Rome Italy Temple (Church of Mormons)

Visiting the Rome Temple of Church of Jesus Christ, Via di Settebagni is a beautiful experience; as this location is near Central Rome. It is accessible by car which does not take longer than 20 minutes to arrive at, when the weather and traffic condition is normal in the city.

Traveling with a personal driver, luxury limousine or NCC transfer service helps you accomplish the pleasure of enjoying a magical view of Rome and best transfer experience. The route from Central Rome cuts through the Faculty of Science at the University of Rome which is near the National Museum, along Via Giuseppe Romita. The museum is at the early stage of the trip; you will experience the heart of the city even better as your journey continues through to Via Cernaia where there are lots of luxury hotels and restaurants.

The road continues past the Terme di Diocletian (The Bathe of Diocletian) National Roman Museum along Via Cernaia, and goes past the Monumento a Quintino Sella. It continues until a left bend on Via Palestro and then right unto Via Venti Settembre which also has a Museum ahead being the Museo Storico dei Bersaglieri (Roman Military Museum).

The Via Venti Settembre delivers traffic on the Via Nomentana going past Cultural Centre, Rome Garden Hotel, about four Catholic Churches and Embassies to Afghanistan and a few other countries. It continues as Via Nomentana Nuova to cross the Ponte Tazio Bridge onto Corso Sempione until the junction where the Chauffeur turns left to Via Gargano. There are more restaurants and shopping malls in this part of the city; your trip continues slightly to the right onto Vale Adriatico.

Piazza Monte Gennaro is the road that takes over from the long Vale Adriatico road briefly and delivers the traffic onto Via della Bufalotta after a roundabout; the road continues a distance before the next major roundabout. Along this area is Domus Urbis Hotel, Complesso Scolastico GAUSS, and a Cultural Centre before you meet the next roundabout. The Via della Bufalotta road continues a little longer until the triangular junction where you turn left into Via di Settebagni.

A gentle drive down the road on Via di Settebagni takes you to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints roundabout which is at 376 Via di Settebagni 00139, Rome. The approach appearance of the building is magnificent and welcoming with the glass artwork on the front view of the Temple. The surrounding is a 15-acre premise housing a religious and cultural center which has housing for visitors, multipurpose meeting hall, visitors center and family history center.

The landscaping and fountain are a state of the art design done by United States experts. There are four pools channeled out of the main fountain, and they are made with Bronze grated Travertine stone. The walkways and fences which add immense beauty to the Rome Temple are made of carved Italian stones.

Making this trip with the best NCC transfer service or a full option limousine from Transfers Rome allows you to stopover at any of the beautiful locations. The historical city routes are mastered by our Chauffeurs with their many years of experience. Our vehicles are equipped with complete safety and luxury requirements, and you get all our professional treatment at a fixed price. Give us a call today for the best tour, transfer and private car hire service in Rome.

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Rome Cabs Booking

Our company offers a reliable Rome cabs booking service thanks to its experience and expertise. Fast, safe and pre-booked transfers let you travel worry – and problem – free in a big and busy city like the Italian capital. Transfers Rome has been operating for more than 15 years in the entire city area, both in the center and the surroundings of the city. Our chauffeur-driven car-hire services, transfers and tours, are the best and most convenient choice for those who would like to optimize their time, for their business needs or during their holidays. All our vehicles are equipped with air conditioning and other accessories, to make every travel experience comfortable and unique.

Because we don’t deal through travel agencies, you can get high quality Rome transfer services at low and truly competitive prices. You will be able to reach Villa Borghese in a few minutes, go and see the treasures kept in its museums and then move to the boutiques in Piazza di Spagna for a shopping tour. Whatever place you choose, it will be our travel destination. Over the years, our drivers have acquired a deep knowledge of the roads and of travelers’ needs. Rome in limo service offers the best comfort and elegance for those who wish to move around the city with a “touch of class” during events or special occasions like honeymoons and anniversaries, or just to travel in a luxurious and exclusive car. All our vehicles are constantly checked, regularly serviced and insured both for the driver and passengers.

