Join an amazing journey through the most famous squares and streets of Florence with an informative, friendly, and engaging guide. Walk to the stunning Florence Duomo, the Old Bridge, and the Signoria Square with its replica of Michelangelo’s David, along with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
10 A.M: Walking Tour
From the point of the meeting, the guide will give you an insight of the history of this Renaissance city and how this incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe.
The guide will start off with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence that marks the center of the City. After a little talk of history & the changes of Piazza Republica since its origin, you will walk straight to the marvelous piece of art, the Piazza Della Duomo. A showstopper of Filippo Brunelleschi, Giotto, Arnolfo & Francesco Talenti.
Walk passing the Duomo Square the guide will lead you straight through the old buildings and some of the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where the David’s’ sculpture (the original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia) by Michelangelo is placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici.
Afterward, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will explain you about the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums of the world, and then you will reach the most famous old bridge of Florence known as “Ponte Vecchio”.
Your next stop is Palazzo Pitti, the enormous palace of Florence's largest architectural monuments of Filippo Brunelleschi and the household of Pitti Family, later of the Medici’s’.
Finally, the guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers and political figures who led to the Renaissance and born on the fertile soil in and around Florence, within the same century till your final stop to “La Strega Nocciola” for a delicious gelato offered by us Star Florence.
The tour will end for the lunch. Next appointment is at Uffizi Gallery.
3 P.M: Uffizi Gallery
The guide will start off with a little history of Uffizi Gallery, which used to house the administrative and legal offices before it became a gallery and information about the Medici as the majority of artistic masterpieces in Florence and in the Uffizi are their own collection as well as support provided by the Medici for arts and artists of past centuries.
After entering, the guide will show you the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city.
As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collections begin, the guide will explain the architecture of the museum and fascinate you with the secrets, legends and other various interesting bits of information behind the many paintings on display in this gallery.
The first hall contains works by Giotto, Cimabue, and Duccio di Buoninsegna and You'll see and learn about the paintings of Venus de Milo by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo from the guide.
Along with the local and art expert guide discover the Uffizi and its masterpieces, an interesting and fun journey, where the artists and their paintings are brought to life by the guide. By knowing some of the who, what and why, will enrich the visit to the museum.