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  • Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    1. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza S. Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on PIazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

    Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind

  • Florence: Walking Tour

    2. Florence: Walking Tour

    Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide.  Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio and the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome at the cathedral, and see the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    3. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

    SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

  • Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    4. Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    Take a guided walk through the piazzas of Florence's historic center and learn about the city’s fascinating history. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, which has the biggest masonry dome in the world.

    From your guide, hear about the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the oldest building in the city with its splendid Gates of Paradise. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, stopping to admire the tiny jewelry shops that used to be butcher stalls. 

    Continue to Dante's district and then finish the walking tour in the political center of Florence at Piazza della Signoria, home to many original sculptures by Renaissance artists.

    Then, after skipping the long ticket lines, you’ll enter the Accademia gallery. Begin your tour with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. See the most expensive Stradivarius in t...

  • The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

    5. The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

    Florence is a city full of highlights and hidden gems, everywhere you walk has a story and a famous mastermind behind it. While this might sound interesting to you, what if you are traveling with your whole family? This family-friendly tour is the perfect solution. A friendly local guide is ready to take you and your family to see the best their city has to offer and they know the perfect ways to keep everyone entertained, especially your kids.  Start off at the perfect place to see the mix of highlights and hidden gems, the center and heart of Florence, Piazza della Repubblica. The place where everything started and where you’ll get an introduction into how Florence became the powerful center of the Renaissance. Then discover the pride of Florence, its beautiful cathedral with its dome that rises high, dominating the view of the city. Climb up the cathedral and enjoy a picture perfect ...

  • Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

    6. Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

    Explore the iconic sights of Florence according to your own interests either on a full-day of half-day tailor-made sightseeing tour. A licensed guide will meet you at your hotel, or in front of the monument of Manfredo Fanti at Piazza San Marco, and take you to the attractions that you want to see. See one of the most visited landmarks in Europe at the Duomo, known for its dome by Brunelleschi. See the octagonal baptistery on Piazza del Duomo, and see the slender Campanile by Giotto. Skip the long lines to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's masterpiece statue of David. Enjoy fast track entry to the Uffizi Gallery, and admire works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. Discover wonderful examples of Florentine architecture on Piazza Signoria, and stroll past some of the city's most iconic landmarks, such as the Porcellino bronze fountain of a boar that is said to b...

    My husband and I joined a private tour to Florence. Our guide was most informative regarding the history and day to day living in Italy. Florence was a wonderful experience and a lovely site with so much information and photo opportunities. Definitely the highlight of our visit. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Florence In A Day: David, Duomo, and Dome Climb

    7. Florence In A Day: David, Duomo, and Dome Climb

    Join the group at the Accademia gates to start your tour. There will be a maximum of 12 people so it is always an intimate experience. Learn the story of David and its creator Michelangelo. How does the copy replaced in Piazza della Signoria in 1910,  still guard over the city of Florence? Challenge your guide about the 16th century art school in this Academy of Fine Arts. Hear about the purpose of the museum which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Understand something of the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and learn how this collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence by Anna Maria Lodovica, the last of the Medici. Enjoy the Accademia Galleries and head to the Duomo. Walk through the beauty of priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you see the imposing Cathedral of Florence dominating the skyline. Savour the artistic wo...

    We were a group of 3 travelling in January 2020 and lucky enough to be the only ones on this tour. The bonus of travelling in winter and booking small group tours. Chiara was our guide for our tour. She was amazing. Full of stories and interesting facts. She even climbs the Dome with you and tells you about the stories depicted in the paintings.

  • Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

    8. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

    Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscan capital, thanks to engaging storytelling by expert local guides. Discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where you can find the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, and the Medici Chapels. Visit the elegant cloister, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Next, admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo.  Admire the impressive cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower. See the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise. Walk along the Arno River to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "Jewelry Bridge". Then continue to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia, and the famous Fontana del Porcellino. Not too far away, there is the elegant Piazza della Signoria, a great outdoor sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio...

    Alicia, nuestra guía, se desempeñó perfectamente en una visita tanto en italiano como en castellano, pues éramos un público diverso, y se esmeró en compartirnos su amplio conocimiento sobre la historia de la ciudad respondiendo todas nuestras preguntas.

  • Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

    9. Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

    Meet your professional kid-friendly guide in Piazza Santa Croce (below the statue of Dante) and start a marvelous 2.5-hour experience through the streets and squares of Florence. Your guide will tell you secrets and interesting stories of the Renaissance. You will be visiting the city center from Piazza Santa Croce to Ponte Vecchio bridge without missing the beautiful Loggia in Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo from outside, the area of the Uffizi Gallery and then Palazzo Vecchio the center of the Government of Florence. The tour will then end with Piazza della Repubblica, St. Lorenzo Market and the Porcellino. Your guide will play games, activities, scavenger hunts and will entertain and engage the whole family!

    Great way to see the historic centre of Florence, our guide, Giulia was really lovely with our kids

  • Florence: Uffizi & Academy Gallery Guided Walking Tour

    10. Florence: Uffizi & Academy Gallery Guided Walking Tour

    Start with a walking tour of this enchanting Renaissance city. Visit all the highlights of the city, such as the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo and the Signoria Square. Your tour will continue towards the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and its famous jewelers. Admire the famous “Porcellino” statue that, according to local tradition, brings luck before you move on to Republic Square. Benefit from a group tour with an expert guide in Spanish or English, using the headphones to listen to your guide. After the walking tour visit the Uffizi with your guide, to be captivated by the thousands of masterpieces preserved inside. Works include those by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Your group inside the Uffizi Gallery will be composed of 25 people maximum. You will have 2 and a half hours of free time to have lunch and enjoy the city. Then, visit the Academy Gallery with you...

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What people are saying about Il Porcellino Statue

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based on 551 reviews

SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

It is a great way to see the main points of the city. Our driver was very nice, and we really enjoyed ourselves. I recommend the longer 45min ride because we got things done a bit quickly

Excellent Guide called Lorenzo .. very informative of all the history of Florence. Not strenuous .. nice amble along the tourist sites.

Very interesting tour to get an excellent overview. Giovanni had really something to tell. Thank you very much

Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind