Today discover Florence, “Jewel of the Renaissance”, Italy’s ‘Art City’, a UNESCO World Heritage site and capital of the region of Tuscany. Your sightseeing tour includes Ponte Vecchio, the city’s iconic medieval bridge, the Piazza della Signiora, the magnificent Duomo, Florence’s wonderful cathedral and equally stunning Santa Croce Gothic church. After lunch take the chance for a spot of shopping, visit an Italian leather workshop to see local craftsmen producing designer bags or take in more glorious sights such as the Pitti Palace and superb Boboli Gardens. Rejoin your coach and head via Bologna, home of Europe’s oldest university and into the Veneto region. Overnight Venice area.