Ever wondered why we call Florence the birthplace of the Renaissance? How did it flourish from a settlement to a bustling city? Why did the most celebrated artists found it so attractive? Solely visiting individual landmarks leaves you with a lot of scattered information. The best Florence tours are those that introduce you to the city as a whole.
These Florence tours are the perfect way to shake hands and break the ice with this lovely city. Our expert guides will take you on a walk through the two thousand years of Florentine history; from Florence's Roman roots, through Renaissance to present day! You will unravel secrets surrounding Ponte Vecchio, the famous Uffizi courtyard, and Brunelleschi's Dome and so much more.[readmore] This walking tour through the heart of Florence includes a professional guide of the city, as well as a number of different language options for the tour.Read more
These tours run from April to October (Tuesday to Sunday)
Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing lots of walking
You might recognize Florence for its notable economic, political and artistic achievements during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. However, the city's history goes much deeper. Actually, the exquisitely elegant Florence was founded in 59 BC to serve as heaven for military veterans. By whom? The (in)famous Julius Caesar himself! The foundations of the city are built according to a simple military design.
However, it was not for Florence to sit on the sidetracks of European history. Thanks to being situated on an exceptionally farmable land as well as on a major travel route between northern Italy and Rome, it grew into a bustling commercial hub. The city also became an important economic and banking center under the rule of the Medici banking family.
It's the rapid economic growth and development that created a perfect ambiance for artists and painters. This trend led to the establishment of the Accademia Gallery, formerly a school for aspiring Renaissance artists. Many of the most influential masters at the time gathered in the city to work on their masterpieces, including Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.
These are nothing but crumbs of the stories waiting for you in the streets of Florence. Book our Florence walking tour today and get the best scoop on the historical events and mysteries. Its one of the best Florence tours to introduce you to the city without confusion!