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The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

1. The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

Florence is a city full of highlights and hidden gems, everywhere you walk has a story and a famous mastermind behind it. While this might sound interesting to you, what if you are traveling with your whole family? This family-friendly tour is the perfect solution. A friendly local guide is ready to take you and your family to see the best their city has to offer and they know the perfect ways to keep everyone entertained, especially your kids.  Start off at the perfect place to see the mix of highlights and hidden gems, the center and heart of Florence, Piazza della Repubblica. The place where everything started and where you’ll get an introduction into how Florence became the powerful center of the Renaissance. Then discover the pride of Florence, its beautiful cathedral with its dome that rises high, dominating the view of the city. Climb up the cathedral and enjoy a picture perfect view of Florence or wander through the museum inside, your friendly local can arrange everything you wish to visit and see.  Here’s the kid’s favorite part: a gelato stop. Try the best gelato in town while you immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere and conversation. Once their sweet tooth is satisfied, go on a fun paper decorating demonstration and get crafty. Afterwards, learn how a market got turned into a church and visit the Fontana del Porcellino. Then, head to Piazza della Signora, a hotspot for political events in Florence for centuries. For the last stop of the tour, head to Ponte Vecchio.

Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

2. Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

Meet your professional kid-friendly guide in Piazza Santa Croce (below the statue of Dante) and start a marvelous 2.5-hour experience through the streets and squares of Florence. Your guide will tell you secrets and interesting stories of the Renaissance. You will be visiting the city center from Piazza Santa Croce to Ponte Vecchio bridge without missing the beautiful Loggia in Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo from outside, the area of the Uffizi Gallery and then Palazzo Vecchio the center of the Government of Florence. The tour will then end with Piazza della Repubblica, St. Lorenzo Market and the Porcellino. Your guide will play games, activities, scavenger hunts and will entertain and engage the whole family!

Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

3. Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

Begin your excursion with a 30-minute drive to Pisa, stopping first at the Miracles Field, where you’ll see the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa, along with the Duomo and Baptistry. You’ll have time to take photos here and shop for souvenirs.  Florence is a 1-hour drive away, and on arrival you’ll stop at Michelangelo Square for breathtaking views of the major sights of Florence. Your driver will also stop at Santa Croce Church, known best for the tombs of Italian notables such as Michelangelo and Galileo. In the heart of Florence, Repubblica Square, is where you'll experience the major attractions of the city, such as the Duomo, the Porcellino Market and the Old Bridge. After lunch and shopping, depart around 4:00 PM for the drive back to Livorno and your ship. If you’d like to try some of Italy’s best gelato, your driver will make a stop along the way.

Florence In A Day: David, Duomo, and Dome Climb

4. Florence In A Day: David, Duomo, and Dome Climb

Join the group at the Accademia gates to start your tour. There will be a maximum of 12 people so it is always an intimate experience. 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. Challenge your guide about the 16th-century art school in this Academy of Fine Arts. Enjoy the Accademia Galleries and head to the Duomo. Walk through the beauty of priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you see the imposing Cathedral of Florence dominating the skyline. Savor the artistic wonder for its size and for its amazing marble decorations. Include a pre-reserved visit to the Dome at the end of the tour and climb the dome at your own leisure to admire scenic views of Florence and surrounding Tuscany. See the Baptistry famous with its doors right in front of the cathedral Santa Maria Del Fiore. These are the Gates of Paradise but what you’ll see here are the copies of the original. ( originals are in the Museum). End the tour at one of these Squares so you can ask your guide for options of the best places to eat or drink an aperitivo. This tour is a great investment to save your time and to appreciate the potentially overwhelming series of art works with a scholarly local guide who manages to be fun at the same time. Learn from your guide how you can use the Brunelleschi Pass that is valid for 72 hours to see the Museum and the Baptistery of the Cathedral.

Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour

5. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscan capital with a local guide. Explore the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where you can admire the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, and the Medici Chapels. Begin with a visit to the elegant cloister, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Then, take in the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo.  Marvel at the striking cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower. See the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise. Next, stroll along the Arno River to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "Jewelry Bridge". Continue to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia and the Fontana del Porcellino. Finally, go to Piazza Della Signoria, a marvelous outdoor sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.

Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

6. Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

Explore the iconic sights of Florence according to your own interests either on a full-day of half-day tailor-made sightseeing tour. A licensed guide will meet you at your hotel, or in front of the monument of Manfredo Fanti at Piazza San Marco, and take you to the attractions that you want to see. See one of the most visited landmarks in Europe at the Duomo, known for its dome by Brunelleschi. See the octagonal baptistery on Piazza del Duomo, and see the slender Campanile by Giotto. Skip the long lines to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's masterpiece statue of David. Enjoy fast track entry to the Uffizi Gallery, and admire works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. Discover wonderful examples of Florentine architecture on Piazza Signoria, and stroll past some of the city's most iconic landmarks, such as the Porcellino bronze fountain of a boar that is said to bring luck if you place a coin in its jaws or rub its nose. Cross the River Arno via the Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy visiting the shops and admiring the lovely view.

Florence: Uffizi & Academy Gallery Guided Walking Tour

7. Florence: Uffizi & Academy Gallery Guided Walking Tour

Start with a walking tour of this enchanting Renaissance city. Visit all the highlights of the city, such as the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo and the Signoria Square. Your tour will continue towards the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and its famous jewelers. Admire the famous “Porcellino” statue that, according to local tradition, brings luck before you move on to Republic Square. Benefit from a group tour with an expert guide in Spanish or English, using the headphones to listen to your guide. After the walking tour visit the Uffizi with your guide, to be captivated by the thousands of masterpieces preserved inside. Works include those by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Your group inside the Uffizi Gallery will be composed of 25 people maximum. You will have 2 and a half hours of free time to have lunch and enjoy the city. Then, visit the Academy Gallery with your guide where Michelangelo's famous statue of David is located.

Florence: Group Walking + Uffizi Gallery Tour in Spanish

8. Florence: Group Walking + Uffizi Gallery Tour in Spanish

See the highlights of Florence from the outside, such as the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, and Signoria Square. Visit the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and stroll among its famous jewelers. Stop by the interesting Porcelino statue, a wild boar that is rumored to bring luck, before seeing magnificent Republic Square. Learn about the sights and the history of Florence from your knowledgeable guide. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and admire the highlights of the museum. See the world-famous Venus, The amazing Spring by Botticelli, the beautiful Tondo Doni by Michelangelo, and much more. Discover paintings from the XII to the XVII centuries preserved in a stunning two-floor collection.

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What people are saying about Il Porcellino Statue

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Very likeable and competent tour with many technical explanations about the Accademia, David and the church center of the city. Thanks very much!

Maria was a very knowledgeable and personable guide! We enjoyed her leading us through the academia!

Martina was such a pleasure to spend the morning with! The kids loved her and we had so much fun!

Laura very good and very nice, thank you for guiding us in the beautiful Florence

Fabulous tour! Chiara was so knowledgeable and friendly. Strong recommend.