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Explore the heart of the Renaissance through our diverse range of guided tours. What a Life Tours offers personalized experiences in Florence, from private tours highlighting the city’s iconic landmarks to comprehensive explorations of Renaissance art. Our tours, lasting from 2 to 8 hours, cater to a variety of interests—whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in a walking tour of the city, escape on a day trip from Rome, or discover something uniquely tailored in between. Experience Florence with us, where every tour is an adventure into the past, wrapped in the splendor of this timeless city.

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Since 2006, crafting a range of guided tours and activities to make your time in Italy exactly the way you’ve been dreaming about it.

We specialize in small group, semi-private and private tours covering the major sights and off-the-beaten-path corners of Rome, the Vatican, Florence, Pompeii and more, with the singular idea of making your experience an unforgettable one.

Our close attention to detail and focus on our customers has rewarded us with the #1 spot on TripAdvisor for Vatican tours since 2011, and we bring the same luxury approach to every tour we operate, no matter the sight or destination.

Benefits

Benefits include skip-the-line access at sights like the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Michelangelo’s David & Uffizi Gallery. We also enter the Vatican a full one hour before doors open to the general public to admire the Sistine Chapel at its quietest. Colosseum lovers get access to areas that are off-limits with standard tickets.

Top Rated

Our top-rated official guides are charming, knowledgeable and have received the absolute best reviews from real people just like you. They’re the perfect companions for your Italian adventure.

Groups

We cap our tour groups at a maximum of 12 people, with many tours running at max 8 or fewer, allowing for a relaxed, interactive & personal tour experience. We’re small group & true to our word.

Experience

We’ve been offering guided tours throughout Rome since 2006, and after almost two decades of experience, we know what it takes to make your Florence trip amazing. We’re the top-rated group for Florence tours by locals and thousands of people all across the world on TripAdvisor.

Why Visit Florence?

Florence tours showcase the beauty, unique history, and ancient charm of this wonderful area. Visiting Florence is well worth it, especially if you want to see classic landmarks like Michaelangelo’s David and the Florence Cathedral. And don’t forget the Accademia Gallery! There are also delicious Italian eateries to enjoy along the way, transporting you back in time to memorable points in history.

Those who love a good mix of history, food tours, and hidden gems in Italy and Rome will flourish on Florence tours. Visitors often describe Florence walking tours as inspiring, breathtaking, and intellectually stimulating.

Florence Tours: FAQs

As your local guide, we’re here to answer your pressing questions about Florence city tours. From where to eat to scheduled tour timelines, our answers can help you plan your trip itinerary with confidence.

How long are Florence, Italy, tours?

Our guided tours, both walking and city options, range from 2 to 8 hours long.

If you’re looking for a shorter guided tour, our Private Uffizi Gallery Masterpieces Tour spans 2 hours and won’t take up much of your day. For those looking for day trips and more extensive tours, check out our private half-day and full-day options.

Can I bring my kids to Florence?

Florence can be a kid-friendly city. If you plan your trip accordingly, you’ll be able to keep the little ones entertained and enjoy this breathtaking area together.

Florence attractions like the Leonardo da Vinci Interactive Museum and the Oblate Library are stimulating and interesting for both children and adults. These local history hubs also offer children’s activities and books.

Many children enjoy tasting their way through Florence as well. There are plenty of kid-friendly foods like pasta, soup, and pastries to enjoy.

It’s best to bring children who are able to walk medium to far distances through Florence. Younger children may have a harder time keeping up, but we welcome visitors of all ages!

What are the best sights to see during my Florence tour?

Sightseeing is part of any wonderful, memorable trip. Florence has plenty to experience for your viewing pleasures. From classical sculptures to grand historical architecture, you’ll never run out of beautiful sights in Florence.

Some of the best landmarks in Florence include:

  • Michelangelo’s David
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Florence Cathedral
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Medici Chapel
  • Leonardo da Vinci Interactive Museum
  • Basilica of Santa Croce

These all make for wonderful stops on your Florence trip. Intertwined throughout the city of Florence are plenty of historical landmarks, classical art pieces, and much, much more.

What are some must-try foods in Florence?

While you’re here, satisfy your taste buds with delicious, delectable regional foods and intricate dishes. There are many different must-try foods in Florence since Italy is full of diverse culinary trends, traditions, and cuisines.

You’ll hear many references to “Tuscan food,” which is usually simple in nature and very satisfying. There are, of course, essential pasta dishes, like local truffle pasta and wild boar ragu. However, delicious food doesn’t stop at pasta in this city. Beef tartare, Italian ice, and gelato are all wonderful options to explore during tours in Florence, Italy.

What’s the best time of year for tours in Florence?

Florence thrives and flourishes between late spring and early autumn. From May to September, there are a wide variety of festivals, art exhibits, outdoor dining experiences, and more.

You’ll find the most enjoyable weather conditions during the summer months. However, the abundance of indoor attractions makes Florence a good destination throughout the spring, late autumn, and winter as well. Travel prices will likely go down after peak season ends in September, so consider this as you book your trip.