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Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) Tours and Activities

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The Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) is one of the most important Renaissance churches in Florence. Commissioned by the powerful Medici family and designed by Brunelleschi, it is home to magnificent sculptural and architectural works by Michelangelo, including the Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee) and the Laurentian Library.

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Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, Florence, Tuscany, 50123
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Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, but there’s so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, checking off top attractions such as the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and Giotto's Bell Tower.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.51
Price varies by group size
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$46.51
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All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

All Florence in one day Guided Visit with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

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Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on a not to be missed full-day sightseeing tour. Led by a local guide, discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence. Skip the line at the famed Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, home of world-famous masterpieces as the Michelangelo’s David and the Birt of Venus by Botticelli. Then, explore the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the stunning Duomo complex. To upgrade your ticket, opt for an authentic Italian lunch at a local historic restaurant.
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  • 5 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.07
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$149.07
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Medici between Art and Power-Walking Tour

Medici between Art and Power-Walking Tour

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Learn the story of the powerful and influential Medici family, who helped shape Florence into the city it is today. A family of wool merchants and bankers, the Medicis rose to prominence in the 1500s and ruled Florence throughout the Renaissance. Visit Palazzo Medici, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, and other notable landmarks on a 2-hour walking tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.78
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$35.78
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Renaissance Tales - Walking Tour

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Renaissance Tales - Walking Tour

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FIRST time in Florence? Don’t you know where to start? Join our free tour! We’ll show you the main HIGHTLIGHTS of this beautiful city and make you travel into the RENAISSANCE times and the intrigues of one of the most powerful and influent families of history: the MEDICI. All in a funny and easy-going way. We’ll also give you all the tips (what to visit, to taste ...) you need to take the most of the city and ENJOY it to the fullest! “Ok ok, that seems very cool... but who are you??” If you’re wondering this, it means that you’re so curious... and we love it! We’re a group of local friends and also official tour guides of Florence, although we’d rather introduce ourselves as STORYTELLERS! That’s why we chose “Tour-TALE” as our name. We love to tell stories to the people and make them travel throughout the past as it was a tale. We love traveling too and we’ve also been tourists, so we try to give you the kind of visit we’d like to find: clear and with a good balance between information, curiosities and funny anecdotes. With no stress, just relaxing and enjoying your holidays, while learning curiosities that you can explain when you go back home! Our aim is that you to finish our tour with a smile and give you the best memory possible of your trip. Are you ready? As the human brain starts getting tired after a while (if you don’t, then you’re a superhuman and we admire you so much), we’ve set the length of this tour in 2 hours. That’s enough to cover the main attractions of this city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$0.02
$3.57
$3.55 savings
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$3.55 savings
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Florence Bike Tour with Gelato tasting

Florence Bike Tour with Gelato tasting

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Saddle up for a bike tour through the streets of Florence. Led by a local guide, pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and the iconic Ponte Vecchio. As you travel around the historic sites, learn interesting facts and anecdotes about this Renaissance city from your guide. Pull over to enjoy a complimentary coffee or gelato before finishing up your Florence biking excursion.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.51
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$46.51
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Florence Segway Tour

Florence Segway Tour

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Explore the heart of the Renaissance by Segway on this our of Florence. Led by a local guide, pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce. Cover more ground than a walking tour as you hear the history behind this famous city from your guide. Headphones are provided so that you can hear the commentary more clearly as you glide through the streets.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.36
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$70.36
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Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

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Discover the history of the Renaissance city on this walking tour of Florence. Led by a guide, see the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, and the bustling Piazza della Signoria, and many more. Enjoy stories of the city and its characters, including famous artists and rulers.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.74
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$41.74
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Best of Florence: Renaissance and Medieval City Walking Tour

Best of Florence: Renaissance and Medieval City Walking Tour

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Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo, follow from the outside the entire path of the famous Vasari Corridor and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, now host to a hub of jewelry shops.
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  • 2 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.85
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$23.85
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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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This tour is the best walking tour that you can ever have in Florence. It is a great introduction to the city for both first-timers as well as returners. It covers the main attractions of the city and also the hidden gems that are well and truly "off the beaten track" and gives you facts you wouldn't know or notice walking around by yourself. While you'll be led through the city you will be even accompanied through three centuries full of thrilling stories about the Medici family who influenced Florence’s history; little by little the Renaissance will become alive in front of you. You will not be involved in a boring, neutral lecture, but in a pleasant stroll through the center of Florence, in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere. This tour, except the small commission for TripAdvisor, is based on donations. This means that if you like the tour you can leave a tip (some people give 10€, some people give 50€, you choose the price) to reward the guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3.57
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$3.57

