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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: Reserved Entry Ticket to Bargello Museum

    2. Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to Bargello Museum

    The National Museum at the Bargello is without a doubt one of the most important and well-known museums in Florence. Within, the museum exhibits a large collection of sculpture, including the famous bronze David by Donatello. Since 1865 the Palazzo houses the National Museum, bringing together many important Renaissance sculptures, including masterpieces by Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, Michelangelo and Cellini. The museum was subsequently enriched with splendid collections of bronzes, majolica, waxes, furniture and textiles from the Medici collections and those of private donors.   Palazzo del Bargello is one of the oldest buildings in Florence, was once prison, police headquarters and the site of public executions. Begun in 1255, the building was the headquarters of the Capitano del Popolo and later of the Podestà and Council of Justice. In 1574, it became the living quart...

    it was super easy to book a ticket on line. Also it is an amazing museum. Very worthwhile to visit, a must for your trip to Florence.

  • Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    3. 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...

  • Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    4. Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    If you’re interested in the culture of Florence and the beauty of its architecture, join this 2-hour guided walking tour that takes in the most important monuments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour begins at the Piazza San Firenze; home of the Bargello and the Tribunale Fiorentino. Walk first to the Church of Santa Croce, home to many well-known masterpieces and burial place of some of Italy's most important personages. Next come to Piazza Signoria known for Neptune's Fountain, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the lovely Piazzale degli Uffizi. Cross the Ponte Vecchio; the medieval stone bridge famous for its gold jewelry shops, and arrive at the spectacular Pitti palace; former residence of the Medici family. Head back toward the Arno and the historic center along Via Maggio and Ponta Santa Trinita, passing along Via Tornabuoni where you will see some of Florence's top fashi...

    We had great fun on this tour. The woman giving the tour was very kind and passionate. Learned a lot about this city that I would have missed otherwise. Also listening through the airplug through the microphone helped a lot in still hearing the guide regardless of the noise in the crowded areas.

  • Florence Self-Guided Audio Tour

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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 Half Day Tour, David vs David

    8. Florence Half Day Tour, David vs David

    Everyone has heard of Michelangelo’s David, but few people remember that the Bargello Museum houses some of the most important masterpieces by the geniuses of the Florentine Renaissance such as Donatello and Michelangelo. Enter into the exciting world of the Bargello, an impressive medieval structure that was once a prison a place of torture and death sentences. Today it is the most important museum of sculptures in Italy. Learn about the gems hidden inside, a room dedicated to Donatello, with his David, which you will have the chance to compare with the David you are going to see later on during the tour. Explore one of the museum’s most important rooms which is entirely dedicated to Michelangelo, where you can see some of his greatest works, Pitti Tondo, (in which some experts see signs of the help of Leonardo Da Vinci), and the David-Apollo.  After a short walking break, discover t...

  • Florence: Accademia & Bargello Museum Ultimate David Tour

    9. 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

    10. 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.

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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!

it was super easy to book a ticket on line. Also it is an amazing museum. Very worthwhile to visit, a must for your trip to Florence.

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