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Brunelleschi's Dome Culinary & nightlife

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Florence: Night Bike Tour

1. Florence: Night Bike Tour

Experience the renaissance romance of Florence as the day fades into evening. Ride along the river, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio and learn all about the infamous Medici family. Enjoy a glass of Tuscan wine on the San Niccolò beach as the sun sets, before taking a cruise along the old city wall. Learn all of the juicy renaissance stories from Florentine history. Hear about the infamous Medici family as you gaze upon the Medici Riccardi Palace. Cross the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, preserved from its medieval fame, and be amazed by the secrets that traded hands here for centuries. Get a feel for local Florence as you make your way to the casual San Niccolò beach for a lovely glass of local Tuscan wine as the sun sets over the city. Relax for a few moments, gazing at the breathtaking views of the city from this spectacular vantage point. Cruise along the old city wall and get a peek at the modern city, such as the boutique fashion district and the Santo Spirito neighborhood. Head back to the central location, nearby plenty of great restaurants and cafés for a late dinner, or drink. Wind down after a long day of sightseeing in beautiful Florence.

Florence: City, Accademia, Cupola, and Uffizi Guided Tours

2. Florence: City, Accademia, Cupola, and Uffizi Guided Tours

• Accademia Gallery Tour The guide will lead you to the Hall of the Colossus to see the works of art of Giambologna and Domenico Ghirlandaio, then onto the main Hall of the Prisoners to learn more about the unfinished statues by Michelangelo “Slaves”. Later, the guide will spend time at The Tribune, sharing all the information about the world-famous statue of Michelangelo, “David's Statue”, and the Tribune Left Wing ". Finally, the guide will introduce you to the Gipsoteca Bartolini, the plaster casts of the Reclining Venus, Arnolfo, Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Monaco, Documentation centre on the first floor. • Cupola Guided Tour The exterior view of the Cupola is a showstopper, but the only way to see the inside of the dome is to climb its 463 steps (there is no elevator). Your guide will talk you through how the Cupola was designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi. On the dome's interior, you can admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) on your way up to the top. Look down, and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see that Bacciod'Agnolo began adding a balcony in 1507 and how one of the eight sides were unfinished. The guide will reveal it to you on your way as to why the work was immediately halted, and to this day, the other seven sides remain rough brick! Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, you will be enchanted by the panoramic view of Florence city in front of your eyes. • Uffizi Guided Toour The guide will start off with the history of Uffizi Gallery, which used to house the administrative and legal offices before it became a gallery and information about the Medici and the support provided by the Medici for arts and artists of past centuries. After entering, the guide will show you the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city. As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collections begin, the guide will explain the museum's architecture and fascinate you with the information behind the many paintings on display in this gallery. • City Walking Tour The tour will start with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence. After you will walk straight to the marvellous piece of art, the Piazza Della Duomo. Walk passing the Duomo Square the guide will lead you straight through the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where David's sculpture (the original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia) by Michelangelo is placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici. Afterwards, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will explain to you about the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums in the world. Then you will reach the most famous old bridge in Florence, "Ponte Vecchio”. Your next stop is Palazzo Pitti, until your final stop to “La Strega Nocciola” for a delicious gelato offered by us Star Florence.

Florence: Private Brunelleschi's Dome and City Walking Tour

3. Florence: Private Brunelleschi's Dome and City Walking Tour

Join a combined tour of Florence’s must-see attractions. Climb to the top of Florence's Dome on a guided tour to see the entire city from a single point and follow a walking tour to get the most out of your stay here in Florence. Start with a one hour guided tour to the Cupola. The guide will talk you through the exterior view of the Cupola, but the only way to see the inside of the dome up close and enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence is to climb its 463 steps. On your way up, discover the design of the Cupola and how it was built by Brunelleschi in 1418, find out why the corridors are so narrow and admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9). Look down and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see the balcony started, but never finished, in 1507; hear about the fascinating story of the balcony and the unfinished eighth side from the guide. Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, get enchanted by the panoramic view of the city in front of your eyes. The guide will talk about the history and art of this Duomo Square and answer any of your questions about Duomo. Later in the afternoon, meet the guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start the walking tour. Receive insight into the history of this Renaissance city and how this incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe. Begin with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before heading straight to the Piazza Della Duomo. Whilst passing the Duomo Square, the guide will lead you straight through the old buildings and some of the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where you will see the Sculpture of David by Michelangelo. Afterward, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will talk you through the Uffizi Gallery externally in the piazza, one of the greatest museums of the world, before you reach the most famous old bridge known as Ponte Vecchio. Your next stop is at Palazzo Pitti, the enormous palace of Florence's largest architectural monuments of Filippo Brunelleschi. As you walk through the narrow roads of this ancient city with lots of hidden treasures, the guide will answer all the curious secrets of the city. Finally, the guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers, and political figures who led to the Renaissance, before your last stop to La Strega Nocciola for delicious gelato.

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The tour with Veronika was very exciting and Veronika's explanations were fantastic. Many many thanks. I would be very happy to recommend this tour. Kind regards Sigi