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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: Introduction to Florence Guided Walking Tour

2. Florence: Introduction to Florence Guided Walking Tour

Explore Florence like a local on a guided walking tour. Get tips on how to eat, drink, and shop authentically in the city while also covering top attractions like the Ponte Vecchio bridge and the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.  Be greeted by your guide in the grand Piazza della Repubblica square where you can see the Roman Forum. Begin your walking adventure to main sights like the Gothic, red-domed Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the shops that line the covered, 14th-century Ponte Vecchio bridge. Listen as your guide shares local insider knowledge about the city and helps you to avoid the common tourist traps. Hear facinating stories about the city. Let your local guide help you to get acquainted with Florence so you can enjoy your stay to the fullest. End your tour at the meeting point where it began.

Florence: Duomo Complex Private Tour without Climbing

3. Florence: Duomo Complex Private Tour without Climbing

Come and explore the entire complex of the Dome of Florence on a private guided tour. Learn the history of the Dome and Duomo Complex, visiting the Opera del Duomo Museum, Baptistery and the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Without Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower climbs, this tour will be much more interesting and less strenuous. Through this private tour, you will be able to admire the Opera del Duomo Museum, which inside it contains the original doors of the Baptistery (including the door of paradise/golden door), the original statues of the Cathedral and the Bell Tower, such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Donatello's Maddalena. After the visit to the museum, you will visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in Florence that still exists. Consecrated in 1059, it was dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, patron saint of Florence. Many Florentines were baptized there, including Dante Alighieri, the most famous Italian poet and father of the Italian language. The dome and apse of the Baptistery are decorated with splendid religious mosaics with a golden background. At the end of the tour you will be able to visit on your own the Crypt of Santa Reparata and the Cathedral, skipping the long lines.

Florence through the eyes of a child

4. 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.  

VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

5. VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

Among the world famous artworks attracting the curiosity of international visitors to Florence, the Cathedral and its monuments are not to be missed for anyone who wants to understand Florence. Visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni, in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, the Dome of Brunelleschi, or the Giotto's Bell Tower, depending on the availability of the day. Your guide will begin with a tour of the outside wonders before moving inside to the Baptistery with the famous Gates of Paradise. Then continue with the entrance in the Cathedral, discovering the artistic beauty of the Cathedral, including a visit to the Crypt of Santa Reparata. At the end you will conclude the tour with the climbing to the Campanile di Giotto and Brunelleschi's Dome where you can enjoy the incomparable view of the city of Florence.

Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time and find inspiration in the art and architecture of Florence, Italy. Admire classical artworks, cross the famed Ponte Vecchio, and see such gems as Pitti Palace. Listen as your guide fills in historical details. Poke around Piazza Della Signori, an open-air museum where the Palazzo Vecchio stands. Check out the Loggia dei Lanzi, housing a vast collection of original statues by artists such as Cellini and Giambologna. Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery and light upon Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city. Discover one of the well-kept secrets of Florence, the twisty Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace. Follow your guide through the Medieval District, stop at the House of Dante, and feel giddy walking around Duomo Square. Learn about the construction of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi’s Cupola before the tour's conclusion.

Florence: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

7. Florence: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Florence at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Pitti, Ponte Vecchio and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Florence: Private Full-Day Immersive Tour

8. Florence: Private Full-Day Immersive Tour

Start your tour at The Uffizi Gallery where you can explore the world's greatest collection of Renaissance art during a guided tour. See masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio. Gaze at iconic paintings such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus and discover the lives of the artists and the fascinating times in which they lived. Head over to the Accademia gallery where you will have the opportunity to come face to face with Michelangelo's David, the most famous statue in the world. After this, admire the genius of Brunelleschi and Ghiberti at the magnificent Duomo which dominates the skyline of Florence. Learn about its construction and the fiery personality of its architect. Learn about Florence's mercantile past and the story of the city's guilds and merchants. Explore the beautiful Orsanmichele, the granary transformed into a market, and finally a church. Pass by Palazzo Davanzati, an exquisitely decorated palace which gives a valuable insight into the private lives of the city’s powerful merchant dynasties. See the external architecture of the Ospedale degli Innocenti, a hidden gem also designed by Brunelleschi. Learn the touching story of this hospital, which actually was the world’s first orphanage. Continue on to the Piazza della Signoria which was the political heart of the Renaissance Florence. Explore the chambers and corridors of the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, where you will learn about the power and corruption of Florence. Next pay tribute at the tombs of Dante and Michelangelo in the breathtaking medieval basilica of Santa Croce. Finally, end your private tour on the picturesque Ponte Vecchio. Gaze into the tranquil waters of the Arno at the end of your day, you will have truly experienced Florence at its magnificent best.

Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

9. Florence: Inferno Private Walking Tour

Discover Florence in a mysterious and unusual atmosphere as you retrace the places of Dan Brown's novel Inferno. Learn all about Dante's Inferno, as the movie was inspired by the events narrated in the Divine Comedy, the historic poem by Dante Alighieri. Start the journey with a visit to the wonderful Boboli Gardens. Follow the steps of Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks and picture the different movie scenes. Also, visit Torre di Badia and the Dante Society. Just like in the thriller, explore the Palazzo della Signoria and the Baptistery of Florence to discover the mysteries that lie behind Florentine art.

From Rome: Private Tour to Florence and Pisa with Lunch

10. From Rome: Private Tour to Florence and Pisa with Lunch

Visit two of Tuscany's most famous cities, Florence and Pisa, on a full-day guided tour. Start with pickup from your hotel in Rome and travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence.  Upon arrival in Florence, start your tour of the city at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy the amazing view over all of the city center. Make your way to the iconic Ponte Vecchio for some of the best views in the city. Walk through the charming streets of the city and visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its beautiful dome designed by Brunelleschi. Before reaching Piazza della Signoria, admire the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower.   Take a break for some lunch, followed by a visit to the San Lorenzo outdoor market where you can find high-quality leather goods very reasonable prices. Depart Florence at approximately 2:30 PM and head to Pisa. Once you arrive in Pisa, see the famous Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery of Pisa. After exploring the highlights of the city with your guide, depart at 5:30 PM and return to Rome, with drop-off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Our guide took us through the center of Florence in a professional, charming and competent manner. In addition to a lot of information about the highlights, we also learned interesting facts about the history of this wonderful city. It was a lot of fun.

The guide was exceptionally informative; our guide was extremely competent and gave us a wealth of valuable information and tips in a very short time. We would not have noticed a lot - even with good preparation. Highly Recommended!

First class in every context. VIP tour means an opportunity to learn from an expert guide on a deep basis. Alex demonstrated his knowledge and enthusiasm again and again. One of the best tours we have had over many, many years.

Excellent intro to Florence. Covering history architect and geography. Superb restaurant and cafe recommendations too. Check out Za Za restaurant. Matteo is a Superb guide very friendly. Cia!!!

Very well organized visit. guide, Mr. Mario, competent and professional. In 3 hours we were able to admire some of the treasures of Florence with adequate timing. Thank you