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Florence Up-Close Walking Tour and Pitti Palace

Product ID: 63672
Discover how Florence became the birthplace of the Renaissance on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Then, go to the Palazzo Pitti for a 2-hour tour of the former residence of a Florentine banker. Stroll through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 210 minutes
Starting time 1:45 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get up-close views of the icons of Florence
  • Learn why Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Skip the long lines to the Galleria Palatina
  • Stroll through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery
  • Go to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • See Giotto's Campanile
  • Discover the "Gates of Paradise" by Rubens and Raphael
Full description
Discover masterpieces of art and architecture on a 3.5-hour tour of the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” and learn how and why Florence became the center of culture.

Start with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the historic center, and travel through more than 2,000 years of Florentine history. Follow in the footsteps of Dante, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and other significant figures.

Go to Piazza della Repubblica and hear about the city’s Roman origins. Then, head to the religious center to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery of St. John, and Giotto’s Campanile. Walk past an ancient oratory situated adjacent to the former home of Dante Alighieri. Continue along crowd free streets to Ponte Vecchio. Enter Piazza Signoria through the Uffizi Courtyard, and admire the façade of the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi.

Next, skip the long lines to the Palatine Gallery (Galleria Palatina), and see a private collection of the Pitti Palace. Look at the paintings collected by the Grand Duke, displayed in a succession of rooms, such as the Planetary Rooms designed by the baroque painter Pietro da Cortona.

Admire paintings from the Medici collection, including masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Rubens and Van Dijk.
  • Guided tour
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants
  • Pre-booking fee
  • Skip-the-line entrance

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Meeting point

This tour includes 2 different meeting points: For the walking tour, meet at 13:30 in front of the Hard Rock Cafè, Via Brunelleschi, 1 Florence For the Pitti Palace, meet at 15:45 in front of the ticket office at the Pitti Palace

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Guide over indulged in one artist

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October 3, 2018


February 24, 2018

Ottime le guide, preparate e coinvolgenti. in particolare la guida di Palazzo Pitti

April 28, 2019

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Product ID: 63672