Gallery to gain immediate access to Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Then, take a walking tour of the city’s best including stunning Florence Cathedral and enjoy ample free time to soak up the atmosphere.
David Statue Florence

Skip the Line Access

Enjoy Florence’s top sights in a single day from Rome with Skip the Line Access to the Accademia for Michelangelo’s David

Cathedral of Florence

The Symbol of Florence

Enter the symbol of Florence, its stunning Duomo crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome

Palazzo Vecchio Florence

See The Best of Florence

See the best of Florence from the streets including Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Giotto’s Campanile and much more

Tour Description

If you’re staying in Rome, don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the beauty of the birthplace of the Renaissance: Florence. With so much incredible art, history and architecture, seeing all that Florence has to offer in one day can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve created the perfect full day trip to Florence from Rome that gives you to chance to see it all!

Travel in comfort by high speed rail to Florence station, where you will meet your local guide and make your way to the Accademia Gallery for the first stop on your tour.

Our Skip the Line access to the Accademia Gallery provides you with the opportunity to jump the line and marvel at Michelangelo’s 17ft marble masterpiece, David along with other incredible works like his statues of Slaves.

Your expert guide will then lead you to the astounding Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo and stop for a photo or two in front of the colorful marble exterior. Enter the church to learn about the history of this amazing structure and the architectural innovations that led to its completion. Please note, sometimes due to long lines during peak times, it may not be possible to visit inside the Duomo on the guided portion of your tour. In this case, the guide will provide you insights and photo opportunities from the outside and you’ll have time to return during your free time.

Throughout this 3-hour guided walking tour, you will learn about the fascinating history of Florence as you visit the civic and political center of the Renaissance. You will view its famous statues and glorious fountains as you make your way towards the Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. 

Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “il Porcellino” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists and locals.

After your tour, your guide will be available to offer recommendations of what to do for your 5 hours of free time in the city. Enjoy a delicious local meal in what is one of the world’s most renowned destinations for food and wine or stroll through Florence’s famous leather markets to pick up an authentic souvenir. You will also have plenty of time to grab a gelato or espresso and wander the beautiful, winding streets of the city or relax in one of its famous piazzas before your return to Rome by high speed rail.

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What's Included

  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • High-speed train return ticket
  • Skip the Line entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Ticket for the Accademia Gallery & all reservation fees
  • Access to the Cathedral (the Duomo)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets

Sites Visited

  • Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) - inside*
  • Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David - inside
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza degli Uffizi
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Baptistry Door

Important Notes

Please note due to long lines it might not be possible to visit the Duomo. In this case the guide will give an explanation from outside.

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