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FLORENCE

SIGHTSEEING TOURS,WALKING TOURS WITH LICENSEDPRIVATE GUIDES, IN ENGLISH
A professional guide just for you and your party will help you appreciate the beauty, culture, and history of Florence and make the most of your time in this city. A few of our sample itineraries follow. All of these tours can be mixed and matched or we can customize an itinerary that is unique to your needs.

WALKING TOURS IN FLORENCE


Classic Florence:
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 15thcentury 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!

Florentine Tombs:
See the final resting places of world famous individuals including Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. Hear the history of these fascinatingmen and enjoy the artistic beauty of their sculpted tombs.

Romanesque Florence:
Witness some of Florences beautiful pre-Renaissance architecture. See the Baptistery featuring Ghibertis Gates of Paradise, San Miniato al Monte Church near the panoramic viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangelo, and other historical sites.

Florentine Palaces:
See the fabulous palaces of Florences bankers, traders, and wealthy citizens including Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Gondi, and Palazzo Pitti.

The legacy of the Medici:Florences 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 familys history to life on this unique walk.

The footsteps of Michelangelo:
A true Renaissance master! Much of Michelangelo Buonarrotis 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 Florences 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!??

Academy (Accademia)
David, the most famous statue by Michelangeloand his"Slaves" are waiting foryou 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 Michelangelos Piet. The "Mary Maddalene" and other statues by Donatello.

Bargello Museum
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 vasesowned byFlorences merchant family the Medici.??

Palazzo Vecchio
The former seat of the politician Machiavelli and later residence of the Medici family who ruledthecity of Florence.See the beautiful decorations, furniture, paintings, and sculptures that depict the grandeur of both Florence and the Medici.

Vasari Corridor
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. Todayit 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 insiders 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.