Florence Art Lovers Tour

Museum of Florence Academy of Fine Arts
If you’re an art-lover, you’ll enjoy exploring Florence, which is much more than the Uffizi and the Accademia Galleries. The city is an open-air museum! We’ve handpicked some of the most interesting and notable palaces, cathedrals, architecture, and masterpieces to take you through local art at your own pace.

You’ll find four museums in one building at the Palazzo Pitti, including modern art and historic fashion collections. In addition, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and Basilica of Santa Spirito churches are home to religious art with frescos adorning their interiors. Florence's artistic history is ready to spoil art lovers, and we aim to recommend the best places based on your interests.

Suggested Places to Visit:
  • Palazzo Pitti: Spend the day exploring the Palazzo Pitti, which is divided into four museums. The Treasury of the Grand Dukes is on the ground floor, the Palatine Gallery and the Imperial and Royal Apartments on the first floor, and the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Costume and Fashion on the second floor. This fantastic assortment is ideal for history buffs!

  • Bargello Museum: The building alone is worth a visit, as it's one of the oldest buildings in Florence and is located in the impressive Palazzo del Bargello. You'll find a variety of statues and artwork from famous artists.

  • Medici Chapels: Located next to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the chapels are a mini-masterpiece built of granite, marble, and semiprecious stones. The artwork includes some of Michelangelo’s most beautiful sculptures.

  • Basilica of Santa Maria Novella: The Santa Maria Novella Church is one of the oldest Basilicas of the Dominican Order in Florence. It's close to the Medici Chapels, so ideal to combine a visit to both. Don’t miss Masaccio’s Holy Trinity fresco, a great historical piece of the Renaissance period.

  • Basilica of Santa Spirito: The Basilica of Santo Spirito is also an example of Renaissance architecture. Located next to Palazzo Pitti, it offers a great combination for a self-guided tour.

Itineraries with Florence Art Lovers Tour

Luxury Italian Highlights: Venice, Florence, Rome - 7 Days

Spend a week in luxury exploring Italy's cities on this packed itinerary. Explore Venice from the water, see Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence, and get exclusive access to the world-famous art and history of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Throughout the trip, enjoy private guided tours, indulge in delicious local food, and relax at night in luxurious accommodations.

Explore Tuscany: Florence, Siena, Pisa, & Lucca - 8 Days

This packed 8-day itinerary is perfect for travelers on a time crunch. Begin your trip in Florence to see top Renaissance works by Michelangelo and da Vinci, tour the iconic Duomo, and go shopping on the Pontevecchio Bridge. Climb the leaning tower of Pisa and see the 12th-century Monumental Cemetery, then head to the countryside for wine tasting and afternoon coffee in medieval village piazzas. End in Lucca where you'll tour the 11th-century Duomo di San Martino, then make—and eat!—the perfect bowl of pasta. 

Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 11 Days

Spend eleven days visiting historical sites, eating delicious food, and enjoying yourself in Italy. Start in Venice, where romantic canals, Italo-Byzantine architecture, and exquisite hand-blown glass beckon. Tour the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, then spend a day visiting vineyards and medieval fortresses in Tuscany. Finish the trip in Rome, where you'll dive into history at the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel, then enjoy the buzzing nightlife.

Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 20 Days

From the sunny Amalfi Coast to Rome's buzzing nightlife, this incredible 20-day highlights trip through Italy is perfect for travelers who want to see it all. Start in Venice to see the famed Grand Canal, then head to Florence for Tuscan wines and da Vinci's art. Round out your trip with a stay in the small coastal town of Amalfi before ending in Rome, where ancient history, eclectic neighborhoods, and a vibrant food scene await.