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Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to Bargello Museum

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 quarters for the Captain of Justice (chief of police) and was used as a prison.  Despite a series of alterations and additions which altered the original plan during the 14th and 15th centuries, the palace preserved its pleasant severity, best seen in the beautiful courtyard, the balcony and the large hall on the first floor. 

Florence: Dark Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Dark Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the macabre side of Florence on this guided walking tour. Hear about local superstitions, conspiracies, saints, and miracles. Find out about the bloody serial killer known as the Monster of Florence and engage with unsettling topics like mysteries and torture. Meet your guide near the statue of General Fanti in the centrally-located Piazza San Marco. Make your way to the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata where you can admire the design created by Brunelleschi, the father of Renaissance architecture.  Pass through the colorful Via dei Servi street on your way to marvel at the iconic dome on the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Connect with the city's dark past as you walk along old streets like Via del Campanile, Via dello Studio, Via del Corso, Via Santa Margherita, and Via Proconsolo. Admire the Italian Gothic architecture of the Palazzo del Bargello and enter the political heart of the city at Piazza della Signoria. End your tour at the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge.

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Purchase the FirenzeCard and secure yourself access to all of Florence's 60 museums with a single pass. See the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, and many others, and also benefit from exclusive discounts at selected shops and restaurants. Avoid paying entrance fees with a card that includes priority entry to the city's museums including to exhibitions which usually incur an additional fee. Bring your kids for free, with under-18s gaining access when accompanied by a cardholder. Witness masterworks at venues like the Uffizi, Accademia, and the Brancacci Chapels. Book your timeslot to beat the crowds and secure access to these famous venues and many more.

Florence: Guided City Tour by Rickshaw

Florence: Guided City Tour by Rickshaw

Visit Florence in the most relaxing way possible, aboard a comfortable rickshaw that transports you throughout the historic center. The driver is a licensed local tour guide who will explain all the history of the city to you. You will be able to photograph Florence from the best angles and from the best views that you will have during the tour. We can pick you up at any place in the historic center you prefer to start the tour. You will see all the main tourist attractions in Florence: *Duomo Square, with the wonderful Cathredal of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower and Brunelleschi Dome * San Firenze Square, with Bargello Museum, Gondi's Palace and Complex of San Filippo Neri * Borgo dei Greci, one of the main leather areas in the city * Santa Croce, the amazing church in South Area of Florence * Medieval Area, the oldest area still now conserved *Signoria Square, with Palazzo Vecchio, the governament palace and Uffizi Gallery, the most important museum in the city * Arno River, with the fabulous Ponte Vecchio *Tornabuoni Street, the most important fashioned area for shopping *Repubblic Square, the centre of Florence

Florence: Private Walking Tour of Florence's Hidden Gems

Florence: Private Walking Tour of Florence's Hidden Gems

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 fashion boutiques. Stop at the Strozzi Palace; prototype of Renaissance architecture and then finish with the impressive Piazza Republica and the magnificent Florence Cathedral.

Florence: Bargello Museum 5-Attractions Combo Ticket

Florence: Bargello Museum 5-Attractions Combo Ticket

We offer entry tickets for the Bargello Museum that provide access to its exceptional collection of art and artifacts from the Renaissance and medieval periods. With your entry ticket, you can explore the museum's stunning exhibitions, including masterpieces of sculpture, decorative arts, and armor. In addition to the Bargello Museum, your entry ticket also grants access to other museums such as Medici Chapels, Davanzati Palace, Orsanmichele, Casa Martelli. With their rich history and extraordinary collections, these places are must-see destinations for anyone interested in Italian Renaissance art and culture. N.B. Casa Martelli is open only on Tuesdays (from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM) and Saturdays (from 9:00 AM to 1:50 PM).

Florence: Self-Guided Audio Michelangelo Walking Tour

Florence: Self-Guided Audio Michelangelo Walking Tour

Get under the skin of Florence with an self-directed audio guide walking tour. Download the app to explore the city at your leisure with a focus on the unforgettable art and stories of Michelangelo. Embark on a journey around the center of Florence through the story of its most famous son, Michelangelo. Begin your adventure in a beautiful square with a medieval church, Piazza Trinita and learn about the origins of David as a Biblical hero. Marvel at the Piazza del Duomo ad discover the story of the Opera del Duomo Museum. Learn how the young Michelangelo was honored with the mission of carving David out of capricious marble. Encounter the Piazza della Signoria, and admire the artwork of the hero guarding the Palazzo Vecchio. Head to the Medici Riccardi Palace and iconic Piazza San Marco. Visit the Galleria dell'Accademia, where the original David of Michelangelo is housed. Finish at the Casa Buonarotti Museum located in the family home acquired by Michelangelo himself. Listen to the stories about the genius' life and hear the secrets of his enigmatic personality. Benefit from the flexibility of a tour you can pause at any time. Avoid rip-off data fees with an activity which is fully accessible offline after you download it.

