1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Santa Maria Novella

Florence & Pisa Tour by High Speed Train from Rome

Product ID: 192690
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Visit two of the most famous cities in Italy known from their rich art history and culinary traditions. Tickle your palate and plunge into Pisa and Florence's unrivaled artistic heritage. Visit the Duomo and the Leaning Tower by high-speed train.
About this activity
Duration 15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Host or greeter
Spanish, English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pickup service available from your hotel in Rome. Please provide the name and address of your hotel/accommodation when booking.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Florence and Pisa in one day via high-speed train
  • See the Duomo of Florence and Pisa's Leaning Tower
  • Shop for local produce at the famous San Lorenzo's Market
  • Stroll along the Ponte Vecchio and take in the amazing views
  • Sample many Italian culinary delights and taste fine wines
Full description
Meet your passionate, local guide and start an enlightening walking in the very heart of Florence at Santa Maria Novella Square. Admire the astonishing Romanesque façade of the imposing church and learn about how vineyards dominated the area centuries ago. Proceed towards the core of Florence's wine and food culture: the colorful and lively San Lorenzo Market. Breath in the atmosphere of this unique food market where you can buy any kind of fresh ingredients directly from the producers. Taste the typical cantuccini, the famous dessert biscuits of the region and dip them into vinsanto sweet wine.

Discover the secrets behind the construction of San Lorenzo Church and Duomo Cathedral, and learn about the unique Florentine architecture. Join a second food and wine tasting in a picturesque Vinaino shop. Taste the best cold-cuts of our region including salami, finocchiona, and prosciutto together with Pecorino cheese, along with the world-renowned Chianti red wine. Stroll through the historic center of the city, admiring such masterpieces as Orsanmichele Church and Signoria Square. The gourmet quest ends with a tasting of 2 mouth-watering dishes belonging to Florentine culinary tradition such as Pappa al pomodoro and Ribollita, both made with Tuscan bread and with peasant origins.

In the afternoon proceed to Pisa via high-speed train. Start the excursion with a walk along the medieval walls up to the old entrance gate, Porta Santa Maria. Take in the extraordinary views of the Piazza di Miracoli with its marble architecture and neat grass lawns. Visit the precious interiors of the Cathedral, an unchallenged masterpiece of Romanesque art. Once outside, admire the Baptistery, the Monumental Graveyard and, finally, the world famous Leaning Tower, discovering all its secrets. Before heading back to Florence you will have free time to enjoy an ice-cream and take some amazing photographs.
Includes
  • Pick up from your hotel in Rome
  • Assistance at the railway station in Rome
  • Round-trip train tickets for the high-speed train
  • A professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Drop off to the hotel