Piazza della Repubblica, Florence

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Florence: Palazzo Strozzi Priority Entrance Ticket

1. Florence: Palazzo Strozzi Priority Entrance Ticket

Admire the art exhibition rooms in a masterpiece palace of the Renaissance with this priority entry ticket to Palazzo Strozzi. Explore the temporary exhibit featuring work by Jeff Koons at Florence’s most important and largest venue since the 20th century. Discover the famous works of the most ironic, controversial, and discussed artist of the contemporary art system at the “Jeff Koons. Shine” exhibition. See metal sculptures that replicate luxury objects, iconic inflatable toys such as the Rabbit and Balloon Dog, and much more. Palazzo Strozzi perfectly embodies the aristocratic palace of the Renaissance used to house the family. The colonnaded courtyards, another new development, lay at the heart of these buildings, their isolation and size creating a majestic appearance.

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Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

2. Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes your through a the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

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Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

3. Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take a half-day journey of discovery into one of the world’s most artistic cities. Known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence is a city of unforgettable elegance. During the tour, you'll get to marvel at some of Florence's best-known treasures, including the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. In the company of an expert guide, stroll through handsome squares and see impressive monuments on every corner. Listen to facts and secrets from 2,000 years of Florentine history, and cross the famous Ponte Vecchio Continue your tour with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important art collections in the world. Skip the long ticket lines to enter and discover how the art of painting developed over the centuries. Your guide will explain works by some of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and more. At the end of the tour, you can remain on your own in the museum until closing time.

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Florence: Walking Tour

4. Florence: Walking Tour

Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide. Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio. Proceed to the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Continue to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Marvel at the Gothic facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the iconic Renaissance cathedral dome designed in the 15th century by Filippo Brunelleschi. See the Baptistery of San Giovanni, designed by the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, and the famed gilded bronze doors that Michelangelo likened to "Gates of Paradise."

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Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

5. Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

Hop on a Segway and prepare to be amazed by the highlights of the Renaissance City. Start your adventure at the local partner's office in the historical center of the city. After a quick safety briefing and training, hop on your Segway and set off on your adventure. Learn about the city from an English-speaking guide and go off the beaten path to discover the most charming streets and squares. The easy-to-use Segways provide a convenient way to explore the city and help you and your family create long-lasting memories of Florence. Explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Visit Republic Square, the main square in Florence that has marked the center of the city since Roman times, as well as Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florence’s politics since the 14th century.

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Florence: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

6. Florence: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

Meet your driver and get on an eco-friendly golf cart to discover the historic center of the city of Florence. Listen to the driver's explanations of all the monuments you see along the way. The tour includes headphones, therefore, you will not miss the smallest detail. First, visit Piazza del Duomo, the religious center of the city. Marvel at the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Take amazing photographs of the octagonal dome of the cathedral designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and the bell tower of Giotto. Continue the tour towards the Piazza della Signoria, considered the political center of the city. In this square, discover the Palazzo Vecchio, the Statue of David, and the Fountain of Neptune. Then, visit the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Finally, at the end of the tour, enjoy the breathtaking views of the hills from Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

7. Florence: Historical Center Bike Tour

Climb onto a comfortable bicycle to experience Florence from a different perspective. See sights such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. Visit areas that the tour buses can’t reach, and cycle down streets with little traffic in the historic center. Explore the Oltrarno quarter, where many of the city’s most notable sights are found. Cycle through the artisans' area to the Renaissance palace of the Palazzo Pitti. Continue to the famous covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio, and bike into Piazzale degli Uffizi to see the façade of the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the palaces of Piazza della Signoria in the heart of Florence and the pavement cafés of Piazza della Repubblica. See Brunelleschi’s iconic dome on top of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. At stops along the route, your guide will tell you all about Florentine Republic and the Renaissance.

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Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

8. Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

Take a guided walk through the piazzas of Florence's historic center and learn about the city’s fascinating history. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, which has the biggest masonry dome in the world. From your guide, hear about the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the oldest building in the city with its splendid Gates of Paradise. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, stopping to admire the tiny jewelry shops that used to be butcher stalls.  Continue to Dante's district and then finish the walking tour in the political center of Florence at Piazza della Signoria, home to many original sculptures by Renaissance artists. Then, after skipping the long ticket lines, you’ll enter the Accademia gallery. Begin your tour with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. See the most expensive Stradivarius in the world, as well as other unique instruments. Continue to see the Prisoners and San Matteo by Michelangelo, then marvel at the artist’s most iconic sculpture, David. Learn about this statue’s creation and the history of the piece of marble that Michelangelo used to sculpt his masterpiece.

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Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

9. Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with an English-speaking guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

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Florence: Guided City Bike Tour

10. Florence: Guided City Bike Tour

Explore the heart of Florence on a guided bike tour around the city’s most unforgettable spots. Ride down characteristic streets, through popular squares, and across historic bridges. Learn about the city through commentary from your local guide. The itinerary begins where the Medici family began to wield their power in Florence. See their stately palace and the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Next, pass by the medieval baptistery on your way to Piazza della Republica, the site of the ancient forum where the city’s history began. Then, reach the Arno River stopping to admire the Renaissance architecture. Cross the bridge designed by Michelangelo and get a stunning view of the famous Ponte Vecchio. Continue on to explore the other side of town. Ride through Piazza Santo Spirito and stop to admire the grand Pitti Palace. Ride alongside the Arno to cross back over the river and proceed to Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria. Later, head to Cathedral Square as the tour circles around the landmark site with its incredible dome.

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What people are saying about Piazza della Repubblica, Florence

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Alessandra made us dive into the history of Florence with a 2-hour tour, from the most famous to the lesser attractions, lightening the visit even with local stories and anecdotes, recommended for those who still do not know the city, good!

This was an excellent way to see the whole city in just a few hours and get an overall history lesson of the major things that happened there. Greta was a great guide; we were able to learn a lot. Great intro to the beautiful city.

Loved this tour! Our guide Sylvia was very knowledgeable and kind. She gave us a great overview of the city and answered all of our questions - including restaurant recommendations.

Excellent booking service. Easy to manage as I used it on my smartphone.

Excellent guide. He was able to underline the important aspects.