Discovering Florence

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Description

Duration 3 hours
A comprehensive walking tour through the heart of Florence! Travel through time as you experience the culture and art of its millenary history,its hidden secrets and anecdotes. You’ll not only visit the best known highlights of the city but also the lesser known nooks and hidden corners where Renaissance was born.

These are the most important highlights of the tour:

  • The Piazza della Repubblica, where the old Forum of the Roman city of Florentia once proudly stood making it both the oldest and the most modern square of the city surrounded with its historical cafÈs dating back to the mid 19th century.
  • The religious center of the city with the Romanesque Baptistery, the Cathedral, Brunelleschiís Dome and Giottoís Belltower.
  • The medieval district of Dante, with its towers, minute churches, narrow streets and hidden squares
  • Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, the political center of Florence since the Middle Ages.
  • The Loggia dei Lanzi with its Roman and Renaissance sculptures, an open-air sculpture museum
  • The Loggia of the Uffizi, one of the world’s oldest and most famous museums and symbol of the power of the Medici family
  • The Ponte Vecchio, one of the most renowned symbols of the city with its jewelleries pending over the river Arno.
  • The Mercato Nuovo with its fountain of the Porcellino, one of Florence’s lucky charms.
  • Palazzo Davanzati, a proud example of a Florentine city palace during the Middle Ages.
  • Piazza Santa Trinita, this little triangular square has monuments on all sides built in different centuries. You’ll visit the Church of Santa Trinita which dates back to the XIth century and has one of the best preserved Renaissance jewels: the Sassetti Chapel, decorated with frescoes by the famous Domenico Ghirlandaio.
  • Via Tornabuoni, with all its elegant shops of all the famous ëmade in Italyí brands.
  • Palazzo Strozzi, a flamboyant example of Renaissance architecture.

During the tour we shall admire the monuments and buildings from the outside but, depending on opening hours and holy services schedules, we can also visit churches, cloisters, cenacles, chapels, oratories and the courtyards of palaces. No entrance fees!