During this tour we will focus on the highlights of Florence, and you’ll get to know stories and anecdotes about the Florentine monuments, what do they mean, why were they built and how they became the symbol of Florence in the the world. I will also reveal you hidden secrets regarding highlights artworks, for example you will discover a portrait hidden behind a statue, you will find out the meaning of a famous florentine sculpture, and you will walk along the “golden bridge”!
We will start in Piazza S. Lorenzo talking about the first cathedral of Florence, then we will see the Medici Riccardi palace, first house of the Medici family and elample of Florentine noble residence.
Then we will reach Piazza Duomo, where the majestic bulk of Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral will appear in front of you. Walking along the central street called Via Calzaiuoli we will reach the heart of Florence, Piazza della Repub-blica, to discover the Romans origins of the town.
We will admire the beautiful architecture of the 1300 church Orsanmichele, church of city’s guilds and casket of one of the most important collection of Florentine sculpture of the 1400s.
Then we will reach the political center, Piazza della Signoria, a true “open air museum”, where the most historical palace of the town is located: Palazzo Vecchio. Walking through the majestic Uffizi courtyard we will reach the river Arno, and crossing the Ponte Vecchio we will end our tour in front of the third and last Medici’s palace: the Pitti Palace