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The best of Florence

Duration

6 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

Chinese, English, Italian

Florence highlights in 1 day

 

A perfect tour for those who are in Florence for the first time and do not want to miss its must-sees. I will guide you through the main squares of Florence’s historic center to admire its symbolic buildings such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio, but we will also explore hidden alleys and streets to discover off the beaten path corners.

Among Florence’s most famous attractions, you definitely cannot miss the guided tour of the Uffizi with its incredible collection of Renaissance paintings and the Accademia Gallery, where one of the most famous works of art in the world is kept: Michelangelo’s David.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The history of the city, its most significant buildings and the story of the families that ruled it for centuries.
  • Historic buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance sculptures.
  • The works of art collected by the Medici.
  • The perfect and harmonious body of Michelangelo's David.

Experiences

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Walking City Tour

Walking City Tour

Our tour will begin with a walk through the main squares of Florence to know more about the history of the city, its most significant buildings and the families that have come to power, especially the Medici family. Historical residences, Gothic churches and Renaissance sculptures enrich all the squares of Florence’s city center, making it look like an open-air museum. We will cross the scenic Piazza della Signoria dominated by the majestic Palazzo Vecchio and populated by incredible Renaissance statues, we will walk on Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city that has survived countless vicissitudes, and we will admire the grandeur and magnificence of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the heart and symbol of Florence.
Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

To really fully understand the greatness of the Medici and the Renaissance, we cannot forget to include in our itinerary the guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, initially created to accommodate all the offices of the family scattered around the city, and thus centralize their power in a single headquarters. Year after year, its rooms have begun to host the numerous works of art collected by the Medici, turning it into one of the most visited Renaissance art museums in the world today. Here you will admire Giotto's Maestà, Botticelli's Venus and Spring, Michelangelo's Tondo Doni, Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation and much more, and I will guide you on a special journey through art from the 13th to the 15th century.
Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery

We will end our itinerary in Florence with a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery where Michelangelo's most famous masterpiece is located: David. The Bible tells us the story of the young David who defeats the giant Goliath with a slingshot, thus saving the Israeli people from destruction. Here, the religious story merges with the history of Florence and David becomes the undisputed symbol of the intelligence and cunning of the modern Renaissance man. What leaves you astonished about this statue is David’s perfect and harmonious physique, full of incredible anatomical details such as the veins on the neck and hand, and the muscles in tension, thus embodying the representation of human perfection and the culmination of Michelangelo’s sculptural skills.

FAQs

When does the Uffizi Gallery open and how much is the entrance ticket?
The Uffizi Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 08.30 to 18.30 (last admission 17.30)
Closed every Monday; January 1st; 25th December.
Full ticket: € 20,00 from March to October; € 12,00 from November to February
Reduced ticket (Citizens of the European Union and Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein from 18 to 25 years old): € 2,00
Free for under 18s and disabled people.
Additional cost for early booking: € 4,00
When does the Accademia Gallery open and how much is the entrance ticket?
The Accademia Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 18.45 (last admission 17.45)
Closed every Monday; January 1st; 25th December.
Full ticket: € 12,00
Reduced ticket (Citizens of the European Union and Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein from 18 to 25 years old.): € 2,00
Free for children under 18 and disabled.
Additional cost for early booking: € 4,00
Is it mandatory to book in advance?
It is not mandatory to book in advance but strongly recommended especially in high season or during holidays, since the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery are the most visited museums in Florence and the queues at the entrance can even last for hours.
How can I book tickets for Florence museums?
If you book a tour with me, I will help you book skip-the-line tickets for all museums or churches that we will visit together.
Why choose to visit Florence with Florence What Else?
I am very passionate about my job and I like sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge with my guests. Being myself a traveler and having lived abroad for a while, I easily understand foreign languages and cultures and show greater empathy with those who visit Florence with me, managing to identify myself more in their shoes. For this reason my tours are never prepackaged and are always adaptable and customizable according to your requests and needs.
I like to create travel experiences for us to live together.
Why choose to visit Florence with a local tour guide?
Booking a guided tour with a local tour guide allows you to plan your visit in the best possible way, recommended and lead by an expert who knows the city very well and is more familiar with managing times and itineraries (museum reservations, skip-the-line tickets, alternative routes, tour customization, etc…).
It is also a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture, discovering not only historical and artistic information but also curious anecdotes and legends.
Is this tour customizable?
All my tours are customizable according to your requests and needs. Let me know what you like or what you are looking for and I will create a tailor-made tour for you.
Is this tour private?
All my tours are private; this means that any tour you decide to book will be exclusively for you, your partner or your family and there will be no additional participants other than those chosen by you. This guarantees you total flexibility and independence.