Florence 2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour around Medici Family

Florence 2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour around Medici Family

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Discover how the the most powerful family of the Renaissance shaped the Italian art world on this Florence walking tour all about the Medici. Follow in the footsteps of these powerful bankers and art patrons, from political venues like the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti regal residence and the sacred Medici Chapel, designed by Michelangelo. Along the way, learn fascinating trivia about Florence’s history and how it became the artistic capital of Europe.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.08
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$53.08

Renaissance Tales

Renaissance Tales

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​FIRST time in Florence? Don’t you know where to start? Join our free tour! We’ll show you the main HIGHTLIGHTS of this beautiful city and make you travel into the RENAISSANCE times and the intrigues of one of the most powerful and influent families of history: the MEDICI. All in a funny and easy-going way. We’ll also give you all the tips (what to visit, to taste ...) you need to take the most of the city and ENJOY it to the fullest! “Ok ok, that seems very cool... but who are you??” If you’re wondering this, it means that you’re so curious... and we love it! We’re a group of local friends and also official tour guides of Florence, although we’d rather introduce ourselves as STORYTELLERS! That’s why we chose “Tour-TALE” as our name. We love to tell stories to the people and make them travel throughout the past as it was a tale. We love traveling too and we’ve also been tourists, so we try to give you the kind of visit we’d like to find: clear and with a good balance between information, curiosities and funny anecdotes. With no stress, just relaxing and enjoying your holidays, while learning curiosities that you can explain when you go back home! Our aim is that you to finish our tour with a smile and give you the best memory possible of your trip. Are you ready? As the human brain starts getting tired after a while (if you don’t, then you’re a superhuman and we admire you so much), we’ve set the length of this tour in 2 hours. That’s enough to cover the main attractions of this city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$3.97
From
$3.97
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Electric Bike Tour in Small Group

Electric Bike Tour in Small Group

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This bike tour is one of the most amusing and entertaining ways to explore the city. Strolling on a bike throughout the city of Florence is an enjoyable way you can discover the hidden treasures of the Renaissance birthplace. We will explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the work place of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that marks of the city center since Roman times. As well as Michelangelo Square. A square that offers a perfect photo opportunity but allows you to view the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientists, and captivating history of discovery and power. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence rich in history and art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.51
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$46.51
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Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

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Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this private walking tour of Florence. Explore central squares like the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, and stroll with your guide over the iconic Ponte Vecchio while learning about the history and culture of the Florentines. Since your tour is private, it can be customized to your particular interests in architecture, art, sculpture and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.95
Price varies by group size
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$104.95
Price varies by group size
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Florence Walking Guided Tour

Florence Walking Guided Tour

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Florence… the world’s most beautiful open-air museum. A town with an incredible history which dates back to 59 B.C. when the Romans decided to create a castrom, which became a camp for war veterans. The golden age of Florence begun in 13th century thanks to its incredibly successful industries in guilds, such as the wool and banking industries. In Florence money meant power therefore soon the clans of dominant families such as Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici began to fight amongst each other for power. A huge part of the competition involved arts as it was considered the masses social media of that time. This walking tour throughout the city is ideal for discovering the secrets and mysteries of Florence. Our English-speaking guide will walk with you through the millennial streets and squares while illustrating what makes Florence one of a kind. From the life of Dante to the rise and fall of the Medici family, this exclusive walking tour will take you through out the city’s history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.58
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$34.58
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3-Hour Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line & Florence Walking Tour

3-Hour Accademia Gallery Skip-the-Line & Florence Walking Tour

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3 hours skip-the-line tour for the Accademia Gallery where you'll enjoy the David by Michelangelo and a lovely walking tour to discover Florence. This is what we offer: the better company to enjoy the secrets, legend and history of its special corners during the walking tour and the opportunity to discover David, the masterpiece of Florence with no tedious lines.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.16
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$106.16
Price varies by group size

