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Florence: City Highlights and David Private Tour

1. Florence: City Highlights and David Private Tour

Make the most of your time in Florence with a 3-hour tour of the most important sites and monuments. Meet your guide at your hotel in Florence and explore the Piazza della Republica, where the ancient Roman Forum originally was. Walk to Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city and listen to the history of the Florentine Republic, the Medici family and the Palazzo Vecchio. Admire the sculptures that make this piazza one of the most famous in the world. Proceed to the Ponte Vecchio and admire its jewellery, and hear the unique history of the Vasari Corridor, passing above it. Arrive at the Pitti Palace which was once the private residence of the grand dukes and admire its splendour. Continue your walk though the Oltrarno, the bohemian area of Florence full of artists, workshops and lovely cafes. Cross the Ponte Santa Trinita and stop for a stunning picture to the Ponte Vecchio from this side. Continue along Via Tornabuoni, the fashion designer street where you will be amazed by the beautiful windows. Pass through Palazzo Strozzi's courtyard and admire the essence of the Renaissance architecture. Continue your walk to the Duomo, and admire the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome and the Baptistery. Lines at the entrance of the Cathedral can be very long, and there is no possible way to skip them, so the guide will decide with you at the moment what you want to do according to the time you have at your disposal. Walk to the Accademia, and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to see the original Michelangelo's David and the Prisoners. Your guide will tell you of the secrets of the statues and Michelangelo's life. The tour ends outside of the Accademia Museum.

Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

2. Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

Meet your guide for an orientation walk around the city of Florence. Explore and discover the art and architecture created by Renaissance masters, and hear stories about the Medici family. Pass the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Repubblica square, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Your walking tour will conclude on one of the busiest streets of Florence, known for its nightlife. Head to a bar with one of the best-rated aperitivos in town. Try the Italian life style, sit down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you can from the buffet of tasty Italian food. To many Italians, this gathering is the cherry on top of the day, as friends and family gather in bars eating, drinking and sharing stories and laughs into the night.

From Rome: Florence and Accademia Guided Tour

3. From Rome: Florence and Accademia Guided Tour

Depart early in the morning from Rome to take the high speed train ready for your day in Florence. Discover the famous Accademia, where with your knowledgeable guide, learn why the David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence and what it used to represent in his time. Get the chance to have a close encounter with timeless works of art, and get the inside story of the life and times of this consummate artist. After the guided tour have some free time to wander around on your own and have lunch. Take a walking tour in the afternoon in which you will enjoy an excellent and complete introduction to Florence. Know all the facts and secrets of two thousand years of Florentine history, from the city’s Roman origins to a 15th century palace. Explore the Ponte Vecchio, the famous Uffizi courtyard, and the wonders of the architecture of Brunelleschi’s Dome.

Florence: Historical Sneak-Peek of Duomo Square

4. Florence: Historical Sneak-Peek of Duomo Square

Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It is one of the most visited places in the world and in Florence is the most visited area of the city. From the point of the meeting, your guide will give an insight of the history of this marvelous piece of art standing right in front of you. Initially, your guide will talk your way to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which commits to the conservation of the dome and other artworks of great masterpieces of Michelangelo, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Luca Della Robbia, Arnolfo di Cambio and many others. Afterward, as you walk through the Piazza you'll catch glimpses of the red dome that was completed in 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi, and was once known as the largest building in Medieval Europe. After an interesting explanation of this showstopper, your next stop will be the showpieces of the Florentine Gothic architecture, Giotto's Bell Tower standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore Your guide will also walk you around the exterior of the Loggia del Bigallo, a late Gothic building in Florence with an interesting historical fact. Finally, you’ll enter through the “Gates of Paradise” to the Baptistery of Saint John which stands across from the Duomo Cathedral. You will be guided on the technical and artistic point of view of architecture before you tour concludes.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 871 reviews

We had a private family tour of Florence visiting the David. Everything went wonderfully. We got a great tip for a multi-storey car park before we arrived, and our guide Valerie picked us up nearby. She had (from our point of view) unbelievable knowledge of art history and history and excelled with detailed knowledge and exciting stories. With her empathetic and friendly manner, she was able to cast a spell over the children, so that the 3-hour walk flew by. We didn't have to wait 2 minutes for "David" and got to know him from all sides. It was excellent, everything was super organized and we can only recommend Valerie and "get your guide" again and again. Exploring a city is always a lot of fun!

Highly recommended!

Despite the low number (3 people) the tour took place. The Guide Manolo was extremely friendly and motivated. With a few insider tips, he helped us to find good restaurants and nice excursion destinations. The aperitivo with all you can eat buffet was very tasty you can hardly imagine a better start in Florence!

Very pleasant evening. Guide (Paula) good, nice and professional.

Wonderful experience in the company of a very nice Australian couple. Paula, the guide, was exceptional and joined the small group with professionalism and sympathy. Impeccable local aperitif and satisfactory consistency. Definitely to be recommended and repeated for other destinations. Thanks.

Fantastic tour of Firenze with a great guide. Great to get so much background while being guided through one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the best part is you forget about the heat altogether!

Our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. We enjoyed the entire tour.