Florence: Wine Windows Walk with Wine Tasting and Appetizers

Florence: Wine Windows Walk with Wine Tasting and Appetizers

There are over 150 wine windows in Florence. Join us for an original itinerary to undercover some of these curious vestiges of the city's past. Meet our expert guide at our office to begin a 1.5-hour walking tour. The itinerary will follow a trail of wine windows, stopping at some of the city's most important landmark sites along the way. Learn about the history of the city and its leading families like the Medici and food culture in Florence and Tuscany. During the walk, make a stop at to enjoy a glass of wine served from one of the historic wine windows of a Renaissance Florentine Palazzo. Resume the walk and make your way to the last stop. Enjoy a 1-hour Wine Tasting and Wine Pairing Class with a local expert. Sample 3 Tuscan wines: Vernaccia/Vermentino, Bolgheri Rosso, and Chianti Classico Riserva, all served with a platter of Tuscan Appetizers including Olives, Bruschetta, Salami, and Prosciutto.

Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

The guide will start with a little history about the Bargello Museum, which used to be the headquarters of the Capitano Del Popolo and later of the Podesta (the lord of the city). They will tell you how the palace became the residence of the head of the police and how it was later used as a prison. The guide will escort you through the museum for you to enjoy the very important works of art kept in Bargello. The ground floor rooms display the Tuscan works of the 16th Century. Your guide will particularly focus on four masterpieces by Michelangelo. Along with the local and expert guide, you will then discover works by Bartolomeo Ammannati, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna, and many other treasures. You will discover precious ivories and bronzes that include several Roman and Byzantine examples. Then, you will immerse yourself in the early Renaissance, as your guide will explain the masterpieces made by Donatello and Verrocchio. Later, the guide will escort you to the second floor, which is solely dedicated to the glazed terracotta done by Andrea and Giovanni Della Robbia. The tour takes about two hours - the perfect amount of time to see this famous art collection, without feeling overwhelmed. You can also return to anything you might want to see again after the tour ends.

Leonardo da Vinci Museum Private Tour in Florence's Old Town

Leonardo da Vinci Museum Private Tour in Florence's Old Town

Follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, the city of Renaissance. See places where da Vinci spent time, learn about his connection to the powerful Medici family and his rivalry with Micheangelo, and examine his genius innovations on a private tour of the interactive Leonardo da Vinci Museum with skip-the-line tickets. Immerse yourself in the true story of Renaissance! Book this 2-hour tour to discover the traces of da Vinci’s genius mind in Florence’s Old Town and visit the Leonardo da Vinci Museum. Together with your Expert Guide, you will witness the birth of the Renaissance in Florence and learn about the personal life and work of the most famous ""Renaissance man"". Places of interest include the Riccardi Medici Palace, which belonged to the Medici who employed da Vinci, learn about the plans he made for the magnificent Duomo (exterior only), and see Palazzo del Bargello, where his father worked. The main highlight of this tour will be a visit inside the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, the largest hands-on da Vinci exhibition. We provide skip-the-line tickets to the largest hands-on da Vinci exhibition to save you time. Both adults and children can learn through play with the working reproductions of da Vinci’s greatest innovations. Your Expert Guide will show you how to operate the Tank, the Catapult, the Vertical Ornithopter and many other unique machines, and share interesting facts about Leonardo’s designs, sketches, paintings and other works. Choose the 4-hour option to see more places related to Leonardo’s legacy and visit the Duomo (Florence Cathedral). This is your chance to learn more about the Renaissance and its people and admire the stunning architecture and art of the Duomo inside and out. You will also see the iconic Palazzo Vecchio, Neptune’s Fountain and a replica of Michelangelo’s David in the Piazza della Signoria. The guide will also show you to the statues of Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’ Medici, Giotto, Galileo, and other historical figures, and tell you all about the plans da Vinci had for the Arno River as you walk along Ponte Vecchio.

National Museum of Bargello: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to Bargello Museum

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 quarters for the Captain of Justice (chief of police) and was used as a prison.  Despite a series of alterations and additions which altered the original plan during the 14th and 15th centuries, the palace preserved its pleasant severity, best seen in the beautiful courtyard, the balcony and the large hall on the first floor. 

