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Florence Orientation Tour

Florence Through the Ages - An Architectural and Historical Walking Tour

  • 2 hr
  • From 198 euros
  • Location will be confirmed upon reservation

Service Description

Embark on a captivating walking tour that not only showcases the architectural splendor of Florence's old city but also delves deep into the rich tapestry of its history. Our journey begins outside the majestic Duomo, where we will explore the groundbreaking architectural techniques employed by Brunelleschi in constructing its iconic dome. As we admire the Duomo and the adjacent Baptistery, renowned for Ghiberti’s exquisite bronze doors, we will unravel the layers of history that have shaped Florence. This tour is not just a visual feast; it is a deep dive into the birth of Florence. We will explore the city's roots, from its Etruscan beginnings to its emergence as a medieval powerhouse. Along the way, we will share captivating anecdotes about the city's patrons, artists, and architects who left an indelible mark on its culture and skyline. As we stroll through stunning piazzas like Piazza della Signoria, we will discuss the political upheavals that have taken place in this very spot. Here, the ancient meets the modern, and the formidable Palazzo Vecchio stands as a testament to Florence’s enduring political relevance. Our conversation will cover the Medici family's influence, the rise and fall of the Florentine Republic, and the pivotal events that shaped the Renaissance. Continuing our journey, we make our way to the iconic Ponte Vecchio. As we take in the magnificent views, we will share stories about the bridge’s evolution from a bustling medieval market to its current status as a symbol of Florence’s resilience and artistic flair. This tour is not just a walk through a city; it is a journey through time, uncovering the layers of history, art, and politics that have made Florence a jewel of the world's cultural heritage. Join us for an experience that promises not just to inform but to enchant and inspire. Visit to the Accademia Gallery The three-hour tour could include a visit to the Accademia Gallery. Let us show you the marks of the tools used by Michelangelo in his long creative process to create lifelike figures out of marble. This part of the tour builds to a crescendo of emotions, culminating in the viewing of the absolute masterpiece of human genius, Michelangelo's David. Please note: Museum tickets are not included in the tour price and will need to be purchased separately. This tour is not available on Mondays.

Cancellation Policy

Museum Ticket Information: Museum tickets are not included in the guided tour rate and must be quoted separately. We will purchase museum tickets in advance on your behalf. Once purchased, museum tickets are 100% non-refundable and non-changeable. Ticket availability and entry times will be confirmed upon request. Museum Reservations: To avoid long lines, we highly recommend reserving tickets for all major museums. Our agency does not provide museum tickets without a reservation. Confirmation and Payment: Prepayment is necessary to confirm your service. Payments can be made via credit card. An invoice with a payment link will be sent for a convenient and quick transaction. Cancellation Policies: Museum Tickets: Tickets purchased or reserved at the client's request are subject to a 100% penalty (non-refundable and non-changeable). Tour Cancellation: No penalty for cancellations made 16 or more working days before the tour date, excluding any museum tickets purchased and bank expenses. Cancellations or no-shows within 15 working days of the tour date are subject to a 100% penalty. By booking through us, you agree to the above Tour Cancellation Policy. Tickets Cancellation: Once purchased, museum tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable under any circumstances. By booking through us, you agree to the above Tickets Cancellation Policy. If the museum chooses to go on strike, we cannot refund the cost of the museum tickets nor the tour. However, we can offer a different and alternative tour and visit another museum upon availability (of the alternative museum tickets). In case of bad weather, we will not refund the cost of the tour nor the tickets. We can always try to postpone or change the date, but it will depend on the availability of the guide. Museum tickets cannot be modified for the date nor time booked. Additional Information: Headsets are mandatory for some tours, depending on the number of participants. The cost is €3.00 per person for each 4-hour tour. Tours are designed for a maximum of 6 people. Please inform us if your group exceeds this number.

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