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  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    1. 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!

  • Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

    2. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

    Hop on an electronic golf cart and discover the history of Florence in an entertaining, relaxing, and eco-friendly way. After meeting your driver, head to Ponte Vecchio and follow the Ponte Santa Trinita to reach the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Here, admire the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome. Next, see one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance facade. Finally, arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine tradi...

    I can’t say enough about our tour of Florence in this cute little golf cart! Luca was our guide and he was amazing! We were able to see a little of the city and then he lead us up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and other historical sites. He was super knowledgeable funny and proud of country. This tour is a must do when visiting Florence!

  • Florence: Uffizi Gallery Masterpieces Small Group Tour

    3. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Masterpieces Small Group Tour

    Enjoy a guided group tour of the Uffizi Gallery which boasts an unrivaled array of masterpieces from the brushes of Italy's finest painters. Begin the tour by learning about the birth of the Renaissance following the slow transition from the Middle Ages. See works by Cimabue and Giotto which still reflect a late-medieval outlook on the relationship between the human and the divine. Marvel at Masaccio's revolutionary experiments with three-dimensional space and the great canvases of Sandro Botticelli. Then, listen to an introduction about the rare genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Admire Titian's sensuous and colorful works and encounter Michelangelo's Doni Tondo. Discover the terrifying chiaroscuro works of Caravaggio and learn about how he succeeded in inventing a new pictorial language. End your visit to the Uffizi Gallery with a walk along the outside of the Vasari Corridor, ...

  • Florence: Guided Walking Tour

    4. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

    Start your walking tour at Piazza del Duomo where you will meet your expert guide. After a short debrief about the Basilica, continue on to the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, the home of the first Medici Palace in Florence and the Medici Chapel. Check out the neighborhood's famous open-air market specializing in leather goods and clothing. Learn more about the Medici family and the part they played in Florentine history from your expert guide as you wander through. Next, come upon the most iconic landmark in Florence: the Duomo. Marvel at the complex comprised by the Baptistery, Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Nearby, find Dante’s house and the Bargello, a former prison that now serves as an art museum. Stop by Il Porcellino, a bronze boar statue, and rub his nose for luck. Then head to Piazza della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi to admire the beauty of the Palazzo Vecchio. ...

  • Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    5. Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Florence on a walking tour with a local guide. Feel the charm of the city that's known for its beautiful Renaissance monuments. Stroll through the city squares, learning about fascinating Florentine history and culture.  In a small group, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio while admiring the small jewelry shops, an integral part of this area. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Florence, and the artists that have shaped the city. Visit numerous sites, including the Uffizi Gallery from the exterior, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Complex with Giotto's Bell Tower. Marvel at the Church of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the Dome, designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Continue the tour from the Dante Alighieri Quarter to Orsanmichele's church. Finally, you will visit Piazza Santa ...

  • Florence: The Medici Legacy Walking Tour

    6. Florence: The Medici Legacy Walking Tour

    Discover the legacy and story behind the Medici family during their almost 200 years as part of the Grand Duchy. Walk around Florence and see iconic sites connected to their prominent time of power. Visit Pitti Palace, Vasari Corridor, Palazzo Vecchio, and more.

    Meet in front of the family’s regal mansion, Pitti Palace, to start your journey through the history of this powerful family to which Florence owes much of its fame.

    Continue to the Vasari Corridor from the outside. This location was inaugurated during the wedding between Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria.

    Enjoy the view from the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, cross the Uffizi Gallery square, and learn about the oldest museum in the world.

    Finally, finish off the tour at Palazzo Vecchio. Step inside and admire its halls and monumental apartments.

  • Gallery of The Academy of Florence with Uffizi Private Tour

    7. Gallery of The Academy of Florence with Uffizi Private Tour

    Florence was at the heart of the Italian Renaissance, and your exclusive Uffizi tour with Accademia will give you a unique insight into the timeless masterpieces of this fascinating era. On this tour, you will learn about an unprecedented cultural revolution that took place 500-years ago, in the palaces, churches and workshops of the city. The perfect way to begin your artistic experience is on a private tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia, two of the most amazing art galleries in the world. Exploring these extraordinary collections with your personal guide, you will understand why the world is still in awe of great artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli centuries later. The undisputed highlight of the Accademia is Michelangelo’s David, the world’s most famous statue. Your visit will bring you up-close to this iconic statue, allowing you to admire it from every angle. Y...

  • Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

    8. Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Trace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence and learn how they used their wealth and power to patronize the arts and lay the foundations of the Italian Renaissance. Hear anecdotes about their intrigue, power struggles, betrayals and incredible foresight. Admire their former palaces and visit streets and squares where members of the family lived. Walk the same narrow streets they used to walk along to landmark monuments such as the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in the San Lorenzo district. Take a look at the church where they worshipped and built their mausoleum at the Medici Chapels in the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning dome. Continue to the Palazzo Vecchio on Piazza della Signoria, where Cosimo I de' Medici moved his official seat in May 1540, signaling the security of Medici power. Follow the route of the Vasari Corri...

    The guide Stephania was amazing. She was friendly and very informative. The tour was great! Would highly recommend!

  • Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

    9. Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

    Start your day by meeting your fun and informative guide at the designated meeting point. From here, your guide will lead you on a fascinating walking tour along the streets and piazzas of Florence, exploring the city’s rich history. At the historical Palazzo Strozzi you can examine the perfectly preserved courtyard, and also see the lesser known, but no less impressive Palazzo Davanzati, a truly marvellous example of a Medieval Palace. Passing by the renowned "Porcellino" (little pig) market, you'll head to the famous Ponte Vecchio, the city’s oldest bridge, built in the 1300s. Whilst appreciating the stunning views of the hills that surround Florence, you will get the opportunity to listen to insights into the bridge’s history, and the famous Vasari Corridor that dramatically changed the shops built on the bridge. You will also visit Piazza della Signoria - the political heart of the...

  • Florence: Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour

    10. Florence: Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour

    Discover many of Florence's cultural highlights and two of the most famous museums in Europe with this walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both museums so as not to waste your precious time in the city. In the Uffizi Gallery, admire numerous portraits from the Medici Family by Bronzino, an incredible rendition of Madonna and the Child by Lippi, and the most famous paintings of the Renaissance including Primavera and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. Enjoy an explanation of the paintings and artists from your professional guide. Then, begin your walking tour of the city in San Marco Square. Learn about the history of the city and the turbulent relations between Florentine families as you stroll through the heart of Florence. See the iconic Duomo, Piazza Della Repubblica, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the mysterious Vasari Corridor.  To finish, head to the Accademia ...

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