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

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • 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

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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Really great walking tours.
Charlotte_H, Mar 2023
We did two tours, the mystery tours and the day walking tour. I’ve done many tours and bother were some of the best I’ve done.
Florence Tour with Chiara
Caroline_J, Mar 2023
I was a little overwhelmed with the tour options when visiting Florence. I’m very glad we went with this one. Chiara was our guide and she was amazing - very knowledgeable, entertaining, and personable. We learned so much about the city and had a great experience seeing the prominent things and also things off the beaten path. There was something for everyone - history, architecture, Michelangelo, the Medici family, and we finished with a list of recommendations from Chiara.
Great tour and fantastic guide, can't go wrong
Betty_O, Mar 2023
Angela was a fantastic tour guide, knowledgeable and interesting, showing us all the highlights of Florence. As well as what to avoid food wise! Would highly recommend her
A brilliant experience
MaryElizabeth_V, Mar 2023
An amazing tour, my guide Chiara was so knowledgeable and engaging. Thank you 🙂. I would recommend to anyone visiting Florence.
Excellent informative tour
Debbie_R, Mar 2023
Our guide Michele was so informative and made our walk very interesting. I'm amazed it's not a paid for tour.
Great way to get started in Florence
Borja_P, Mar 2023
Chiara was a great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. She also gave us good recommendations as to where to have coffee and eat.
Very informative and interesting
nancy_z, Mar 2023
This tour was wonderful and Michele was so interesting. I love Florence even more than I did before if that’s even possible! Thanks so much!
Florence is awesome!
Aaron_G, Mar 2023
Michael was our guide, and he was great. Intricate knowledge of Medici family and how that related to Michelangelo and the Catholic Church. 100% recommend.
Florence - glueing the pieces together.
Graham_Y, Mar 2023
I appereciated the linking togeher of all the pieces we had been seeing during our stay, context was added.
Must do
Terri_R, Mar 2023
The tour is a must do when in Florence. Michel was such a storyteller and it made it even more interesting. Very enjoyable morning
Good Renaissance-focussed tour.
Sarah_E, Mar 2023
Good tour through the historic centre of Florence. Particular attention paid to providing information about the influence of the Medici family and about the newly-found artistic techniques of the Renaissance.
Extraordinary Tour, brought to life with great Storytelling
adrian_m, Mar 2023
Michele, was a fantastic guide, professional, knowledgeable and engaging. His method of educating through stories, makes for a fascinating and memorable experience. He brings history and the protagonists to life in an entertaining and relatable way. Thank You 👍🏻👍🏻
Fabulous Florence
Theresa_C, Mar 2023
Great guide Chiara, highly recommend this tour! Interesting and very informative! Great fun and beautiful city! Tx
Great walking tour
Ellen_J, Feb 2023
Our guide, Michele, was very knowledgeable and made the walking tour an enjoyable experience. I would recommended this to anyone.
Simply Fascinating History to Absorb!
Larry_E, Feb 2023
So much history, even with the time allotted, it still really isn't enough - and although so much is shared, it is obvious it truly only scratches the surface - but certainly the Medici family's heritage and impact to Florence is on full display and our guide illuminated it very well!
Great tour
Darshna_W, Feb 2023
Chiara was fantastic! Really great tour giving an interesting snapshot of the details that we would usually miss
Response from Host, Feb 2023
thanks a lot !!!
david_m, Feb 2023
Was cancelled the night before reason guide unwell had no chance to book another tour and this company was still on line taking deposits for bookings for the same day that our tour was cancelled As of yet no deposit returned
Enjoyable experience
Barak_M, Feb 2023
A very interesting tour, big thumbs up to our guide Chiara, 2 hours the right amount of time, great stuff, my only negative comment, this tour would be better if a audio thing with headphones were provided, it would be easier to here the guide in the crowded places, something to go rider, otherwise great tour!
How history is revealed in little things
Antje_G, Feb 2023
Our guide Chiara took us on a very enjoyable journey from medival to renaissance Florence and the role the Medici played in part of this. While giving us an overview on one hand, Chiara depicted in some instances, how little easily overseen details like the relief below Donatellos Sant George at Orsonmichele have an outstanding meaning in history of art. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour
Sally_B, Jan 2023
This tour was very enjoyable and informative. It was a great way to see Florence and hear about its history. Our guide Chiara was very knowledgeable, competent, friendly and helpful. She was absolutely great and also provided recommendations for restaurants, sights and things to do. I highly recommend this tour!