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  • Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    1. Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit the Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times.

    Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists.

    Great tour with the details you “really want to know”! E-bike makes it easy to do for everyone and gives you a kickstart for the days to come and check out the liked places in more detail.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    2. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

    SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

  • Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

    3. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

    Hop on an electronic golf cart and discover the history of Florence in an entertaining, relaxing, and eco-friendly way. After meeting your driver, head to Ponte Vecchio and follow the Ponte Santa Trinita to reach the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Here, admire the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome. Next, see one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance facade. Finally, arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine tradi...

    I can’t say enough about our tour of Florence in this cute little golf cart! Luca was our guide and he was amazing! We were able to see a little of the city and then he lead us up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and other historical sites. He was super knowledgeable funny and proud of country. This tour is a must do when visiting Florence!

  • Florence: City and Countryside Tour by Electric Bike

    4. Florence: City and Countryside Tour by Electric Bike

    Cruise comfortably and effortlessly by electric bicycle, admiring the glorious juxtaposition of the rural Tuscan landscape with Florence's urban vibrancy. Cross the region's gorgeous hillside eventually arriving in the picturesque town of Fiesole for an insight into the relaxed, country lifestyle. Continue along peaceful archaic roads to a charming organic farm. Admire the harmonious scenery, Renaissance-era cloister, and even sample some of the produce (not included). Visit the Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoying an unforgettable view overlooking all of Florence. See the magnificent Romanesque basilica of San Miniato al Monte. Proceed to the city's historic center, meandering through the concentration of historic treasures, including the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Basilica di Sant...

    This experience was superb. We were lucky because our trip was private without any other tourist (summer daytime). Nevertheless Gabriel our tour guide and owner of the company was fantastic, he is so friendly, open-minded, high-skilled and funny person. The 4-hour flexible tour passed quickly, you can went through the steep hills easily with the professional and powerful electric bikes, not tiring at all. Going around Florence and surroundings is a perfect way to getting touch with the real Toscany feeling of life. At the end of the trip Gabriel introduced us to his part of family, his newborn baby (so cute!). We felt ourselves as the part of Gabriel's family. And the ice cream was as delicious as promised :) When you visit Florence this trip is a must have program. Don't hesitate, book now :)

  • Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    5. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's histo...

    Die Tour war englisch gebucht, aber da wir die einzigen Gäste der Tour waren, hat Lorenzo spontan auf deutsch umgestellt. Vielen Dank dafür! Die Tour war super - spannend, informativ und trotz der Hitze gut zu machen, weil Lorenzo immer Schattenplätze für die Erklärungen gesucht hat. Die Fahrräder waren gut zu fahren. Wir haben auf diese Weise einen super Überblick über Florenz bekommen, da hätten wir alleine einiges übersehen!

  • Florence Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    6. Florence Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Get an introduction to the history of the Italian Renaissance on a walking tour of Florence city center, and discover a host of historical monuments with the help of a local guide. Go for a stroll through the cloisters of the Basilica di Santa Croce, and then make your way to Piazza dei Peruzzi and the Palazzo Bargello. Pass Porcellino market, and then listen to the story of the city's oldest bridge at the Ponte Vecchio. Wander small streets that date back to the Middle Ages to arrive at the political heart of the city at Piazza della Signoria. Get impressive views of the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, historically the home of the government of Florence.  Arrive at Piazza del Duomo in the oldest part of the city. Marvel at the marble engravings and the magnificent dome of the Duomo. Continue to the Basilica di San Lorenzo, from where you can explore the market district by yourself...

    We always try to do a tour when we first arrive in a new city to help orientated ourselves and discover some of its history.

  • Florence: Free Guided Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    7. Florence: Free Guided Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    Your tour begins in the heart of Florence then heads to the central and most magnificent square, Piazza del Duomo, complete with the Florence Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistry, and other impressive buildings. You will hear all about the mystery of Brunelleschi's famous dome, before making your way to the church of Orsanmichele where you will be able to admire the works of renowned sculptors such as Donatello. The next stop is the very center of the city, the Piazza della Signoria. Outside the Palazzo Vecchio you will hear about some specifics of the Florentine government throughout the ages. Next to the palace you can find a replica of David, the famous sculpture by Michelangelo. Passing the Uffizi Gallery, where most famous works of Da Vinci, Rafael, and Botticelli can be seen, the tour will lead you towards the deep Arno River, with impressive views of the mysterious Pon...

