I'm trying to fine-tune an itinerary for our free time in Florence during the Best of Venice, Florence and Rome tour next month. We have two free afternoons and one evening. I know that on Day 5 of the tour, the group will do the cooking class and lunch. Can anyone who has been on this tour give me an idea what time that might conclude? Will we end up with most of the afternoon free or does it run into mid-afternoon?
I'm looking at this afternoon as the likely time to visit the Duomo Museum with reservations for dome and/or campanile climbs. (looking at the tour itinerary, I'm assuming the Duomo Museum is not included. Am I correct?) We'd then like to get to San Miniato in time for the Gregorian chant service at 17:30 and enjoy the views from Piazza Michelangelo.
When I started putting together plans for this tour, I quickly realized that I had underestimated Florence. I've got a sizable list of things that sound fascinating which we just won't have time for.