Whether it’s your first time in the city or you just want to efficiently see the sights, or maybe you have visited numerous times before and are looking for more in-depth information, a tour with a great guide can make a world of difference!
And if you don’t want to be in a crowd, this may be what you’re looking for. Conducted especially and only for you, private tours allow you to go at your own pace, visit the sites you want to see, discuss what interests you, and make the most of your time.
Explore the city through less frequented roads, uncovering the many aspects and facets of Florence along the way, as we discuss its past, the artists that revolutionized art and society, the figures behind its progress through time and the city of today .
Duration: 6 hrs Sites visited: Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo & Baptistry (from the outside), and some smaller churches, Uffizi & Accademia Galleries
Florence’s extraordinarily rich artistic and cultural heritage can be explored by following the exceptional careers of the remarkable artists and the wealthy patrons that allowed them to flourish.
The following itineraries allow us to gain deeper understanding of the protagonists of the Renaissance, and the complex underlying dynamics between church and power that shaped Florentine society.
Florence is fortunate enough to conserve a considerable number of sculptural and architectural works by Michelangelo. By viewing his masterpieces, we are able to trace the development of his genius from youth to maturity. Through these tours, we can follow the evolution of his style and mastery in a journey that astounds us today as it did during the height of the Renaissance.
Duration: 3hr Sites visited: Casa Buonarroti and Bargello Museum*
Duration: 3 hrs Sites visited : New Sacristy in the Medici Chapels, Accademia Gallery
Churches of Florence
Churches were intertwined into the very fabric of the society that congregated within. Behind their beautiful facades lie mesmerizing jewels and fascinating stories. We will visit the most significant churches of Florence whilst discussing the symbiosis between art and religion, money and politics.
Duration: 3 hrs Site visited: Convent of San Marco, Chapel of the Magi in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Basilica of San Lorenzo*
Duration: 3 hrs Site visited: Santa Maria Novella*, Santa Trinità, Santo Spirito
Power in the Palace
Palaces were the physical manifestation of wealth and power of a family or a city. And as such, lavish resources will be invested in erecting and embellishing these extravagant residences that extol their position in society. In visiting these palaces, we will refer to the imagery of power from the Republic to the Grand Duchy.