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    Florence Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

    The Medici Tour: Medici Palace and Palazzo Vecchio

    Florence
    3 hours

    Step inside the world of the Medici family and hear fascinating stories of murderous plots and political intrigue. Dominating the city's politics, society, and cultural life for over 300 years, the Medici helped to transform Florence into the Cradle of the Renaissance. Learn how this family of merchants from the countryside became wealthy and powerful bankers and then went on to take over not just Florence, but all of Tuscany, becoming grand dukes. Learn how their patronage rocked the art world.

    FROM$320/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    Masterpieces of the Uffizi 3-hr Tour

    Florence
    3 hours

    Not your average tour with boring facts and dates, but a dive into the world of Renaissance Florence. See treasures by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Botticelli, and more with an Art Historian. Hear all the intriguing stories and discover the meanings behind the works. Join me for a truly memorable visual experience through one of the world’s oldest museums. Leave the guide book at home and let me lead the way.

    FROM$320/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    Michelangelo's David 3-H Walking Tour and Accademia

    Florence
    3 hours

    So what's the big deal over the David? Walk through amazing sites and beautiful piazzas as I tell the fascinating tales of Michelangelo’s life and prolific career. Then see the David at the Accademia along with unfinished works still bearing the marks of Michelangelo's chisel. Hear the story of how an abandoned block of marble was transformed into a wonder of artistic genius and how the statue transformed its creator into one of the greatest artists of all time.

    FROM$320/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    Highlights of Florence and Michelangelo's David

    Florence
    3 hours

    This walking tour is perfect to experience the highlights of Florence with the help of your local tour guide. The tour will start with skipping the line at the Accademy Gallery to see the original statue of David by Michelangelo and will proceed exploring the highlights of the city centre. You will walk the city to see and learn about the Dome of Brunelleschi, the Gate of Paradise, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Vasari Corridor, and much more. It sounds like a great welcome to Florence!

    FROM$350/ per group
    Virginia P.

    Renaissance Architecture at San Lorenzo

    Florence
    2 hours

    Lofty arches, harmonious spaces, and imposing domes. Experience architectural wonders of Brunelleschi and Michelangelo with an Art Historian. At San Lorenzo Basilica discover how an ancient Roman architect inspired Brunelleschi to design the first Renaissance church. Then at the Medici Chapels see how Michelangelo broke the rules where architecture and sculpture are fused together for a dramatic effect. Learn how the Medici made it possible and how they ultimately caused Michelangelo to flee.

    FROM$220/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    Welcome to Florence: City Stroll and Gelato

    Florence
    2 hours

    This is the perfect walking tour to experience Florence like a local with the help of your tour guide. You will explore Streets and Piazzas where Michelangelo, Leonardo and Galileo once lived, and breathe the renaissance atmosphere. Strolling throught the city centre you will learn about the Dome of Brunelleschi, the Gate of Paradise, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Vasari Corridor, and much more. During the tour a delicious gelato break will make you fall in love with this beautiful city!

    FROM$300/ per group
    Virginia P.

    The Bargello and Renaissance Sculpture

    Florence
    3 hours

    Discover how Renaissance sculpture broke all the molds. Learn about great masters like Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and others. The itinerary begins with a walking tour, stopping at landmark sites where public competition and commissions triggered artistic genius. Then visit the Bargello and admire original works housed in an impressive medieval structure. Discover the Davids which were the forerunners of Michelangelo’s colossal. Learn about different sculpture techniques.

    FROM$320/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    The Ultimate Florence: Uffizi, David and City Stroll

    Florence
    6 hours

    This is the perfect way to see Florence in a day, exploring the most famous sights of the city with the help of your local tour guide. Tour starts at the Accademy Gallery where you’ll meet the city’s most famous resident: Michelangelo’s David! Then walking across the city centre you will admire the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Signoria Square, Streets and Piazzas. Afternoon is dedicated to the Uffizi Gallery and renaissance paintings, with masterpieces by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli...

    FROM$700/ per group
    Virginia P.

    Medieval Florence Walk with visit to Santa Croce

    Florence
    3 hours

    Hear gripping tales of medieval life that inspired Dante's Inferno. Learn about how the city flourished with the emergence of banking and industries... and how it was crippled by the onslaught of the plague. Join me on a fascinating walk through the heart of the city and let history unfold. Enter the church of Santa Croce and discover how revolutionary monks sparked the beginning of new art. See 14th-century frescoes and the burial places of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli.

    FROM$320/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    Florence in a Nutshell: Accademia, Uffizi, and Walking Tour

    Florence
    4 hours

    Jam-packed with art and beautiful sites for travelers on the go! See the must-sees of the city with skip-the-line priority entrance and commentary by a local art historian. Admire the impressive David by Michelangelo, see the monumental Dome of Florence Cathedral, then visit the Uffizi and see works by Leonardo, Raphael, Botticelli and more. Take in stunning views of the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors or those with limited time in the city.

    FROM$420/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    Walk over Ponte Vecchio to Oltrarno

    Florence
    2 hours

    Cross the Ponte Vecchio to one of the coolest neighborhoods in town. Literally meaning “over the Arno,” Oltrarno is the name of the part of town where you’ll find the magnificent Pitti Palace, the beautiful Santo Spirito church, Medieval towers, but also artisan shops, antique dealers, trendy wine bars, and restaurants. Join me as I lead the way, off the usual tourist itinerary, to characteristic streets and squares. Hear curious facts and interesting tales discovering the other side of town.

    FROM$220/ per group
    Loredana A.
    5.00(1) reviews

    The Essence of Florence

    Florence
    3 hours

    Our walking tour focuses on the main historical districts of the center of Florence. We start from the religious center, admiring the exterior of the Duomo complex, composed of the Cathedral with the famous Dome by Brunelleschi, the Giotto Bell-tower and the Romanesque Baptistry with the Gates of Paradise. Then we will go on towards the political area, with the Signoria palace, the Uffizi palace and the New Market. After crossing the Old Bridge, we reach the Oltrarno, seat of the Pitti Palace.

    FROM$260/ per group
    Mila L.