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Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey in one of the most beautiful Italian cities

22nd Dec 2015

For lovers of art and history, Florence is a dream come true.

To visit Florence is to step back in time, into the Renaissance city of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. During an extraordinary era of creativity, artists and architects transformed the city, and the churches, galleries and palazzi that we see today are a testament to their genius.

The sheer volume of masterpieces in this treasure trove of a city can make it overwhelming for visitors. Where to begin? The famous dome of Santa Maria del Fiore or the Caravaggio paintings in the Uffizi? Ponte Vecchio or the Baptistery? Our Florence private walking tours help you to discover the treasures of the Renaissance, guiding you through the world-famous galleries but also taking you off the beaten path, into the back streets of Florence.

This is the city of Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Venus, where stunning sculptures and paintings fill the galleries and the streets. The vast collection of the Uffizi is the highlight of any trip to Florence, and on your Uffizi Gallery tour, your expert guide will show you unmissable masterpieces by artists such as Titian and Raphael while enriching your understanding of their historical context. A private tour of the Accademia allows you to skip the line and see the magnificent David up-close, as well as other famous works by Michelangelo and his contemporaries.

Discovering the breathtaking piazzas and atmospheric back streets of Florence on an original private tour is a journey into the city’s fascinating history. Florence can only truly be understood through the story of the powerful personalities who shaped it. As your knowledgeable and enthusiastic private guide will show you, the mighty Medici dynasty had an unparalleled influence over Renaissance Florence. This wealthy and influential family ruled over the city for centuries, and also made an invaluable contribution to its art and architecture, commissioning work by the most talented artists in Europe. An exclusive tour of Florence reveals the fascinating stories that are so easily missed. As you stroll through the centre of Florence, your private guide will share the city’s secrets – tales of power, genius and corruption.

Exploring this exquisitely beautiful city is a feast for the senses, as you gaze at medieval mosaics or sip a glass of Chianti. Yet it is also an intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking experience; with an expert guide accompanying you on every step of your journey, you will reflect on the intricate webs of political and religious power that defined the city over the centuries. The treasures of the Uffizi are just the beginning of your unique Florence walking tour, the most memorable moments of your Italian holiday.

~by Alexandra Turney~