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Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

1. Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time and find inspiration in the art and architecture of Florence, Italy. Admire classical artworks, cross the famed Ponte Vecchio, and see such gems as Pitti Palace. Listen as your guide fills in historical details. Poke around Piazza Della Signori, an open-air museum where the Palazzo Vecchio stands. Check out the Loggia dei Lanzi, housing a vast collection of original statues by artists such as Cellini and Giambologna. Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery and light upon Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city. Discover one of the well-kept secrets of Florence, the twisty Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace. Follow your guide through the Medieval District, stop at the House of Dante, and feel giddy walking around Duomo Square. Learn about the construction of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi’s Cupola before the tour's conclusion.

Florence: 1.5-Hour Medici Chapel Private Tour

2. Florence: 1.5-Hour Medici Chapel Private Tour

The Medicis were a ruthless bunch, but their homes and palaces boast some of arts finest possessions. Today, with your private guide, we will experience one of the most famous sculptural cycles by Michelangelo: Il Crepuscolo, L’Aurora, Il Giorno e la Notte (Twilight, Dawn, Day, Night) inside the Sacrestia Nuova. These monuments to art and religion are incredible examples of Michelangelo's finest work, and are housed inside of the great Medici complex, which now serves as a museum. You will notice walls inlayed with precious polychrome marble and precious gems, which showed off the family's vast wealth and power in the Cappella dei Principi (Princess Chapel). We also have a chance to discover the Cripta del Buontalenti underneath the chapel, where the Medici and their family members are housed in this ancient crypt. Make sure to ask your guide about the "real" causes of their death which has long been a point of contention amongst historians and scientists. Regardless of the drama around this complex, the day will be a wonderful and enlightening experience, and we hope that you've enjoyed spending time amidst such greatness! Ciao!

Florence: Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

3. Florence: Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Explore Florence's Cathedral with an entry pass to this iconic landmark. Visit the top of the Dome, and the Baptistry, Crypt, Bell Tower, and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Collect your entry ticket at the agency near the Ponte Vecchio or ask to receive a digitalized entry ticket and the audioguide on your phone. Enjoy your self-guided tour of the Cupola and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, and more. You can also discover the fascinating interiors of the Cathedral, including the Baptistry and Crypt. Learn more about these treasured historic features of the Cathedral with your audio guide.

Medici Chapels Private Tour

4. Medici Chapels Private Tour

The complex consists of the Medici Chapels of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Mausoleum of the Princes and the New Sacristy by Michelangelo, funeral chapel of the Medici family.  Entering the museum, you will visit first the crypt, where some of the grand dukes of Tuscany and their wives are buried, as well as the less illustrious members of the Medici family. There were many masterpieces of art, by those such as Ghirlandaio, Della Robbia, Perugino, Raphael, Michelangelo, Sansovino, as well as works of gold and miniati.  See Michelangelo's famous statues, Day and Night, and Dawn and Dusk depictions. You will also visit San Lorenzo Church, the parish church of the Medici Family. It was rebuilt by Filippo Brunelleschi and decorated by Donatello.

Florence: Half-Day Private Food Tasting Tour

5. Florence: Half-Day Private Food Tasting Tour

Enjoy a feast for the senses on a private food tour of Florence, and experience the flavors and aromas of Italy in the heart of the historic city. Start with a tasting of 2 types of Italian coffee at a typical bar close to Michelangelo’s statue of David in Piazza della Signoria. Next, your guide will introduce you to the typical delicacy of a panino tartufato, a small sandwich served at one of the most respected delis in Florence. Learn about the Florentine passion for truffles, before going to one of the city’s most popular markets. Join locals as they shop for groceries in San Lorenzo Central Market, stopping to taste balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils, 2 different wines, and some typical crostini (small pieces of grilled bread topped with different cheeses, meats and vegetables). Next, go to an authentic enoteca to try some Tuscan wines, served with locally-produced cheeses and cold cuts of meat. End with a sweet treat at a gelateria, sampling the most popular ice cream in Florence.

Michelangelo and Santa Croce Private Tour

6. Michelangelo and Santa Croce Private Tour

Get to know Michelangelo, considered the greatest living artist of time and the most famous Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance. Along with his influence on the the development of Western art. Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan Church in the world, situated in Santa Croce Square in Florence. It was built by Arnolfo di Cambio over a pre-existing church. Here you will find the Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels with frescoes by important Florentine artist Giotto, the Sacresty and the Pazzi Chapel by Filippo Brunelleschi. The tour helps you to get to know lots of history and facts about the life of Michelangelo, his passion and his inspiring grandeur that many artists tried to copy.  The tour continues to the museum, the House of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Here you can find famous works like 'Madonna of the Stairs' and 'Battle of the Centaurs' by the young Michelangelo, testifying his love for the Greek and Roman Art. Moreover, you will also find the wooden model for the marble facade of  the Church San Lorenzo and the model for the chariot transporting David from Piazza della Signoria to the Accademia Gallery in 1873.

