See the most famous sites that Florence has to offer including the Cathedral, Baptistery, Bell Tower 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.
Visit the masterpieces of the great Florentine artists : Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio and Michelangelo, who all worked in the cathedral complex, baptistery and bell tower, in the spectacular exhibition organized in 28 rooms on 3 floors.
The oldest museum in the world houses art treasures such as "The Birth of Venus" and "La Primavera" by Sandro Botticelli, "La Sacra Framiglia", the only painting ever painted by Michelangelo, and "The Madonna del Cardellino (Goldfinch)" by Raphael along with an endless series of priceless works !
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 such as in the Brancacci Chapel, The Procession of the Magi and thewSassetti Chapel.
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 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 to us by these incredible artists, architects, and thinkers!
See the final resting places of world famous people 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, the Church of the Holy Apostles and the Church San Miniato al Monte near the panoramic viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangelo.
See the fabulous palaces of Florence’s bankers, traders, and wealthy citizens including Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Gondi, and Palazzo Pitti.
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.
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”
An unforgettable tour to discover the lesser known and more authentic Florence: that of craft shops and neighborhoods in less touristic areas where it is possible to buy local products . All the time accompanied by experienced guides who will take you to markets where only the locals go.
You will discover: jewellery workshops, restorers of ancient paintings, painters of the present Florentine artistic scene and inlayers of semiprecious stones. You will also visit antique shops with antique prints , lithographs and graphic reproductions. You will learn about Florentine paper design, art and leather working. As well as visiting leather shoes and bags factories, clothing and designer furniture stores and wool and yarn shops.
You will get to taste Tuscan cuisine , and you will visit local wine sellers, bistros and typical high-end restaurants, gourmet chocolate shops, and there will be tastings based on Tuscan extra virgin olive oil and visits to delicacy gourmet shops. Based on your request and the duration of your stay in Florence, we will provide you with any of the above options.