Discovering the ancient civilizations.
This is a tour for history lovers! We will jump into the past of the Roman Florentia, discovering the archeological evidence hidden underneath its modern buildings and following the thrilling tales behind the names of its old streets. We will also get to know the Egyptian and Etruscan civilization at the National Archaeological Museum of Florence.
- YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE THE STARTING TIME OF THIS TOUR -
This 3-hour guided tour will unravel the mysteries of the Roman Florentia hidden by fascinating medieval and modern buildings. As an expert archaeologist-guide, I will show you around the streets and squares of the city center focusing on the traces of Florence's hidden past and delighting you with entertaining anecdotes. I will make full use of 3D reconstruction images of roman structures taken from published literature to further explain the interpretations of archaeological evidence.
The last part of the tour is dedicated to the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, which houses one of the most important collections for the study of the Etruscan civilization. It also has a vast collection of Greek ceramics as well as the collection of Egyptian antiquities, the second largest one in Italy after the Egyptian Museum of Turin.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Republic Square (Piazza della Repubblica), under the column in the middle of the square
Duration: 3 hours
This is a walking tour. No transport is required.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 euro - per person - for tickets to access the National Archaeological Museum of Florence
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Giovanna is a practicing archaeologist whose enthusiasm for the subject of this tour was matched by her knowledge. She also pointed out things of interest from other eras as we toured around central Florence, and happily answered all questions. I highly recommend both her and this tour.