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Florence: Private 3-Hour Tour with Uffizi Gallery Visit

1. 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: Accademia Fast-Track Entry and Guided Walking Tour

2. Florence: Accademia Fast-Track Entry and Guided Walking Tour

Florence Walking Tour and skip-the-line guided tour of Accademia. Enjoy the best of Florence on a comprehensive walking tour and see the statue of David with skip-the-line tickets. Join your small group tour at Uffizi Square. Explore the streets of Florence with an expert local guide and see many of the most important and famous attractions in one go focused on the historical center of Florence. Gaze at awe-inspiring Renaissance art and architecture. Learn about Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Donatello, Machiavelli, and many more Florentines who contributed to shaping Western thought and culture. Explore Piazza Della Signoria, the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century with the prominent Palazzo Vecchio. We will have the opportunity to discuss the delicate relationship between art and power and the contribution of the Medici family in turning Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance. After seeing Ponte Vecchio, with its glittering jewelry shops, venture back to the city headed for the guided tour of the Accademia Gallery with skip-the-line tickets. Enter the Accademia and continue your guided tour with no delay thanks to pre-reserved tickets. Learn the story of David and its creator Michelangelo. Hear about the purpose of the museum which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Understand the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and learn how this collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence by Anna Maria Lodovica, the last of the Medici. Leave your guide and end your tour at the end of 2 hours in the Accademia.

From Venice: Florence by High-Speed Train & Guided Tours

3. From Venice: Florence by High-Speed Train & Guided Tours

Journey to Florence from Venice by high-speed train in 2 hours and prepare yourself for a complete cultural immersion. Discover the city and its huge artistic patrimony, museums, monuments, palaces, and churches. Admire some of the most important artistic treasures in the world. Walk around Duomo Square and admire the beautiful Cathedral with the majestic Dome of Brunelleschi and the Bell Tower of Giotto. Then meet your guide and get ready to explore the beautiful Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s David. Afterward, explore the San Lorenzo Central Market and enjoy a tasting of local products, specially prepared for you. Then venture out on your own and discover Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza Della Signoria with its historical and architectural heritage such as Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia Dei Lanzi, and the Uffizi Gallery. Next to Palazzo Vecchio you will find the Neptune Fountain where you will connect back to your guide and visit the unique Uffizi Gallery which houses one of the best collections of Renaissance art in the world. Finally, you will head towards the Santa Maria Novella train station and depart back to Venice.

Florence: Piazza della Signoria Children's Walking Tour

4. Florence: Piazza della Signoria Children's Walking Tour

Step into the world of myths and legends on a tour of the Piazza della Signoria designed for children. Follow your guide and hear the stories behind the Greek characters who occupy this famous square, including Medusa and Hercules. Choose to relax in the square or if your children are very young, join them on their odyssey through the world of Greek heroes and their gigantic statues. Let your guide entertain you with funny stories and interesting facts about the characters you'll meet. See Perseus victorious after his battle with Medusa represented in bronze by Benvenuto Cellini. Continue to the copy of Michelangelo's masterpiece, the David, which towers above the square after his battle with Goliath. Witness Hercules battle the Centaur and discover how he symbolized Renaissance Florence. Visit Zeus, the king of the Olympians, and his brother Poseidon. Marvel at the hundreds of lions carved in the Loggia dei Lanzi and admire the copy of Donatello's Judith and Holofernes.

Florence: City Tour by Van with Accademia and Duomo

5. Florence: City Tour by Van with Accademia and Duomo

Start your Tour from the very heart of Florence, aboard of a comfortable luxury minivan. Your English-speaking driver will lead you along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. This view will leave you breathless and will allow you to embrace the entire city from its most famous hilltop. The tour will proceed through the old city center with the Guided Visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned work, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. Then you will proceed with a walking Tour which will include the outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery, the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art. Then you reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Going on you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and political center of the city. In this “open-air museum”, you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Dominating the square is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with Arnolfo's crenellated tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. Then, by following from the outside the elevated path of the Vasari Corridor you will arrive at the romantic Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewellery shops. In the afternoon enjoy the guided visit of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, a treasure chest of inestimable artistic treasures: you will be immediately struck by the elegance of the spaces of the three naves. Lead by your expert Guide you will enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the singular and mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello. You will be also surprised to be able to walk on a marvelous carpet of polychrome marbles. Then, looking up, the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari will appear, the biggest fresco in the world. The Brunelleschi's famous Dome is the largest ever built in masonry and the incomparable icon of Renaissance architecture. Please note that the order of the visits may change

Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral

6. Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral

Florence is literally dotted with ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS and WORKS OF ART. On our tour, you will admire firsthand the sites and monuments that have made Florence one of the most visited destinations in the world. To start your tour, you will head to REPUBBLICA SQUARE, one of the most elegant and historically important “piazzas” in Florence, overflowing with refined cafés and luxury shopping. Follow your guide through the characteristic streets and picturesque alleys until you reach LOGGIA DEL MERCATO NUOVO, where your guide will demonstrate a symbol of good luck by caressing the nose of the famous PORCELLINO (wild boar) BRONZE STATUE. On this tour, you will learn all sorts of local legends, fascinating stories, and unexpected facts about Florence. Right around the corner, your guide will lead you to the intriguing PONTE VECCHIO - a true icon of the city. This bridge is famous for its exclusive jewelry stores, unique structure, and for being the only bridge spared during the bombings during the Second World War. Then, follow your guide to ACCADEMIA DEI GEORGOFILI and UFFIZI SQUARE, where you will discover the heart of Florence - SIGNORIA SQUARE. This true open-air museum is dominated by the imposing PALAZZO VECCHIO and the magnificent LOGGIA DEI LANZI, home to fascinating statues such as PERSEUS by Cellini and the RAT OF THE SABINE WOMEN by Giambologna. Your journey through Florence will lead to SAN GIOVANNI SQUARE, home of the wonderful FLORENCE CATHEDRAL and BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME, as well as the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower. Continue your tour by visiting the INTERIORS OF THE CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE, saving your time by SKIPPING THE LONG QUEUES at the entrance and taking advantage of your expert guide, who will reveal all the secrets of this immense wealth of art and architecture.

Livorno Port: Private Excursion to Florence

7. Livorno Port: Private Excursion to Florence

Be ready to explore Florence the moment you get off your cruise ship at the Port of Livorno on this excursion. Find your driver, sit back, and relax on the 90-minute ride to this jewel of the Renaissance. Start at one of the most charming spots in Florence; the Piazzale Michelangelo. Enjoy a great view from the panoramic terrace. Wander to the Piazza Duomo, or go check out Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistry's gilded bronze doors. Continue on to the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, the throbbing heart of the city. Admire the architecture of the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi, or walk up to the famous Ponte Vecchio. Return to your cruise ship on time for departure.

Florence: Women of Florence Private Walking Tour

8. Florence: Women of Florence Private Walking Tour

Visit famous highlights of Florence on this city walking tour and learn from your expert guide about the women, both real and fictional, who inspired so much of the city’s art and politics. See sights like the Medici Chapel and the Palazzo Vecchio, learn the tragic story of the Sabines, and more. Starting at the Piazza della Signoria, make your way through winding renaissance streets and learn about the strategic marriages the Medicis made with the royal families of Europe to secure their power. Next, enjoy stunning views from Ponte Vecchio and the river Arno, and explore monuments like the Duomo of Florence and Palazzo Vecchio. Then, visit the Medici Chapel and learn about the influential women of this family and their important impact on the city of Florence. See the beautiful Loggia dei Lanzi, where your guide will tell you about the mythical women depicted there. From the Sabines, taken against their will, to Donatello’s powerful depiction of Judith about to decapitate Holofernes, these famous sculptures capture different aspects of femininity. Learn about these and many other untold stories as you experience the highlights of the city on a tour from a unique, but important perspective.

Florence: Private Tour by Bike with Gelato Tasting

9. Florence: Private Tour by Bike with Gelato Tasting

Visit the city highlights in the historic center of Florence on a relaxing tour by bike. Pedal at your own pace while observing the artistic and architectural beauties of the city. Learn from your local guide, make stops for insights and take wonderful photos. First, stop at Piazza del Duomo to discover the famous Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Marvel at Giotto's bell tower and the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Then, continue your way towards Palazzo Medici, where artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli worked. Discover the Republic Square and Piazza della Signoria with the Palazzo Vecchio, the Statue of David, and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Finally, pass by the Uffizi Gallery and cross Ponte Vecchio to reach Palazzo Pitti. At the end of the tour enjoy a delicious Italian ice cream.

La Spezia: Private Excursion to Florence

10. La Spezia: Private Excursion to Florence

Discover Florence; one of the most famous cities of the Renaissance on a day tour from La Spezia. See the spectacular Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and more. Meet your driver at the port of La Spezia and head off to discover the cultural treasures of Florence. Start at the charming Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy breathtaking views from the terrace. Wander the Piazza Duomo and pass beneath the spectacular Cathedral. See Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistry with its opulent gilded bronze doors. Admire the architecture of the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Stroll along the Arno River to Ponte Vecchio and find yourself among the city's luxurious goldsmith shops.

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