I am sorry to resurrect this thread 2 months later after its death, but I am trying to plan my Italy vacation with my wife, and this is the itinerary I put together for our portion we have in Florence (its the 1st part of our trip).
I expect to be in Florence around noon (taking the high speed train from milan, our plane arrives in milan at 8 am on the friday).
Anyway, here is our itinerary. seem doable? any obvious problems?
DAY 1 (Friday, September 16):
Around Noon: ESTIMATED arrival at hotel in Florence (Golden Tower Hotel and Spa)
1 PM -- let's eat!
2 PM -- Duomo/campanile
430 PM -- Galleria dell' Accademia (michalangelo's David tour)
7 PM -- dinner
DAY 2 (Saturday, September 17):
Approx 930 AM until 1230 PM -- Food Tour (doing a 3 hour food tour)
1 PM -- Santa Croce
230 PM -- Palazza Vecchio
4 PM -- Ufizi Gallery
7 PM -- dinner
DAY 3 (Sunday, September 18):
815 AM -- Cappelle Medicee
930 AM -- Palazzo Medici (both sights next to each other)
11 AM until 2 PM -- shop and lunch!
2 PM -- Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria Del Carmine (i know, make a reservation)
3 PM - Pitti Palace (combo pass with Boboli Gardens, focus on Palatine Gallery inside)
6 PM - dinner (Boccadama?)
DAY 4 (Monday, September 19 - Leave Hotel No Earlier than 130 PM, Leave luggage at hotel in morning):
815 AM -- San Marco (Especially Upper Floor)
930 AM - Santa Maria Novella (and visit famous perfume store corner next to this)
1130 AM - lunch and shop some more
130 PM - leave for Tuscany in rental car (cant check in at our hotel before 3 pm)
any help/suggestions/critiques would be appreciated!