Florence: Dark Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Dark Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the macabre side of Florence on this guided walking tour. Hear about local superstitions, conspiracies, saints, and miracles. Find out about the bloody serial killer known as the Monster of Florence and engage with unsettling topics like mysteries and torture. Meet your guide near the statue of General Fanti in the centrally-located Piazza San Marco. Make your way to the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata where you can admire the design created by Brunelleschi, the father of Renaissance architecture.  Pass through the colorful Via dei Servi street on your way to marvel at the iconic dome on the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Connect with the city's dark past as you walk along old streets like Via del Campanile, Via dello Studio, Via del Corso, Via Santa Margherita, and Via Proconsolo. Admire the Italian Gothic architecture of the Palazzo del Bargello and enter the political heart of the city at Piazza della Signoria. End your tour at the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge.

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Purchase the FirenzeCard and secure yourself access to all of Florence's 60 museums with a single pass. See the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, and many others, and also benefit from exclusive discounts at selected shops and restaurants. Avoid paying entrance fees with a card that includes priority entry to the city's museums including to exhibitions which usually incur an additional fee. Bring your kids for free, with under-18s gaining access when accompanied by a cardholder. Witness masterworks at venues like the Uffizi, Accademia, and the Brancacci Chapels. Book your timeslot to beat the crowds and secure access to these famous venues and many more.

Florence: Guided City Tour by Rickshaw

Florence: Guided City Tour by Rickshaw

Visit Florence in the most relaxing way possible, aboard a comfortable rickshaw that transports you throughout the historic center. The driver is a licensed local tour guide who will explain all the history of the city to you. You will be able to photograph Florence from the best angles and from the best views that you will have during the tour. We can pick you up at any place in the historic center you prefer to start the tour. You will see all the main tourist attractions in Florence: *Duomo Square, with the wonderful Cathredal of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower and Brunelleschi Dome * San Firenze Square, with Bargello Museum, Gondi's Palace and Complex of San Filippo Neri * Borgo dei Greci, one of the main leather areas in the city * Santa Croce, the amazing church in South Area of Florence * Medieval Area, the oldest area still now conserved *Signoria Square, with Palazzo Vecchio, the governament palace and Uffizi Gallery, the most important museum in the city * Arno River, with the fabulous Ponte Vecchio *Tornabuoni Street, the most important fashioned area for shopping *Repubblic Square, the centre of Florence

Florence: Private Walking Tour of Florence's Hidden Gems

Florence: Private Walking Tour of Florence's Hidden Gems

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 fashion boutiques. Stop at the Strozzi Palace; prototype of Renaissance architecture and then finish with the impressive Piazza Republica and the magnificent Florence Cathedral.

Florence: Bargello Museum 5-Attractions Combo Ticket

Florence: Bargello Museum 5-Attractions Combo Ticket

We offer entry tickets for the Bargello Museum that provide access to its exceptional collection of art and artifacts from the Renaissance and medieval periods. With your entry ticket, you can explore the museum's stunning exhibitions, including masterpieces of sculpture, decorative arts, and armor. In addition to the Bargello Museum, your entry ticket also grants access to other museums such as Medici Chapels, Davanzati Palace, Orsanmichele, Casa Martelli. With their rich history and extraordinary collections, these places are must-see destinations for anyone interested in Italian Renaissance art and culture. N.B. Casa Martelli is open only on Tuesdays (from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM) and Saturdays (from 9:00 AM to 1:50 PM).

Florence: Self-Guided Audio Michelangelo Walking Tour

Florence: Self-Guided Audio Michelangelo Walking Tour

Get under the skin of Florence with an self-directed audio guide walking tour. Download the app to explore the city at your leisure with a focus on the unforgettable art and stories of Michelangelo. Embark on a journey around the center of Florence through the story of its most famous son, Michelangelo. Begin your adventure in a beautiful square with a medieval church, Piazza Trinita and learn about the origins of David as a Biblical hero. Marvel at the Piazza del Duomo ad discover the story of the Opera del Duomo Museum. Learn how the young Michelangelo was honored with the mission of carving David out of capricious marble. Encounter the Piazza della Signoria, and admire the artwork of the hero guarding the Palazzo Vecchio. Head to the Medici Riccardi Palace and iconic Piazza San Marco. Visit the Galleria dell'Accademia, where the original David of Michelangelo is housed. Finish at the Casa Buonarotti Museum located in the family home acquired by Michelangelo himself. Listen to the stories about the genius' life and hear the secrets of his enigmatic personality. Benefit from the flexibility of a tour you can pause at any time. Avoid rip-off data fees with an activity which is fully accessible offline after you download it.

