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

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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Florence: Walking City Tour & Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

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. Visit the Uffizi Gallery to admire works by renowned artists.

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Tuscan Meal Cooking Lesson In Florence For Small Groups

Learn to cook like an Italian at a 4-hour market to table cooking class, and enjoy a Tuscan meal in Florence. Visit the central food market with your chef, before learning tips and techniques to make a full Italian meal that you can recreate at home.

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From Florence: Visit And Typical Dinner In Beautiful Vineyard In Chianti

Enjoy a magical evening in the Chianti region and live the unforgettable experience of a dinner in the vineyards. Start off by visiting the farm’s wineries and tasting some delicious wines, after which you’ll visit the farm’s historic chapel and enjoy an outdoor barbecue accompanied by music and a delightful atmosphere.

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3-Hour Panoramic Tour On Vespa In Florence For 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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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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Night Guided Walking Tour Of Florence

Know Florence by night and learn about the mysterious, secrets and legends that make Florence unique.

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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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Good To Know

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