 

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The private chauffeur will be waiting just out of the Port of Civitavecchia, at the airport, at Termini Station, on any other starting point specified during the booking process, and you will then immediately leave for the desired destination. Among the Rome cabs booking services carried out by our company, you can find the Airport Transfers Rome Italy – journeys from/to the airports of Ciampino and Fiumicino – which allow you to fly without worrying about finding a transport service at your arrival, waiting hours for an available taxi or figuring out which bus to take. Our drivers are constantly updated on flight schedules, and know how to avoid the busiest roads to take clients at the airport on time for their departure. Thanks to the Rome transfer from/to the hotel, you will travel around the city worry-free, wasting not even a minute of your Roman holiday.

Transfers from/to the Port of Civitavecchia ensure fast journeys from cruise ships to Rome. By cutting travel agencies costs and dealing directly with our Transfers Rome NCC company you will save considerably, without having to give up the comfort and safety of being accompanied in a private car by a professional driver. Book our Rome cabs and enjoy the eternal city comfortably sitting in a beautiful limo. Continue browsing the site to discover our many NCC  services.

 

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Rome Airport Transportation

Why choose Rome Airport Transportation

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Rome Airport Transportation service allows private car transfers from Rome’s main airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, to any destination in the capital city, and vice-versa. The chauffeur driven car hire service lets our clients travel by plane with the certainty that at their arrival there’ll be a Transfers Rome driver waiting for them at the meeting point. After landing, they’ll collect their luggage and, once out of the passengers customs area, they’ll find their private chauffeur waiting for them. Our company always keeps updated about possible delays or arrivals in advance, so anyone who books our service can fly worry-free. Our chauffeur is easily recognizable, because he will be holding a signboard with the client’s name written on it. You’ll avoid the drawback of not finding an available taxi once out of the airport and, especially in bad weather conditions, you’ll immediately have a private car available, equipped with every comfort and ready to welcome you. You’ll also be able to choose to travel in a luxury vehicle or in a Mercedes minivan with our Limousine Transfers service. With Transfers Rome you’ll have the certainty to benefit of a fast and comfortable service at a lower price than those offered by travel agencies.

The NCC transfer service, in particular, provides two options:

Fiumicino Airport – Rome

Chauffeur driven car hire service that provides our clients’ transfer from Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport to hotels, B&Bs, apartments or any other accommodation in the city of Rome (center and suburbs), or to railway stations and other destinations in the city, and vice-versa. There are also Rome Airport Transportation to Civitavecchia, our transfers to the Port of Civitavecchia. Fiumicino Airport is located about 32 km from Rome and the travel time varies according to the destination you wish to reach. Our service rates, fixed during the booking process, are not subject to change. We recommend you consult our price section.

Ciampino Airport – Rome

It’s a service similar to Fiumicino Airport Transfer. In this case the arrival/destination airport is Rome Ciampino Airport, which is about 15km from the city. The airport is located along the Via Appia Nuova, close to the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA). Born as a military airport in 1916, Ciampino Airport, named after Giovan Battista Pastine, was opened to civilian use in the Thirties. Initially intended to welcome important public figures and heads of states going to Rome, since 2001 it has become the favorite airport of low-cost airlines. However it is Fiumicino, built at the end of the Fifties, that can claim to be the biggest Italian airport. Rome’s Airport Company (ADR) is in charge of the management of both airports, that together form the airport system of the Capital. Ciampino is the closest to the city, so car transfers from the “Giovan Battista Pastine” Airport to Rome’s city center are quicker than transfers from Fiumicino Airport.

Whatever your destination, thanks to Rome Airport Transportation service, our drivers will accompany you as punctually as possible, always in a competent and professional way. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our company to receive further advice about our booking times.

 

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Rome in Limo

The private limousine transfers service Rome in limo allows our clients to benefit from the same comfort and safety of all of the services offered by our company, but at a higher quality level. There won’t be just any vehicle waiting for them in the desired location, but a luxury car or Mercedes minivan that will transport them through the city of Rome till the chosen destination. Every client can choose the car that best suits his specific needs, having the possibility to see the pictures published on our website and contacting us to request further information.

Why Choose Rome in Limo

Quality and safety at your service

Our fleet guarantees new and safe cars, because they are constantly checked to ensure the high quality of service. Elegance and style are the two features that distinguish our service.

Professional and courteous drivers (certified by the Italian government) will be waiting for you outside the station or airport, in front of your hotel or wherever you’ll be, to welcome you on the wonderful vehicle of your choice. You’ll easily recognize your personal chauffeur, because he will be holding a signboard with your name written on it. Your driver will help you put your luggage in the car and, during the limousine transfer, he’ll be pleased to show you the architectural wonders that make Rome so unique and famous all over the world: the Colosseum, the Imperial Fora, the Arch of Constantine, Castel Sant’Angelo, St. Peter’s Basilica and any other important monument that you’ll find along the way to reach your destination. Moving around the streets of the center in a luxury car will allow you to spend unforgettable moments, maybe with your loved one to make him/her a surprise by booking the Rome in limousine transfer. Thanks to the special transit permits in restricted traffic zones, our vehicles can take you into areas of the city otherwise difficult to reach.

You’ll easily and punctually arrive at destination, without sacrificing the pleasure to admire in total relax the city from the car window of a wonderful Mercedes. Most of our vehicles are equipped with mini-bar, air conditioning, leather interior and all possible comforts. Furthermore, the service guarantees complete safety, thanks to the insurance coverage extended to passengers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to receive more detailed information and to secure the booking of the chauffeur driven car hire service Rome in limo.

 

 

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Civitavecchia Transfers

Civitavecchia transfers service was conceived to give travelers, that arrive with cruise ships to the Port of Civitavecchia, a fast, direct and comfortable transfer to any destination in the capital city, at a lower cost than other transport services. The travel costs offered by agencies are in fact higher and they often don’t offer the same quality level. Our company has been dealing with transfers from the Port of Civitavecchia to Rome for more than ten years.

Why choose our Civitavecchia Transfers

Quality and safety at your service

By booking our private car you’ll have the certainty to benefit of excellent services at fixed prices, better than those offered by taxis. You won’t have to wander looking for a bus or other public transport, with the risk of arriving late at your appointment. You won’t have to be afraid to walk because of a transport strike. You’ll be certain that a trusty chauffeur will be ready to welcome you at the Port of Civitavecchia. You’ll easily recognize him, because he will have a signboard with your name written on it. He will accompany you to your desired destination, in the center or the suburban area of Rome. You’ll comfortably travel in a wonderful private car and, if you’ll be satisfied as we hope, you’ll also book your return journey to Civitavecchia at the end of your visit.

The port is about 80 km/50 miles from the center of Rome. Travel time of Civitavecchia transfer and vice-versa is about one hour and forty minutes, variable according to the traffic conditions.

Below we show you in detail our company’s services:

 

Civitavecchia Port from Rome

 

Chauffeur driven private car hire service, which consists in transfers from hotel/B&B/apartment/other place in Rome to cruise ship boarding at the Port of Civitavecchia. The chauffeur will give news of his arrival (about 10 minutes earlier) by calling the reception or the client.

 

Civitavecchia Port to Rome

 

Civitavecchia Rome Transfers, transfers from the Port of Civitavecchia to the city of Rome, from the cruise ship to hotel/B&B/apartment/other destination. You’ll find your driver waiting for you  on the wharf.

 

Civitavecchia Port from Rome Airport

 

Transfer service from Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport or from Rome Ciampino to the port of embarkation of Civitavecchia. You’ll find your chauffeur waiting for you just out of the access area reserved for travelers, after you’ll have collected your luggage.

 

Civitavecchia Port to Rome Airport

 

Chauffeur driven private car hire service from the city to Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport or to Ciampino. With our service you won’t risk losing your booked flight.

If you are not on a business trip and don’t need to immediately reach a precise destination in the Capital, we suggest you consider the possibility of taking a car tour from Civitavecchia to Rome. Our Transfers Rome drivers will be pleased to take you on a tour to visit the main Roman monuments and points of interest. Transfers, unlike tours, are conceived as a different and quicker service, intended to clients that need to move in a practical, safe and punctual way. For further information about both private chauffeur-driven car-hire services, Civitavecchia transfers and Tour, you can contact our company. We’ll be pleased to give you advice about the best options for your travelling needs.

 

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Rome to Naples Transfer

With a Rome to Naples Transfer service you’ll travel in a comfortable Transfers Rome private car following the footsteps of ancient travelers, attracted by natural, historical and artistic beauties of the Lazio region, the last part of the Tyrrhenian Coast till the unforgettable Bay of Naples in Campania.

