Florence Baptistery Walking tours

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Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

1. Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

Marvel at Pisa's most famous monuments on a guided walking tour. Skip the queues and learn the history behind the four great religious buildings: Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistry, the famous Leaning Tower, and the Museum. Start your tour in the Square of Miracles and explore the finest architecture of one of the world's most famous religious centers. Step into the cathedral and admire the magnificent marble mosaics and pointed arches towering above you, while your guide highlights the Tuscan artistry and strong Byzantine influence. Admire the largest baptistery ever built in Italy with its enigmatic style. Hear its acoustics led by the duty officer every 30 minutes, making the baptistery a monumental musical instrument. You can also pre-reserve your entry tickets and enjoy the highlight of every tour in Pisa, climbing the famous leaning tower.  Learn from your guide about why the tower started to lean and hear the fascinating story behind the famous name. Climb up 251 steps and explore this medieval bell tower. Choose to stay longer with your tower tickets to visit the Museum and have a break at the exclusive terraces with views of the Square of Miracles.

Florence: Introduction to Florence Guided Walking Tour

2. Florence: Introduction to Florence Guided Walking Tour

Explore Florence like a local on a guided walking tour. Get tips on how to eat, drink, and shop authentically in the city while also covering top attractions like the Ponte Vecchio bridge and the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.  Be greeted by your guide in the grand Piazza della Repubblica square where you can see the Roman Forum. Begin your walking adventure to main sights like the Gothic, red-domed Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the shops that line the covered, 14th-century Ponte Vecchio bridge. Listen as your guide shares local insider knowledge about the city and helps you to avoid the common tourist traps. Hear facinating stories about the city. Let your local guide help you to get acquainted with Florence so you can enjoy your stay to the fullest. End your tour at the meeting point where it began.

Florence: City History Guided Walking Tour with Bonus App

3. Florence: City History Guided Walking Tour with Bonus App

Enjoy a carefully curated walking tour through Renaissance Florence with a live guide to sights like the Florence Cathedral and Ponte Vecchio. Gain insight into the city’s origins, grow with it through the Renaissance era with figures like the Medici family and explore its artistic legacy. Meet your live guide a conveniently-located meeting point in central Florence and begin your walking tour through the Renaissance sights of Florence. Step back in time as you pass by the Florence Cathedral where you can admire Brunelleschi's Dome and the Giotto's bell Tower.  Follow your guide past sights like the medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge and through the Piazza della Signoria where you can spy the grand Palazzo Vecchio. Enter the semi-enclosed Uffizi Gallery Courtyard. Find out where Dante was born at Dante Alighieri's House and Museum. View the architecture of the octagonal Baptistery of Saint John and the Renaissance architecture of the grand Palazzo Strozzi. Admire the statues at Orsanmichele's Church and take a stroll through the Loggia of the Little Pig and the Republic Square.  Let the Basilica di S. Lorenzo take your breath away and see how the church of Santa Trinità dominates the Piazza Santa Trinità. Once you have seen the most famous sights of Renaissance Florence. Take out your smartphone and begin your self-guided adventure with 7 additional tours.  Take tours of the San Giovanni, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, and Santo Spirito districts and get off the tourist trail and into the lesser-known city streets to experience a more personable side to the city. Use the complimentary app to discover more about Florence and its incredible history.

Pistoia: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

4. Pistoia: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Starting from the Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi, your guide leads you to the first monument of your tour, the Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas. This church began its construction in the 1st century A.D., and is admired for its use of a dichromatic decoration, displayed in both white and green marble. Continuing to your next destination, discover the Piazza del Duomo, which encompasses some of the most important buildings in the city. Your tour then advances to the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Corte and the Cathedral of San Zeno. This cathedral contains the Treasure of San Jacopo, along with its famous Silver Altar. The Piazza del Duomo is next on your agenga, where you can discover its important buildings: Palazzo Vescovile, Palazzo Pretorio, and the Palazzo Comunale. Currently the home of a civic museum, the Piazza del Duomo was built between the 13th and 14th centuries and was known to be the historical seat of the city’s political power. Due to the building’s powerful and massive walls, it displays the charm of that era along with it being an example of the ancient medieval construction techniques. At the conclusion of the tour, your final stop is to the famous Pieve di Sant 'Andrea, another important place of worship. It is a clear example of the Italian-Romanesque style, which dates back to the 12th century A.D.

