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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

Vespa Panoramic Tour Of Florence By Night With Typical Street Food

Hop on a Vespa scooter and enjoy a 3H tour that will take you around Florence’s most famous and spectacular sightseeing spots. Take unique shots of the city lights and on the way back to the center taste the unique Florentine street food: “Panino con Lampredotto”.

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2-Hour Bike Tour In Florence With A Guide

Experience Florence from a different perspective on a 2-hour bike tour of its iconic sights. Cycle down the narrow streets of the “Cradle of the Renaissance” to admire landmark monuments, such as the Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery.

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Florence: 2-Hour Guided Tour To The Accademia Gallery

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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Florence In A Day: Florence Hills, Walking Tour, Accademia And Uffizi Gallery

Visit Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole Hills, the wonderful town with Etruscan and Roman roots. On this tour you'll venture to lesser-known suburban areas outside the center of Florence to gain a deeper understanding of this beautiful Italian city and you’ll explore Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with a local guide.

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Florence: Guided Tours To The Accademia Gallery & Uffizi Gallery Museum

Enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery and marvel at the masterpieces by Michelangelo and others. After a lunch break you’ll head out on a guided walking tour of Florence and explore the magnificent works of art at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery.

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E-Bike Tour To The Center Of Florence & Piazzale Michelangelo With A Guide

Venture off the tourist track in Florence on a 2h30 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 ride up to Piazzale Michelangelo with its stunning view!

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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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Learn How To Make Pizza And Gelato In The Best Cooking Class Tour In Florence

Learn how to make a traditional Italian pizza and typical gelato at a 3-hour cooking class in central Florence. Get tips on techniques from an expert chef. Then, tuck into your own creations at the end of the hands-on class, and savor the flavors of Italy.

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Good To Know

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