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Why Choose It?
- Visit Florence's most unmissable sites across the walkable historic center.
- See the Uffizi's world-famous masterpieces for yourself with an expert guide.
- Try delicious Tuscan food or visit a lush garden. We tailor the tour for you.
Florence is so famous it hardly needs an introduction. As the city of the rich and powerful Medici, it produced many of history’s greatest artists who fuelled the Renaissance – Michelangelo, Leonardo Da’ Vinci, and Raphael. Have you always dreamed about exploring its winding cobbled streets and beholding its legacy for yourself? With our private Orientation Tour of Florence, you can do just this.
Florence is a surprisingly small city, and our day trip will take you through all of its highlights. Throughout the tour, our passionate, professional guide, who speaks your language fluently, will enliven your visit with stories and accounts about the city’s past. Giving you in-depth, engaging information that will bring the medieval city to life.
We start at Florence’s centerpiece – the Duomo.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (better known as the “Duomo“) has baffled architects for centuries. Began in the 13th century, its majestic cupola (dome) was conceived by Brunelleschi. Stylistically it marked the passage from Gothic to Renaissance architecture which spread from Florence to the rest of Europe. Just across from the Duomo stands the Baptistery. Recently reopened to the public, its beautiful bronze doors feature Old Testament scenes that were marveled at by contemporaries for their beauty and skillful execution.
From the Duomo it’s a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio.
Walking south from the Duomo takes you past other prominent sites such as Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio. This was the historic heartland of the Florentine Republic. The towering Palazzo Vecchio, which overshadows the Piazza della Signoria, was the seat of government. Its fortress-like design speaks of the violence of the times. Leading from the Palazzo Vecchio along the Ponte Vecchio and across the River Arno is the Vasari Corridor, the Medici’s secret passageway. To get to Florence’s historical bridge, however, we must pass by the most famous offices (or “uffizi”) in the world – the Uffizi Gallery.
After exploring Florence’s center, we enter the Uffizi Gallery.
No tour to Florence would be complete without a visit to the Uffizi Gallery. Here you will get to see masterpieces of the Renaissance, and learn about the lives and styles of the artists who painted them. Marvel at the elegant linear figures of Botticelli in his famous Birth of Venus and “Primavera“. Bask in appreciation at the powerful bodies of Michelangelo and the pioneering genius of Leonardo Da Vinci. And take time to soak in Caravaggio and his masterful use of chiaroscuro (light and dark).
The Uffizi also houses stunning artworks from other periods. As well as ancient statues and medieval panels decorated with precious materials and lifting the viewer towards transcendent visions of the Virgin Mary with the infant Child Jesus, the Uffizi also houses collections of Mannerist artists, including Sebastiano del Piombo, Rosso Fiorentino, and Pontormo.
Finish by dining on the best food in Florence or visiting a landscaped garden.
The tour last 4 hours, but it can be customized to suits your needs. Want to enjoy some pappardelle (fresh pasta) with meat sauce or the famous crostini (Italian bruschetta topped by a delicious variety of sauces)? Florence is famous for its excellent restaurants, and we know just the best place to go according to your budget. If you have more time, we can arrange a tour of the parks and gardens of Florence, or of some of its lesser-known attractions.
With over 20 years of experience organizing tours, we know exactly how to craft a tour that perfectly meets all your needs. Feel free to get in touch with one of our team if you have any particular requirements.
- Itinerary:Duomo of FlorenceBaptisteryPiazza della SignoriaPonte VecchioUffizi Gallery
- Included:Skip-the-line entrancePrivate licensed tour guide
- Wheelchair accessible:Yes.
- Meeting Point:TBD (hotel lobby if centrally located)
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
Best tour ever. Martha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was... read moreMartha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was a very hot summer day and she always looks for ways to give us the information under the shade before we went into the sun. I highly recommend this company and Martha as well. It was very easy to make the reservation and pay. We took the private tour and was perfect. 3 hours that feel like Half hour . We didn’t do any limes to get into the places. Know that if you go by yourself or in other yours you could be up to 2 hours under the sun to get into the coliseum or forum. I highly recommend the private tour. read less - 8/05/2022
Great Food Stroll with Luca We did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour... read moreWe did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour and Luca!! read less - 7/30/2022
Amazon tour and guide! We toured the colosseum and underground with Gigi on Wednesday and had a great time. He was so knowledgeable and fun, he really made the tour a highlight for us.... read moreWe toured the colosseum and underground with Gigi on Wednesday and had a great time. He was so knowledgeable and fun, he really made the tour a highlight for us. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a great tour of Rome!!!-- read less - 7/07/2022
Delizioso! Our guide, Luca, was amazing! We enjoyed tastes of Rome that we would never have experienced on our own including the best cannoli I have ever tasted! Our 11 year... read moreOur guide, Luca, was amazing! We enjoyed tastes of Rome that we would never have experienced on our own including the best cannoli I have ever tasted! Our 11 year old was impressed with the pasta and the roasted pork. My husband and I enjoyed the very unique pizza. Luca was very informative and friendly and everything was so delicious. Go - and go hungry! read less - 7/06/2022
- Matthew S
Bike tour and cooking class, outstanding! We have done several tours with Walks Inside Rome over the years, and they are always incredible. This year we chose the Appian Way bike tour and the three pastas... read moreWe have done several tours with Walks Inside Rome over the years, and they are always incredible. This year we chose the Appian Way bike tour and the three pastas of Rome cooking class. Both of them were unforgettable!
First, the bike tour. I am a klutz, and the last time I was on a bike I had such a bad crash I never thought I’d do it again, but this was something my husband had wanted to do for a long time, so I nervously agreed. Our guid, Fabrizio, was amazing. He was patient with me and before long the beauty and aromas of the Via Appia Antica melted my fear. We got to experience the city I love so dearly I. A unique way, get some exercise, and learn so much about the city’s history. I absolutely recommend this experience, and we’re thankful we had Fabrizio as our guide. He was great!
That evening we got to celebrate my survival with the cooking class! Davide was our chef and he too was outstanding! Caccio e pepe, carbonara, and amatriciana are the three pastas. The class was wonderful. We were welcomed with Prosecco and a selection of cheeses, meats and olives. I’m a vegetarian but wanted to learn to make everything and was planning to just eat the caccio e pepe, but Davide grabbed some extra tomatoes and we made a pomodoro sauce that’s the best I’ve ever had just a wonderful experience! The location is beautiful, which adds to the ambience. Amazing as always, WIR! read less - 6/24/2022
Foodie walking tour of Trestaverde Luca was outstanding as our guide for our foodie walking tour of Trestaverde. Very knowledgeable, fun and easy going. Explained every stop and why each stop was selected. Also... read moreLuca was outstanding as our guide for our foodie walking tour of Trestaverde. Very knowledgeable, fun and easy going. Explained every stop and why each stop was selected. Also provided interesting history of the area. We would highly recommend Luca to anyone. read less - 6/23/2022
Great Tour Great experience, though we had 9 in our group instead of 6. Our tour group met in front of the Vatican Museum entrance just before 7:30 and entered right... read moreGreat experience, though we had 9 in our group instead of 6. Our tour group met in front of the Vatican Museum entrance just before 7:30 and entered right at 8am. Our guide Cecilia was extremely knowledgeable and spoke great English. Plenty of time to take pictures along the tour as well. We ended our tour in St Peter’s Basilica, but stayed longer to go see the catacombs. We were there probably 4 hours total. Would not have been the same experience in a larger group or later in the day. read less - 6/11/2022