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Florence

Welcome to Florence

Florence, the spectacular capital of the region of Tuscany, is located on Italy's northwest coast. It is a stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the River Arno that flows from the Apennines through Florence and Pisa and on to the Ligurian Sea. Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures. The city was found in 59.B.C by Julio Caesar's war veterans, who named it "Florentin", for its flourishing beauty. Florence experienced its time of greatness in the 14th century when the powerful family of the Medicis made its entry onto the world scene, eventually becoming bankers to the papacy. Cosimo Medici became the ruler of Florence and sponsored artist such as Donatello, Brunelleschi and Filippo Lippi. In 1469, the grandson of Cosimo, Lorenzo, took over power. He was responsible for the great development of art, music and poetry; and was a patron to philosophers and artist such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. From 1860 to 1875, Florence was the capital of Italy.

Top Tours & Activities in Florence

Discovering Duomo And The City Of Florence – Tour With A Guide

Despite 2000 years of tumultuous history and clashes between the richest and most powerful families, Florence eventually became known as the cradle of the Renaissance. Discover it with a guide!

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Skip The Line: Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour In Florence

Discover some of the great masterpieces of Western art at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and skip the long lines to tour with an authorized guide. See paintings by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Da Vinci and more, all housed in a stunning Medici palace.

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The Best Of Cinque Terre & Portovenere With Typical Ligurian Lunch – From Florence

Explore the breathtaking Ligurian coast with our tour to Portovenere and Cinque Terre, a small corner of paradise subdivided into five villages suspended on steep cliffs overlooking the sea. Visit the National Park and its unique scenery and taste a typical lunch.

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3H Panoramic Vespa Tour In Florence With Small Groups

Hop on a Vespa scooter and enjoy a 3-hour tour that will take you around Florence’s most famous and spectacular sightseeing spots. Reach the Piazzale Michelangelo and the San Miniato convent, after which you will head for the Florentine hills and reach the historic town of Fiesole.

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E-Bike Tour To The Center Of Florence & Fiesole

Venture off the tourist track in Florence on a 2.45-hour electric bike tour to see where the Renaissance city’s artists and scientists lived and worked. Enjoy an effortless ride through the streets of this popular city with an expert guide and visit Fiesole Hills.

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Tuscany By E-Bike – From Florence

Discover the natural beauty of the Tuscan countryside by bike on a guided tour from Florence. See the Chianti region from a different perspective. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting as part of this unique experience.

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Walking Tour Of Florence With A Professional Guide

Explore historic Florence with an expert guide, and marvel at its Renaissance monuments and landmarks. See major sights such as Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio.

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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour – Florence

Visit the Accademia Gallery with our guides. You will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in Michelangelo’s art and see his most famous work, the statue of David, and other important masterpieces.

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Good To Know

Language
Italian
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
UTC+01:00
Country Phone Code
+39
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