The Latin poet Horace in his Satire V described his admirable trip from Rome to Brindisi along the Appian Way, the main road that starting just out of the Urbe from Porta Capena, next to the famous Baths of Caracalla, crossed the Pontine Marshes leading to the wonderful Pugliese city facing the Adriatic Sea. The paved road in silica offered travelers a spectacular route in the middle of prestigious Roman monuments and mausoleums to the point of being defined as the “queen of roads” by the Latin poet Statius.

The road that you’ll follow in the Rome to Naples transfers in a chauffeur driven private car will be instead the A1 highway, also known as the Autostrada del Sole, that crosses the whole Italian peninsula starting from Milan, passing through Bologna, Florence, Rome and finally arriving in Naples.

The artist Luigi Rossini in his collection of drawings “Viaggio Pittoresco da Roma a Napoli” (1839) remembers how from the Appian Way one could admire: refined views of Rome, of its antiquities, of the surrounding countryside and of the other cities found along the journey to Naples. The ancient Roman road reached in Campania the city of Capua, a town of ancient origins lying on a bend of the river Volturno.

The service offered by our company will make you rediscover the wonders of the landscape between Lazio and Campania, comfortably traveling in a wonderful car equipped with every comfort. During your transfer you’ll discover the cities of Frosinone, formerly inhabited by the Volsci, and Cassino, known for its renowned Abbey of Monte Cassino. Leaving the Ciociaria region, you’ll then arrive in Campania, where you’ll be able to see the city of Capua, with many monuments to visit, such as the Basilica Benedettina of Sant’Angelo in Formis (late 11th century), and Caserta, famous for its sumptuous Bourbon Royal Palace.

During your Rome to Naples Transfer  you could also decide to stop in one of the splendid Italian places that you will find along the way or choose to enjoy the view from your car window until you arrive in Naples. During the transfers there will be planned breaks at roadside bars to have a coffee, buy a newspaper, etc. If you wish, you can also combine a Naples tour to your transfer, always traveling in a Transfers Rome private car.

 

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Rome to Florence by Transfersrome
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Rome to Florence Transfer

Rome to Florence Transfer is a chauffeur-driven car-hire service that allows you to reach in a few hours the wonderful Tuscan city leaving from any place in the Italian capital. You’ll travel in a vehicle equipped with every comfort and driven by a private driver, crossing one of the most evocative stretches of the highway Autostrada del Sole A1. This thoroughfare crosses the Italian peninsula from north to south, passing through extraordinary naturalistic sceneries. With your Transfers Rome car you’ll go through the last part of Lazio that reaches out to Umbria. You’ll pass close to Fiano Romano and you’ll be able to admire the high tuff cliff, surrounded by an oxbow of the River Tiber, on which stands the town of Orte. You’ll find yourselves at the center of the Tiber Valley, a land inhabited once by the Etruscans. During the Transfer you’ll follow in the footsteps of the ancients, admiring the numerous villas and farms scattered in the Latial countryside. From Lazio you’ll arrive in Umbria, another Italian region rich in history and wonderful naturalistic scenarios. The highway A1 passes next to Orvieto, that you’ll be able to admire from your car window. The Umbrian city is located about 100 km from Rome and 150 km from Florence. Here you’ll be able to have a break in a roadside restaurant before continuing with your transfer toward Florence.

Going on with your car journey, you’ll find yourself immersed in another interesting landscape: the Valdichiana, a pleasant valley of Tuscany, enclosed between the mounts of Cortona and the Umbrian hills. Through hillocks, hills and verdant plains, during the Rome to Florence transfers you’ll come across some of the most evocative Tuscan locations: Chianciano, famous for its healing thermal waters; Chiusi, renowned town of Etruscan origin; Sarteano, where every year a Saracen Joust is held; Città della Pieve, an artistic center renowned also for its excellent food and wine products. Once left the Chiana Valley, you’ll go in the so called area of the upper Valdarno, between Arezzo and Florence. Here during the Middle Ages the Florentine Republic created two military garrisons to reduce the attacks of the rival cities Arezzo and Siena, and to reduce the power of the local landlords. We are talking about today’s towns of San Giovanni Valdarno and of Terranuova Bracciolini. You’ll enjoy the view of landscapes of exceptional beauty till you arrive in Florence. Together with the service Rome to Florence Transfer, Transfers Rome recommends you combine the tour of the Tuscan city, to visit the most important monuments and points of interest. For further information please refer to the Full day tours section.

