9. Florence: Private City Walking Tour
Explore Florence and its centuries-old history, art and architecture on a private walking tour. Discover the cradle of the Renaissance in depth with an expert guide who will take you through the customs, traditions, history and culture of the city.
Start the tour in the heart of the city, as well as its religious center, the Piazza del Duomo, which houses the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's bell tower, and the octagonal dome of the cathedral designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Later, head to Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first Medici palace, the home of Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo the Magnificent and the workplace of artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo, Benozzo Gozzoli and Botticelli.
Learn about the medieval Florentine era, heading to the house and church of Dante Alighieri and the Guelphs and Gibellini towers. In Piazza della Repubblica, hear the history of the Roman era and the 19th century.
Continue to Piazza della Signoria, the center of political power. See the town hall of Palazzo Vecchio, a symbol of civil power, the Statue of David. Visit La Loggia dei Lanzi with its many statues, including The Rape of the Sabine Women, Hercules, and Centaur by Giambologna, Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini.
Next, make your way to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the main art museums in the world and the place where many Renaissance masterpieces are kept. Cross the famous Ponte Vecchio, which connects the center with the Oltrarno.
Discover unique structures such as Palazzo Pitti and the Basilica of Santo Spirito, looking at the splendid windows of the antiques. Every street and every corner of the city is full of stories and anecdotes to tell. Marvel at the buildings, works of art, Florentine food and wine, crafts and more.