Knowing Florence inside-out through years of exploring, our city guides are all locals, hand-picked for their abundant insider knowledge, native fluency in English, and their passion to share the city’s secrets with our visitors. Insatiable lovers of Florence, our local guides are ready to uncover the city’s rich history and to bring you to the heart of the Florentine life style through food, history, and Florentine culture.
Meeting your guide on the Republic square, you’ll start your exploration of the city from its Roman foundations. A few steps away stands the city’s most glorious monument, the cathedral, known locally as the Duomo for its impressive dome. You’ll not only admire its beauty, but learn about the engineering feat and the intriguing history behind this marvel. Have a close look at the magnificent gate of the baptistery and its relief sculptures that have brought the city to the Renaissance.
After a stop at the leather market to meet the city’s beloved mascot, you’ll reach the bank of the Arno river and enjoy the best vantage point for the picturesque old bridge known as Ponte Vecchio. Over the bridge, the secret corridor built by the powerful Medici family takes you to the Uffizi Courtyard and once the city’s political center, the Piazza Signoria. Today it has become an open-air gallery dotted with beautiful sculptures, including a copy of Michelangelo’s David that marks the entrance to the historic city hall, where this masterpiece was meant to be.
Beyond the historic heart, this walking tour sets you apart from the pack by taking you to the other side of the Arno, the Oltrarno. Not only will you admire the purist esthetic of the Santo Spirito Church and the monumentality of Medici’s Pitti Palace, you’ll also visit the artisans’ neighborhood and enjoy a relaxing coffee break among the locals – all in an intimate private tour!
Agathe was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge and charming personality made her an excellent tour guide. I would highly suggest this tour!!
Jesica was a great tour guide and made the experience one of the highlights of our entire trip to Paris. It certainly met our expectations.
Marjorie was just great! I didn't really want to do the Louvre but she made the history come alive in stories and I just LOVED our experience!
Alberto was a great guide, he was very informative. The Catacombs were just awesome. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!!
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