 

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Pomepii Tours from Rome by Transfersrome

Pompeii Tours from Rome

The Pompeii tours generally start from the Rome-Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport. Here you’ll find your Transfers Rome driver waiting to take you to discover the famous Pompeii archaeological excavations.

During the journey along the highway A3 Salerno – Reggio Calabria there will be two stops in a roadside bar for a coffee break.

From the windows of your private vehicle you’ll be able to admire evocative landscapes offered by the Campania region, a land rich in tradition and history. With our drivers you’ll arrive in Pompei. The city of Roman origin was destroyed by the Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The rain of ash and volcanic material entirely buried it, causing the death of most of its inhabitants. In 1748, when Charles III of Spain was king of Naples, regular archaeological excavations started and went on till the finding of the whole city that remained dormant under a thick blanket of lava.

Why choose our Pompeii Tours from Rome

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During your Pompeii tour from Rome you’ll visit the archaeological area, divided into various districts, bounded by the main roads that once crossed the Roman settlement: the Decumani Maximi, Via di Nola and Via dell’Abbondanza; the Cardo Maximus, Via di Stabia; and many other parallel roads. The city was surrounded by walls with defense towers and city gates. The Porta Marina, one of the best preserved ones, dates back to the 2nd century BC. It was called in this way because it faced toward the sea, directly connecting the hill where Pompeii was built to the plain that extends up to the coast. The gate immediately takes to the city center: the Forum, around which the main public, civil and religious buildings were arranged.

In the background of the piazza, northward, stands the Temple of Jupiter, elevated on a high podium. Those attending the tour of Pompeii will be able to admire some of the Corinthian columns that once belonged to the ancient temple. At the southwest margin of the Forum there are the ruins of the Basilica, that together with the piazza was part of the most lively and animated part of the city. In the middle of its wonderful colonnades, Pompeiian merchants and bankers did their bargaining and trades.

The tour include visits to: the House of the Faun, the biggest and most beautiful house in Pompeii, which takes its name from the Dancing Faun statuette (3rd-2nd century BC) located in the impluvium; the Forum Baths, still finely adorned with decorations in colored stucco that reproduce mythical scenes and plant motifs; the famous House of the Large Fountain, which takes its name from the singular decorative niche, coated with polychrome mosaic tiles, from which flows a fountain adorned with masks and statuettes; the Amphitheater, the Theater, the Odeon and many other interesting spaces where Pompeiians spent their life.

The lava covering allowed the extraordinary conservation of the decorations on the walls, on the pavings, in the house gardens, of the baths and temples of Pompeii. Famous for its vastness and its wall paintings is the Villa of the Mysteries, close to Pompeii’s urban center, out of Porta Ercolano. In the triclinium there’s a large frieze that goes along the walls, representing the marriage between Dionysus and Ariadne, Silenus and two Satyrs and other figures connected to the Dionysian Mysteries. At the Antiquarium you’ll find the whole history of Pompeii documented through the items found during the excavations, decorative works, portraits and impressive plaster casts of the lifeless bodies of the victims of the terrible eruption of 79 AD.

Apart from the visit to the archaeological site, the tour of Pompeii includes an itinerary in today’s Pompei. In the historical center worthy of interest is the  Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary, designed by the architect Antonio Cuà. Since 1901 Giovanni Rispoli directed the work of the monumental façade culminating with the statue of the Virgin of the Rosary, work of Gaetano Chiaromonte carved from a single block of Carrara marble. The bell tower, which has a bronze door at the entrance, is five stories high and was designed by Aristide and Pio Leonori. The Basilica has a Latin cross plant and three naves; the central one culminates with a dome 57 m. high. The picture of the Virgin of the Rosary with the Child Jesus and Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena by the sides is kept on the main altar and has a gilded bronze frame surrounded by the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary painted by Vincenzo Paliotti; this canvas has become an object of veneration in the whole world.

