This morning we’ll take a high speed train to Florence. After an early lunch we’ll stroll through the fantastic statuary and mysterious grottos of the Boboli Gardens, a backdrop for Dan Brown’s novel Inferno. Then Professor Beaufort will highlight the artistic treasures of the Pitti Palace, including works by Raphael, Georgione, Rubens, and Caravaggio. We will also regale in the luxurious Royal Apartments and, if there’s time, stop in at the costume and fashion museum.