From Florence: Private Pinocchio History Tour

7. From Florence: Private Pinocchio History Tour

The Cat and the Fox, the adorable Blue Fairy, the terrible Fish-dog, the thoughtful Geppetto, not to mention the Talking Cricket; meet all these characters on a journey that will make both the young and old dream. Live Pinocchio's adventure with the help of a multi-lingual tour guide who will take you to key places in Florence and Tuscany. The morning will be dedicated to the rediscovery of some corners of Florence that have marked important moments in the life of Carlo Lorenzini, known to most by the pseudonym of Collodi. Visit the plaque marking his birthplace on via Taddea and the bronze statue representing the famous puppet before finally reaching the family chapel in the monumental cemetery of Porte Sante, where Lorenzini rests. Then, traveling in a comfortable minivan, head to the Tuscan hills where you will reach the village of Collodi. Be amazed by the beautiful garden of Villa Garzoni, a garden that Carlo himself helped to take care of and make prosper. After a stop for lunch, the guide will accompany you in your exploration of the Pinocchio Park. Hear some passages from the novel while walking the paths from which all the characters of the story emerge.

Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

8. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

The most complete and thrilling guided walking tour starts from the peculiar Central Market area, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls. Here the Medici Chapels and the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, are located. In a short time you will reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto, and Saint John Baptistery with its Paradise Door. The tour continues by visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find Palazzo del Bargello before reaching Piazza della Signoria, a great open-air sculpture museum overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. You will then head to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. Then you will proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (straw market) where the famous Piglet Fountain is located. Walk along the street that leads to Ponte Vecchio, the bridge known for its jewelry shops, before crossing the bridge to reach the wonderful Pitti Palace where our tour ends.

Florence: Splendors of Florence Private Walking Tour

9. Florence: Splendors of Florence Private Walking Tour

Start this tour at the Piazza Della Repubblica, which was once the forum, the center of the ancient Roman city of Florentia. Head to Orsanmichele, a lovely medieval building with a peculiar history. Learn how it was transformed and later adorned with sculptures by Donatello, Brunelleschi, and others. Follow your guide through the spectacular Piazza Della Signoria and admire beautiful Renaissance sculpture and the landmark Palazzo Vecchio, the medieval palace, and the town hall. Pass through the Uffizi Courtyard. Here you’ll have a chance to see views over the Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Discover how the oldest bridge of Florence survived floods and wars throughout history. Pass the Bargello, a medieval fortress and tower, which is now home to sculptures by Michelangelo and others. Continue to the Cathedral Square to admire the dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and hear all about its construction. Stop at a typical Florentine Gelateria for a taste of delicious ice cream, made the old-fashioned way. Continue your tour to Palazzo Medici, the prototype of the Renaissance palace. Once home to the bankers who made a fortune and practically founded the flourishing of the arts in fifteenth-century Florence. The tour ends in Piazza San Lorenzo. Here is the first Renaissance church designed by Brunelleschi with the patronage of the Medici. Find out why its façade was never finished and how Michelangelo was considered an outlaw and fled from Florence. The tour can be customized, so it is ideal for those visiting Florence for the first time as well as for seasoned visitors.

Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour with Eugenia Gasheeva

10. Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour with Eugenia Gasheeva

Learn about Florence's rich history with Eugenia on a guided walking tour. Walk through the iconic Piazza dei Signori, see the Palazzo Bargello, and stroll through Dante's Quarter with a local guide. Meet Eugenia at the Piazza della Repubblica and hear how Florence began as a small village and evolved into a cultural and economic center of Europe. Get closer to the Duomo (Florence Cathedral) and gaze at its magnificence. Discover why the Florentines built this massive building, and hear the secrets of the church and its dome. Learn how to read the reliefs on the baptistery doors and the meaning of Giotto's Bell Tower decoration and statues. Next, head to the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, and learn how the Medici rose to power. Stroll through the medieval streets of Dante's Quarter and see historic tower houses and the ex-prison of Bargello. Walk out onto Florence's famous Piazza dei Signori and marvel at the Palazzo Vecchio, the city's long-time center of political power. Hear about the square's evolution and see the ruins of previous buildings. As you walk past the square's many statues, hear from Eugenia what they represent and who created them. Continue walking through town and hear about the later generations of Medici and why they constructed the Uffizi and Vasari corridors. Finish your tour with a visit to the iconic Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). Stroll across the bridge, learn its long history, and enjoy the many jewelry shops.

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What people are saying about Basilica of San Lorenzo

Our guide took us through the center of Florence in a professional, charming and competent manner. In addition to a lot of information about the highlights, we also learned interesting facts about the history of this wonderful city. It was a lot of fun.

Very nice and interesting experience. Well managed by Get Your Guide who always kept me informed with email updates. The management in the field was very professional and keeping the timetables punctual.

Fue la mejor elección que he realizado para un tour, nuestra guía era súper lista tenía muchísimos conocimientos, aprendimos mucho y nos encanto cada detalle, ampliamente recomendado, Gracias!

A beautiful private tour with a funny guide and very interesting commentary to learn all about the Medici and Muchel-Ange. The Chapel is to be discovered absolutely!!! Nice trip

No issues, representative called ahead of time to see when we would arrive. I told we would be there at our scheduled time. He was at the site waiting for us with our tickets.