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House of Dante: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

1. Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time and find inspiration in the art and architecture of Florence, Italy. Admire classical artworks, cross the famed Ponte Vecchio, and see such gems as Pitti Palace. Listen as your guide fills in historical details. Poke around Piazza Della Signori, an open-air museum where the Palazzo Vecchio stands. Check out the Loggia dei Lanzi, housing a vast collection of original statues by artists such as Cellini and Giambologna. Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery and light upon Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city. Discover one of the well-kept secrets of Florence, the twisty Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace. Follow your guide through the Medieval District, stop at the House of Dante, and feel giddy walking around Duomo Square. Learn about the construction of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi’s Cupola before the tour's conclusion.

Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

2. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's history and some fun facts. You'll also be shown the best places to find gelato, bistecca alla fiorentina, and truffles. The highlight of this bike tour is a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to experience stunning views of Florence.

Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

3. Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Florence on a walking tour with a local guide. Feel the charm of the city that's known for its beautiful Renaissance monuments. Stroll through the city squares, learning about fascinating Florentine history and culture.  In a small group, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio while admiring the small jewelry shops, an integral part of this area. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Florence, and the artists that have shaped the city. Visit numerous sites, including the Uffizi Gallery from the exterior, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Complex with Giotto's Bell Tower. Marvel at the Church of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the Dome, designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Continue the tour from the Dante Alighieri Quarter to Orsanmichele's church. Finally, you will visit Piazza Santa Croce and the fascinating facade of the Gothic-style Basilica, where artists such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini are buried.

Florence: Dante’s Self-Guided Audio Smartphone Tour

4. Florence: Dante’s Self-Guided Audio Smartphone Tour

Explore the beautiful city of Florence through the eyes of Dante and imagine life in the middle ages on this self-guided walking tour. See the Church Orsanmichele, House of Dante, and more with your smartphone as a guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking the tour. After downloading the app, visit the Bargello Museum, the Church of Santa Croce, houses in the homonymous square, and a marble monument of the poet.  Explore the network of stone houses and narrow streets of the city while hearing about the medieval city where Dante Alighieri lived. The route continues to Florence Duomo Complex and the famous Santa Maria Novella.  You will hear about all the places that belonged to Dante and his political and religious history. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover Florence on this fun tour.

Florence: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

5. Florence: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

Visit the center of Florence through the eyes of Robert Langdon, the famous Harvard University symbolist born from Dan Brown's books. Retracing the steps of the movie Inferno, you will revive the culture and the history of one of the most famous towns of Italy, discovering the mysteries that lie behind the Florentine art. The underlying theme of the tour will be the Dante's Inferno, which will take you from the Porta Romana up to the Boboli Gardens, through the famous Ponte Vecchio to Piazza Della Signoria taking a look at the ingenious Vasarian Corridor, and from the House of Dante to the Baptistery of St John with its Paradise door.  You will spend a wonderful day by solving the puzzles of an intricate plot with no clearly defined boundaries between fiction and reality, in which not only the medieval  and Renaissance buildings but also their inhabitants, such as Dante, Boccaccio, and Beatrice, will frame the events of Langdon and Sienna during their visit to this unforgettable city.

Florence: 3 Hour Private & Customizable Guided Walking Tour

6. Florence: 3 Hour Private & Customizable Guided Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the centrally located meeting point and let them know about your interests so you can decide which landmarks you’d like to see and learn about on the tour. Once the itinerary is agreed, set off on a casual stroll through the picturesque city streets while listening to your guide’s fascinating commentary. Perhaps you’ll take a walk past the Uffizi Gallery, passing under the Vasarian Corridor before arriving in Piazza della Signoria where you’ll be captivated by the beauty of the Palazzo Vecchio and its impressive statues. From here, cross the Via Calzaiuoli to arrive at the famous Duomo Complex, made up of Giotto's Bell Tower, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the immense dome designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Later, continue your walk to Dante Alighieri’s Quarter and then onto the Orsanmichele Church. Stop at the final resting place of some of Florence’s most iconic artists and architects, then visit the Basilica of Sante Croce, the burial site of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation of Florence’s rich-history, art scene, local life, and culture.

