Literary, art & music tours in Florence

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Literary, Art & Music Tours in Florence

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6+ hours
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1–2 hours
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$79.64
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1–2 hours
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Walking Tours
2 hours
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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$55.44
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City Tours
5–6 hours
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3 hours
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1–2 hours
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$47.38
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Walking Tours
6 hours
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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6+ hours
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3–4 hours
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3–4 hours
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$160.29
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Walking Tours
2–3 hours
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Walking Tours
2–3 hours
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City Tours
6–7 hours
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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120–129 minutes
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$334.26
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Walking Tours
1 hour
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  • Jane R
    Atlanta, GA40 contributions
    Our excellent tour guide Lorenzo made each stop a favorite! He shared just the right amount of history and humor. Max was a great driver & the small bus comfortable. There was no stress because Lorenzo was always organized & on top the timing & details for everything. The Lornano vineyard wine tasting & lunch was absolutely delicious. We are so very glad we chose this tour!
    Written October 6, 2022
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  • Debbie L
    7 contributions
    A great way to discover Florence and learn its fascinating history. Our driver, Lucca, was terrific! He was friendly, helpful, humourous, and very knowledgeable. The electric cart was comfortable and eco-friendly. The tour was just the right length of time to view the major sights and we had a nice break to take beautiful pictures of the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo. Highly recommended for first time visitors to Florence.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Gill L
    Isle of Man, UK36 contributions
    The Uffizi Gallery is a bit of a warren, and loads of people looking for their group and starting gate. Expect some queues no matter what.
    Our guide Thomaszo was very well informed and took us seamlessly from one section to another, explaining the significance of the rooms and the paintings / sculptures. The only problem was the earphones, or rather earphone. With the constant chatter around us, it was difficult to catch all he said. A phone in each ear is necessary. If you have your own, use them in his machine.
    There were so many interesting things to see, perhaps the highlight being Botticelli s Birth of Venus. He pointed out other paintings showing the same muse.
    This tour lasted 90 mins, which I do feel is a little short for the price I paid. Considering the excellent tour of Florence was the same price and lasted twice as long. However, I cannot stress how useful it is to have a personal guide (there were only 6-7 in this group).
    There is much else to see there another time, and if you are an art buff you will want to spend more time with individual paintings to appreciate them fully.
    If you see nothing else, look for the ‘hidden’ room, with its ceiling full of mother of pearl
    Written October 5, 2022
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  • RUTH D
    1 contribution
    Anybody visiting the Uffizi for the first time could do much worse than join a small group with a guide. My wife and I did so and the 2 hour tour passed by v quickly and enjoyably. This was to a large extent due to our guide Isabella. She knows a great deal about the History of Art and is keen to pass on her knowledge to her party. Her English is good and she is friendly and informative without being patronizing. We would happily accompany her around the gallery again.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Jack E
    Cincinnati, OH33 contributions
    The duomo tour was the 6th tour we did on our Italy trip. It was the shortest at 90min but it did allow aceess to the top of the dome but that part was unguided so all in the tour was closer to 2hr 15min. It was worth it just to avoid the lines!!! The lines are quite daunting for the Duomo experience so I was grateful we did not spend hours in those lines. Several mornings I woke up early and walked through Florence. I would tell you the line for tickets to the Duomo at 7:45am was over 40 people. I think once the day starts the lines to enter are 1-2 hour waits … so just avoiding these can be very worth it … imo. This tour took you through history of the baptistery and the church construction. Our guide Jacqo was very informative and provided rich perspective. After 30 min outside and 30 min inside we went up 150 steps to the terrace (roof) of the church. This was lovely and very manageable. After 30 min up there our guide left and anyone who wanted could continue to the top. The climb up was about a hundred steps to the next level then it flattens out while you walk along the interior wall … I don’t like heights much and it was I’m fine for me…. Then about 200 steps to the dome. The last 50 are very steep and this last part was challenging for some. They also only let 4 people go down at a time so you may be waiting at the top for a bit. We toured the baptistery and the museum after we went to the top. We did this at like 430pm and it was empty. Great time to go. Your tickets cover everything on site at the Duomo so good value. Overall recommend highly
    Written October 4, 2022
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  • Donal C
    1 contribution
    The tour guide was amazing - she was incredibly knowledgeable about the museum and the art/artists. She shared this knowledge in an interesting and engaging manner, and she ran the tour in chronological order so everyone could see the transition of the artists throughout the Renaissance. Definitely the only and best way to tour this museum - would 100% do again
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Catherine C
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    The walking tour and fast track visit to David was fabulous. Perfect amount of time to learn about some of the history, architecture and art of the city. Annette was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and lovely to listen to.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Jack E
    Cincinnati, OH33 contributions
    Elanora was so knowledgeable about the art, the current state of affairs in the city, and the rich history of Florence. On top of that she had such a rich knowledge of art and the artists of the renaissance in Florence that it was the most enjoyable thing we have done to date in Italy. Our appreciation of the city the artists and the art grew so much and it was all thanks to our wonderful guide. Can not recommend this tour and her enough
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Dana S
    8 contributions
    Our experience with Florence Pass was truly amazing, great attention to detail and the timing was on point; the tour will start exactly at the time you scheduled it. Our tour guide, Roberta was really fantastic!! She has a way to tell the story in a way that one might remember details even a long time after having booked the tour. Would definitely recommend her for this tour!! Dana and Charlie
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • melissa a
    15 contributions
    Our guide was very informative and charming. She was able to streamline our entrance in to see David and fill in lots of details which we would have missed going on our own. Additionally, she took us to see parts of Florence which were somewhat off the beaten path.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Rowena C
    Sydney, Australia61 contributions
    The 3 hour evening bike ride was fabulous for escaping the heat and the crowds!
    An amazing way to see Florence, navigating small lane ways and busier commuter routes.
    The approach to each piazza/ large square was breathtaking with the contrast in scale from the closeness of laneways and riding on cobblestones was fun/ tricky/ bumpy and challenging!
    Our guide was fabulous, with her art major background shining through in the knowledge she shared!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • NSI_13
    Odenton, MD51 contributions
    Very interesting tour. Palazzo is not very big one, but it decorated beautifully, with lots of frescos, paintings and furniture. Guide was very knowledgeable and provided very interesting details about Medici family and palazzo itself, including some secret rooms.
    It might help to appreciate story better if you already familiar with Medici family, even if its from Netflix series ;)
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • gilenator
    Pasadena, CA6 contributions
    We did the Florence half day tour w/ Michelangelo's David and Accademia. We also included the Uffizi Gallery but that is done later in afternoon on your own. Our guided tour started at the Uffizi with a very easy to find designated meeting point. Our guide for the day was Annette (from Denmark) and she was AMAZING! The tour started at the Uffizi courtyard and worked its way toward Ponte Vecchio then towards the Palazzo Vecchio onward toward the Duomo and finally to the Accademia where THE Statue of David resides. All along the way, Annette provided interesting and fascinating history and stories that brought even more life to the history of Florence and its art. For me and my
    who are not experts at art or history we found this tour thoroughly enjoyable. Annette's pace was easy to follow and she always made sure all members of our group were together at each stopping point along the way. Thank you Annette and City Wonders for a great experience!
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Raya Z
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    It was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide!
    Would definitely try other tours that Irina offers!
    Written October 6, 2022
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  • Becky Burnett
    1 contribution
    A guided tour is the only way to see the museum. Add on top off that a tour guide as knowledgeable and fun as Eduardo, and you have the perfect learning experience. The walk to the museum was an added bonus as Eduardo was so knowledgeable about all of Florence.
    Written September 25, 2022
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