Activities summary

  • Departure Florence
  • Duration 3 h
  • Available languages
    • English
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Meeting point Via Martelli 33red - My Tour Office, Florence

Description

Despite 2000 years of tumultuous history and clashes between the richest and most powerful families. Florence eventually became known as the birth of the Renaissance. In order to better understand the history surrounding the city, we will begin the tour from our agency Via Cavour 21 red; we will pass in front of Palazzo Medici-Riccardi and the chapel of the Medici family to arrive at the religious center of  the city where we can find the Duomo, the Bell Tower, and the Baptistery. Our professional guides will bring you inside the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore where you will discover gothic architecture that has been built over the remains of the Santa Reparata Church (where the present day Cript is located). You will discover the secrets and facts involving almost 170 years of constructing this amazing Cathedral and its magnificent Dome. We will then continue the walking tour with a visit to Piazza della Repubblica and to Piazza del Mercato Nuovo which hosts a major symbol of Florence: the Boar. After meeting the boar, we will visit Piazza della Signoria where we will see the following: Palazzo Vecchio (the old courthouse) copies of famous sculptures like the David, and the Loggia dei Lanzi (an open air museum filled with sculptures). From outside on the street, we will follow the Vasari Corridor (a secret passage built by Vasari) from the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace, the last residence of the Medici family in the city. As we follow the Vasari Corridor, we will cross over Ponte Vecchio, the Old Bridge famous for its jewelry vendors. With an extra charge you can enjoy a private tour inside the Baptistery and the Museum of the Cathedral Opera del Duomo

  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Guided tour of the Duomo and the Crypt (Santa Reparata) with an expert guide.
    • Entrance ticket  Duomo complex which includes:  O.P.A. Museum, Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Cupola (In order to skip the line only for the Cupola, we need to book 3 days before)
    • Guided walking tour of Florence
     

    Price does not include

    • Optional activities
    • Personal expenses

    Notes

    -You will visit on your own the Baptistery, Bell Tower and Brunelleschi's Cupola and O.P.A. Museum , as the guided tour is only for Duomo and Crypta.
    *The Cathedral is closed on special holidays.
    *Customers should wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for entering churches.
    *Small groups only of 2-10 people
    Price: Adult € 68,00 Child 8-12 €25,00 Child 0-7: free of charge

    Cancellation policy

    Any changes and cancellations of bookings, must be sent via fax to +39 0577 1959066 or email to info@mytours.it or booking@mytours.it. No penalty applies for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior the starting date of the service. For changes within 48 hours MyTour will consider the case and get back to client with a solution. For any booking cancelled less than 48 hours from the date of service or no shows, My Tour applies a penalty of 100% of the total amount of the booking.