Other destinations during your Tour of Pompeii

The tour will then continue with the visit to the house-museum of Bartolo Longo, which holds prints that describe Vesuvius eruptions from 1621 to 1944, as well as photographs and fragments of minerals and volcanic rocks.

At the end of the Pompeii tours: return trip to Rome or overnight stay in a hotel in Pompei.

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Florence Day Tours by Transfersrome

Florence Day Tours

The Florence Day Tours proposed by our company are private chauffeur-driven car daily tours. Our driver will be at your complete disposal for the whole day. He’ll be waiting for you at Rome-Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport, will welcome you in the sedan that you’ll have booked and will take you on a tour of one of the most important cities of art in the world: Florence.

During your journey to the Tuscan chief town, which takes about four hours, there will be two stops for a coffee break at the service stations along the highway A1 Rome-Florence.

Why choose our Florence Day Tour

Quality and safety at your service

Home of famous people such as Dante, Boccaccio and Machiavelli, which contributed to the birth and development of Italian language and culture, Florence is rich in places, churches and museums to visit. You’ll discover that this city is like a diamond in the precious necklace of Tuscan tourist destinations.

Works of great and renowned artists such as Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello, make Florence one of the world’s capitals of culture. Despite the flood that hit in 1966, the city preserves a priceless heritage, accumulated in great part between the 14th and the 16th century, its period of maximum development.

The first place where you’ll be accompanied to will be Piazza del Duomo, in the city center. Here there are some of the most important Florentine religious buildings: the Baptistery, the Duomo or Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower and Giotto’s Campanile, great masterpieces of Italian architecture.

Here you’ll begin your proper tour of Florence.

The Duomo is a work of important artists: Arnolfo di Cambio, who started the construction in 1296; Giotto, who supervised the work in the 14th century; Filippo Brunelleschi, author of the famous 90 meters high dome; Lapo Ghini, Francesco Talenti, Emilio De Fabris and many others. The external coating is made of white Carrara marbles, red Siena marbles and green Prato marbles; the lantern on the top of the dome was installed in 1461, while the façade was only completed in 1886. The beautiful glass windows and the mechanical clock still in working condition are also worthy of admiration.

The inside of the church is a show you can’t miss with its marvelous frescoes, sculptures and an admirable marble paving. The artists that have helped making the Duomo of Florence precious are numerous, among the many we can mention: Paolo Uccello with the equestrian fresco dedicated to Giovanni Acuto, also known as the “Equestrian Monument to Sir John Hawkwood”; Giorgio Vasari, author of the “Last Judgment” (fresco on the dome), done together with Federico Zuccari, and of a well-known fresco inspired by Dante and the Divine Comedy; Andrea del Castagno, Luca della Robbia and Benedetto da Maiano, author of the Crucifix on the main altar (1497).

Continuing the tour, just a few steps from the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower, you’ll find Giotto’s Campanile, bell tower of the Cathedral. The Campanile is five stories, 82 m. high and 15 m. wide and has been decorated with the same polychrome marbles that make the Duomo precious. It was started by Giotto in 1334, invited by the Signoria and, after the death of the artist, the project was continued by Andrea Pisano till 1348 and finished in 1359 by Francesco Talenti that built a large terrace, from which one can admire an enchanting landscape.

The Baptistery, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of the city, is located in front of the Duomo and is one of the most ancient buildings in Florence. Till 1128 it was the cathedral of Florence. With an octagonal design, the Baptistery is coated with slabs of white and green Prato marbles. The dome is divided into eight segments. The three gilded bronze doors are a work of Andrea Pisano, author of the most ancient door, southward, and of Lorenzo Ghiberti, author of the north and east doors. The latter was defined by Michelangelo as the “door to Paradise” because of its exceptional beauty. The Baptistery of Saint John was conceived to accommodate the Duomo’s font; internally it’s characterized by the splendor of the mosaics that cover the whole cupola and the tribune’s vault. Most of the furniture of the Baptistery, such as the “Magdalene” by Donatello, together with the most precious works of the other sacred buildings of Piazza del Duomo, is today preserved in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo also known as Opera di S. Maria del Fiore and located behind the Cathedral.

