Discover Florence’s best-known attractions, such as the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio on a comprehensive walking tour, then get skip-the-line access to the…
Learn why Florence became the birthplace of the Renaissance on a 90-minute walking tour of the city’s historical center. You’ll see the Ponte…
This tour will let you discover the town’s best known treasures such as the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the squares, the monuments, and the Old Bridge.…
Enjoy a small-group guided tour that takes you to the center of the Medici's power. Learn about the secrets that are hidden within the walls of the…
Enjoy a wonderful tour of the beautiful Chianti countryside and sample wines. Discover the beautiful medieval cities of Siena, San Gimignano and…
Introduce yourself to the beautiful city of Florence on this 3-hour walking tour. Stroll along the historical streets as you visit the famous sights,…
Discover the sights of Florence at your own pace with the help of an interactive audiopen. Let the device be your personal guide to the “Cradle of…
Explore the rugged coast and bright colored villages of Cinque Terre on a 12-hour tour from Florence. Marvel at houses suspended over cliffs and swim…
Skip the long lines to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and explore some of Italy’s greatest artistic treasures with an expert guide. See masterpieces…
Visit the most important sites of medieval and Renaissance Florence on a guided walking tour. You’ll see the city’s most famous squares, admire the…
Marvel at Michelangelo’s iconic statue of “David” up close on this 1-hour guided tour that features priority entrance to Florence’s Academy Gallery.…
On this afternoon excursion from Florence you’ll explore Pisa on a guided tour, admiring its famous leaning tower and numerous other historically…
Walking tour of historical center and close encounter at the Academy and at the Uffizi. Enjoy the highlights of Florence and the two most important…
Lace up your hiking shoes and put your art hat on: you're finally ready for that walking tour of Florence! But why not get a headstart on a few interesting facts your guide might not cover?
Florentine writers such as Dante and Boccaccio were among the first to abandon Latin in favor of Tuscan, which went on to become Italian. Still, Latin's decline was hardly overnight!
Though British by blood, the founder of modern nursing was named for the city of her birth. Her sister was less lucky. Born in Naples, she was given its ancient name - Parthenope!
Much of medieval Florence was destroyed by the retreating Nazis, including every bridge but the Ponte Vecchio. Allegedly, Hitler demanded it be spared because of its unique beauty.
Florence is home to some of the world's most renowned galleries, including one of the oldest - the Uffizi. The city is reported to hold almost a third of the world's art treasures!
Though the harpsichord was already a popular Renaissance-era instrument, the pianoforte was invented in Florence by Bartolomeo Cristofori, originally from Padua.
Florence's heart is fairly easy to cover by foot and most walking tours clock in at just an hour or two, unless they include tours of the Uffizi or other galleries and museums. If you're concerned about lasting the length of even a short tour, we'd advise you to check the itinerary doesn't include a climb up the Duomo's 463 steps, or uphill to the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Free walking tours are perfect for those visiting on shoestring budgets or simply unsure how much to pay in advance. There is a catch, though! Remember the guides do this for a living so bring some cash and pay what you think it was worth at the end. Otherwise, brace yourself for a guilt-trip!
Attractions in Florence
- 1Uffizi Gallery
- 2Giotto's Campanile
- 3Florence Baptistery
- 4Florence Cathedral
- 5Crypt of Santa Reparata
- 6Michelangelo's David
- 7Accademia Gallery
- 8Ponte Vecchio
- 9Palazzo Vecchio
- 10Piazza della Signoria
- 11Salone dei Cinquecento
- 12Pitti Palace
- 13Santa Maria Novella
- 14Piazzale Michelangelo
- 15Piazza della Repubblica
- 16The Opera del Duomo Museum
- 17Chiesa di Ognissanti
- 18Porta Romana
- 19Boboli Gardens
- 20Piazza del Duomo, Florence
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What People Are Saying About Florence
we had a splendid tour in English. the guide was very attentive nice with very wide knowledge about history religion and architecture. truly a big difference seeing the most important places and the highlights of Uffizi gallery.
This tour was excellent - the meeting place was well signposted and easy to find, the team were organised and professional, and explained what we'd be doing and set everything out initially, which I thought was useful to know. Skipping the line was the only reason I bought the ticket, but the real value actually came from the guide herself, she was very knowledgable about Uffizi and the city itself, and happy to chat throughout the tour and answer questions. Mid way through I had the chance to grab a coffee from a coffee shop en-route during a 5 min break, which was perfect timing. If you plan to see the Uffizi Gallery I'd highly recommend this tour purely for the additional insight and convenience you'll get from the guide. I would book again :)
very interesting tour of the academia and of the city of Florence through the eyes of a local history teacher who was proud of Michelangelo and his work as well as being proud of his city .He also added a bit of comedy to the occasion . he was informative about Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo and Leonardo di Vinci and also the points of interest in the city Ponte Vecchio ,Palace de Veccio, doumo and bell tower .
Everything went extremely well: the transportation was on time, the bus was new, comfortable and clean. The scenes in these small villages were spectacular. I took some extraordinarily beautiful photographs. It was a wonderful experience.
Good guide - knowledgeable and passionate about her subject with excellent communication. Interesting and informative tour shared with some like-minded and friendly people.