Florence is a quaint, romantic city proudly showcasing its architectural gems and important artworks. In fact, there are so many places to see in Florence; it can be quite overwhelming. Our Florence half day tour takes the burden of planning off your shoulders. This guided tour of Florence includes the most noteworthy landmarks and doesn't leave out any of the intriguing details!
Start your journey with a fast track access to Accademia tours
and admire the masterpieces by grandmasters such as Michelangelo. After a one-hour lunch break (lunch not included), we will take you on a walking tour of Florence
. Across its lovely piazzas, from the Ponte Vecchio, through the famous Uffizi courtyard... Next, to the architectural gems such as Brunelleschi's Dome! You will finish the tour by exploring the magnificent works of art at the famous Uffizi Gallery.
Florence is a favorite city in the most popular region of Italy, Tuscany. There is not a day in a year when the streets would be completely free of curious visitors eager to find out more. Visiting all the places of interest in Florence is not an easy deed. Especially, when you have to deal with tourist crowds and frustratingly never-ending queues that stand between you and the landmarks.
Booking the Florence day trips with us will give you a skip-the-line access to all Florence highlights
. For instance, you will be able to see the Statue of David using the skip-the-line Accademia entrance ticket
(Accademia Delle Belle Arti
) and the many masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery without any delay! That's a big deal since lines for this museums are so long they are almost legendary. In addition to all this, you will also benefit from the informative yet fun tour which serves as a complete introduction to the most intriguing facts and secrets collected over two thousand years of Florentine history.
Furthermore, we offer an incredibly easy online booking and, if you change your mind or plans, a guarantee of a full refund (provided you let us know one day in advance)!
History Sneak Peek
Located in the picturesque Tuscany, Florence is one of the most stunning cities in Europe. Moreover, its celebrated as the birthplace of the Renaissance housing most of the famous artistic treasures created during this period.
Who Founded Florence?
While you might know Florence best for the Renaissance and its achievements during the Middle Ages, this city already had a long history when this era came about! In fact, it was founded in 59 BC by the (in)famous Julius Caesar. He named the settlement Florentia (flourishing) and designated it a calm haven for retired military veterans.
Why did Florence Grew & Prospered?
Nonetheless, since Florence happened to be situated on a fertile, farmable land, and on a major travel route between the north of Italy and Rome, it grew into a bustling commercial center. By the 10th century, Florence found itself on a steady upward trajectory towards prosperity.
Florence, Banking & the Arts
In addition to all that, the city became a critical banking hub. Florentine banks had their fingers in countries all across Europe, and the powerful Medici banking family was the puppet master behind it all! Its the economic flourishing that created a perfect atmosphere for the exploration and creation of art. Many of the most influential artists at the time gathered in Florence to create their masterpieces, including Botticelli, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio and Leonardo da Vinci.
See? So much to learn and so much to see! However, we only scratched the surface of Florentine history. Book our Florence half day itinerary today and make sure you get the most out of your visit!