Heart of Florence and Uffizi Gallery guided tour
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Heart of Florence and Uffizi Gallery guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 15 minutes
Do this because
  • Spend an afternoon among quaint streets and the most beautiful paintings in the world
  • Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line ticket: don't waste your time queuing for the whole day!
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the heart of Florence: from the Basilica di Santa Croce to Signoria Square
What to expect

The first part of the tour is devoted to the heart of Florence, its historic center and its wonderful squares and landmarks: start with an enlightening walking tour led by a local guide who will unveil every corner of Florence, the so-called cradle of the Renaissance.

Starting from San Firenze Square, where one of the finest examples of Florentine residential architecture of the fifteenth century stands, you will reach the stunning Basilica di Santa Croce in the namesake historic square. This Franciscan church is one of the best achievements of Italian Gothic style and is also known as the Temple of Italian Glories, as it's the final resting place of such Italian artists as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolò Machiavelli.

Walking along the south riverside of Arno (Lungarno Torrigiani), your eyes will be feasted with the magnificent view of Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence: learn about its incredible history and how it has been spared from the bombings during World War II. Follow your professional guide to Signoria Square, the unique heart of the city’s social life, to admire the imposing architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de' Lanzi, among which the magnificent Perseus by Cellini.

The tour ends inside the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, where you will see unique Renaissance masterpieces by the greatest Italian artists. Get involved in an exciting celebration of beauty admiring unmatched works of art such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Leonardo's Annunciation and Michelangelo's Tondo Doni, to name a few. At the end of the guided tour, you can stay in the Uffizi Gallery until closing time.

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What's included
  • Professional guide
  • Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line tickets
  • Guided walking tour of Florence
  • Earphones for big groups
Reduced price
  • Children (age 0-6): free of charge
Where

Piazza di S. Firenze 1r, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

Piazza San Firenze in front of Caffè San Firenze. Look for the assistance staff wearing a fuchsia jacket with the logo Ciao Florence.

What to remember
  • From November to March, tours in Italian, French and German require a minimum of 4 participants
  • Please note that on the busiest days the entrance into the museum may experience some short delays
  • Please note that the order of the visits may change
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When
  • From Tuesday to Sunday at 2.30pm
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Provider
Ciao Florence Tours & Travels Srl
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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