From Piazza del Duomo, Florence Day Tours generally continue toward Piazza della Signoria, dominated by Palazzo Vecchio. In the historical Florentine piazza you’ll find some of the most representative works of the city: the wonderful Loggia della Signoria, the great fountain by Bartolomeo Ammannati (1563-1575) with at the center the imposing figure of Neptune, known as “Il Biancone”; the equestrian monument of Cosimo I, an excellent work in bronze by Giambologna (1598); and the world-famous “David” by Michelangelo (1503) located left of Palazzo Vecchio (the original work is kept in the Galleria dell’Accademia), while on the right there’s the marble group “Hercules and Cacus” by Baccio Bandinelli (1533).

Palazzo Vecchio or Palazzo della Signoria, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (1298-1314), is the seat of the Comune since 1872. Over the centuries it has always been the political center and therefore it has become the symbol of the city. The interior is richly decorated by the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance.

The Loggia dei Lanzi or Loggia della Signoria houses inside, like a precious showcase, some masterpieces of the statuary art: “Perseus” by Benvenuto Cellini, “The Rape of the Sabine Women” and “Hercules Fighting the Centaur Nessus” both by Giambologna, “Judith and Holofernes” and the famous “David” (the original is preserved in the Bargello National Museum) works of Donatello, the author also of “Marzocco”, the symbolic lion of the Republic of Florence.

On the right of Palazzo Vecchio opens the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most prestigious museums in the world and a stop you can’t miss in the tour of Florence. The admirable building was built in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari, commissioned by the Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici to accommodate the administrative and judicial offices of the Florentine State. Today’s museum preserves an immense artistic heritage, which includes thousands of paintings that span from the Middle Ages to the modern era, many ancient sculptures, miniatures and tapestries. Among the masterpieces to admire: “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli, “The Holy Family” by Michelangelo and the portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and his wife, works of Piero della Francesca. Also important are the collections of German, Dutch and Flemish painters, such as Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.

Behind Palazzo Vecchio, at the eastern end of the city, there’s the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of the most important Franciscan churches in Italy. Besides Giotto’s wonderful frescoes, its interior preserves the tombs and monuments of illustrious Florentines and Italian artists, such as Michelangelo, Ugo Foscolo, Giaocchino Rossini. There is also the Cenotaph of Dante, who was buried in Ravenna while he was in exile.

Places to visit during your Tour of Florence

During the Florence Day Tour, depending on your interests, we suggest you visit: the Archaeological Museum; the Bargello National Museum, in which are collected the original versions of the most important sculptures; or the National Museum of History and Science (in Piazza de’ Giudici), in which are kept works, projects, inventions and ancient tools of the scientist Galileo.

Along the banks of the Arno, going back toward the Uffizi, you’ll come across Ponte Vecchio. The bridge, unhurt by the bombings of the Second World War, is the oldest in Florence. It was built in 1345 by Taddeo Gaddi , in the narrowest point of the part of the Arno that crosses the city, and is considered one of the symbols of Florence. By crossing it you’ll be able to admire the sparkling shop windows of ancient Florentine goldsmiths. At the center of the bridge there’s a small piazza, at the sides of which are two panoramic terraces: one is toward Piazzale Michelangelo, the hill of S. Miniato and the Uffizi, and is closed in the upper part by the Vasari Corridor, which connects the Uffizi with Palazzo Pitti; the other, which faces toward Ponte Santa Trinita, has at the center a bust of Benvenuto Cellini made by Raffaele Romanelli and put here in 1900.

Continuing straight, after having crossed the bridge, you’ll arrive at Palazzo Pitti, once a splendid Medici villa, today one of the world’s most important art galleries. The large park behind the building is the Boboli Gardens. This is one of the first examples of Italian garden, which inspired the ones of many European courts of the time. The original garden (from 1549), was designed by the sculptor Niccolò Pericoli called “Il Tribolo”, and later on the work was continued by Ammannati, Buontalenti and in the end Alfonso Parigi.

Finally, for your shopping in Florence, besides Ponte Vecchio and the numerous boutiques that constellate the city we recommend: the Mercato Nuovo called “del Porcellino”, from the famous sculpture by Tacca representing a boar, and the craft market in the San Lorenzo district.

The Florence Day Tours can end with the return journey to Rome or overnight stay in Florence.

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