Our guided tour will introduce you to all the must-see sights in town in search of the thread that links squares, churches and monuments to the destiny of the city. Avoiding tedious lists of dates and names, we will focus on the history and the anecdotes that bring the city and its architecture to life.
Uffizi Gallery private tour
Experience the absolute masterpieces of the period: Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo. Leaving aside superfluous lists of dates and names, we will provide you with the keys to enter the compelling and profound world of Renaissance art. Visit the Uffizi Gallery with an expert guide: do not waste your time: it is precious.
The Quintessential Florence tour
If you come to Florence on a shore excursion or on a single day trip, we can customize your itinerary to maximize memorable experiences and minimize wasted time. A tour including Florence highlights: Duomo, Signoria square, Ponte Vecchio, the Academy and the Uffizi galleries. Treat yourself to art and beauty and leave worries about directions and practicalities aside.
Michelangelo: the sculptures
Our guided tour will give you the keys to enter Michelangelo’s world. Out of the 30 sculptures that he created during his lifetime, 21 have their home here, including his undisputed masterpiece, the David. This is why there is no other place like Florence to understand his driven and tormented art.
The Medici: arts and power
The Medici are certainly not the only Florentines that are known to history as outstanding personalities. However, no other family has its destiny so inextricably and unequivocally intertwined with the city. Our guided tour will take you to the places where they revealed themselves as cunning bankers, shrewd rulers and ardent patrons. Built by money…
Oltrarno: grand dukes and local folk
Oltrarno is the smallest portion of the city center, and yet it has so much to offer. From marveling at the grandeur of the Pitti palace to seeing local artisans at work, from gazing at great Renaissance frescoes to strolling through gardens, from discovering Raphael’s eternal talent to feeling like a local in some of the most fashionable bars in town. Oltrarno has it all!
Money, banks and art in Florence
Not everyone knows that, in addition to being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has also played a crucial role in laying the foundation of the world’s modern banking system. The arts have definitely proved to be the best investment made by the Florentine bankers. Our guided tour will introduce you to the unique artistic heritage left by the Florentine bankers and merchants.
Dante was undoubtedly a Florentine to the bone. Raised to be part of the city’s political and cultural elite, he was exiled from it in 1301 and desperately tried to return for the rest of his life. Needless to say that nowadays Florence is not the one Dante left 700 years ago. However, many of the places he loved and described have been preserved through the centuries. Together we will look for that Florence.
Power and palaces
For an amazing overview of Florentine history a guided visit to the Bargello, the oldest civic building in Florence, and of the Signoria Palace. Florence in the Middle Ages revived the republican government, thanks to Machiavelli and the Medici power became art. Thanks to Donatello and Michelangelo, arts achieved an unique power.
A stroll through the gardens
The Tuscan landscape has been charming travelers since the Middle Age. The construction of villas, to enjoy views and sights, and of gardens, to experience the emotion of landscape in a smaller scale, has created in and around Florence a magical combination of art and nature.
A day in Chianti
The Chianti area is a perfect destination for a day trip from Florence.
A day to be spent in the midst of nature that will recharge your energy.
The tour will go through woods, vineyards and scenic back routes. We will be passing charming villages all along the way and stop for exploring the region, have wine tasting or dining out.
Fiesole, nature and culture
Fiesole still boasts Etruscan and Roman remains, and interesting Medieval sights, like the cathedral and the Badia. Still the most significant experiences in Fiesole are the ravishing views of Florence that have contributed and continue to contribute to making the hills a beloved retreat for the Florentine aristocracy and for wealthy expatriates.