Guided Tour in Florence - Introduction to Florence

Medieval Florence & Its Urban Design

Location: Florence
Duration and Type: Half Day Tour, History & Art
Ideal as an introduction to the splendors of Florence, this half-day tour is perfect for those who want a basic understanding of the culture and historical events that shaped this magnificent city. The tour begins in the Piazza della Repubblica, site of the Forum in ancient times; from here you will explore the many picturesque corners of the centro storico. Marvel at the Piazza del Duomo, with its gaily colored, marble-clad...
Ideal as an introduction to the splendors of Florence, this half-day tour is perfect for those who want a basic understanding of the culture and historical events that shaped this magnificent city.

The tour begins in the Piazza della Repubblica, site of the Forum in ancient times; from here you will explore the many picturesque corners of the centro storico. Marvel at the Piazza del Duomo, with its gaily colored, marble-clad cathedral and baptistery. You will then make your way to the poet Dante's house, and the little chapel where he first saw his beloved Beatrice.

Discover the drama behind the Piazza della Signoria, the shape of which is the result of a 13th century family feud. Nearby is Orsanmichele, once a grain market, the exterior of which is adorned with masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture in marble and bronze.

The tour ends in the majestic spaces of the Franciscan Basilica of Santa Croce, a veritable Pantheon of famous Florentines, housing the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. The depth of understanding you gain from this tour will follow you as you explore the rest of the city.

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Pricing at a Glance:

Private Tour
This option is perfect if you have 4 or more people in your group.
$389.00 per group (1 - 6 people)
$428.00 per group (7 - 9 people)
$550.00 per group (10 - 12 people)

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: Due to conflicting schedules with Sunday Mass, Select Italy does NOT recommend this tour on Sunday morning as most churches will only be visible from the outside. Please also note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy...

Sites Included

Piazza della Repubblica Piazza del Duomo (cathedral and baptistery) Dante's house and church (exteriors only) Orsanmichele Piazza della Signoria...

Customer Reviews

Florence Medieval and Urban Tour
suzanne mcdonald (libertyville, IL USA)
We love our guide. She was so well versed in the history and background of Florence. We learned...

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