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    Medieval Florence & Its Urban Design

Medieval Florence & Its Urban Design

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours

This half-day tour is perfect for those who want a basic understanding of the historical and cultural events that shaped the splendid city of Florence.


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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Private Tour
# of People Price
1 - 6 people $258.00 per group
7 - 9 people $261.00 per group
10 - 12 people $311.00 per group

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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 to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.

Sites Included: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza del Duomo (cathedral and baptistery), Dante's house and church (exteriors only), Orsanmichele, Piazza della Signoria, Basilica of Santa Croce

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We love our guide. She was so well versed in the history and background of Florence. We learned new things and had some of the best chocolate we ever had.

Medieval Florence & it's Urban Design tour was outstanding. Giuliana, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much from her and she made the 4 hours very enjoyable.

The tour was great and our guide was awesome. the tour wasn't too stuffy we veered off couse a little and that was ok. Our guide was so knowlegeable of the city and the art! I can't say enogh it was worht every penny!

On October 6, 2008, my friend, Myles, and myself spent a wonderful afternoon with Ludovica. She is very knowledgeable, charismatic, funny, charming and very thoughtful and caring. I am plagued with bursitis in both hips and walking can be a challenge. She was very mindful of this and arranged the walk to allow me to sit and rest at intervals. She constantly checked back with me to see how I was doing. At the end of the tour, it was hard to say goodbye. We had a TREMENDOUS time with her. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Ludavica Belli was a wonderful tour guide. Very informative, pleasant personality. Our group enjoyed her stories of the city and its history. Most excellent person for tour guide.

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