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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.

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Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

2. Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

Known for influencing and promoting the arts, the Medici were one of the most powerful families in Florence. On this guided walking tour, you’ll learn about the family’s historical power as you admire the cultural and architectural stamp they left on Florence. Your first stop is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Commissioned by Cosimo the Elder in 1444, the impressive building was built to be the familial home. Continue to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the oldest documented religious building in Florence. Your tour continues to other landmarks commissioned or influenced by the Medici family, such as the Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini, and Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata. Admire the Piazza della Signoria and learn about the building’s diverse history. Finish your tour at Palazzo Pitti. Purchased in 1550 to be the new Grand Ducal residence, the building symbolizes the Medici’s power over Tuscany.

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Florence: Walking Tour

3. 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. Proceed to the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Continue to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Marvel at the Gothic facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the iconic Renaissance cathedral dome designed in the 15th century by Filippo Brunelleschi. See the Baptistery of San Giovanni, designed by the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, and the famed gilded bronze doors that Michelangelo likened to "Gates of Paradise."

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Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike w/ Michelangelo Square

4. Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike w/ Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit the Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists.

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Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

5. Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take a half-day journey of discovery into one of the world’s most artistic cities. Known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence is a city of unforgettable elegance. During the tour, you'll get to marvel at some of Florence's best-known treasures, including the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. In the company of an expert guide, stroll through handsome squares and see impressive monuments on every corner. Listen to facts and secrets from 2,000 years of Florentine history, and cross the famous Ponte Vecchio Continue your tour with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important art collections in the world. Skip the long ticket lines to enter and discover how the art of painting developed over the centuries. Your guide will explain works by some of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and more. At the end of the tour, you can remain on your own in the museum until closing time.

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Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

6. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's history and some fun facts. You'll also be shown the best places to find gelato, bistecca alla fiorentina, and truffles. The highlight of this bike tour is a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to experience stunning views of Florence.

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Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

7. Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take one unique tour to visit 2 of the most important museums in Florence, all while avoiding long lines of crowds.  Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums of Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Visit the home of the famous David by Michelangelo. Begin the tour with a visit to the Accademia Gallery. See marble sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. Walk to the Hall of the Prisoners, displaying Michelangelo’s “Slaves”, all the way to the feet of the magnificent David. Learn the secrets behind the fascinating statue. Then proceed to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo   in the heart of the historic center of Florence. See the dominating Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Marvel at the gorgeous façade and dome designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, a famous architect and sculptor who loved the Gothic style. After a break for refreshments, stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace.

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Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

8. Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

Join a small group tour to climb Brunelleschi's Dome and explore the masterpieces housed in the Uffizi Gallery. Skip the lines with pre-reserved tickets to both attractions. Start the tour by meeting your expert guide at the Piazza del Duomo. See the Baptistry and its ornate doors right in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. Listen as your guide explains how this place has been the religious center of Florence since Roman times. Marvel at the exterior of the cathedral which dominates the skyline and its famous dome.  Next, enter the Duomo with your reserved skip-the-line tickets from a separate entrance. Climb Brunelleschi's iconic dome with your expert guide. Visit the internal terraces and see artworks and frescoes by masters of the Renaissance. Reach the top and admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside from outside the cupola. Then, follow your guide as you take a short stroll through the wonderful old town. Take in the sights at Piazza Uffizi before you head into the Uffizi Gallery with your skip-the-line tickets. Learn about this historical palace designed by the architect Vasari that houses artworks from local churches and the Medici family’s collection. Discover paintings from the Gothic Ages to the Late Renaissance displayed in chronological order. Soak up your guide's expertise as they show you works by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The tour ends at the Uffizi Gallery so you can enjoy more time to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, your guide will be happy to escort you to a cafe or bar for an aperitivo to recover.

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Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

9. Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

Climb onto a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down streets with little traffic in the historic center. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans' area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. Continue to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome on top of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. At stops along the route, your guide will tell you all about Florentine Republic and the Renaissance.

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Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

10. Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

Hop on a Segway and prepare to be amazed by the highlights of the Renaissance City. Start your adventure at the local partner's office in the historical center of the city. After a quick safety briefing and training, hop on your Segway and set off on your adventure. Learn about the city from an English-speaking guide and go off the beaten path to discover the most charming streets and squares. The easy-to-use Segways provide a convenient way to explore the city and help you and your family create long-lasting memories of Florence. Explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Visit Republic Square, the main square in Florence that has marked the center of the city since Roman times, as well as Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florence’s politics since the 14th century.

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What people are saying about Piazza della Signoria

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,374 reviews

Our guide, Anna, was very kind, knowledgeable and passionate. The tour lasted even longer than expected but this was also because we asked her for some insights that she was very willing to give us. I recommend it and then knowing the history of the doctors was really interesting and useful to be able to visit Florence with a completely different awareness

This was an excellent way to see the whole city in just a few hours and get an overall history lesson of the major things that happened there. Greta was a great guide; we were able to learn a lot. Great intro to the beautiful city.

Fue la mejor elección que he realizado para un tour, nuestra guía era súper lista tenía muchísimos conocimientos, aprendimos mucho y nos encanto cada detalle, ampliamente recomendado, Gracias!

Loved this tour! Our guide Sylvia was very knowledgeable and kind. She gave us a great overview of the city and answered all of our questions - including restaurant recommendations.

our guide Bernard was very flexible with our group as we had 3 kids under 9 and he was very patient. very informative