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

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Italian
Guru: Piera
Registered on June 24, 2020

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!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Florence is one of the most influential cities of central 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 the particular historical evolution of Florence and the personalities of the MEDICI family who played a fundamental role in it. We will see the Medici palace and, if possible on that day, some famous frescoes inside. - Possible entrance ticket: free for children 18-25 years old Adults Euro 7 In this Tour you will see the most important monuments in the city: - Republica Square - s Trinita - Old Bridge - Piglet lodge - Piazza and Palazzo Signoria - Orsanmichele - Ancient towers and medieval streets - Palazzo del Podestà - Piazza Duomo - Palazzo Medici 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

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza della Repubblica 27 50123 Fire...
    Piazza della Repubblica 27 50123 Firenze FI Italy
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    In front of the "Feltrinelli" book store, holding a magazine.

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Free cancellation
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