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

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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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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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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Florence Highlights & Medici Family In Walking Food Tour With Visit To Uffizi Gallery

Start with our VIP small group tour of Uffizi Gallery discovering all the secrets behind Botticelli’s Masterpiece, and then join our walking food tour to discover the Medici family and its intrigues. Taste some of the most typical delicatessen of the Renaissance City, such as a Salumi, a Gottino, a glass of Chianti wine and a hand made Gelato. This is a real bargain for Families!

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Private, Custom Cycling Tours In The Tuscan Countryside From Florence

Let's enjoy a wonderful day together cycling in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. There are hundreds of options for rides, so I will customize and change our ride as we go to give you the best possible experience. My only priority for the day is for you, the client, to have a wonderful day on the bike. Possibilities for stops for espresso, pastries, panini, and gelato abound.

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From Florence: Excursion Of The Highlights Of Pisa & Cinque Terre

Depart from Florence to reach by train the city of Pisa, famous for Piazza dei Miracoli, hosting the Leaning Tower, today one of the most visited sites in Italy. After admiring the beautiful piazza with our expert guide its monumental complex, reach by train the Cinque Terre area to start an unforgettable tour along this magnificent coastline.

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Visit The Chianti Region On Board Of The Original Piaggio Ape Calessino

Spend a day riding along peaceful roads through the scenic, Tuscan hills on an original Piaggio Ape Calessino. Experience a unique way of admiring Chianti's sights, and stop for a wine tasting and delicious lunch along the way.

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