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Florence through the eyes of a child

1. Florence through the eyes of a child

Discover the city of Florence on a walking tour perfect for children and the whole family. Learn the city's history, how it was born, and local life while seeing the streets, palaces, churches, city walls, and more. Benefit from a tour designed with young learners in mind. Walking through the city, spot the Cathedral and its dome, designed by the great architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Then, visit the city square Piazza della Repubblica where you will discover the ancient center of the city and the Porcellino Market. Then, walk to the city hall, Palazzo Vecchio, and visit the lively Piazza della Signoria where the legends and myths of Perseus, Neptune, David, and Hercules will be told. Later, reach the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Hear all the fun mysteries, myths, and legends of the area as you near the end of your journey.  

Florence: Family Highlights Tour with the Statue of David

2. Florence: Family Highlights Tour with the Statue of David

Your meeting point will be in Piazza Santa Croce, near the Santa Croce church where Michelangelo's tomb is situated. From there, start your walking tour through the city center, before making your first stop to Ponte Vecchio. After that you will arrive to the political center of Florence, Piazza della Signoria, which has an amazing Loggia in which you can admire marble and bronze statues created by Florentine artists from the 16th century. From there you can also see the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world's top rated galleries, before you continue your walking tour to the old market, another vibrant city location. Following that, you will reach another famous Florence square, Piazza della Repubblica, where your expert tour guide will fascinate you with stories and anecdotes about life in Florence, as well as its history and culture. Your next stop will be the amazing Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, or as the locals know it, the Duomo (cathedral). This cathedral was the first of its kind in terms of dimension and structure, and is also a symbol of the Renaissance in Florence. Lead by your guide, you will learn some of the history and interesting facts about the cathedral. At the conclusion of your tour, you can relax and savor a typical lunch at San Lorenzo's market, where you can also walk around the folkloristic market stalls.

Florence: Opera del Duomo Museum & Florence Baptistery Tour

3. Florence: Opera del Duomo Museum & Florence Baptistery Tour

Get off the beaten track and discover one of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore's lesser-known treasures, the Opera del Duomo Museum, on a guided tour. Complete your tour with a visit to the Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of San Giovanni. In the company of your guide, explore the wonders of the Opera del Duomo Museum. Marvel at sights such as Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini, and the Penitent Magdalene. As you stroll through the museum, discover the mysteries and legends that surround the construction of the world-renowned Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and learn about the race between Brunelleschi and Ghiberti. You will also have the opportunity to imagine, thanks to a faithful reconstruction of the position of the statues, how the Cathedral facade looked in the original plans. Finish your tour with a visit to the renowned Baptistery of San Giovanni where you can admire one of the largest mosaics in the world and the iconic Gates of Paradise.

Florence: Accademia & Bargello Museum Ultimate David Tour

4. Florence: Accademia & Bargello Museum Ultimate David Tour

Learn how the David became such an important symbol of Florence in the Renaissance, and how this hero became the subject of works of art by great masters. Visit the Bargello Museum to see works by Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Michelangelo housed in a historic medieval palace. Stroll through the streets of Florence, passing through Piazza Duomo to admire the great Cathedral dome, on the way to the Accademia Gallery. Enter inside the Accademia with priority skip-the-line tickets. Admire Michelangelo’s world-famous statue and discover all about its making. Leave with a better understanding of the artworks that you’re most interested in with a personalized tour.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Our Italian guide speaks French rather well and was able to clearly describe the essential points of the Bargello museum: she made us want to explore the rest of the site. The visit to the Academy was easy due to less attendance, the description illustrates it well. She was able to answer all of our questions

We had an excellent tour of the Duomo and Baptistry. Our guide Viola was friendly, knowledgeable and upbeat. We highly recommend her.

Very good at underlining the main aspects, helpful, nice.