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Tours in Florence, Italy Discover the birthplace of the Renaissance

About Florence

Florence is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a hub of art and culture. Many famous art pieces reside in Florence from the works of Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo’s David. The city is a must see for art history fans, not only is it the home of Renaissance art but the architecture of the city is art in of itself. The historic centre of Florence has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982, in this centre you will find the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore), the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio.

Florence is a city of beautiful art, delicious food and famous sites. Take a stroll along the stone streets and take in the views of the city. Why not stop off at a café, sit outside people watching whilst enjoying some traditional Italian coffee. Make your way over to one of Florence's many museums and view some of the most famous pieces in the world before heading off for some handmade pasta and at local ristorante.

Florence Tours

With so much history to take in visiting Florence with a guide is a great way to make sure you don’t miss anything this gorgeous city has to offer. Our tour guides pride themselves on knowledge of the city so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. Ask questions, learn the history and take in the art on a tour of Florence.

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Why Visit Florence, Italy

As the birthplace of the Renaissance, you can expect to see art on every corner. The historical architecture of sites such as the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio must see attractions on your trip to Florence. The city is also home to many art galleries which house works from Leonardo de Vinci to Sandro Botticelli making Florence the perfect city for art lovers. The historic town is the perfect back drop for an evening stroll and delicious dinner as the sun sets on this gorgeous city.

Where to visit in Florence, Italy

The Arno River in Florence
The Arno River in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is home to some of the most famous artworks in the world. Established in 1581 the Uffizi Gallery is one of the world’s oldest art galleries, with around 13,000 square metres of exhibition space the gallery houses works such as The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli Medusa by Caravaggio and Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael. The Uffizi Gallery is at the top of many tourists must see locations when visiting Florence, its historical significance cannot be denied, making it a must visit.

The Duomo in the centre of Florence
The Duomo

The Duomo

Construction of the Duomo began in 1296 but wasn’t fully completed until 1436. The construction was overseen by multiple architects throughout its construction beginning with Arnolfo di Cambio. The Duomo is the third largest church in the world and is of great importance to followers of the Catholic faith. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Florence, and the cathedral is still an active site of worship. The famous dome was constructed between 1418 and 1434 by Filippo Brunelleschi after he won a design contest to become the designer of the dome. A feat of architecture and an important religious building the Duomo attracts visitors from all over the globe.

a close up of Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo's David

Galleria dell ‘Accademia

Established in 1882 the history of the academy dates back hundreds of years prior. The gallery is home to many famous artworks the most notable of course being Michelangelo’s David, the gallery also houses art from the 13th to 16th century, sculptures and musical instruments as well as temporary exhibits that change depending on when you visit. An art lovers dream, visiting the Galleria dell ‘Accademia give you the opportunity to see some of the worlds most famous art pieces with your very own eyes.

Frequently asked questionsFrequently Asked Questions

What's the best way to get around Florence?

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Florence is a compact city, so walking is one of the best ways to get around and explore its beautiful streets and landmarks. Additionally, you can use public transportation such as buses.

Where can I find authentic Italian cuisine in Florence?

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The best time to visit Florence, Italy

The best time to visit Florence Italy is Spring and Autumn. This is when the weather is lovely and mild and you can avoid the busy crowds of the summer months.

Conclusion

Florence is a city like no other, the influence of the Renaissance can still be felt throughout the city as art pours from every corner of the city. The stunning architecture, delicious food and famous art pieces make Florence a bucket list destination for many people. Book one of our Italy tours today and experience all that Florence has to offer with the help of our knowledgeable tour guides.

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