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About the guru Piera
Good Morning to you, my name is Piera , I was born and raised right here in Florence. After high school I didn't know what job to do, no profession really interested me, I was just fascinated by what my grandmother told me about the beauties of Florence and its exceptional history. We used to go out together to visit museums, art Galleries or gardens ; that's how I decided ... More »
Good Morning to you, my name is Piera , I was born and raised right here in Florence. After high school I didn't know what job to do, no profession really interested me, I was just fascinated by what my grandmother told me about the beauties of Florence and its exceptional history. We used to go out together to visit museums, art Galleries or gardens ; that's how I decided to become a Professional Tour Guide in Florence. I prepared carefully and After obtaining the Licence, I immediately started my new Job and really it was a joy after another; especially getting to know visitors from all over the world... In 2008 I stopped the activity to go and live on the beautiful hills east of Florence. In 2018 I missed Florence and my guide Job! So I created new Tours in Florence and excursions beyond the city...So I have experience, but even entusiasm : the perfect ingredients to make your Tour an unforgettable experience!
About the tour
Florence is one of the most influential cities of Northern Italy. Celebrated as the birthplace of Renaissance , continues to thrive as a banking power , as well as a city of great historical and artistic significance.
It was founded in 59 b.C. by Julius Cesar, who named the settlement Florentia and designated it a haven for retired military veterans. In fact it is in the manner of a military camp- That’s still evident in the city center today.
This Tour is intended to give you a brief and clear insight into Florence history, art, culture and oddies and to retrace the step of the evolution of the town planning from the Roman ages to the Renaissance period.
We will stop at some Topographic locations called “Canto”. Their names existed before 1300 and indicated points of major interest. Their nomenclature allows us to reconstruct the vitality of the past with news and curiosities.
We will continue through the centre of the city where you will see the masterpieces of the architect Brunelleschi: the renowned Cathedral guarded by the Saint John Baptistery and the Gates of Paradise.
I will introduce you to famous Works by Michelangelo: The Medici family tombs inside the church san Lorenzo. The tombs bear very fine allegorical figures representing Day, Night, Dawn and Dusk.
Next stop will be Piazza Signoria , the political centre and a real “open air museum”dominated by the imposing mass of Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi courtyard.
End of the tour at the New Market Loggia where stands the Piglet Fountain. Here you will be quite close the Ponte Vecchio.
Along the way you will see various interesting shops and a colorful markets with typical crafts and and many food and wine specialties inside a large building.
-Reservation and Entrance fees to Michelangelo's sculptures inside The Medici Chapels: €12 per person. Children and young people 18-25 years Free admissions.
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