Culture & Travel16 June 2023
Florence is the eternal capital of both the Tuscany region and art in Italy. This magnificent city, where the heart of art has been beating for centuries, attracts art lovers from all over the world with its historical and cultural richness. Florence's art life, being one of the centers of the Renaissance period, has been a platform where many famous artists were trained, and their works were exhibited. Art tours organized in Florence offer visitors the opportunity to discover the city's rich artistic heritage and see famous works of art up close.
Uffizi and Accademia Walking Tour
On this Florence tour, which is offered exclusively for a group of only 10-12 people, you can take advantage of traveling with a guide at an affordable price. You can listen to the story of Michelangelo's famous "David" sculpture in Accademia, admire the magnificent Duomo, and step into the magnificent Uffizi Gallery. And you don't have to wait in long queues. Headphones and the smaller group size also eliminate the risk of missing important comments from your guide. On this tour, you can discover two of Florence's best museums, the already-mentioned Duomo and the secrets of Piazza della Signoria.
On this Florence Duomo tour, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city from the terraces with special access with your ticket. After exploring the cathedral, you will make your way up the stairs and corridors that have been closed to the public for years. You can stop on the terraces to learn about Brunelleschi, the architect of the dome, and if you wish, you can climb to the top of the Brunelleschi Dome. Inside the Duomo, you will rise to be among the first visitors of the day and explore it before it opens to the public with the official key holder. You may even have the opportunity to have breakfast in a historic café with the key holder as the Duomo is unlocked. This tour offers the opportunity to see Vasari's frescoes and allows you to climb Brunelleschi's dome. Among the reasons why travelers choose this tour is, of course, the fact that they can ascend at will from the private terraces to the top of the Duomo.
Pitti Palace and Palatina Gallery Tour
This guided tour of the Pitti Palace and the Palatina Gallery is an enjoyable experience. Thanks to a reserved entrance ticket and special opening hours, you will have access to all the highlights of the galleries and exhibitions. You will follow a carefully selected itinerary while listening to your guide's engaging narration through the audio headphones provided. This special collection comprises a series of paintings by the Grand Dukes displayed in the official quarters on the first floor of the Pitti Palace. In the Planetary Rooms, accompanied by your local guide, you will discover remarkable Renaissance paintings by Botticelli, Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio, and many other Italian and European artists. These rooms were designed by the great Baroque painter Pietro da Cortona and offered an extremely impressive setting, decorated with frescoes and stucco, providing the perfect backdrop for the magnificent exhibition of paintings from the Medici collection. At the end of the tour, you will also be able to visit the royal apartments.
Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch
On this day tour, you can experience the full beauty of Tuscany, exploring Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano from Florence. With an expert guide, you'll explore Siena's main square and Gothic cathedral, then indulge in a traditional three-course lunch with wine. Afterward, use your free time to wander the medieval streets of San Gimignano and explore the UNESCO-listed city of Pisa, famous for the Leaning Tower of Pisa. During the tour, you will enjoy the whole day and finally return back to Florence. Traveling by air-conditioned coach during the tour, you will enjoy three typical Tuscan meals and experience two or three different wines at a winery or local restaurant during lunch. You will enjoy a guided stroll through the charming hilltop village of San Gimignano. Travelers who choose this tour know that entrance to Siena's famous cathedral is guaranteed on this Tuscany tour.
Renaissance and Medici Tales Tour
Join this tour to discover the best of Florence, learn how the Medici family shaped the Renaissance, and discover the hidden corners of the city. Meet your guide in the center of Florence and start walking: See highlights such as the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, and Palazzo Vecchio, and hear the stories behind the sights. This tour offers a budget-friendly way to discover Florence's most popular attractions and lesser-known landmarks. Learn the stories behind the sights through your guide's commentary. Exploring on foot will make it easier for you to internalize the atmosphere of the city. Another landmark is the Basilica di San Lorenzo or Basilica of St Lawrence. Located in the main square of Florence, Italy, this large church is the burial place of the entire Medici family, from Cosimo il Vecchio to Cosimo III, the main members of the Medici family.
Bargello Museum Tour
The Bargello Museum is one of the most important museums in Florence and a must-see for art lovers. Book your ticket in advance to avoid long queues and guarantee your entrance. With a guide, learn about the museum's highlights and see works by Michelangelo, Donatello, and other artists. Discover world-renowned artworks and sculptures, including Michelangelo's famous Bacchus. Don't miss the highlights and enjoy a hassle-free experience with the Bargello Museum Tour. Your guide will begin with the story of how the Bargello Museum was a small historic palace, once used as the headquarters of the Capitano Del Popolo and later the Podesta. You will learn how the Bargello, which was later used as a prison, became the residence of the police chief. In the rooms on the ground floor, you will see 16th-century Tuscan artifacts on display. Your guide will focus, in particular, on four important works by Michelangelo, such as Bacchus, Madonna and Child (Tondo Pitti), Brutus, and David-Apollo. You will also have the opportunity to discover important Roman and Byzantine examples of precious ivory and bronze.