Renaissance Art Along the River
John will arrange for a transfer from your hotel to Rome’s central train station for the short journey to Florence
. The city boasts an embarrassment of riches in the form of museums, art galleries, palaces, and churches, with so many world-famous works of art and buildings that the hardest thing is not deciding what to see, but rather what you won’t have time to see. One place that undoubtedly deserves a fair share of your time is the Uffizi Gallery, situated along the Arno River and housing the world’s premier collection of Renaissance art, donated by the Medici family from its private collection. John will take care of ticket arrangements in advance so that, at the Uffizi and other sites, you’ll spend more time admiring works by Botticelli, Leonardo, and Caravaggio and less time waiting in lines. From the Uffizi, you can also visit the Galileo Museum next door, and walk along the north bank of the Arno River to grab lunch with views of the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio from Caffe dell’Oro in the Portrait Firenze hotel.