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

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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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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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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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 To The Beautiful Villages Of Cinque Terre

Leave Florence and spend the whole day in Cinque Terre with this tour focused on 3 out of 5 villages which are: Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso. Spend lots of time in there without rushing or running. Spend plenty of time to swim in the crystalline water of this corner of paradise.

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Segway Tour Of Florence In A Small Group With A Guide

Ride your Segway under the guidance of an expert guide and enjoy this wonderful experience riding through the beauties of the city.

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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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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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Good To Know

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