Piazza della Signoria

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Piazza della Signoria: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    1. Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with an English-speaking guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

    Well organised. Rosa has excellent knowledge and explained everything with enthusiasm. Very enjoyable.

  • Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    2. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza S. Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on PIazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

    Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind

  • Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    3. Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

    Climb onto a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down streets with little traffic in the historic center. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans' area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. Continue to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome on top of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. At stops along the route, your guide will tell you all about Florentine Republic and the Renaissance.

  • Florence: Private Uffizi and Signoria Tour with Photographer

    4. Florence: Private Uffizi and Signoria Tour with Photographer

    Indulge in a private Uffizi Gallery and Signoria Square tour with a professional photographer. Explore the artistic masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery with your guide, then discover the romantic Ponte Vecchio after a stroll through the Piazza della Signoria. After greeting your professional photographer guide at the meeting point, jump the long lines to enter the Uffizi Gallery with your priority access. Learn about the gallery and the art collection of the Medici family, who owned the majority of the artistic masterpieces in Florence and in the Uffizi, with your guide. Upon entering the gallery, see the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city. As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collection begins, hear about the architecture of the museum, as we...

  • Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    5. Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums and enter them by skipping the ticket line. The tour begins with a fascinating visit to the Accademia, where you’ll learn the secrets behind Michelangelo’s David. Then proceed to Duomo Square to admire the gorgeous façade and dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. After a break for refreshments, stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum's upper floor and terrace.

  • Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    6. 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

    7. 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: 4-Hour Private Tour Including Uffizi & Accademia

    8. Florence: 4-Hour Private Tour Including Uffizi & Accademia

    After pick-up from your hotel (available from select city centre hotels) spend a half day discovering Florence. Learn about this major historical city in Italy, distinguished as one of the most outstanding economic, cultural, political and artistic centres in the peninsula from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Alongside your professional licenced tour guide enjoy the historical city center, experiencing all the highlights of this unique city. These include the Cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell tower, Signoria Square, and Ponte Vecchio (admission not included).  During this tour enter the Accademia to enjoy the original Michelangelo's David, one of the most recognisable and lauded artworks in the world. Then discover the Uffizi Gallery with its immense artistic heritage, including thousands of paintings ranging from medieval times to the modern era.

    Sehr gute Führerin, sehr kompetent und freundlich. Würden wir sofort wieder machen.

  • Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

    9. Duomo & Uffizi Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

    Join a small group tour to climb Brunelleschi's Dome and explore the masterpieces housed in the Uffizi Gallery. Skip the lines with pre-reserved tickets to both attractions. Start the tour by meeting your expert guide at the Piazza del Duomo. See the Baptistry and its ornate doors right in front of the cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. Listen as your guide explains how this place has been the religious center of Florence since Roman times. Marvel at the exterior of the cathedral which dominates the skyline and its famous dome.  Next, enter the Duomo with your reserved skip-the-line tickets from a separate entrance. Climb Brunelleschi's iconic dome with your expert guide. Visit the internal terraces and see artworks and frescoes by masters of the Renaissance. Reach the top and admire scenic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside from outside the cupola. Then, follow...

  • Florence: Walking Tour

    10. Florence: Walking Tour

    Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide.  Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio and the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome at the cathedral, and see the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise.

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What people are saying about Piazza della Signoria

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,669 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!

The tour was fantastic from start to finish. The tour guide showed us the highlights from the academia and ufizi galleries. Our tour guide was friendly and had a great knowledge. Would definitely recommend if your willing pay a little more to engage with the tour guide and ask questions

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

Very interesting tour to get an excellent overview. Giovanni had really something to tell. Thank you very much

Excellent visit carried out by Giovanni, particularly available and attentive. A big thank-you !!