Florence is a unique city of art and culture with an unmistakable personality and beauty it is a mixture of Medieval, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Located on both banks of the Arno river which probably led Julio Ceaser to settle around where the city is today and making it a Roman colony around the 59 B.C. In the middle ages during the dispute between (Guelphs) that stood for the Pope and (Ghibellines) which were on the Holy Roman Empire side Florence become very popular since it was led by the Guephs. In the 14th century a family called Medici took a lot a power becoming the private bankers of the Pope, they ruled for over 300 years commissioning, for their private collections or for religious purposes, artist like Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and many more to accomplish statues paintings and palaces. That is why today Florence is consider the "mother of Renaissance".
The tour is 3/h usually starts at 10:00am . Your private guide will meet you in lobby or wherever you indicate. Historic Florence is a surprisingly compact area your private guide will show you how around the main focus areas, the Duomo, the Campanile and Baptistery. From there you can reach the famous Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) passing buy the Palazzo Vecchio (town hall). We will make arrangements for you to visit the David avoiding the huge line. If time allows it will be nice to stop at the church of Santa Croce home of the frescos of Giotto and the tombs of some Florence great man like Michelangelo for example.
To enter the Duomo and any other worship place you must cover up your shoulders and your knees.
You are required to purchase tickets on line to avoid long queues:
- Accademia Gallery (David) E. 16,50 including reservation fees http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/index.html
- Leaning Tower E. 15,00 http://www.opapisa.it/biglietti/acquista/
Always remember to get the reservation printed out and take it with you.
Prices listed do not include lunch, gratuities and entrance fees to the sites.
Up to 3 people: Euro : 60/h
Up to 6 people: Euro : 70/h
Up to 8 people: Euro : 80/h
*Add E.1,50 per person if earphones are required.