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Inferno Florence Private 3-Hour Tour

1. Inferno Florence Private 3-Hour Tour

Florence is the birthplace of the Great Poet DANTE, a city that  is full of mysteries and secrets and you will discover it in so unusual way. We will follow the clues of the main character of the book, Robert Langdon, deeper and deeper in the Hell... One symbol after another, one place after another until the discovery of the last secret. You'll move among old palaces, squares, buildings, galleries and works already known worlwide, such as in open-air museum. Exploring this mysterious past will help you understand what is hidden behind "Inferno", the world-famous book by American writer Dan Brown. You will visit the inside of the Palazzo della Signoria, the Baptistry and Cathedral of Florence  Science, literature and art are here mixed together. You will see a unique Florence and learn a completely new Dante as you immerse yourself in the Florence of the Middle Ages. Search and find the truth!

Palazzo Vecchio: Museum and Tower Guided Private Tour

2. Palazzo Vecchio: Museum and Tower Guided Private Tour

Discover the history and art of the Palazzo Vecchio on this private tour. Meet your guide outside the palace, skip the lines and learn about the many roles of this emblematic building throughout Florence's history. Visit the incredible collection of Renaissance artwork, marvel at the exquisite ceilings in the Hall of the Five Hundred, and explore a hall filled with ancient maps. Travel through time to the end of the 13th century when the palace was built, and then follow its path to becoming the seat of the Florentine Republic, and later the residence of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici. Tour the Government Halls and the Granducale family's private rooms, renovated by Giorgio Vasari, and explore the apartments of the Grand Duchess Eleonora of Toledo. Climb Arnolfo's Tower for panoramic views of Florence.

Florence: Private 3-Hour Tour with Uffizi Gallery Visit

3. Florence: Private 3-Hour Tour with Uffizi Gallery Visit

On this private 3-hour tour you will explore the highlights of Florence before entering the Uffizi Gallery with your pre-booked fast-track ticket. To start off the tour you can admire the marvelous Duomo complex with monuments completely covered in polychrome marbles. Explore the Baptistery, Giotto’s Campanile, and Florence Cathedral with the great dome by Brunelleschi. You will proceed on to the imposing and singular stone building of the Church of Orsanmichele in which the wonderful tabernacle of Orcagna, a masterpiece of the Florentine Gothic Art, is located. Then you will reach the lively Mercato della Paglia with the famous "piglet", and discover the spectacular beauty of Piazza della Signoria with the sculptural masterpieces of Loggia dei Lanzi and the imposing Palazzo Vecchio with the crenellated tower of Arnolfo, one of the most famous symbols of the city. The wonderful prospective of the open gallery of Palazzo degli Uffizi opens onto the square, and in this famous museum you can admire countless works of art among which the most loved painting in the world: the beautiful “Birth of Venus” by Botticelli. At the end of the guided tour you can remain in the museum to explore further at your leisure.

Florence: 2-Hour Private Tour of Palazzo Vecchio & Signoria

4. Florence: 2-Hour Private Tour of Palazzo Vecchio & Signoria

Discover with your guide the extraordinary beauty of one of the most renowned and photographed squares and historical palaces in the world: Piazza della Signoria with the sculptural masterpieces of Loggia dei Lanzi. It is an incomparable "open-air museum" and the elegant Palazzo Vecchio with the embattled tower has been the political headquarters and one of the symbols of the city for centuries. Founded in 1299, it later was transformed by the famous deMedici family, which became the forefront of their home palace. The square is filled with sculptural wonders and its massive, Romanesque buildings make for impressive photos. Your guide will share with you the history and excitement behind its construction over the centuries, and you will leave with a new found appreciation of the Florence we live and love in.

Palazzo Vecchio: Magnificent Private Tour

5. Palazzo Vecchio: Magnificent Private Tour

Take a 2-hour tour with a private guide to discover the must-see Palazzo Vecchio. The famous medieval castle is filled with history and houses an incredible collection of Renaissance artworks. Meet your guide outside the palace to start your magnificent tour. Admire the high decorated ceilings and the stunning frescoes in the Hall of the Five Hundred. See impressive Renaissance statues by Donatello and Michelangelo, visit a hall filled with ancient maps, and discover private rooms as you learn about the Medici family’s power. Wander through the extensive apartments and halls with a knowledgeable guide, as you learn about the palace’s history and everyday life there. Listen to stories and myths from the Renaissance period, told by your expert guide.

Florence: Private Half-Day Guided City Tour & Uffizi Gallery

6. Florence: Private Half-Day Guided City Tour & Uffizi Gallery

Meet your private driver and guide at your hotel for a chauffeured tour of the unparalleled beauty of Florence. Stop first at the Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panoramic views of the city. From here, the tour will continue to the old city centre for a visit to the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. A short walk through the historic streets in the heart of Florence will bring you to the famous Piazza Signoria, where you can admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, an immense medieval building that is Florence's town hall. Then, stop by the Loggia del Lanzi, and admire the beautiful sculptures in the outdoor gallery under its impressive and ornate columns. From here we will continue to the famous Uffizi Gallery, one of the world's most important art collections. Here you can admire superb paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, and many more Italian Renaissance masters. The tour will end inside the museum, leaving you well places to continue exploring the beautiful streets of Florence.

Florence: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Florence: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a private promenade of Florence, Italy's most pedestrian friendly city, and discover the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Start at the astonishing marble Duomo, with its soaring dome by Brunelleschi. Next door lies the Bapistry, built over a Roman temple to Mars, and now the oldest building in Florence. Continue along streets lined with Renaissance statues and buildings, following in the footsteps of some of Italy’s most important artists and Medici noblemen. Pass through Piazza della Repubblica, marking the site of an ancient Roman Forum, to reach Piazza della Signoria, the historical hub of the city. See a fascinating collection of statues outside Palazzo Vecchio, including a copy of Michelangelo’s “David.” Next, walk across Ponte Vecchio, straddling the River Arno, and experience an icon of Florence, with its tiny artisan workshops and boutique jewelry stores. The tour ends at the Galleria dell'Accademia, where you will skip the lines and enjoy fast track entry to see Michelangelo’s original “Statue of David.”

Florence: Skip-The-Line Uffizi Gallery and City Tour

8. Florence: Skip-The-Line Uffizi Gallery and City Tour

Admire masterpieces of Renaissance art on a skip-the-line tour of the Uffizi Gallery, home to paintings by Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and more. Then, enjoy a short walking tour of the historic attractions of Florence, including the Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Uffizi Gallery, or enjoy a pick-up from your hotel (if located in the city center). Then, skip the notoriously long lines to the museum and see the sights that you want to see on an itinerary that can be tailored to your interests. Bathroom or coffee breaks can be factored into the program for a more relaxed experience. Marvel at masterpieces of art inside the Uffizi Palace, built in the 16th century to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates and royal families. See stunning works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giotto and Botticelli, and get an exclusive insight into the history of Renaissance art. Then, your personal guide will show you some of the best attractions of Florence, including the L-shaped Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. Walk down to the covered Ponte Vecchio across the River Arno to see the oldest bridge in Florence.

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What people are saying about Salone dei Cinquecento

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Andrea was very helpful and has a lot of knowledge about the history of Florence, sometimes we got "too much" input ;) All in all, recommended.

We loved the palace!!!! Our guide was very good but sometimes it was difficult to listen to her since we did not have headphones....

Alex was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed his detail and explanation of key history in Florence. I highly recommend!!

Totally recommend it was fantastic! Our guide was amazing.

Fabulous guide. Very knowledgeable. Good pace on the tour.