FLORENCE WELCOME KIT! 4 GUIDED TOURS FOR THOSE WHO COME TO FLORENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME
4 guided tours to discover the great classics of Florence
Are you planning a trip to visit Florence for the first time? Destination Florence has exactly what you need! In this article we describer four of the most popular guided tours of Florence for those who are visiting the city for the first time.
The first step to breaking the ice and enjoying Florence is a guided tour to get to know the Renaissance treasures that have made Florence famous throughout the world. Book a tour of the great classics! Although it may seem obvious to visit the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, doing so accompanied by professional guides allows you to have the right information to discover the history and cultural heritage of the city. Here are our recommendations:
1. Guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery with priority entry
By taking a guided tour of the Uffizi, you will walk through the gallery's 96 rooms with a professional English-speaking guide, who will make sure you don't miss the highlights: Michelangelo, Raffaello, Caravaggio... Did you ever wonder about the different interpretations of The Birth of Venus or Botticelli’s Spring? With a guided tour you'll learn what made Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings some of the most enigmatic works of art in the world. You'll also learn about the construction of the Vasari Corridor. At the end of the tour, you can stay until closing time and will have all the time you want to admire your favorite works at their best.
2. Guided tour of the Academy: David and other works by Michelangelo
Accompanied by our expert guide you will walk through the "Tribuna di De Fabris", specially designed by the architect Emilio de Fabris to welcome the David in the Accademia Gallery in 1882, up to the foot of Michelangelo's David, a global icon of beauty sculpted in just three years from a single block of Carrara marble six meters high. In this tour, you will also be able to admire the other five sculptures by Michelangelo: the four Prisoners and the Saint Matthew. At the end of the tour, you will be able to stay inside the museum until closing.
3. The Florentine Reinassance - Walking Tour
Before getting lost alone among the alleys and streets of the historic center, stopping wherever you like, you can take one of the most popular Florence city tours - a nice walk among the most important monuments while listening to the history of the city. The allegories concerning the wonderful works of art under the Loggia dei Lanzi, the funerary monuments of Dante Alighieri, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and many other illustrious Italians in the Basilica of Santa Croce, and the Oltrarno’s districts of San Frediano and Santo Spirito, famous throughout the world for their artisan workshops and the ancient Torre houses still intact. And much, much more!
4. Florence for Children! Private tour with legends, anecdotes and fun curiosities
Are you accompanied by young visitors? With this private tour exclusively on Destination Florence, you can live a magical experience for the whole family and learn about Florence together with a child-friendly local guide! An exciting 3-hour walk where young tourists will be guided to discover the "heart" of Florence and the ancient city center through anecdotes, history and curiosities.
After this first guided smattering, you will be able to consider yourself an aware and highly respectable visitor! Our advice is to return to these places over and over again to discover and learn more about Florence. You can do this with the app to visit the Uffizi and Accademia in complete autonomy!