Best of Florence from Rome by High-Speed Train with Michelangelo’s David
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Best of Florence from Rome by High-Speed Train with Michelangelo’s David

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Tour Highlights

  • Travel to and from Florence by high-speed train
  • Gain instant entry to the Galleria Accademia with our Skip the Line Access
  • See some of Michelangelo's masterpieces, such as the Slaves & David statues
  • Gaze in awe at the remarkable exterior of the Duomo
  • Listen to stories of intrigue from your accompanying expert guide
  • Explore Florence your way during your allocated free time


Take in Florence's unforgettable beauty on this day trip from Rome. Travel by high-speed rail and skip the line at Florence’s Accademia Gallery to gain immediate access to Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Take a walking tour of the city’s best, including stunning Florence Cathedral and enjoy free time to soak up the city's atmosphere.

Tour Description

If you are based in Rome during your trip, don’t miss the opportunity to see the beauty of Florence for yourself. Filled with so much incredible art, history, and architecture, seeing all that Florence offer can be a challenge. Dark Rome has created the perfect day trip to Florence from Rome that offers you to chance to see the very best parts!

Florence Tour

Travel in comfort by high-speed rail and arrive at Florence station, where you'll meet your local guide and make your way to the first stop on the tour - the Accademia Gallery.

Our Skip the Line Access to the Accademia Gallery provides you with the opportunity to avoid waiting in line and witness Michelangelo’s statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece, David.

Gaze at the Gates of Paradise

Your expert guide will bring you to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo, and enter the Duomo during your free time if you wish.

Throughout the walking tour, you will learn about the history of Florence. You'll visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues and glorious fountains. Next, travel past the Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. From here, you'll continue towards the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you can admire ingenious statues by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Verrocchio.

Come Nose to Nose with il Porcellino

Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “Il Porcellino” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists, and locals.

Then you'll have the opportunity to use the allocated free time to explore the beauty of Florence. Your guide will be available to offer recommendations for restaurants, so you can try a delicious local meal in what is one of the world’s favorite destinations for food and wine. There will also be plenty of time for shopping in Florence’s fashionable boutiques and markets, famous for their handmade leather goods. Otherwise, wander at your own pace and take in the beauty of the city, before your return to Rome by high-speed rail.

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What's Included

  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • High-speed train return ticket
  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • Ticket for the Accademia Gallery and all reservation fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets

Sites Visited

  • Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) - outside
  • Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David - Inside
  • Piazza degli Uffizi
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Baptistry Door


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  • Unable to print your voucher

    It is not necessary to bring your voucher. We do recommend bringing the voucher with you as it contains helpful maps and directions to the meeting point. You can present this to your guide on the day of your tour either on a mobile device, or print it out.

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  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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