Florence: Symbolic Wedding and Vows Renewal Package

5. Florence: Symbolic Wedding and Vows Renewal Package

If you want to get symbolically married or renew your vows in Florence, this package is exactly what you are looking for and will provide an unforgettable romantic experience. This symbolic wedding and vows renewal package is ideal for married couples who want to reconfirm their love and devotedness to one another in one of the most romantic countries in the world. The package is also perfect for couples who met or got engaged in Italy. The ceremony will be performed by a minister of the church if you want a religious symbolic wedding or by an officiant if you prefer a secular one. The romantic terrace of a centrally located hotel in Florence is the ideal setting for your event, from which you can enjoy a magnificent and romantic panoramic view of the town. In case of bad weather, the ceremony will take place in a frescoed room of the hotel. In both cases, the space is exclusively rented for you. An altar with a small floral decoration, as well as the bride's bouquet and groom's boutonnière are included. At the end of the ceremony, you will celebrate your joy toasting with a delicious Italian Prosecco sparkling wine. A professional photography service for 1 hour, with unlimited shots, is also included. A few days after ceremony, the photographer will send you pictures via WeTransfer. The discreet on-site support is at your disposal for any assistance you may need and to ensure that your special event runs smoothly. Additional assistance is provided for any other kinds of services that you may need, such as transfers by deluxe car, music, video, make-up and hairdressing, beauty treatments, wedding gown rental, etc. As a perfect conclusion of this unforgettable event, a typical Italian lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Mineral water and a glass of wine are also included in the package. The meal is composed of: first course, main course with vegetables, and dessert.

Florence: Duomo Complex Private Guided Tour

6. Florence: Duomo Complex Private Guided Tour

Delve into the history of Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore on this comprehensive tour of the duomo. Your guide will lead you through the cathedral, the baptistry, the crypt, and the museum, while teaching you about its history and unlocking the secrets of its architectural beauty. On your tour, you’ll get inside access to the cathedral, one of the largest churches in the world. Visit the crypt of Santa Reparata, located right beneath the duomo, then marvel up close at the baptistry of San Giovanni, one of the oldest buildings in Florence.  Next, head to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo where your guide will take you through the original masterpieces of the duomo complex. These include Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise and Michelangelo's Pietà statue, as well as one of the world’s largest collections of Donatello's works. After the tour, you’ll be free to climb Giotto's Bell Tower and admire the panorama of Florence, including the best view of Brunelleschi's dome in the city.

Florence: Private City Walking tour

7. Florence: Private City Walking tour

Find out why Florence is considered the cradle of the Italian Renaissance with an introductory walking tour that will retrace the city's 2,000-year history. Understand the context and learn about the events of the Renaissance from your expert guide. Admire the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Uffizi Galerie, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s incredible dome, Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, and of course the oldest bridge of Florence, the Ponte Vecchio. Explore the city and benefit from the insights of your local guide. Listen to tips and tricks to enhance your stay including the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around the city. Your guide will help you familiarize yourself with the city, making sure you have nothing to worry about for the rest of your trip. By the end of the tour, you’ll feel confident navigating the city on your own, armed with all the necessary information to have the trip of a lifetime.

Florence: Occult & Esotericism Walking Tour For The Curious

8. Florence: Occult & Esotericism Walking Tour For The Curious

Join your guide on a special tour of Florence that reveals the dark history of the city. Look for esoteric symbols and discuss all things magic and alchemy. See the basilicas of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella, the Florence Baptistery, Piazza San Marco, the Museum of Masonic Symbols, and more. See the facades of the basilicas of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella for evident signs of science mixed with esoteric symbols. Spot the Latin palindrome engraved in the Florence Baptistery that remains to be a mystery. Study the deeds of Pazzino de' Pazzi, a crusader knight from 1050. Learn about the stones of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, which are still used for lighting the famous Brindellone, during the Florentine tradition of the Explosion of the Chariot on Easter day. Furthermore, analyze the arsenic poisoning that killed Pico della Mirandola and Agnolo Poliziano in 1494, intriguing intellectuals from the circle of Lorenzo the Magnificent, who rest together in the Church of San Marco in Florence. Then, listen as your guide sheds light on the Neoplatonic Florentine Academy, founded by Cosimo de' Medici, and its impact on the literary and artistic culture of Florence. Talk about the Florentine Studio, a place that once teemed with philosophers, theologians, and magicians. Get ready for more tales of killings, crimes, and punishments. Hear of Girolamo Savonarola, a Dominican preacher, who was hanged and burnt at the stake in 1498 in Piazza della Signoria. Uncover the history of the Templars and Cathars in Florence and the city's first Masonic lodge. Get goosebumps as you learn about a dark period during which babies born crippled were rejected by families and killed in secret—never to be found— because the general belief suggested that they were children of the devil. Next, walk to Piazza Santissima Annunziata and try to count the bees on the statue of Ferdinand I. End the tour with a visit to the Museum of Masonic Symbols, the first Italian museum devoted to Masonic ideology. See a display of ritual objects with etched, embroidered, printed, and engraved symbols. 

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What people are saying about Florence Baptistery

This tour was an amazing experience!! Roberto was our guide and he made this experience unforgottable. We heard many interesting facts, details, stories and information from Roberto. Definitely he loves what he is doing !! Best part was, we got Roberto completely for ourselves...just like a private tour. He clicked many pictures of ours and gave us tips for authentic Instagram pictures with Pisa tower :). Thank you Roberto for a memorable experience at Pisa :) Keep up the good work.

The guide was very friendly and very good in his explanations, I liked the tour a lot and even though it was raining, with some umbrellas we took it without problems

our guide Roberto was great we discovered Pisa with pleasure thanks to Roberto nice meeting Nathalie and her Bordeaux team

This was an excellent experience! The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Carolina was an excellent guide her English was perfect