Excursion 3 - Florence
Florence is one of the most beautiful city in the world, the list of the artists associated with this city is endless: Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and many others. Because it's smaller than Rome, you'll have an easier time wandering around the city and getting a sense of what Italian life must have been like during the Renaissance. You'll see the enchanting Michelangelo's David, one of the most famous sculpture of all times, in front of The Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi, an open air museum, located in the Piazza della Signoria. The great Uffizi Gallery, a former palace of the famous Medici family, generally regarded as one of the top museums of the world, with its collections of Italian Renaissance art. The beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore in front of the old Battistero inspired to the Dante's Hell. From the top of the Campanile di Giotto, 82 meters high, next to the Basilica, you will enjoy a wonderful landscape view of the city; while at the Ponte Vecchio (old bridge), the oldest bridge in town crossing the river Arno, you can buy nice (and expensive) silver and gold. The Palazzo Pitti, one of the most important palaces, built in 1450, and the church Santa Maria Novella are some other treasures of this wonderful and unforgettable city.