Explore the Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Florence's culture and history for centuries. Step into the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and see its…
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The tour was very interesting with a very knowledgeable guide. We went to some of the historic sites that I knew nothing of. Making contact with the guide was somewhat difficult The guide was very good but a little difficult to understand because of her Ukrainian accent. I had to concentrate hard to keep up with her.
This was one of the beneficial choices I made during the trip because I was able to know my bearings for the following days. The guide, Ivana, was a really good guide who knew the city pretty well and its history of course and very generous with her answers to questions posed. My only point for not giving a 5 is that there were sometimes long silences during the walk. I'm sure info could have been given that would have enriched the tour even more. It didn't just have to be when we arrived at a particular site/spot to continue the talk.
Our tourguide showed us many interesting details of the Palazzo and told us about a couple stories relating to the city.
This tour was a great way to see the palazzo in a couple of hours, while having time to go back on our own to see some things. The only negative comments I have is that she did not show us the Michelangelo piece in the Hall of 500. We saw it in our guidebook so went back in to see it. She also showed us the copy of the Verocchio statute in the courtyard but told us she would show us the original in the palazzo. We never saw it. She didn't show us, we forgot to remind her and couldn't find it on our own. The last thing is she gave us the story of the Michelangelo vs Leonardo painting to be on the walls of the Hall of 500. She said she would show us drawings based on the Leonardo work, but she didn't show us that either. Again, we forgot to remind her and couldn't find it on our own after we departed. Overall, we enjoyed learning and seeing everything with more of a back story then if we would have went on our own. :)