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Florence by Helicopter

You will be able to enjoy a unique experience overlooking Florence from another perspective. The flight over the historical centre of the city of hidden treasures will unveal major monuments in a total of fifteen minutes in the air.

Your private english speaking driver will pick you up in your hotel in the centre of Florence and take you to the helicopter base which is located approximately forty minutes away from the centre. Then you will be welcomed onboard and prepared for a pleasant flight over Florence. In order to make your flight even more enjoyable, we can also organize a bottle of Champagne at an additional rate. Please inform your special requests at the moment of your booking.

Schedule Example


10:00 - Pick up at hotel in Florence downtown and transfer to the helicopter base
11:00 - Briefing and departure from heliport viewing the following sights:
Cascine Park - Arno River - Ponte Vecchio - Basilica di Santa Croce - Piazzale Michelangelo - Forte Belvedere - Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens - Palazzo Vecchio & Piazza della Signoria - Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome & Campanile di Giotto - Fiesole - Fortezza da Basso
11:15 - Landing on heliport
12:00 - Arrival at your hotel in Florence

Description of visited sights

Cascine Park
The largest public park in Florence, considered by the florentines as the "lung of the city". Its building process has started in 1563 as the hunting reserve of the Medici Family.

Arno River
Cutting cities such as Florence, Pisa, Empoli, Santa Croce sull'Arno e Pontedera, the Arno is the main river in Tuscany and the second of central Italy (after the Tevere). An event to be remembered was the flood on November 4th, 1966 when the Arno River went way beyond its limits of height. Between the 12th and 14th centuries it had a major role on the economical development of the city as many activities were in need of water and electricity generated by the water flow of the Arno River.

Ponte Vecchio
The oldest bridge of the city, it was built in order to link the administrative part of the city to Pitti Palace, the residence of the Medici. Above Ponte Vecchio runs the Vasari Corridor, a unique passageway constructed for the Medici Family in order to allow them to pass from one side of the river to the other without having any contact with the population. The "Old Bridge" was the only one not destroyed by the Germans during the Second World War.

Basilica di Santa Croce
A Francescan Basilica, Santa Croce is one of the oldest and most exceptional Gothic masterpieces from Italy. Important names such as Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolò Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei are buried in the Basilica.

Piazzale Michelangelo
Nominated to the famous artist, it is known as the "terrace" of Florence, with amazing views to the city.

Forte Belvedere
Constructed to protect the the Pitti Palace and to demonstrate the power of the Medici Family. The fort overlooks the city and is currently open to the public, providing spectacular views over Florence.

Palazzo Pitti
Originally the home of Lucca Pitti, an ambitious florentine banker, it later became home of the Medici Family, being inhabited also by Napoleon Bonaparte. Attached to the splendid Boboli Gardens, it currently hosts museums such as the Palatine Gallery and the Silver Museum.

Palazzo Vecchio
Known also as Palazzo della Signoria, it is located in the piazza with the same name. It was projected by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1322. The bell on the top of the tower was used for warning the citizens in case of danger or to call people in the moment of public assemblies that were frequent in Piazza della Signoria. A large part of the internal area of the palace was restructured by Vasari, when Cosimo I de Medici was transferred to the palace in 1540. In the period from 1865 to 1871, six years when Florence was the capital of Italy, Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarters of the Italian Parliament. The palace holds works from major artists such as Michelangelo and Ghirlandaio.

Piazza della Signoria
The central square of the city of Florence, "open air art gallery" and the heart of the political scene of the city, which holds statues that celebrate the most important events from the history of Florence.

Duomo & Battistero di San Giovanni
The Duomo is the highest building from the whole Florence and the fifth largest church in Europe. Its cuppola, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, represents the florentine Gothic architecture and is composed by a pink, green and white tuscan marble. The baptistery baptized important names such as Dante Alighieri and holds the famous Gates of Paradise.

Fiesole
The city of Fiesole is located on the hills a few kilometres away from Florence and it is loved by tourists for its beautiful landscape as well as its historical and cultural richness.

Fortezza da Basso
The fortress has been built in order to keep the power and control of the city in the hands of the Medici Family.

Terms of Payment

Visa or MasterCard. A card holder name is necessary, as well as a credit card number, expiry date, ccv (the last 3 digits on the back of the card) in order to proceed with the booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations more than 60 working days before the visit date will be subject to a 30% penalty of the total amount. Cancellations less than 60 working days before the visit date will not be refundable.