    El tour estuvo bien, fuimos por los puntos más relevantes y la información brindada por la guía fue muy completa

  • Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

    8. Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

    Enjoy an eco-friendly ride through the ancient streets and iconic squares of Florence on an electric golf cart. Experience the "Birthplace of the Renaissance" with all its famous landmarks and learn the history behind each corner with your audio guide. Strap in to your cart, select your language, and embark on an unforgettable sightseeing tour along the historic streets of Florence. Visit emblematic landmarks like the Duomo Square, home of the 4th biggest cathedral in the world: the Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, ride straight into the heart of Florence and arrive at Republic Square, the very spot where the city was born in 89 BC. Continue to Signoria Square and view the famous statues such as the powerful Perseus by B. Cellini and the copy of David by B. Michelangelo. Discover the Great Pantheon of Florence and glide past the Basilica di Santa Croce where many great Italians were laid ...

    The tour was really great, i was also so comfortable and easy for someone who doesn't walk around, we saw almost all the monuments and also we had panoramic views of Florence. Friendly staff, highly recommended

  • Florence Santa Croce Church Tour

    9. Florence Santa Croce Church Tour

    Start the tour in the main square, where the famous soccer game played in medieval costumes, the Calcio Storico Florentino, takes place here every year in June. Your guide will describe in detail of all the immense artistic wealth in Santa Croce; frescoes (1380) by Gaddi in the Cappella Maggiore tell the story of "Santa Croce", and beautiful frescoes by Giotto in the Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels show scenes from the life of St. Francis and St. John the Evangelist. On your way to the left of the entrance, see the memorial of the 19th-century playwright Giovanni Battista Niccolini built as an inspiration for the Statue of Liberty. As you walk through the hallowed walls, learn about the art of Donatello and his crucifix, one of the jewels of the Renaissance, as well as the art of Brunelleschi and the perfect architectural harmony of his Chapel of Fools. See the monumental cemetery and damage...

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable. We signed up for a small tour, but we were lucky to end up having a private tour. Our guide was an art history major and really brought the rich history of this church to life. Highly recommend.

  • Florence: Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce

    10. Florence: Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce

    Visit Santa Croce, also known as the Temple of the Glories of Italy, on this guided tour. Santa Croce was at the heart of the Franciscan order, which was known for the mass preaching in the square during the Middle Ages to combat heresy that was very popular with serfs and peasants. The Basilica has served as a mausoleum for Italy’s most important artists, politicians, and philosophers. It is the final resting place of Michelangelo, Dante, and Galileo. Learn from the detailed explanations of your official English-speaking guide. Enjoy the beauty of the art of Donatello and his crucifix, one of the jewels of the Renaissance, as well the the art of Brunelleschi and the perfect architectural harmony of his Chapel of Fools. The Church bears the marks of history, including those left by the tragic flood of 1966 that damaged several paintings and destroyed the monumental cemetery, which wa...

    Our guide Francesca Rachel from the local company ”Keys of Florence” gave us an extraordinary tour in Santa Croce! The best guided tour we ever had!! You could tell that she was a scholar with much knowledge. She made the history vivid and intresting even for my teenager!

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What people are saying about Basilica of Santa Croce

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based on 577 reviews

SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

I can’t say enough about our tour of Florence in this cute little golf cart! Luca was our guide and he was amazing! We were able to see a little of the city and then he lead us up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and other historical sites. He was super knowledgeable funny and proud of country. This tour is a must do when visiting Florence!

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable. We signed up for a small tour, but we were lucky to end up having a private tour. Our guide was an art history major and really brought the rich history of this church to life. Highly recommend.

Had a great time. It was great to see more than the tourist attractions and to have a chance to explore the area. Very good pace of the Tour also very entertaining explanations .

Excellent Guide called Lorenzo .. very informative of all the history of Florence. Not strenuous .. nice amble along the tourist sites.