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  • Florence: Duomo Complex Guided Tour

    1. Florence: Duomo Complex Guided Tour

    Discover the heart of Florence and learn all the secrets and the history that lies behind the Duomo Complex. Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third largest church in the world and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th Century. Your local guide will show you the main sights while telling you interesting anecdotes on how this masterpiece was created. You’ll also visit the Duomo Museum in which you’ll discover masterpieces of Arnolfo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio, and Michelangelo. This is the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world. Last but not least, admire the stunning Baptistry of San Giovanni, one of the most ancient churches in Florence, which sits opposite the city's cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Fiore and its incredible East Door - that Michel...

    Very knowledgeable guide ! Erica shared insightful info about the cathedral and many interesting details which helped us get a better understanding of the cathedral’s unique structure and story. Visiting without her would have been a shame :) Would also recommend getting the full tour, baptistery and the museum as well, since there is some valuable knowledge to get there !

  • Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    2. Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your expert guide in the heart of the ancient Roman city, the Piazza della Repubblica, where you will learn about the city’s foundation. Walk to Orsanmichele, a Medieval church with iconic Renaissance sculptures on its ornate facade, including work by the famous Donatello. At Piazza della Signoria you can hear the stories behind the Renaissance fountain, the statues and the Palazzo Vecchio which dominates the square with its soaring tower. Just beyond the palace is the Uffizi, a fine example of Renaissance architecture. Cross the Uffizi courtyard to reach the banks of the Arno River and admire the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in town. Make a stop at Piazza Santa Croce. Once the stage for jousting tournaments, today it hosts the official sport of the city, Calcio Storico: an exciting mix of soccer, rugby and wrestling. The itinerary continues through the Medieval streets...

  • Florence Self-Guided Audio Tour

    3. Florence Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Discover the Cradle of the Renaissance at your own pace using your mp3 player to guide you through the historic city center of Florence by audio guide. Fall in love beautiful monuments as you are led along the cobblestone streets, and escape the restricted timetables of guided tours. Take a break to enjoy a gelato or coffee whenever you like! Learn the history of highlights such as the Museo Nazionale di San Marco, Bargello (Palazzo del Popolo), Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio. Marvel at the produce on display at the Mercato Centrale, and take an optional visit to the impressive Basilica di Santa Croce. See the homes of magnificent art, including Michelangelo's legendary statue of David at the Galleria dell 'Accademia, and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Da Vinci’s Annunciation at the Uffizi Gallery. Fall in love with the terracotta tiles and dome of the Duomo and Giotto's Bel...

  • Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

    4. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

    The most complete and thrilling guided walking tour starts from the peculiar Central Market area, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls. Here the Medici Chapels and the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, are located. In a short time you will reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto, and Saint John Baptistery with its Paradise Door. The tour continues by visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find Palazzo del Bargello before reaching Piazza della Signoria, a great open-air sculpture museum overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. You will then head to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. Then you will proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (straw market) where the famous Piglet Fountain is ...

  • Florence: Guided City Bike Tour

    5. Florence: Guided City Bike Tour

    Explore the heart of Florence on a guided bike tour around the city’s most unforgettable spots. Ride down characteristic streets, through popular squares, and across historic bridges. Learn about the city through commentary from your local guide.

    The itinerary begins where the Medici family began to wield their power in Florence. See their stately palace and the Basilica of San Lorenzo.

    Next, pass by the medieval baptistery on your way to Piazza della Republica, the site of the ancient forum where the city’s history began.

    Then, reach the Arno River stopping to admire the Renaissance architecture. Cross the bridge designed by Michelangelo and get a stunning view of the famous Ponte Vecchio.

    Continue on to explore the other side of town. Ride through Piazza Santo Spirito and stop to admire the grand Pitti Palace. Ride alongside...

  • Florence: Accademia & Bargello Museum Ultimate David Tour

    6. 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. Satisfy your tastebuds with traditional Italian Gelato and take home a free souvenir of Florence as a lovely reminder of your visit. Leave with a better understanding of the artworks that you’re most interested in with a personalized tour.

  • Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

    7. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

    Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscan capital, thanks to engaging storytelling by expert local guides. Discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where you can find the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, and the Medici Chapels. Visit the elegant cloister, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Next, admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo.  Admire the impressive cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower. See the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise. Walk along the Arno River to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "Jewelry Bridge". Then continue to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia, and the famous Fontana del Porcellino. Not too far away, there is the elegant Piazza della Signoria, a great outdoor sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio...

    Alicia, nuestra guía, se desempeñó perfectamente en una visita tanto en italiano como en castellano, pues éramos un público diverso, y se esmeró en compartirnos su amplio conocimiento sobre la historia de la ciudad respondiendo todas nuestras preguntas.

  • Bargello Museum Private Tour

    8. Bargello Museum Private Tour

    This walking tour is designed for you to enjoy very important works of art kept in Bargello. The ground floor rooms have Tuscan 16th century works, focusing in particular on four masterpieces by Michelangelo: Bacchus, the relief depicting a Madonna with Child, Brutus and David-Apollo. The tour is then followed by works of Andrea Sansovino Jacopo Sansovino, Baccio Bandinelli, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna up with his admirable Mercury. There many other treasures: works of art enriched by Carrand collections, Ressman and Franchetti. From ivories that include several Roman and Byzantine examples, up to medieval glazes and porcelain from Limoges, German and French gold works, Renaissance jewels and even Islamic examples of bronzeworks. The museum displays several treasures, including very unique panel pieces and sculptures in wood. The second floor isdedicated to the...

  • Florence: 1.5-Hour Bargello Museum Private Tour

    9. Florence: 1.5-Hour Bargello Museum Private Tour

    The Bargello Palace is one of the foremost art collections in the world, and today with your private guide you'll have the chance to experience the art in a personal, up-close way that is simply impossible with large group tours. We enter into the fortress, a marvel in its own right, to experience some of the greatest Renaissance masterpieces Florence has to offer. You will have a chance to see the David and St. George by Donatello, the Bacchus and the Round Pitti by Michelangelo, Mercury by Giambologna, just to name a few! The museum makes a nice alternate after having visited the highly touristed Uffizi Galleries, and for a true Florence Art experience, there is no better place to be than the Bargello's halls. The building itself was constructed during the Italian Middle Ages (1200s). Originally called Palazzo del Podestà, it is the oldest public building in Florence. You will have a ...

  • Florence: Private Leonardo Da Vinci Tour

    10. Florence: Private Leonardo Da Vinci Tour

    Immerse yourself in the life and times of Leonardo Da Vinci on this fascinating private guided tour. Start your tour from the Bargello Museum, visiting Palazzo Gondi and Uffizi Square along the way. Continue along Piazza Della Signoria where you'll admire the Palazzo Vecchio and discover some interesting facts about the "Salone Dei 500", which is located inside the City Hall palace. Next, admire the Loggia Dei Lanzi and walk past the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore to admire the Dome. Finish your tour at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum and enjoy privileged access with your fast-track entrance ticket. Inside the museum, discover replicas and drawings of the main machines made by the genius during his life. Feel free to remain in the museum and explore the rest of the artifacts at your own pace when the tour ends.

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Very knowledgeable guide ! Erica shared insightful info about the cathedral and many interesting details which helped us get a better understanding of the cathedral’s unique structure and story. Visiting without her would have been a shame :) Would also recommend getting the full tour, baptistery and the museum as well, since there is some valuable knowledge to get there !

The cathedral itself is to be forgotten inside - despite the dome fresco by Vasari (partly). The originals are in the museum. The long queuing doesn't pay off at all. The museum is impressive, as is the baptistery.

We had a guided tour by Lucy Lopardo. She tells you everything about the Duomo: all details, myths and stories. Always open to answer your questions. Glad we had you as our guide, thank you Lucy!

Good bikes and a nice way to discover the city. Also had useful do's and don'ts. Recommended!!

The tour was very interesting and the guide knowledgeable and nice.