Cross the Arno River to the other side of Florence and visit the neighborhood of Oltrarno, which literally means ‘beyond the Arno’.
It is possible to change or add to the “FLORENCE ITINERARY” tour by visiting some of the following with your local guide:
- Piazzale Michelangelo (can be reached by bus)From this famous square, there is the most magnificent panoramic view of Florence. A visit to the suggestive R. omanesque Church of San Miniato al Monte is also possible.
- Palazzo Pitti. The most important Renaissance palazzo of Italy, former residence of the Medici family. Here we can visit: the Palatine Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Silver Museum, and the Boboli Gardens. An entrance fee is required.
- Cappella Brancacci al Carmine. The Brancacci Chapel, located in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, houses the celebrated frescoes by Masaccio, who revolutionized Italian Renaissance art. An entrance fee is required.
- Santo Spirito. This church, dedicated to the Holy Spirit, and designed by Brunelleschi, has an incredible ‘collection’ of 15th-century altars, perfectly intact, with paintings by the most celebrated artists of the time, including a crucifix by a young Michelangelo.
- Santa Felicita. The foundations of this church were, perhaps, where the first Christian community of Florentia had established itself. In its interior, we can admire one of the most renowned and beautiful paintings by Pontormo, the first among the Florentine Mannerist artists, and is entitled “The Deposition from the Cross”.
- Via Maggio. Along this street, you can see the most renowned antique shops in Florence, located inside prestigious Renaissance palazzos.
Please note: Entrance fees are extra.