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  • Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    1. Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with an English-speaking guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

    Well organised. Rosa has excellent knowledge and explained everything with enthusiasm. Very enjoyable.

  • Florence: Free Guided Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    2. 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: 2-Hour Customized Private Guided Tour

    3. Florence: 2-Hour Customized Private Guided Tour

    Choose your ideal 2-hour private tour from the following options:

    • Option A – Florence Walking Tour: a 2-hour orientation tour with a visit to the main bridges, squares and churches in the city (bookable any date and any starting time available).
    • Option B – Duomo Complex Tour: discover the religious center of Florence, along with the Baptistery and Cathedral's Museum
    • Option C – Pitti Palace Palatina Gallery: enjoy masterpieces of the most famous Italian and European artists, including Filippo Lippi, Andrea del Sarto, Raffaello,Tiziano, Caravaggio, Rubens, Van Dick
    • Option D – Michelangelo's David and Accademia Gallery: admire Michelangelo's David and the other wondrous sculptures housed in this museum

    Our guide Maurizio was very knowledgeable and was very glad to share his knowledge with us! He met us at our hotel and started the tour nearby. He walked at a good pace for our group of 6. Learned a lot and enjoyed this tour!

  • Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    4. 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: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    5. Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Florence on a walking tour with a local guide. Feel the charm of the city that's known for its beautiful Renaissance monuments. Stroll through the city squares, learning about fascinating Florentine history and culture.  In a small group, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio while admiring the small jewelry shops, an integral part of this area. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Florence, and the artists that have shaped the city. Visit numerous sites, including the Uffizi Gallery from the exterior, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Complex with Giotto's Bell Tower. Marvel at the Church of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the Dome, designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Continue the tour from the Dante Alighieri Quarter to Orsanmichele's church. Finally, you will visit Piazza Santa ...

  • Florence: Private 3-Hour Tour with Uffizi Gallery Visit

    6. Florence: Private 3-Hour Tour with Uffizi Gallery Visit

    On this private 3-hour tour you will explore the highlights of Florence before entering the Uffizi Gallery with your pre-booked fast-track ticket. To start off the tour you can admire the marvelous Duomo complex with monuments completely covered in polychrome marbles. Explore the Baptistery, Giotto’s Campanile, and Florence Cathedral with the great dome by Brunelleschi. You will proceed on to the imposing and singular stone building of the Church of Orsanmichele in which the wonderful tabernacle of Orcagna, a masterpiece of the Florentine Gothic Art, is located. Then you will reach the lively Mercato della Paglia with the famous "piglet", and discover the spectacular beauty of Piazza della Signoria with the sculptural masterpieces of Loggia dei Lanzi and the imposing Palazzo Vecchio with the crenellated tower of Arnolfo, one of the most famous symbols of the city. The wonderful prospec...

  • Florence: Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

    7. Florence: Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

    Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance on a walking tour of Florence, and visit some of the city's fabled sights. Look at the historic statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi on Piazza della Signoria, and make your way to the Ponte Vecchio, famous for its goldsmith shops. Head to Piazza del Duomo to see the Baptistery, Gates of Paradise, Giotto's Bell Tower and the dome of the cathedral Then, follow in the footsteps of the poet Dante to get a better understanding of life during the Middle Ages. Look inside stunning churches, such as the Duomo and Santa Croce, and get access to the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's miraculous David.

    Our guide Lucia was amazing! She enthusiastically showed us her city and made its history come to life. We visited the Uffizi & Akademia & loved every bit of it. Her restaurant recommendation (Trattoria Antico Fattore) was splendid!

  • Florence: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery

    8. Florence: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery

    Discover Florence’s historic center on this 2.5-hour walking tour including the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll along the timeless streets lined with the architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire the city in its continued glory and discover its hidden gems, all in a single morning! Begin the tour with skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery where you will have the unique opportunity to see Michelangelo’s statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece, the David. Then walk towards the astounding Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo and get an up-close view of the...

    Very good tour taking you along the main highlights (statues/palaces/Dante area) of Florence in 2 hours, ending at the Academia to marvel at the original David statue. Interesting background into the different eras (middle ages/renaissance/baroque) and stories about the Medici family and Florence’s famous artists. Audio system worked very well, allowing to hear the guide while on the move and to get the best view of the highlights. English proficiency was excellent. Very much enjoyed the tour!

  • Florence In A Day: David, Duomo, and Dome Climb

    9. Florence In A Day: David, Duomo, and Dome Climb

    Join the group at the Accademia gates to start your tour. There will be a maximum of 12 people so it is always an intimate experience. Learn the story of David and its creator Michelangelo. How does the copy replaced in Piazza della Signoria in 1910,  still guard over the city of Florence? Challenge your guide about the 16th century art school in this Academy of Fine Arts. Hear about the purpose of the museum which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Understand something of the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and learn how this collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence by Anna Maria Lodovica, the last of the Medici. Enjoy the Accademia Galleries and head to the Duomo. Walk through the beauty of priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you see the imposing Cathedral of Florence dominating the skyline. Savour the artistic wo...

    We were a group of 3 travelling in January 2020 and lucky enough to be the only ones on this tour. The bonus of travelling in winter and booking small group tours. Chiara was our guide for our tour. She was amazing. Full of stories and interesting facts. She even climbs the Dome with you and tells you about the stories depicted in the paintings.

  • Florence: Private City Walking Tour with Accademia & Uffizi

    10. Florence: Private City Walking Tour with Accademia & Uffizi

    Admire the old town of Florence, some of the world’s best artwork and the famous David by Michelangelo on this private walking tour. While walking through Florence’s stunning old town, you will visit the famous Academy Gallery – home of David by Michelangelo. One of the word’s most famous sculptures, David has stood in the Academy Gallery since 1873. With this tour, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see him with your own eyes, along with other works from Michelangelo. Next you’ll stroll through more of the old town, taking in the sights of the cathedral, with its magnificent Dome by Brunelleschi, the Baptistery and the Campanile by Giotto. Also on the itinerary is a visit to the Church of Orsanmichele, in which the wonderful tabernacle of the Orcagna is located, a masterpiece of the Florentine Gothic Art. Then there is the lively Mercato della Paglia with the famous "pigle...

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What people are saying about Orsanmichele

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 490 reviews

Very knowledgeable guide with extensive knowledge and interesting non-everyday information about the city, history and works of art of Florence.

Well organised. Rosa has excellent knowledge and explained everything with enthusiasm. Very enjoyable.

Excellent visit carried out by Giovanni, particularly available and attentive. A big thank-you !!

Julia was perfect, competent, charming, eloquent and funny. All in all: Excellent !!!

Julia did a great job, it was an interesting Tour with many information.