Florence Tours, Design Your Own, Private Tours
The Renaissance of Florence
The Renaissance city of Florence is the jewel of Italy and Ciao Tours can help you Design your own Florence Tour including Private Walking Tours, Professional Guided Tours, or Group City Tours, while recommending an amazing array of restaurants customized to fit your personal preferences. At Ciao Tours we take pride in providing our clients with University educated guides for our Florence Tours. Whether you are traveling on your own, in an intimate group of 16, or as a large group, our guides will help you understand the Powerhouse that was Florence.
Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Politically, economically, and culturally it was the most important city in Europe for almost 250 years; from before 1300 until the early 1500s. Florentines developed both Renaissance and neoclassical Architecture; around every corner are stunning examples of this art form from grand Palaces to humble churches. While in Florence, be sure to take in:
Galleria degli Uffizi – The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's top art museums - it houses some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
The National Museu of Bargello – the works of the great sculptors are here, including Michelangelo, Donatello, Ammannati, and many others.
Accademia Gallery – The Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, easily the most famous sculpture in the world. Once inside, you'll also see Michelangelo's unfinished and powerful Prisoners, along with a few works by Perugino, Giambologna, and Botticelli.
Pitti Palace – The Pitti Palace houses important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain, silver and period costumes. The rooms contain works by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many others. The beautiful Boboli Gardens, grand example of Italian Renaissance gardens, are on the hill behind the palace.
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo – the Cathedral Museum with artworks formerly in the Duomo and surrounding religious buildings, including sculptures by Donatello and another version of the Pieta by Michelangelo.
Florence is considered by many to be an open-air museum. If you are interested in architecture, for example, you don't need to visit any museums: many of the palaces and squares are masterpieces in their own right. Designed by Michelozzo, Andrea di Cambio and Brunelleschi, among many others, many of the great palaces and piazzas in Florence are spectacular to behold. The main squares often display statues by Giambologna or Michelangelo. Ponte Vecchio, Old Bridge, is a treasure to admire. Plan a Private Tour and design your own route to wander through these lovely streets and Piazzas at your own pace.
Highlights of some of our tour packages include:
Private Walking Tours through the streets of Florence
This is a 4-hour walk through the streets of Florence with our professional guides bringing this city to life by skillfully, and entertainingly, delivering the history of Florence.
Group City Tours
This tour includes several choices – the Main Sights of Florence with Accademia and Ufizzi Galleries or a Tuscan Group Cooking Course with visits to the local market and lunch. All lead by personable and knowledgeable guides.
Private Drivers and Transfers
Our tours are also offered with access to private driver escorts and transfers so you can not only get to and from, but also enjoy the sights and sounds of Florence with skillful drivers who know the traditional, as well as contemporary landscapes of Italian life.
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For more information on our Tours of Italy, or to book one of our Escorted Tours, Custom Tours, and/or Private Tours, call us today at 1.877.444.CIAO (2426) to speak to one of our tour designers or email us at email@example.com for a no obligation proposal that will be delivered to you in 24 hours!
At Ciao Tours we are ready to help plan you’re perfect, private, Italy Tour while respecting your budget. Ciao Tours is located in the Italian Business Centre in Calgary, Alberta - sharing an office with the Italian Consulate and Italian Chamber of Commerce.