Florence: Panoramic Walking Tour

7. Florence: Panoramic Walking Tour

Meet your authorized guide for a walking tour of the main squares and streets of Florence and see its landmark monuments from the outside just before the sun sets. Learn more about the history and traditions of the "Cradle of the Renaissance" along the way. Go to beautiful squares such as Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, and gaze at the statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi (also known as the Loggia della Signoria), including a unique copy of Michelangelo's statue of "David." Admire Bartolomeo Ammannati's Fountain of Neptune and the façade of the Palazzo Vecchio. Look at the pink, white and green marble façade of the Duomo (Florence Cathedral), topped by Brunelleschi's red-tiled dome. See other buildings of Piazza del Duomo, such as Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Pass the covered Ponte Vecchio across the River Arno and travel back to the medieval part of Florence at the House of Dante Alighieri. Your local guide will share their affection for the city throughout the tour and bring the birthplace of the Renaissance back to life.

Florence: Art and Medieval History Guided Walking Tour

8. Florence: Art and Medieval History Guided Walking Tour

Discover Florence and its medieval history. Walking around this extremely fascinating city and visit places where one of the most famous poets of Italy lived: Dante Alighieri. Explore places where Dante Alighieri lived from his birth (1265) to his exile (1302). Find out with us all the places that belonged to Dante! You'll discover with us "Fiorenza", as Dante used to call Florence when Giotto's Bell Tower, Brunelleschi Dome, and even Palazzo Vecchio did not exist. During Dante's life, the city was a network of narrow streets, stone-built houses, and wooden houses. The city was full of towers, small churches, and studios. Walk in the footsteps of Dante, investigating through monuments, tombstones, characters, houses, towers, and historical streets that lead to the great poet. During this walking tour, you'll walk through the steps of the Divine Comedy, so you'll understand better also the masterpiece of Dante. Our tour starts in Duomo Square, where stands the oldest building of the city and the baptistery of San Giovanni. In medieval times, this square was the entrance of the city, from here begins the so-called “Dante's District". In fact, if you walk looking upward, you can see the words of Dante carved on the walls of the ancient Florentine towers. During this tour, we will visit the place where he is thought he was born and where he first saw Beatrice. Then, we will move to the Dante Studies Center and Ponte Vecchio, where according to the legend the struggle among Guelphs and Ghibellines began, and the city was divided into two parts. At this point, we will reach the heart of Florence during medieval times: Piazza della Signoria and its Palazzo Vecchio, where Dante's funerary mask is kept inside. At the end of this amazing tour, we will see one of the most beautiful statues of Dante, in Piazza Santa Croce, you'll admire such an amazing marble statue of Dante Alighieri holding in his right hand the Divine Comedy.

Florence: Private 2.5-Hour Medieval & Tower-House Tour

9. Florence: Private 2.5-Hour Medieval & Tower-House Tour

This private 2.5-hour tour takes you on a journey through history to the Medieval Ages. Discover how Florence was characterized by the great poet Dante Alighieri and the struggle between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. Learn about the tower-houses and their functions, as not just family homes, but defensive structures as well. On this tour, your guide will talk about Florence's medieval history and the importance of the tower-houses. See the towers of Visdomini, Donati, and Ricci and learn why very few of these 12th-century tower-houses remain. See how the tower-houses were a means of noble families to demonstrate their prestige. Visit and tour the tower-house of a local antique dealer and and understand life that took place in the Medieval Ages in Florence. This tour is guided by a true Florentine with a passion for the history of Florence.

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What people are saying about House of Dante

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 116 reviews

The tour guide was helpful and the tour was well structured. I absolutely loved how we covered the off beat tracks, learned about town history and the unforgettable panoramic view of this picturesque city. It was value for money and absolutely recommended to people who love to ride bikes.

Marie our guide made us discover Florence during a very enriching visit. I completely recommend, we look at the city with a more intimate look thanks to this visit. Thank you Mary!

Great way to check out attractions. tour guide was knowledgeable and very helpful as we were late for another tour and she went out of her way to make sure we made it in time

Great experience in getting to know Florence in this way. Good experienced guide who won't get tired of everything she can show you.

Great tour since there were only two of us and we directed the guide to what we wanted to see:-]