Florence

Florence Essential Tour

(5 reviews)

Price starting from

€ 85.00
  • Florence
  • Private Tour
  • 3 Hours
    Duration
  • Transport: not included

The perfect private walking tour to see the most beautiful sites of Florence

Themes

Highlights

  • Duomo
  • Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Baptistry
  • Michelangelo's David
  • Orsanmichele
  • Signoria Palace
  • Old Bridge
  • Private guide
  • Skip the line tickets included

Description:

This private tour of Florence is the perfect introduction for the visitor who wants to see the most beautiful attractions of Florence in a half day (3 hours duration).

An art historian from our team will take you through the historical center of this marvellous city known as the cradle of the Renaissance.

The itinerary will begin at the Accademia Gallery to see the David by Michelangelo, probably the most famous sculpture in the world. The entry will be quick as we use skip the line tickets. A walk through narrow ancient streets will lead us to Florence's cathedral, the basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower, also known as the Duomo. We will go inside this impressive church to see its many works of art. Just outside you will see the San Giovanni Baptistry and learn about the history of this octagonal building, one of the oldest of Florence. Right in front of it stands the campanile (bell tower) by Giotto, a slender structure that is a great example of Florentine Gothic architecture.

Going along Via Calzaiouli we will pass by Orsanmichele, the ancient granary of the city and reach Piazza Signoria, one of the most important squares of Florence. The square is dominated by the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) the town hall started in 1299 by Arnolfo di Cambio. The piazza is enriched by the Loggia dei Lanzi, with its many statues and by the fountain of the Neptune. The walk will continue through the courtyard of the Uffizi and heading towards the Arno river we will arrive to Ponte Vecchio, the Old Bridge. Because of its beauty and history this is the only bridge that was not destroyed by the Nazis during the World War II and stands today as one of the symbols of Florence.

The tour will be led by one of the guides of the KissFromItaly team. All our guides have graduate degrees in history or archaeology and are officially licensed by the Municipality of Florence (or any other city where they operate) and, most important, they are friendly and caring persons who will be happy to passionately share with you their knowledge about this amazing city.

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Included:

Private guide officially licensed, entrance fees and reservation to skip the line for the Accademia Gallery

Not included:

Transportation, food and drinks

Languages:

Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish

Meeting point:

Near the Accademia Gallery. Detailed instructions and map will be emailed.

Duration:

3 Hours

Dress code:

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Alternative tours:

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Reviews

(5 reviews)
21/08/2016

Kristina Moniz

Bermuda

Thank you for our wonderful tour of Florence. Elena was a wonderful guide - making the city come alive for us. We enjoyed not standing in line to see the Statue of David and to enter the Duomo. Her knowledge of the city's history and the art was amazing and she even kept pointing out interesting tidbits along the way around the city. One could imagine living in Florence at the time of the Medici family from her vivid and complete description.

29/06/2016

Monica M

Orlando, Florida - USA

Cori, I finally got back to Florida yesterday and did not see this email until today. Not only was the weather PERFECTO, as it never rained and the temperatures were generally temperate but the tours were perfect. First to Florence: The city is truly beautiful. Not only was the David the physical representation of the "Perfect Man" but Bernardo could have been his twin brother - "the Perfect Tour Director". He was exceptional!!! He made it interesting for my two grandchildren especially my grandson (14) who would normally not be engaged on such a tour. I would definitely request Bernardo again!