Basilica of San Lorenzo

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  • Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    1. Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit the Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times.

    Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists.

    Great tour with the details you “really want to know”! E-bike makes it easy to do for everyone and gives you a kickstart for the days to come and check out the liked places in more detail.

  • Florence: Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

    2. Florence: Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

    Your personal guide will meet you directly at your accommodation in town for a pleasant guided tour of the city from the heart of Florence itself: Piazza Della Signori, an open air museum where the majestic Palazzo Vecchio stands and the Loggia dei Lanzi houses an incredible collection of original statues by great artists such as Cellini and Giambologna. Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery to arrive at Ponte Vecchio, the eldest bridge of the city, and the most picturesque. Discover how this particular group of structures hides one of the most sublime secrets of the city, the stunning Vasari Corridor connecting Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace and snaking its way over rows of private houses, as well as churches. Follow your guide through the Medieval District of Florence, where you can admire the House of Dante, before arriving at the breathtaking Duomo Square. Your guide wi...

  • Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    3. Florence: Dome Self-Guided Tour with Priority Access

    With this official Duomo self-guided tour you will skip the long line. You will download the audio guide directly onto your smarphone and enjoy the tour at your leisure. Admire the Cathedral's interiors which are a masterpiece of the Renaissance. Discover how the building is the made of 2 different shells with passages in between then. Follow your certified guide along these historic passages as you admire amazing views on the inside of the Cathedral and on the outside. Ascend 60 meters high across a marble pavement where you can enjoy the chance to touch the figure of the frescoes of the inner shell. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti,...

    Our tour guide Veronica was pleasant, welcoming and knowledgeable. She gave us lots of interesting information about the history of the Duomo and was very patient and understanding with my slower pace climbing the steps. Veronica was calm, professional and caring when I needed extra time before climbing the last few steps and ensured that I was feeling okay before continuing with providing the remainder of the tour information at the top. I couldn't imagine a better guide. Would highly recommend.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    4. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

    SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

  • Florence: Reserved Entrance Ticket to the Medici Chapel

    5. Florence: Reserved Entrance Ticket to the Medici Chapel

    Travel back to the days of the Medici family on a self-guided tour of the Medici Chapel in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence. Enter the chapels, built as a mausoleum for the Medici family, and discover treasures such as the 16th-century New Sacristy ("Sagrestia Nuova"). Part of the vast San Lorenzo Basilica complex, the chapels were richly decorated to serve as the last resting place for members of one of the most important and powerful families of the Florentine Renaissance from the mid-15th century onwards. Admire the genius of Michelangelo’s craftsmanship at the New Sacristy. Designed for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici, its mix of architecture and sculpture is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

    6. Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

    Hop on a Segway and prepare to be amazed by the highlights of the Renaissance City. Start your adventure at the local partner's office in the historical center of the city. After a quick safety briefing and training, hop on your Segway and set off on your adventure. Learn about the city from an English-speaking guide and go off the beaten path to discover the most charming streets and squares. The easy-to-use Segways provide a convenient way to explore the city and help you and your family create long-lasting memories of Florence. Explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Republic Square, the main square in Florence that has marked the center of the city since Roman times, as well as Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florence’s politics since the 14th century.

    Rafaelo was wonderful! My kids really just were looking to ride the seaways around and not listened and he immediately understood. Which was perfect!! He catered to them and they responded by listening to the history of this beautiful city! It was a perfect way to see the city with kids and everyone had a wonderful time

  • Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

    7. Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

    Known for influencing and promoting the arts, the Medici were one of the most powerful families in Florence. On this guided walking tour, you’ll learn about the family’s historical power as you admire the cultural and architectural stamp they left on Florence. Your first stop is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Commissioned by Cosimo the Elder in 1444, the impressive building was built to be the familial home. Continue to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the oldest documented religious building in Florence. Your tour continues to other landmarks commissioned or influenced by the Medici family, such as the Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini, and Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata. Admire the Piazza della Signoria and learn about the building’s diverse history. Finish your tour at Palazzo Pitti. Purchased in 1550 to be the new Grand Ducal residence, the building symbolizes the M...

  • Florence Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    8. Florence Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Get an introduction to the history of the Italian Renaissance on a walking tour of Florence city center, and discover a host of historical monuments with the help of a local guide. Go for a stroll through the cloisters of the Basilica di Santa Croce, and then make your way to Piazza dei Peruzzi and the Palazzo Bargello. Pass Porcellino market, and then listen to the story of the city's oldest bridge at the Ponte Vecchio. Wander small streets that date back to the Middle Ages to arrive at the political heart of the city at Piazza della Signoria. Get impressive views of the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, historically the home of the government of Florence.  Arrive at Piazza del Duomo in the oldest part of the city. Marvel at the marble engravings and the magnificent dome of the Duomo. Continue to the Basilica di San Lorenzo, from where you can explore the market district by yourself...

    We always try to do a tour when we first arrive in a new city to help orientated ourselves and discover some of its history.

  • Florence: Free Guided Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    9. Florence: Free Guided Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    Your tour begins in the heart of Florence then heads to the central and most magnificent square, Piazza del Duomo, complete with the Florence Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistry, and other impressive buildings. You will hear all about the mystery of Brunelleschi's famous dome, before making your way to the church of Orsanmichele where you will be able to admire the works of renowned sculptors such as Donatello. The next stop is the very center of the city, the Piazza della Signoria. Outside the Palazzo Vecchio you will hear about some specifics of the Florentine government throughout the ages. Next to the palace you can find a replica of David, the famous sculpture by Michelangelo. Passing the Uffizi Gallery, where most famous works of Da Vinci, Rafael, and Botticelli can be seen, the tour will lead you towards the deep Arno River, with impressive views of the mysterious Pon...

    El tour estuvo bien, fuimos por los puntos más relevantes y la información brindada por la guía fue muy completa

  • The Medicis: Walking Tour

    10. The Medicis: Walking Tour

    Discover the amazing story of the ruling family of Florence, from the very beginning to the extinction of the Dynasty. Your licensed guide will lead you through a fascinating itinerary and will show you all the places which played an important role in their life, including their churches, their palaces, secret passageways and many more. The tour will start at San Marco Square and your guide will show you how the Medici grew their importance, from a simple family coming from the Mugello area (North of Florence) to become one of the most important in the Renaissance Period. You will pass through some of the most important places remembering their influence not only in Florence but also in Europe.

    Giacomo was fantastic and had amazing knowledge of not only the Medici family, but also of art and other aspects of Florence and Renaissance history. He made several excellent recommendations for further excursions off the usual tourist lists and freely gave us some additional time when he saw our interest. He delivered all with a true passion and is a credit to his craft as a tour guide.

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What people are saying about Basilica of San Lorenzo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 138 reviews

SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

Lorenzo wonderfully relayed the history of the city and its culture. A great way to start off seeing Florence. I highly recommend to all. And Guilia was gracious in her greeting. The process to check in and get going, fantastic. A must do for any traveler in Florence.

The tour was interesting and we saw the city without too much effort, the guide was very knowledgeable. Excellent service with the radio and headphones.

Excellent Guide called Lorenzo .. very informative of all the history of Florence. Not strenuous .. nice amble along the tourist sites.

Perfect information about Florenz. The guide was awesome