Florence Highlights Walking Tour

Piazza della Signoria - Main Square in Florence
Dive deep into the art, history, and architecture of Florence with a tour. Choose between two options. You can either explore Michelangelo's David at the Accademia and take a Renaissance-themed walk passing Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo, and Baptistery, or visit Santa Croce Church and tour the Uffizi Galleries

The first option starts with a Renaissance-themed walk through the historic city center, known as Medieval Florence. Your guide will give you an extensive introduction to Firenze and its piazzas and palazzi, which reveal the logic and philosophy of the Renaissance period. This tour includes stops at Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Strozzi, Brunelleschi's Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, Palazzo Vecchio, and many other important landmarks. 

And as you walk, discuss the ideas of the Renaissance with your guide. You’ll explore the lives of many famous artists, the Medici family who showered Florence with countless masterpieces, and how life changed forever during this epic period of the history of Florence. At the end of the walk, you’ll arrive at the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence's most treasured work of art, Michelangelo's David. Enjoy an in-depth discussion of David and continue to admire another Michelangelo piece, Slaves. 

The second option starts with visiting one of the most famous churches in Florence, Santa Croce. The church is a burial ground for many Italian greats, including Michelangelo. You’ll view some of his works within the church plus art by many others, such as Donatello, Giotto, and Della Robbia, in the celebrated Medici Chapel

Next, you’ll head to the Uffizi Galleries, one of the most renowned art museums in the world. Enjoy an in-depth tour of numerous masterpieces, including The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of Pope Leo X with Two Cardinals by Raphael, and Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio.

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