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Free Tour of Florence: its Beginning, the Renaissance, the Art

Your guru: Piera
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  • Florence
  • Available in: Italian

About the guru Piera

Hi there! 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... More »

Hi there! 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 enthusiasm: 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 Caesar who named the settlement Florentia and designated it a haven for retired military veterans.

This tour is intended 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 nomenclature allows us to reconstruct news, curiosities and the close relationship with the components that characterize the Florentine environment.

We will pass through the less touristy and more authentic roads that show

different aspects from those of the usual routes.

We will focus our interest on some personalities of the MEDICI family who have played a fundamental role in Florentine history.

The visit inside the Medici Chapel where the highest expression of RENAISSANCE art is found: Day, Night, Sunrise and Twilight, magnificent sculptures by MICHELANGELO.

-Reservation and Entrance fees to Michelangelo's sculptures inside The Medici Chapels: €9 per person. Children and young people 18-25 years Free admissions.

In this tour you will see

- Piazza della Republica

-Signoria square

-Cathedral and Baptistery

- Medici Chapel

- Medici Palace

-S.Lorenzo Market

-Lodge of the piglet

-Old Bridge

At the end of the Tour, for those interested, I indicate how to reach “Oltrarno” and the area of “Santo Spirito”where you can find workshops of today ‘s artists and locals where to enjoy their coffee and eat a sandwich.

For logistic reasons, the tour must be booked at least 24 hours before the starting time. The tour taking place is guaranteed only for these booking having received the final confirmation.

MEASURES BY COVID-19

Important information

We are taking safety and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities in all Guruwalks:

- Limited number of visitors

- Safety distance between visitors

- Compulsory to wear mask

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the "Feltrinelli" book store, holding a magazine.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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What's the price?

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