Highlights of the most glorious two centuries
Florence is the craddle of the Renaisance art and architecture. It has origin from a Roman town named Florentia Became an important city state, already from the 12th ct . It has grown thanks to the succeful textile manufactury. As Republic during the 14th and 15th was, together with Venice, turned to the most respected in Italian peninsula. Rise of the Medici to the political Leaders coincidates with a great economical growth. Prosperity and prestige gained in the two most important centuries are still today visible. This tour is botha an orientation tour as well as a tour that aims to show the importance of the Medici's presence in the governance. The itinerary is listing the exteriors to be visited. We may agree to enter either in Palazzo Medici and San Lorenzo, or Palazzo Vecchio.
Starting from your hotel if nearby, or from the Duomo, under the bell Tower, will walk in the city center. Firstly Medici Riccardi Palace, San Lorenzo and Medici Chappel, Piazza della Repubblica, Strozzi palace , Signoria &Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi , PonteVecchio, Pitti palace and S Trinita Bridge. We'll end at a place of mutual agreement
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: At the bottom of the Cathedral's Bell Tower, named Giotto's. It is on the right side of the facade of the cathedral. In case of rain coffee shop nearby Black Bar
End Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 3 hours
During the week days the tour runs in the afternoon. Saturdays and Sundays can start from 09:30 AM. We can customize this tour if you prefer more time.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 euro - max charge entrance fees. If you have Firenze card, no charge.
I don't have my own van,must rent it for the group of more then three persons.. I have my vehicle which is comfortable for two - three persons.
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Simonida guided us expertly on an introductory walking tour of the central city in Florence, which matched our request perfectly. She provided an excellent continuous commentary, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the history, art, architecture, government and culture of Florence. Open and personable, Simonida answered our many questions without hesitation. She also offered helpful suggestions about places to visit that would be of interest to us, both in Florence as well as in Tuscany and Chianti