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We selected the top must-see sites of Florence for you to visit on your only day spent in the city
Our top rated local guide will take you through the narrow maedieval alleways in an intimate and exclusive tour. We will enter the Cathedral of Florence and see its great dome that is one of the Renaissance masterpieces built in 1406 by architect Brunelleschi. Next to it we will see the tall belltower and the baptistry with its famous bronze doors designed by Ghiberti.
The itnireary continues to the market of San Lorenzo and Via dei Calzaiuoli, the city's most popular shopping areas for leather and artisanal products. Do not forget that Florence is home of famous fashion makers like Ferragamo e Gucci.
Then, you will reach Piazza della Signoria that is the location of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall. This is is beautifully painted and surrounded by XVI century statues.
We will cross Piazza della Repubblica, the Ancient Roman city center and arrive on Ponte Vecchio, one of the oldest and most charming bridges of Europe and see the Arno River.
We will also visit the Church of Santa Croce that is burial place of Michelangelo and Galileo.
Of course this tour of the Best of Florence cannot leave out the two main museums of the city: Uffizi and Accademia. The Academy contains masterpieces of painting and sculpture from middleage to Renaissance especially the world-wide famous statue of David by Michelangelo.
The Uffizi Museum is considered one of the top 5 museums in the world because it houses many great works of art such as Botticelli's Venus and Primavera, Caravaggio's Bacchus, Leonardo' Announciation, and Magis Adoration and much much more!
Our guide was Martina, who was a fun, engaging, energetic, knowledgeable guide. We brought our 4 year old son, which we were a bit nervous about. We were only in Florence for one night, so we wanted to learn as much as we could and chose the full day tour. Our son fell madly in love with Martina as she enthralled him with stories of Florence, he still talks about 'David' because of how explained the sculpture to him. We too were kept on our toes the entire day. We loved every minute and recommended Martina right away to friends of ours who are in Florence now. Thank you Martina, we will never forget you!.Louise W. - Santa Monica