Italy-City tour of Florence – the cradle of the Renaissance, former home of the Medicis. Pisa – Marvel at one of the wonders of the world – The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Onto Umbria After breakfast at your hotel, check out and proceed to Florence, the capital of Tuscany. Drive across the Apennine Mountains, along the Brenta River past Bologna, onto Pisa, the Hometown of Galileo and a city, which makes the most of its claim to fame - its Leaning Tower! It has leaned almost since construction first started, due to the swampy soil beneath it. At a photo stop here, note its striking beauty along with its characteristic tilt. It is the Duomo's (Cathedral) Bell Tower. Together with the Baptistry, these are all a part of the ‘Field of Miracles’. Continue to Florence, a shrine to the wonders of the Renaissance, with more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world! Included in your walking tour of the city of Florence is a visit to the remarkable Duomo (when open for visitors).Besides it is the 'Gates of Paradise' - the heavenly gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery, originally a pagan temple and the open air gallery in Signoria Square. Walk on the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in the city. Time permitting indulge in some more famous works of art – genuine Florentine leather bags and souvenirs! Happy shopping! After an exciting tour, drive through a stretch of olive groves and vineyards to.