The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance & Medici Tales - guided by a STORYTELLER

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Renaissance Tales
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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Florence is known as the “cradle of the Renaissance” and the city was home to many important artists and intellectuals. Find out more about Florentine history, culture, and the legendary Medici dynasty behind the city’s rise to power with this introductory walking tour. Stroll by highlights like the cathedral, Uffizi Gallery, and Piazza della Signoria for an overview of the city’s wonders in just a couple of hours.
  • Visite com um guia para ver os principais locais de interesse sem precisar se preocupar com um mapa
  • Mergulhe na história da cidade e no legado da poderosa família Médici
  • Conheça Florença com uma excursão introdutória com tema renascentista
  • Dicas de passeios turísticos e compras para ajudar você a explorar a cidade no seu próprio ritmo

What's Included

  • Valuable information about the city. What to visit, what to do, what to eat and other tips
  • Licensed Guide
  • Tips - Pay what you want to reward your tour guide's effort - some people tip from 10€ to 50
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Lorenzo
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Medici Riccardi
  • Entry/Admission - Battistero di San Giovanni
  • Entry/Admission - Campanile di Giotto
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi
  • Entry/Admission - Gallerie Degli Uffizi

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza di San Lorenzo, 11
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 11, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Our guides have a GREEN UMBRELLA Nuestros guías van a estar con un PARAGUAS VERDE. Nossos guias usam um Guarda-chuvas VERDE

End point

  • Uffizi Gallery
    Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    We’ll end up the tour by looking at the Ponte Vecchio

What To Expect

Basilica di San Lorenzo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Piazza del Duomo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Piazza della Repubblica

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Piazza della Signoria

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Gallerie Degli Uffizi

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Even though the tour is presented as free, it is well worth paying Silvia a "regular" fee at the end!


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Roxane_H, Sep 2023
Very personable , our guide Michele was so good. Funny knowledgeable and very understandable… I recommend 🌸
Florentine history
Deborah_M, Sep 2023
Riccardo was a wonderful guide! He was funny, entertaining, informative, very knowledgeable. .Learned so much and he made great suggestions for other things to do while in Firenze. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Really terrific!
mimithomas1, Sep 2023
Based on how this tour was billed my first thought was “What's the catch?!” It turned out to be terrific. Really informative, entertaining, a good pace, and an engaging guide. I highly recommend this tour. It appeared everyone gave good tips at the end which is how the guide is compensated.
Great tour for history of Florence
Christopher_F, Sep 2023
What a great tour! Giulia Roberts was such a good tour guide and full of knowledge, answering questions not even related to the tour! I would highly recommend anyone go on this tour to get a great insight on the history of Florence!
Great overview of Firenze!
Beatriz_R, Sep 2023
Fabio was a great guide, sharing the history of the main Firenze sights and much more, like gastronomic tips etc. great experience!
Great time
chris_d, Sep 2023
I liked how Gabrielle mixed in humorous tales about Michelangelo and the Medici. And she articulated the finer points of the city.
Florence tour
Tanya_R, Sep 2023
Walking from one gorgeous Florence building to another one with my family, listening to Glenda the tour guide.
It was a good overview of...
Sharon_C, Sep 2023
It was a good overview of the city but we couldn’t understand the Italian Guide’s English. Other guides around us were better, but Glenda was just too hard to follow. Very disappointed.
Mary_C, Sep 2023
Richardo was so enlightening. Not too fast or slow. Shared great stories and highlights of the city and history.
Calum_M, Sep 2023
One of the very best guided tours that I have ever experienced. Riccardo was knowledgeable and humorous and seamlessly wove his tale of the Medici family and their use and abuse of art and architecture in a fascinating manner. He used appropriate contemporary references and answered questions clearly finding time for everyone. Obviously an historian but with the storyteller's gift of conveying knowledgeable in a light and memorable way.
Great free tour!
Heather_P, Sep 2023
This is a great introductory tour to Florence with helpful recommendations for places to visit on your own and to eat.
Fabio knows his stuff!
Tania_P, Sep 2023
Fabio is a brilliant story teller, and so knowledgeable about Florence. We met an Australian lady the following day, so we gave her the tour!
Awesome storyteller!
Briana_S, Sep 2023
I highly recommend this walking tour. Ricardo was amazing! Super knowledgeable and his transitions between each location was incredibly smooth. You can tell he was very passionate about the history of Florence but still so easy going. He made this tour very enjoyable for me and my husband.
Brings Florence to life
Kathleen_C, Sep 2023
The stories helped bring the city to life. Very entertaining. Group of 20 but with the mic was easy to hear.
Good value, entertaining introduction to Florence
Lorelei_H, Sep 2023
Entertaining snippets of information and useful recommendations from well-informed professional guide
Enjoyable morning
Jill_W, Sep 2023
Guide Alberto was friendly and informative. Enjoyed the tour a lot. Negative is that there are too many people on the tour and it was hard to hear a lot.
Learning the stories behind the sites
Debbie_D, Sep 2023
Our guide was so passionate about his home town- he knew so much history, we learned a lot!!!!It was a good bit if waking , but definitely worth it!
Tejas_K, Sep 2023
Book this tour on your first day! We had Michele and he was INCREDIBLE. So knowledgeable, so passionate, and the way he was able to give holistic information indicates that he understands so much and is able to distill it into 2 hour tour so that I walked away w something meaningful.
Highly recommend!!
Amanda_F, Sep 2023
We had a wonderful experience and cannot recommend enough! The guide was a historian who told stories throughout the tour to make it much more captivating than typical walking tours. The perfect way to start our vacation!
Very interesting tour, wear comfy shoes
GinO, Sep 2023
This is a really interesting tour. Do not be shy about it because the up front cost is small. You need to give a good tip to your guide.

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