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Florence: Museums, Duomo and Palaces Private Tour

Product ID: 162165
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Explore the Renaissance era in Florence on a 3-hour full-access private experience, together with your favorite local. Skip the line with a priority pass to famous museums like Museo dell’Opera and Museo della Misericordia.
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Duration 3 hours
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English, Italian

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  • Travel back in time to the Renaissance
  • Discover unique architectural gems
  • Get full access to museums and the Duomo
  • Visit local squares and palaces
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view over Duomo square
Full description
During the Renaissance, Florence had wealthy families that helped this era flourish and one of them was the Strozzi family. Their palace was built as a symbol of power over one family in specific, the Medicis, and as soon as you step foot in this place, you can see why. Walk through its courtyards and listen to the incredible stories of rivalry between these two families. Ready for a hidden gem? Step into a quiet square where you can find unique architectural masterpieces that represent different times throughout the era of the Renaissance. There are three buildings that stand out, of three different families and each with an interesting story. After all that history, you deserve a tasty treat. Enjoy the best gelato in town, made daily and with exclusive flavors.

Two highlights you cannot miss in Florence and that exude Renaissance history are the Signoria Square and Palazzo Vecchio. This square is a political cradle of the Renaissance and each of the statues here have a political connotation. Go to Dante’s district and get a more intimate look at his life. Follow his footsteps, and hear stories about his muse Beatric. You will also pay a visit to the palace of the wealthiest family during the Renaissance era, the Medicis. Find out about the strong influence this family had in the city and on the Renaissance era itself.  

To complete your trip back in time, go to Brunelleschi's Dome and check out this masterpiece that to this day surprises even experts with its design and construction methods. Step inside Museo dell'Opera with a priority pass and if you wish to, request beforehand to reserve a visit to the top of the Duomo. In this square you can also find Museo della Misericordia, where you’ll have a skip-the-line ticket ready so you can go explore without waiting. Your full-access ticket will last 72 hours so you can go whenever it suits you best.
  • Entrance tickets
  • Private guide
  • 1 non-alcoholic drink
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At the front doors of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

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From US$ 162.35 per person

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Product ID: 162165