Florence: Wine Windows Walk with Wine Tasting and Appetizers

Florence: Wine Windows Walk with Wine Tasting and Appetizers

There are over 150 wine windows in Florence. Join us for an original itinerary to undercover some of these curious vestiges of the city's past. Meet our expert guide at our office to begin a 1.5-hour walking tour. The itinerary will follow a trail of wine windows, stopping at some of the city's most important landmark sites along the way. Learn about the history of the city and its leading families like the Medici and food culture in Florence and Tuscany. During the walk, make a stop at to enjoy a glass of wine served from one of the historic wine windows of a Renaissance Florentine Palazzo. Resume the walk and make your way to the last stop. Enjoy a 1-hour Wine Tasting and Wine Pairing Class with a local expert. Sample 3 Tuscan wines: Vernaccia/Vermentino, Bolgheri Rosso, and Chianti Classico Riserva, all served with a platter of Tuscan Appetizers including Olives, Bruschetta, Salami, and Prosciutto.

Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

Florence: Bargello Museum Tour

The guide will start with a little history about the Bargello Museum, which used to be the headquarters of the Capitano Del Popolo and later of the Podesta (the lord of the city). They will tell you how the palace became the residence of the head of the police and how it was later used as a prison. The guide will escort you through the museum for you to enjoy the very important works of art kept in Bargello. The ground floor rooms display the Tuscan works of the 16th Century. Your guide will particularly focus on four masterpieces by Michelangelo. Along with the local and expert guide, you will then discover works by Bartolomeo Ammannati, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna, and many other treasures. You will discover precious ivories and bronzes that include several Roman and Byzantine examples. Then, you will immerse yourself in the early Renaissance, as your guide will explain the masterpieces made by Donatello and Verrocchio. Later, the guide will escort you to the second floor, which is solely dedicated to the glazed terracotta done by Andrea and Giovanni Della Robbia. The tour takes about two hours - the perfect amount of time to see this famous art collection, without feeling overwhelmed. You can also return to anything you might want to see again after the tour ends.

Leonardo da Vinci Museum Private Tour in Florence's Old Town

Leonardo da Vinci Museum Private Tour in Florence's Old Town

Follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, the city of Renaissance. See places where da Vinci spent time, learn about his connection to the powerful Medici family and his rivalry with Micheangelo, and examine his genius innovations on a private tour of the interactive Leonardo da Vinci Museum with skip-the-line tickets. Immerse yourself in the true story of Renaissance! Book this 2-hour tour to discover the traces of da Vinci’s genius mind in Florence’s Old Town and visit the Leonardo da Vinci Museum. Together with your Expert Guide, you will witness the birth of the Renaissance in Florence and learn about the personal life and work of the most famous ""Renaissance man"". Places of interest include the Riccardi Medici Palace, which belonged to the Medici who employed da Vinci, learn about the plans he made for the magnificent Duomo (exterior only), and see Palazzo del Bargello, where his father worked. The main highlight of this tour will be a visit inside the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, the largest hands-on da Vinci exhibition. We provide skip-the-line tickets to the largest hands-on da Vinci exhibition to save you time. Both adults and children can learn through play with the working reproductions of da Vinci’s greatest innovations. Your Expert Guide will show you how to operate the Tank, the Catapult, the Vertical Ornithopter and many other unique machines, and share interesting facts about Leonardo’s designs, sketches, paintings and other works. Choose the 4-hour option to see more places related to Leonardo’s legacy and visit the Duomo (Florence Cathedral). This is your chance to learn more about the Renaissance and its people and admire the stunning architecture and art of the Duomo inside and out. You will also see the iconic Palazzo Vecchio, Neptune’s Fountain and a replica of Michelangelo’s David in the Piazza della Signoria. The guide will also show you to the statues of Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’ Medici, Giotto, Galileo, and other historical figures, and tell you all about the plans da Vinci had for the Arno River as you walk along Ponte Vecchio.

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Our tour was fabulous! Our guide, so energetic, fun, humorous, insightful and inclusive. He was absolutely wonderful and when I return with my husband I am going to look for him specifically to tour again. I traveled for a month through much of Italy, Greece & Malta and by far, he was my favorite guide. It was the best value and the best tour! I highly recommend it!

We had a fabulous tour- thank you Ivan, our guide. What a great way to see the city - I wouldn’t have got to see half of what we did on foot. He was so knowledgable and gave us a real flavour of the city x

It was a great ride to get a quick view of the whole city so you can go back to specific places worth seeing!! We do that in every town and these guys do it very well!!! Thanks for everything

Very rich culturally, Florence is one of the pearls of Italy. The Firenze Card is essential

This was a fun evening tour and out guide was excellent!