• The Best Of Florence: Explore The Cradle Of The Renaissance

The Best Of Florence: Explore The Cradle Of The Renaissance

From culture to architecture, history and art: Florence is mesmerizing to say the least. Join us in discovering Tuscany’s vibrant heart!


History and architecture: Florence’s most important landmarks

Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza della Repubblica, or the iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: The list of Florence’s famous landmarks is endless. UNESCO recognized Florence’s historic city center as a World Heritage Site with outstanding universal value in 1982. Meanwhile, Florence also made a name for itself as “the cradle of the Renaissance.” 

But what is the story about behind it all?

Get your first introduction to Florence’s many sights and historical layers and join us for a guided walk through Florence, the city of towers and the Renaissance! Following the trails of the great masters such as Dante Alighieri or Michelangelo, our route takes us through little alleys and to the city’s best-known squares, north and south of the Arno River.

Armed with an overview of Florence’s famous attractions, there are plenty of options to continue your historic quest of the city’s many facets. Towering over the famous Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio — Florence’s long-standing symbol of political power — deserves its special attention. Our dedicated tour takes you through this magnificent palace and to the top of the Arnolfo Tower. Find out more, here

Pitti Palace is yet another must-see landmark that’s rich with history, art and culture. Our dedicated tour takes you not only through its interiors but also its gardens, Boboli and Bardini. Are you ready to learn about Florence’s rises and falls, with its many grand dukes, kings and conquerors? You can book your tour, here

Culture and the people of Florence 

The people of Florence are incredibly proud of their city — for very good reason. Let’s take a look at the past and the present to understand why! 

When you hear about Florence, especially the history of Florence, the name one family is ever-present. The Medici family, the masters of Florence, have shaped the city unlike any other. Who was this influential family and what exactly did they do, you wonder? Our designated Medici tour takes you to various important places all over Florence and back to the very beginning of the Renaissance. Find out more, here

To this day, Florence is bustling with culture and life, the city’s architecture and its people paying tribute to the city’s roots all around. Our Center of Florence and the Oltrarno walking tour takes you from the city center to the place Lonely Planet calledthe world’s coolest neighborhood to visit!” You can book your tour, here.

Renaissance art 

From hidden statues to the display of original masterpieces in Piazza della Signoria: The city center of Florence is considered an open air museum by many. Then, of course, there are also the famous art collections awaiting you behind the doors of Florence’s famed galleries

Whether you are looking for an introduction to Florence crowned with a visit of the Uffizi Gallery, or whether you would like to properly indulge in a day of art: At Slow Tour Tuscany, we have got you covered! Walk the streets of Florence, learning about everything from the city’s most important landmarks and sights to the people’s sense of fashion, and skip the line to enter the Uffizi gallery to marvel at works by Giotto, Botticelli or Leonardo da Vinci. You can join our Walking Tour and Uffizi Gallery Visit, here

To art-loving early birds, we offer direct entrance to the famous Uffizi Gallery on a dedicated art tour. Follow our guide through all of the gallery’s 96 rooms and make the most of your day, returning to marvel at your favorite pieces until the Uffizi Gallery closes! Join our Uffizi Gallery Early Bird or Afternoon tour, here.

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