A longer Half Day with our best food tastings
This tour is a great overview for first timers as an orientation to the city with a focus on Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the “David” and experience our delicious local gastronomic products.
We will start our tour with a delicious coffee and pastry in a local historic bar. Continuing through the medieval and less crowded section of the city, we reach Piazza della Signoria which is dominated by the imposing Palazzo della Signoria, and here we find some of Italy’s finest Renaissance sculptures…. The Perseus , the Rape of the Sabine, the Neptune fountain, the equestrian statue of Cosimo I Medici. We can proudly call this square an outstanding open air museum.
A short walk away is the Ponte Vecchio, with its quaint jewelry shops and breathtaking views followed by a delicious ice cream.
From there, we go on to Piazza della Repubblica and the Religious center the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Duomo, to see its crowning glory Brunelleschi’s dome, Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni all from the outside.
We will visit the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses the largest number of sculptures by Michelangelo, including the world famous “David” and “I Prigioni” or “Slaves” his beautiful unfinished sculptures made for Julius II tomb in Rome.
We will end our morning at the Mercato Centrale, our historic food market built in 1874, where we will taste local products such as cured meats, cheeses, balsamic vinegars, truffle products and cantuccini (biscotti) and sweet wine.
What is included:
Private walking tour with Chiara or Adri
Accademia Gallery with priority line tickets reserved by us
Coffee, pastry, tastings at the market as described above, ice cream
Priority line tickets to be paid directly to the gallery
Please note that we will not be entering the Duomo
Anything not specified in the above itinerary
Your hotel in central Florence or other location if you are transferring from out of Florence
Please contact us. Our tours are personalized and rates vary according to number of participants
Discounted rates for families
10% discount for multiple bookings
Please let us know if you have any food restrictions and/or allergies
This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes!
All of our tours are private and customized so we can be flexible regarding meeting point as long as centrally located, and timed according to season and type of tour.