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We organize custom private tours in Italy for small groups, immersing you in the local art, history and culture, particularly in Florence and Tuscany. Chris Dobson is a professional art historian with over 30 years’ experience, but more than that...more
We did a private historical waking tour with Chris Dobson, who is one of the most well read and respected art historians I have ever met. My wife and I opted to do a private tour instead of one of the group tours. We learned...More
Date of experience: August 2017
Chris D, Owner at Chris Dobson Art History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017
Delighted you both enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Great experience! Italy really is the country of art and poetry, and not just the famous cities! Hidden away in the Piedmont countryside we found some real medieval treasures. To guide us we had our very own ‘troubador’ Chris Dobson. He showed us the palaces...More
Date of experience: June 2017
Chris D, Owner at Chris Dobson Art History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017
Thanks for the positive feedback! Perhaps I'll bring a lute next time ;-)
Mr.Dobson has an encyclopedic knowledge of historical Florence,as well as its art and architecture. He imparts this knowledge in a very friendly way and will give you as much or as little detail as you want. He can point out things that you might miss...More
Date of experience: July 2013
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Chris D, Owner at Chris Dobson Art History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014
Very happy to have been able to have fulfil your dream to see the Palio. Many thanks.
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through
Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.