Florence

Italy

Florence, city of the Medicis, was once the most fabulously rich city on earth.  Wealthy noblemen chose this central, beautiful spot on the River Arno, set against a backdrop of Tuscan hills and Chianti vines, to create a centre of commerce, art, splendour and power. 
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Thanks to the influence of the Medici family, Florence attracted the nation's finest; Machiavelli inaugurated the new political thinking; Galileo turned old scientific thinking upside down; Boccaccio and Dante created the first Italian centre of literature (the Italian language was born in Florence).  Florence is attractive from any viewpoint, but the real beauty is to be found not so much in its exteriors, but inside the city's many palaces, churches and museums.

Florence is today much more than a museum.  It is the sixth most important city in Italy, and is world-renowned for the quality of its fashion, leather, fine paper and modern art and sculpture.  There is vibrancy in the city, which is reflected in the courtesy, discretion, quick-wittedness, artistic sense and sophistication of the Florentine people.

The list of must see works of art is almost overpowering, but our Kirker Guide Notes will help you find quieter secrets, and some special trattoria and restaurants, not found in other 'official' handbooks. There is much for the independent traveller to see and enjoy: be selective, take your time, and marvel.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Return flights
  • Return private car transfers
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • A guaranteed entrance ticket to the Uffizi Gallery
  • Kirker's Guide Notes to restaurants, museums and sightseeing
  • The services of the Kirker Concierge

Kirker Extra

Timed entrance ticket to the Uffizi Museum (closed mondays).

All Kirker clients visiting Florence will be offered timed entrance tickets to the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery. Located in the centre of the city on the banks of the River Arno, the Uffizi houses one of the world’s most important collections of Renaissance art, including famous masterpieces by Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci. For those who prefer, we can include tickets for the Bargello sculpture museum or the Accademia Gallery as an alternative.


How to travel from Pisa to Florence

TRAVEL INFORMATION

By Air

Flights to Florence

Flight Time

  • Gatwick: Meridiana
  • 2 hrs 15 mins
    • London City: City Jet
  • 2 hrs 15 mins
  • By Air

    Flights to Pisa

    Flight time

    • Heathrow, Gatwick: British Airways
  • 2 hrs 15 mins
    • East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast: Jet2
  • 2 hrs 15 mins - 2 hrs 35 min
    • Gatwick, Luton, Bristol: Easyjet
  • 2 hrs 5 mins - 2 hrs 15 mins
    • Bournemouth, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Stansted: Ryanair
  • 2 hrs 10 mins - 2 hrs 40 mins
  • By Air

    Flights to Bologna

    Flight time

    • Heathrow: British Airways
  • 2 hrs 15 mins
    • Gatwick: Easyjet
  • 2 hrs 10 mins
    • Edinburgh, Stansted: Ryanair
  • 2 hrs 15 mins - 2 hrs 30 mins
    • Dublin: Aer Lingus
  • 2 hrs 30 mins
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