Private highlights and museum tour in Florence
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Florence Highlights and Museums Tour

Car and walking tour in Florence with the visit of the Uffizi and the Accademia galleries

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Francesca | about the guide

Founded in the 1st century BC, Florence kept its exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its secular past. Led by a professional guide, this sightseeing day tour will transport you in this past, showing you the most beautiful parts and monuments of the city. In the morning, you will let your guide driving you to the Piazzale Michelangelo. From this little square atop a hill, you will enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the city and its mains monuments such as the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. You will then visit the Romanesque Church of San Miniato al Monte, one of the oldest built in the Romanesque style where friars still celebrate the liturgy with Gregorian songs. Afterwards, you will pass by the Forte Belvedere fortress built in the 16th by the Medici. You will also see the medieval walls of Florence while driving to the city center where you will enjoy a lunch break and a walking tour across the main sites such as the Republic Square, the Ponte Vecchio, The Cathedral and the Piglet’s market. In the afternoon, you will discover the most emblematic museums of Florence such as the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery, with a visit of the Musical Instrument Museum. Starting in the Accademia Gallery, you will enjoy a complete guided tour, marveling at Michelangelo’s sculptures such as the Prisoners and the David sculpted by the artist when he was 26 yet as old. Your guide will also tell you about Michelangelo’s life. Then, you will see the Musical Instrument Museum and its historic Stradivari. Your day tour will end in the Uffizi Gallery where you will enjoy a guided tour of some world famous Renaissance artworks such as the Venus by Botticelli, The Annunciation by Leonardo, Tondo Doni by Michelangelo and plenty of other masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio.

(1 reviews)
  • Florence and Tuscany
    Italy
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 7
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Florence, sightseeing, highlights, Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo, basilica Santa Croce, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Leonardo, Botticelli, Raphael, Medici, Forte Belvedere
transport :
By walk and by private car with driver
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome from 6 years old.
LANGUAGES:
Italien/Italian (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
7

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Transportation during the morning

NOT INCLUDED

- Lunch - Personal shopping - Entrance fee for The Uffizi Gallery - Entrance fee for the Accademia Gallery - Entrance fee for the Musical Instruments Museum (Your guide will make the bookings for you in advance)

ITINERARY

After meeting your local guide at your accommodation, you will start your day tour of Florence, heading to the Piazzale Michelango by private car. Then, you will head to the Romanesque Church of San Miniato al Monte. Your tour will continue, driving to the 16th century Forte Belvedere. On your way to the fortress, you will pass by the walls of Florence and their towers dating back from the Middle Ages. Afterwards, you will head to the historic center where you will enjoy a walking tour through the little cobblestones streets, discovering the main highlights such as the Signoria Square, the Republic Square, the Ponte Vecchio, the Piglet’s Market and the Cathedral. After a lunch break in one of the many local restaurants, you will spend your afternoon visiting the best museums of the city, going first to the Accademia Gallery and the Musical Instruments Museum, then the Uffizi Gallery where your tour will end.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your accommodation in Florence
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Florence city center

about
your guide

Francesca

Florence

languages :
Italien/Italian, Anglais/English

I was born in the beautiful city of Florence, and I have been a qualified tourist guide since 2008. After getting a degree in Modern Cultures and Languages at the University of Florence and studying in Spain at the Universidad de Valladolid, I worked in several different fields before turning to tourism. Guiding is my full time job and my certification was issued by the Italian government once I received my tourism diploma. Every winter, I study and update my knowledge by attending refresher courses to always provide fresh, interesting and high quality tours. For me, guiding is the best way to express my love for my city and show it to people through the eyes of a local. I’m a passionate traveler as I think it is a mind-opening and enriching experience. I have a true passion for history, especially the Medici family and the Convent San Marco. Like any true Italian, I love good wine, gelato and I’d describe myself as a real foodie. I like nothing better than taking a book to the Caffetteria delle Oblate with a spectacular view of the Duomo, while savoring a good cappuccino. Designed to feed your curiosity, my tours cover a wide range of topics and monuments including Renaissance and Middle Age history, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Giotto, Medici family and much more.

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1 reviews

average rate :
Brian
United States - 09.04.2017

Our tour of Florence with Francesca was amazing, far exceeded all our expectations. This was our first trip to Florence and she made us feel right at home and made our experience very personal. Her overall knowledge of is impressive and her "tips" of the things to see and where to go, or more importantly where not to go, was very helpful. The EU cultural ministers were in Florence the day of our tour, so that caused some unforeseen events, but Francesca navigated any issues to make our day complete.. We would highly recommend spending the day with her.

guide answer

Dear Brian, Thanks a lot for finding the time to review the tour. I really enjoyed the time we spent together visiting Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, but I loved above all to drive up to Michelangelo square and soak up the quietness of San Miniato monumental graveyard. It's a magic place and I'm glad that you liked it so much. Grazie mille for a perfect day and give my best to your wife :-) Francesca

Florence Highlights and Museums Tour Private highlights and museum tour in Florence
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Product description: Founded in the 1st century BC, Florence kept its exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its secular past. Led by a professional guide, this sightseeing day tour will transport you in this past, showing you the most beautiful parts and monuments of the city. In the morning, you will let your guide driving you to the Piazzale Michelangelo. From this little square atop a hill, you will enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the city and its mains monuments such as the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. You will then visit the Romanesque Church of San Miniato al Monte, one of the oldest built in the Romanesque style where friars still celebrate the liturgy with Gregorian songs. Afterwards, you will pass by the Forte Belvedere fortress built in the 16th by the Medici. You will also see the medieval walls of Florence while driving to the city center where you will enjoy a lunch break and a walking tour across the main sites such as the Republic Square, the Ponte Vecchio, The Cathedral and the Piglet’s market. In the afternoon, you will discover the most emblematic museums of Florence such as the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery, with a visit of the Musical Instrument Museum. Starting in the Accademia Gallery, you will enjoy a complete guided tour, marveling at Michelangelo’s sculptures such as the Prisoners and the David sculpted by the artist when he was 26 yet as old. Your guide will also tell you about Michelangelo’s life. Then, you will see the Musical Instrument Museum and its historic Stradivari. Your day tour will end in the Uffizi Gallery where you will enjoy a guided tour of some world famous Renaissance artworks such as the Venus by Botticelli, The Annunciation by Leonardo, Tondo Doni by Michelangelo and plenty of other masterpieces by Raphael and Caravaggio. Customer reviews:
Florence Highlights and Museums Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Our tour of Florence with Francesca was amazing, far exceeded all our expectations. This was our first trip to Florence and she made us feel right at home and made our experience very personal. Her overall knowledge of is impressive and her "tips" of the things to see and where to go, or more importantly where not to go, was very helpful. The EU cultural ministers were in Florence the day of our tour, so that caused some unforeseen events, but Francesca navigated any issues to make our day complete.. We would highly recommend spending the day with her.