Santa Maria Novella
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Our most recommended Santa Maria Novella Activities

  • Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    1. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza S. Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on PIazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

    Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind

  • Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    2. Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    Climb onto a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down streets with little traffic in the historic center. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans' area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. Continue to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome on top of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. At stops along the route, your guide will tell you all about Florentine Republic and the Renaissance.

  • Florence: Pisa Morning Tour with Optional Leaning Tower

    3. Florence: Pisa Morning Tour with Optional Leaning Tower

    Your day of discovery begins with a walk along the medieval walls as you head toward the ancient entrance, Porta Santa Maria. Once you've reached this historic destination, you can admire how the white marble architecture stands out amongst the green lawns of Piazza dei Miracoli. Throughout your tour, your expert guide will accompany you and help you discover the Piazza dei Miracoli and all its most famous monuments. Some of these major landmarks include the Baptistery, the monumental cemetery and the famous Leaning Tower. At the end of your guided tour, you will have free time to relax on the lawn in the shadow of the Tower, or if you prefer, enjoy a spot of shopping amongst the local stores.  If you wish, you can add to your excursion by purchasing entrance tickets to the Leaning Tower of Pisa whilst boarding your bus.

  • Florence: Round-Trip Transfer to Pisa

    4. Florence: Round-Trip Transfer to Pisa

    Enjoy a practical transfer from Florence city center to Pisa, throughout which you'll be able to enjoy the famous Piazza dei Miracoli. There you can take picture of the Leaning Tower and if you want, and can also get on the top by purchasing tickets. You can also visit the cathedral and the baptistery, or take a stroll alongside the Arno River. You will also be welcome to taste some delicious ice-cream in one of the numerous shops. At the conclusion of your sightseeing day, you'll be able to enjoy your journey back to Florence at 2:00PM on an air-conditioned GT coach.

  • Florence: Private Walking Tour with Transfer

    5. Florence: Private Walking Tour with Transfer

    Discover the secrets of Florence on a customized walking tour, and enjoy the personalized services of a private guide. This walk will take you to some of the city’s more hidden locations and is ideal if you have already taken a historical tour of the city center's main sites. Your guide will reveal hidden secrets about the streets of Florence, such as the main street that is dotted with medieval towers. Hear fascinating stories about the art and architecture of the Renaissance as you dive down narrow streets and hear about the people that used to live there. Listen to funny and sometimes tragic tales to get an alternative perspective of Florence.

  • From Florence: Private Roundtrip Transfer to Cinque Terre

    6. From Florence: Private Roundtrip Transfer to Cinque Terre

    Take a private bus or private car from Florence and enjoy a convenient transfer to Cinque Terre. Visit the coastal area's five centuries-old seaside villages and discover the old charm Italy's known for.  Start with a stop in Manarola, followed by Vernazza and Riomaggiore, where you'll have some free time before heading to Monterosso. While in Monterosso take the opportunity for a quick dip in the sea or savor a delicious local lunch. Move on to Manarola at your own leisure to take in the breathtaking landscapes. Head to La Spezia for a little sightseeing and where your return transfer will be waiting for you. Round out your trip with a relaxing ride back to Florence with a 7:30 PM arrival time.

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What people are saying about Santa Maria Novella

It is a great way to see the main points of the city. Our driver was very nice, and we really enjoyed ourselves. I recommend the longer 45min ride because we got things done a bit quickly

Great trip, wonderfull location. As always everything was well organised. Transport, guide,...overall great half day!

Very interesting tour to get an excellent overview. Giovanni had really something to tell. Thank you very much

Giovanni was skilled and knowledgeable and took us around in an excellent way. Very good way to see the city

Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind