Florence

Florence in One Day with Uffizi

(2 reviews)

Price starting from

€ 140.00
  • Florence
  • Private Tour
  • 7 Hours
    Duration
  • Transport: not included

Private tour of Florence historical center and Uffizi Gallery led by an art historian

Themes

Highlights

  • Duomo 
  • Baptistry
  • Michelangelo's David
  • Signoria Square
  • Old Bridge
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Skip the line tickets included
  • Private guide

Description:

This private walking tour is perfect for the visitor who wants to see the most beautiful sites of Florence in one day.

It includes the most beautiful sites of the historical center, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery.

The itinerary will begin at the Accademia Gallery to see the David by Michelangelo, probably the most famous sculpture in the world. Entering will be easy as we make reservations in advance to skip the long line at the entrance. A walk through narrow ancient streets will lead us the church of San Lorenzo, originally designed by Brunelleschi, with its fascinating unfinished facade. We will then stroll in the nearby covered market of San Lorenzo where many Florentines still come to do their daily shopping. 

Few steps away lies Florence's cathedral, the basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower, also known as the Duomo. Just outside you will see the San Giovanni Baptistery 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.

Now there will be the time to enjoy a short lunch break in a typical local restaurant. After lunch we will continue our tour visiting the Uffizi Gallery where you will admire the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio and many others among the most important masters of painting. Entering will be easy as we will buy in advance skip the line tickets.

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:

Officially licensed private guide, entrance fees and reservations to skip the line at the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery

Not included:

Transportation, Food, Drinks

Languages:

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

Meeting point:

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

Duration:

7 Hours

Dress code:

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Reviews

(2 reviews)
10/10/2017

Devon G.

Chicago - IL - USA

Ciao Andrea, the tour with Elena was absolutely fantastic!! Elena was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. We appreciated her depth and breadth of knowledge and how quickly she was able to answer any questions we had. She catered the tour perfectly to us. She was so friendly and even helped me practice my Italian. I would definitely book a tour again with Elena in the future. Please give her our thanks again. Grazie Mille!

08/07/2016

Tony M.

New York - NY

Our Florence tour of both the city and the Uffizi gallery was great. Our guide had an amazing amount of knowledge in his head about everything and his passion for the art and city really was apparent. I particularly enjoyed Florence more than any other place we visited in Italy and our tour was a big part of that enjoyment. My family would like to thank you for all of the help you gave us organizing and customizing the tours. We would recommend Kiss From Italy to anyone looking for a special tour anywhere in Italy. Thank you, Tony M.