The Renaissance is one of the most flourishing an rich periods of central Italy and on our tour you will discover all the ins and outs, learn about famous personalities, artists and noble men. On this Small Group tour you will stroll through the picturesque streets and piazzas of Florence while you can sense the presence and traces of the world famous Medici family everywhere, due to having showered the city of the flower with countless masterpieces and has changed life for the Florentines and for Italy forever during this epic period of this of Florence.
On our off the beaten path tour, we will walk down enchanting back-streets and alleys paved with the original stones from the old times. Here, you will learn about lesser known attractions that will help you understand the complexity of the history of the city and will give you a more intimate, local flavor and experience of Florence.
Once we arrive at famous Ponte Vecchio we will stop to glance and admire this master construction and to find out more about the oldest surviving bridge crossing the river Arno. Only a few steps away, we now approach Piazza della Signoria, after admiring Vasari’s Corridor from the exterior, to stroll through Dante’s old neighborhood. Time to walk towards the highlight of our tour, the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence ‘s most treasured work of art Michelangelo’s David.
Find out more about the genius Michelangelo was, his works, his life. We will also take our time to admire Michelangelo’s Slaves. A series of unfinished sculptures of captives of the stone whom Michelangelo, attempted to free from their rigid marble fate.
Our tour end inside the Accademia Gallery where you will have time to view other important works of art housed in the museum, and perhaps.
Our guide will meet you at Piazza Strozzi in front of the Palazzo Strozzi.
10 AM or 1 PM
Just returned from a week in Tuscany. My family and friends (14 of us in total), decided to book this tour through Global City Hoppers. What a great idea. Our English speaking guide was great. She was very understanding and very knowledgeable with the sights she showed us. She’s just full of so much information. Was able to answer any questions that we asked. I would highly recommend this agency. You will not be disappointed.
We very much enjoyed our tour – it was one of the highlights from our time in Florence. Our guide was amazing. We are so glad we booked this tour! Thank you!