Guided Walking Tour of Florence with Uffizi Gallery

Guided Walking Tour of Florence with Uffizi Gallery

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Get oriented with Florence and visit one of its top art museums on an introductory walking tour that includes entrance to the Uffizi Gallery. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the city on foot and learn about its long history, from Roman times onward. See major landmarks like the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, and then visit the Uffizi to admire art masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.90
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$79.90
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Florence by Night Guided Tour

Florence by Night Guided Tour

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As the sun goes down and the crowds slowly begin to disappear from the streets, Florence's radiance really begins to appear. Relish in a pleasant stroll through millennial streets of Reniassance birthplace. Full legends and mysteries, our expert English speaking guide will lead you to the statues and monuments that really makes Florence one of a kind. Our 2-hour walking tour will highlight the monuments and statues of Florence and revealing why this city is much more enchanting under the moonlight.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.51
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$46.51
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Discover Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with skip the line

Discover Florence: Uffizi and Accademia Gallery with skip the line

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Discover the Renaissance treasures of Florence on this combo walking tour of the medieval city’s most important museums and monuments. Begin with a guided visit to the acclaimed Accademia Gallery, where you can admire artistic icons like Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture. Learn about the history of Florence and its most legendary structures and former citizens on a 1.5-hour city walking tour, before enjoying an up-close view of more artistic masterpieces at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery, and after time for lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.68
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$115.68
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San Lorenzo Market Food and Wine Tour in Florence

San Lorenzo Market Food and Wine Tour in Florence

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Dig into the delicious culinary history of the Tuscan capital with this 4-hour food and wine tour of Florence. Join a knowledgeable local guide for visits to 7 places to eat or drink in the historic center – trattorias, restaurants, pastry shops, gelaterias, wineries and more. Check out the food vendors in the bustling San Lorenzo Market. Take this tour on your first day in Florence so you can eat better for the rest of your stay. Come hungry!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.14
From
$106.14
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Accademia Gallery and Walking tour of Florence

Accademia Gallery and Walking tour of Florence

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Kick off your time in Florence with a visit to one of the world's most famous museums, skipping the line at the Accademia Gallery. Learn the history behind Renaissance masterpieces, including Michelangelo's iconic ‘David' statue, from a guide who takes the guesswork out of what to see in the huge collection. After an independent break for lunch, get to know fascinating Florentine history on a walking tour through the city’s medieval heart.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.98
From
$67.98
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Florence and Pisa Private Tour from Livorno

Florence and Pisa Private Tour from Livorno

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Delve into the heart of beautiful Tuscany, and visit two of the region’s highlight cities, on this seamless shore excursion. Meet your guide at the Livorno Port, and travel via air-conditioned minivan to Florence. As this is a private tour, you’ll explore the city at your own pace: see the Duomo, browse its craft markets, admire the Piazza della Repubblica, and more. Your second stop is Pisa and its UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli, where you’ll encounter the world-famous Leaning Tower.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$912.27
per group
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$912.27
per group

Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo and all the must-see highlights

Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo and all the must-see highlights

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Explore Florence by night with a local guide on a 2-hour walking tour through the city. Visit notable landmarks including Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery of Saint John, Giotto's Bell Tower, Porcellino Market, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Learn about the history of this cultured Tuscan city as you soak up the nighttime energy.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.74
Price varies by group size
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$41.74
Price varies by group size
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Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

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Follow in the footsteps of the Medicis, Florence’s Renaissance-era rulers, on this walking tour. Stroll the route dubbed the ‘Medici Mile’ to see buildings and treasures funded and constructed by this wealthy family, who helped nurture the Italian Renaissance. Admire the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Duomo, trace the exterior of the Vasari Corridor, and see the Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, and other residences as you hear about the dynasty’s history, patronage, and power struggles.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.58
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$34.58
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Skip-the-line Michelangelo's David & Florence Highlights Tour

Skip-the-line Michelangelo's David & Florence Highlights Tour

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Seeing Michelangelo’s “David” is a must-do while in Florence. This private tour takes you past the ticket lines with priority admission to the Accademia Gallery. First, an art historian guides you on a 2-hour walking tour through public squares and markets to see key landmarks like Giotto's Bell Tower and the Ponte Vecchio. After an introduction to the city, step inside one of Florence’s top museums to view its masterpiece.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.40
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$225.40
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Should I book Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) costs USD 3.57. Guided Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) tours start around USD 3.57 per person.
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