Florence Renaissance Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 7 reviews.
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Step into Italy’s glorious past to discover the moments that defined her legendary history on our Renaissance Florence Walking Tour. The star of the show is without doubt Michelangelo’s David, to be followed by a slew of other must-sees like Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria to name a few.
At a Glance Why You’ll Love It
Don’t miss one of humanity’s crowning artistic achievements with Skip the Line entry to see Michelangelo’s timeless David sculpture at the Accademia.
Cross Florence on a route that takes you to the most important sights, from Florence Cathedral, to the ‘Gates of Paradise’, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and beyond.
Discover the grand and secret charms of Florence, the home of the Renaissance, with unforgettable stories told by a passionate local expert guide.
Personal attention is our guarantee with group sizes capped at 8 people. On our tours you will never be lost in the crowd of other guests.
Tour Summary Get in the Know
A Walking Tour of Florence Poetry in Motion
Give Florence all the attention it deserves and you’ll get it back on our walking tour of Florence. What better way to see the world’s most sought after statue, and one of the most beautiful cities on the planet? There’s a reason why Florence is a favorite for visitors from both Italy and abroad. It’s because no other place embodies the essence of Italian culture, history, art and food the way Florence can.
So lace up your trainers, or sandals, as the season requires, and join us on a 3-hour escapade of its most famous sights and innermost secrets with a bona fide Florentine guide whose passionate story-telling is sure to enthrall. Gain skip-the-line access to Michelangelo’s David, see Florence Cathedral, stroll through Piazza della Signoria, and make dreamy eyes at Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, all in a semi-private group of no more than 8 guests.
Michelangelo’s David The Pride of Perfection
Arguably the world’s most famous sculpture, Michelangelo’s David touches a deep chord in all who lay eyes on it. Not only is it the culminating symbol of the Renaissance, it is also the climax of genius for the artist who created him. Hear the captivating narrative behind this statue of divine proportions from your personal art historian, after being granted direct Skip the Line access to the Accademia Gallery through pre-reserved tickets (included in price).
Sculpted between 1501 and 1504 from a nearly discarded monolith of Carrara marble, this stunning accomplishment would have never come to be had it never met with Michelangelo’s hammer and chisel. At the Accademia you will also get a chance to see the master’s hands at work on the partially finished “Slaves”, enigmatic visions of Michelangelo’s creative process as he sought to “free” the figures imprisoned inside the blocks.
The Heart of Florence Cradle of the Renaissance
Welcome to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so much so that it has defined aesthetics across the globe. Hit the streets of this capital of the Renaissance with a passionate local expert guide to unlock its secrets. On this walking tour of Florence’s fascinating sights you’ll make stops to admire the city’s cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, topped with Brunelleschi’s gravity-defying dome, as well as visit Piazza della Signoria to hear tales of the Medici and the struggles for political power in the city, before crossing the most unique jeweler’s market you can imagine, Ponte Vecchio.
All along the way you will head to hidden corners of the piazzas and down alley-sized medieval streets to uncover the city’s magic. Whether it is the bronze doors of the baptistry that launched a new era in human expression, or the romantic meanderings of the Arno River as it passes under Ponte Vecchio, you’ll be left with an indelible image of this marvelous open-air museum to take with you forever.
“Ludovica's tour was so personal and fun! We left feeling amazed by the history and beauty of Florence. She left us with suggests on sights to still see in Florence, best food, and gelato. Her suggestions were spot on, and very much appreciated! Everyone on your staff was great and accommodating, you definitely made our stay in Italy amazing :)”
“This tour allowed us to understand the progression of the gallery and why specific pieces were selected. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was great to have a small group where we could ask questions and understand the art in more detail that just a basic audio tour or individual viewing”
“We did tours of the Colosseum, the Vatican, and a walking tour of Florence. Our guides were knowledgeable, entertaining, kind and considerate of us and other tour groups. If I ever travel to this region again, I would definitely use What a Life Tours. They were fabulous!”
“Our family of four met Francesca shortly after lunch on a warm June day. After quick introductions we were off on an educational, entertaining, and enchanting afternoon. From the Academy to the river, we covered lots of ground, lots of sights, and lots of information. Plus, we stopped for delicious gelato and the best granita in Tuscany!”
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