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Art & History in Florence

Exclusive tours for individuals or small groups are available in Florence conducted by English speaking official guides, experts in art, history and archaeology. All tours are considered for 3 hours duration but can be extended up to six hours.

If you are interested in one of our unique experiences we will be happy to give you a cost estimate depending on the number of participants and location.

    Florence art and history tours

    A walk to get you oriented and discover the most beautiful city in the world. Discover the most famous sites such as Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria-Loggia de Lanzi, Brunelleschi Dome, Giotto Tower and Cathedral. 

    Michelangelo Tour

    A visit to the Accademia Museum to see David and the Prisons by Michelangelo. We continue to the San Lorenzo church and the Medici Chapel to show their magnificent project perpetuated through centuries by the Medici popes and family.  Duration 3 hrs. Advance reservation to jump lines

    Accademia Museum

    A visit to the Accademia Museum to see David and the Prisons by Michelangelo. We continue to the Medici Chapels to show their magnificent project perpetuated through centuries by the Medici popes and family. Finally, we will make a stop at the Cathedral Museum to see Michelangelo’s last masterpiece or stop at the magnificent Church of San Lorenzo to discover the Library that Michelangelo designed and his famous staircase. Advance reservation to jump lines will be provided.

    Uffizi Gallery and Accademia

    This tour combined in 4 hours starts with the Uffizi gallery, with special attention to the origins of the Museum – the first one to open to the public in 1581 – that was conceived by Giorgio Vasari under the supervision of Francesco I de’ Medici as the ideal setting for his large private art collection. We then visit the Accademia museum to discover Michelangelo’s famed David and his Prisons. Advance reservations to jump lines will be provided.

    Beyond Renaissance architecture in Florence

    The Liberty style

    This tour will take you to discover the Liberty Architecture both in the center of Florence and a little off the beaten path. You will discover some of the most interesting buildings of the early 1900s and explore a real Italian neighborhood with a stop at the Sant’Ambrogio Market for some food tasting.

    The rising of the Medici Power

    The Medici family were bankers and one of the most important rulers of European culture. The visit will include the Family residence of Palazzo Della Signoria. You will discover their private apartments and an array of beautiful decorations, furniture and works of art among which Michelangelo’s Victory (Vittoria). The tour will include Piazza della Signoria and the Loggia dei Lanzi, the largest Open Air Museum in the heart of Florence. Duration: 3hrs

    For Art Lovers: From Gothic to Renaissance

    A pleasant walk introduces the visitor to the discovery of a new way of representing reality faithfully. We will visit the Dominican church of Santa Maria Novella, its monumental Cloisters, Giotto’s innovating Crucifix and Masaccio’s Cappella Brancacci. The ideal city, the Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Museum of the Cathedral Duration: 3hrs

    Gardens of Florence

    Rose garden and Iris Garden
    Usually these gardens are best experienced when in full bloom in late April to early May. It is a great opportunity to enjoy Florence seen from the top of hills: visit the Church of San Miniato and Michelangelo Square, hen visit the Iris garden or the Rose garden when in season, and enter town through the old door of San Niccolò to enjoy pubs, cafés and ancient city walls.

    Gardens of Florence

    Torrigiani Gardens in the Oltrarno by appointment only.
    These are to be considered the most beautiful Secret Gardens in the heart of Florence. Already famous in the 16th century as an important botanic garden, its present appearance dates back to the early 1800’s, when the Marquis Pietro Torrigiani enlisted the services of the famous landscape designer, Luigi De Cambray Digny.
    The garden is still very well known as a botanical garden and also for the extraordinary wealth of its tree and plant species from all parts of the globe; the old and new greenhouses, and the covered lemon houses bear witness to this. The present owner takes the visitor in a magical discovery of esoteric symbols.

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    If you are interested in one of our unique experiences we will be happy to give you a cost estimate depending on the number of participants and location.