See the most famous sites that Florence has to offer including the Cathedral, Baptistery, Belltower, and the picturesque shop-lined bridge of the Ponte Vecchio. Marvel at the beautiful architecture surrounding Piazza della Signoria as your guide explains the fascinating Renaissance history of this city.
The Fresco Paintings of Florence
The fresco painters in Florence were the finest in the world. Florence offers an incredible number of opportunities to see some of the most famous frescoes remaining today - Brancacci Chapel, The Procession of the Magi, Sassetti Chapel.
The Oltrarno Neighborhood
The Oltrarno is the local Florentines’ most beloved part of the city. It features artisans’ handicrafts, shops, typical Tuscan restaurants, the church and square of Piazza Santo Spirito, Piazza del Carmine, and the impressive Pitti Palace with its majestic Boboli Gardens.The Renaissance
The 15th century witnessed the start of the Renaissance in Florence. View the legacy of its masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Brunelleschi. See squares, churches, and artwork left by these incredible artists, architects, and thinkers!
See the final resting places of world famous individuals including Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. Hear the history of these fascinating men and enjoy the artistic beauty of their sculpted tombs.
Witness some of Florence’s beautiful pre-Renaissance architecture. See the Baptistery featuring Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, San Miniato al Monte Church near the panoramic viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangelo, and other historical sites.
See the fabulous palaces of Florence’s bankers, traders, and wealthy citizens including Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Gondi, and Palazzo Pitti.
The legacy of the Medici
:Florence’s wealthy Renaissance family, the Medici, left us countless monuments well worth visiting not only for their history but also for their beauty. See the Medici-Riccardi Palace, San Lorenzo Church, and the Medici Chapels. Your guide will bring this family’s history to life on this unique walk.
The footsteps of Michelangelo
A true Renaissance master! Much of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s amazing work can be seen on this fascinating tour. Start with a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see the awe-inspiring statue of “David”. Afterwards we will visit the Medici Tombs to view several of his best sculptures including “Day”, “Night”, “Aurora”, and “Dusk”.
GUIDED MUSEUM TOURS IN FLORENCE ACCOMPANIED BY A LICENSED PRIVATE GUIDE
Visiting Florence’s Museums with a guide brings the artwork and history to life. Make the most of your time as your licensed city guide will take you straight to the front of the line and into the museum to enjoy the treasures inside!
David, the most famous statue by Michelangelo and his "Slaves" are waiting for you in one of the most visited museums in Florence.Uffizi
An amazing array of paintings from the 13th to the 17th century: Giotto's "Madonna", Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Leonardo's "Annonciation", Michelangelo's "Holy Family", Titian's "Venus of Urbino".Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments
View famous paintings and furniture from the Pitti Palace and stunning rooms filled with paintings: Raphael's "Vailed Woman", Titian's "The Beauty", Ruben's "The consequences of war". Visit the apartments where the king of Italy lived when Florence was the capirtal of Italy from 1865 to 1871.Cathedral Museum
See the original “Gates of Paradise” by Lorenzo Ghiberti and one of Michelangelo’s “Pietà”. The "Mary Maddalene" and other statues by Donatello.
Enjoy sculptures by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Andrea del Verrocchio in the previous seat of the "Captain of the People" and later the prison of Florence.Silver Museum
Witness the impressive collection of silver jewellery and precious vases owned by Florence’s merchant family the Medici.
The former seat of the politician Machiavelli and later residence of the Medici family who ruled the city of Florence. See the beautiful decorations, furniture, paintings, and sculptures that depict the grandeur of both Florence and the Medici.
The Vasari Corridor is a spectacular and unique museum: a private walk, used by the Medici family who ruled Florence in the fifteen and sixteen hundreds. It connects famous mansions and runs through important buildings such as: Palazzo Della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery, Bridge Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti.
Today it is possible to visit this “aerial scene” again, one of the most secret sites of Florence. An art historian and private guide will take you through the largest collection of self-portraits in the world and through paintings of the sixteen and seventeen hundreds that are otherwise hard to be seen.
Off-the-beaten Path Tours
Small neighbourhoods around the very old city center of Florence offer many interesting off-the-beaten path boutique shopping that, without an insider’s company, would be very hard to discover alone, especially being in town for only a few days.
Small Group walking tours
Florence for Beginners and the David Tour: A three-hour walking tour which aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the ancient city with its must-see monuments and works of art such as the statue of David. As individual visitor to Florence you will join a small group.