Private Guided Tours of Florence
The Arno river cuts through the city, and Florence is mostly known for the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance in the middle ages.
Florence is called the City of Art and with good reason. Our Florence escorted tours will show you the most beautiful piazzas, filled with ornate fountains, statues and the buildings are draped in amazing architecture.
Florence is for lovers of everything art, culture and food.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the most famous art museums in the world and that’s why you want to purchase your skip the line tickets to the Uffizi Gallery in advance when planning your trip to Italy.
Around 1504, Michelangelo’s David was created. Originally kept outside until moved inside in 1873 into the Galleria dell’ Accademia. Skip the line tickets to see David in Florence are a must and if you don’t purchase your tickets in advance you will be looking at some of the longest lines you have ever seen.
Florence has a great wine and food scene with local cafes and wine shops offering wine tastings and great meals all year long. Our Florence private tours are an excellent way to learn about the City of Art.
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What to See In Florence
Florence was the hub of finance and trade in the region, and was ruled by the vicious Medici banking family. For a short period of five years from, 1865 – 1870, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.
Today, Florence is one of the most popular cities in Italy for tourists to visit. Every year, millions of visitors come to see the art and history of Florence. The city has been given the honorable designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, because of its rich culture and historic importance.
Florence is fairly easy to navigate, as the majority of the Florence sightseeing is done off of two main streets, Via dei Calzaioli and Via Roma. Going on a classic Florence walking tour is a great way to see the city with our Florence small group tours.
When planning your Florence private tours, make sure to wear comfortable shoes, dress appropriately for entering churches (show no shoulders, no knees), and be prepared for the crowds and heat in the summer.
The lines at Florence’s most popular museums, the Uffizi and Galleria Accademia, can be quite long. We recommend the no-line Uffizi Gallery tickets, or reserve Accademia Gallery tickets, if you plan on visiting on your own.
One of the best ways to see Florence’s museums is with a guided tour of the Uffizi Museum, or a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Both tours get you in without standing in line, and offer audio guides and English-speaking tour guides, who show you around. We think this option is a better choice for visitors with time constraints.
The Duomo – From far away, you can see the cities most famous church, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. It is the 4th largest church in the world, and was built in 1296 by Brunelleschi. There was so much detail that went into creating the building, that it took almost 150 years to complete construction. Tourists looking to visit Italy certainly don’t want to miss out on visiting this masterpiece. One of our Florence private tours will be the perfect complement to exploring the city.
The Pitti Palace
The gardens of The Pitti Palace are amazing. Called the Boboli Gardens, they offer a tranquil spot to relax, away from the crows and busy tourist areas. The palace holds great art works by Tintorettto, Rubens, and the amazing Raphael. Tickets to these locations can be sold out many months in advance so a Florence private tour will guarantee that you get skip the line tickets.
The Ponte Vecchio
The “Street of Gold” in is featured in all of our Florence private tours and is also known as The Ponte Vecchio, or “Old Bridge.” The shops on the bridge were originally filled with butchers, now are overflowing with jewelers, fine art dealers, and gold artisans. A perfect spot for tourists visiting Italy to go shopping.
Florence Leather Market
The Florence Leather Market is an amazing bazaar that you will also find on one of our Florence private tours, filled with everything leather. Get out your bargaining hat and negotiation skills, as you will need them when haggling about prices, along with the 10 city blocks of all things leather.
Tours of Florence
Florence is a city of art and invention. The city has so many interesting nooks and crannies and our Florence guided tours will allow you to see Florence in a unique and interesting way. Our staff has taken the time and effort to create many wonderful tours of Florence that will intrigue and interest you; and introduce you to the art and culture of Florence in a fascinating way. We have our own professionally certified guides in Florence that can get you into the museums without a line, show you the off the beaten path locations that typical tourists never find. We offer Florence private tours and complementary restauraunt reservations in non-touristy locations that offer a genuine dining experience only locals know. Let us show you the Florence we know and love with our selection of personalized tours of the city. Don’t see what you are looking for? We offer customized visits to Florence tailored around your likes and budget; just ask.
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Italy4Real helped us have the best vacation of our lifetime. They took the time to understand how much activity and what types of activity we wanted and then suggested a variety of amazing places. We had incredibly professional drivers and tour guides who were always prompt, friendly, and helpful. Italy4Real and their team followed up consistently throughout the trip to make sure things were going smoothly! We will definitely use them again when we go back to Italy.
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