Private jet charter and flights to Florence
From Botticelli to Michelangelo and Brunelleschi to Ghiberti, a long weekend in Florence takes you back in time to the birthplace of the Renaissance. The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with medieval backstreets, chapels, churches, basilicas and world-class art museums housing gilded frescoes, lauded canvases and lavish monuments. Home to spectacular art, handsome architecture, a contemporary restaurant scene and high-end designer shopping, Florence is an irresistible Italian delight. Get a fast quote from Air Charter Service to charter a private jet to Florence.
Artistic treasures abound everywhere you go in Florence, but thankfully its small historic centre is easily walkable. Just remember that nearly all museums in Florence are closed on a Monday. First port of call should be the iconic Uffizi Gallery – one of the most visited museums in the world, it’s home to breathtaking art including the Last of the Medici, the 13th-century art of Giotto and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
Next on your list should be Brunelleschi’s terracotta-tiled Duomo at Florence’s Cathedral, possibly the most spectacular edifice of Renaissance history. Featuring inner frescoes depicting the Last Judgment, this masterpiece of engineering is the city’s highest monument. Climbing to the top of the Cupola is a must – and if you’ve got some puff left, head to Giotti’s Bell Tower afterwards for a different perspective. Save another day for a date with ‘David’, the 17-foot marble masterpiece that Michelangelo carved out of a single block of marble. David lives in Galleria dell’Accademia, alongside a multitude of historic art works that you’ll want to mark out a few hours to peruse.
After perusing world-class art, hit Florence’s beautiful streets and explore this mesmerising city’s other cultural highlights on foot. Take a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo for panoramic views over the whole of the city; head to Piscina Comunale Costoli in the summer to bathe in an impressive Olympic-sized outdoor city pool; and wander past incredible sculptures at Boboli Gardens.
Indulge in luxury fashion brands in Florence’s legendary shopping quarter – Gucci, Cavalli, Ferragamo and Pucci were all founded in the city – where big names sit with sleek aplomb alongside concept stores and historic leather makers. Head to the glittering 14th-century Via de Tornabuoni for every Italian designer flagship store you could possibly name before ducking into Palazzo Antinori, one of Florence’s finest Renaissance palaces, to sample excellent wines from the surrounding Tuscan hills.
Florence is not only an art aficionado’s paradise, but also a food lover’s dream and an opera lover’s delight. L’Incontro is a wonderful spot for an alfresco summer lunch, Il Palagio delivers a gastronomical feast and the Three Sixty Rooftop Bar is a must for sunset aperitivo and snacks over panoramic city views. Classical music fans should check out the Teatro de Maggiol Musicale timetable before planning a break, along with the more intimate settings of churches and palazzos where spectacular concerts are often held.
Visit Florence for an intoxicating adventure into the history of art, food and fashion. Contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Florence, landing at Amerigo Vespucci Airport.