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THREE HOUR GUIDED TOUR OF FLORENCE (WALKING TOUR) - Italy
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore


Giotto's Bell Tower

Giotto's Bell Tower


Loggia dei Lanzi

Loggia dei Lanzi


Map showing the itinerary in Florence centre

Map showing the itinerary in Florence


THREE-HOUR GUIDED TOUR OF FLORENCE


DURATION:

3 hours

PRICE:

200 EURO

AVAILABILITY:

All-year-round

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

Local English-speaking Guide for 3 hours in Florence

THE ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED

ADMISSION FOR THE BASILICA OF THE HOLY CROSS:

Single ticket
Full price: Euro 6,00
Reduced: Euro 4,00 (*)

Free of charge:

  • Children under 11
  • Authorised tourist escorts wearing badges
  • The disable and their escorts (one escort per disabled person)
  • Teachers accompanying school parties
(*) Reductions:
  • Citizens aged 11 - 17 on presentation of a document
The opening hours are detailed below


Meeting with your tour guide in the prearranged meeting-point, which can be changed according to guests requirements:

In this tour You will discover the heart of Medieval Florence, the historic district of Florence.

Nestled in the north central Italian peninsula, Florence was for many centuries the hub of artistic and historical events in Italy. It originated around the tenth century B.C. in the place of confluence of two rivers: the Mugnone and the Arno. Firenze was the cradle of the Renaissance and of the national language, that of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet.


You値l visit the Baptistery (external visit). Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the saint patron of the city, the Baptistery is covered with white Carrara marble. Very famous are the three gates on which are depicted scenes from the Old Testament. The dome of the Baptistery is covered with beautiful mosaics. You値l admire also the Giotto痴 Bell Tower (external visit) and the Duomo (internal visit) that is more impressive outside than inside. Then You値l reach the Piazza della Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries it was the center of civic life in Florence. This square is a veritable open-air museum, there are in fact displayed many works famous worldwide. You値l reach the Old Bridge, already present in the Roman period and it is the oldest bridge in Florence. The current structure of the bridge dates back to 1345 and it is the work by Neri Fioravanti. Even then, it was characterized by the shops, that sold groceries at the time and that only in 1500 were assigned to the jewellers. At the end You値l visit the interior of the Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) that was begun in 1294 by Arnolfo di Cambio. The basilica has always been the headquarters of the Franciscan Friars of Florence. It is considered the most beautiful Gothic church in Italy. The interior, with three naves, is characterized by the gravestones and tombs of many famous people like Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo e Dante Alighieri.

SUGGESTIONS:

Take water, camera & sun cream; wear comfortable shoes. In low season warmer clothing may be required!

THIS TOUR WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

OPENING HOURS OF THE BASILICA OF THE HOLY CROSS:

Opening times

Monday - Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (last admission is at 5:00 pm: the ticket office closes half an hour before closing time).

Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation: Epiphany (January 6), Assumption of Mary (August 15), All Saints Day (November 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm (last admission is at 5:00 pm: the ticket office closes half an hour before closing time).

IMPOTANT: the Complex of Santa Croce is open on Easter Monday, Liberation Day from the Nazi Germany (April 25), Labour Day (May 1) and Republic Day (June 2). Closing time can be anticipated in case of extraordinary events, such as Historical football matches played in June in the square in front of the Church.

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