Private tours are customized walking tours with one of our guides for your party alone. They are scheduled according to your needs and charged at a flat rate. In our small groups tours you “share” the walk and its cost with other travellers- they are charged per person.
Florence is waiting to be explored on foot. The city center is flat, but the streets are paved with stones, so our suggestion is: wear comfortable shoes and walk everywhere to explore the culture and the daily life of the city.
Points of interest (museums, churches, palaces) are all at a walking distance one from another.
If you need to get across the city in a hurry, taxi stands are located in most of the squares.
The closest parking place to the historical center is underneath the main train station Santa Maria Novella. Rates per hour are around € 1,50; for the day are around € 18,00.
From the parking lot you can reach the Duomo on foot in 15 minutes.
In the main train station, Santa Maria Novella, there is a very convenient storage office.
It’s open every day from 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM and rates are quite reasonable.
The office is located along track 16, right across from the pharmacy.
Restaurants will be open for lunch from 12.00/12.30 AM to 2.00/2.30 PM. Dinner will be between 7.30 PM to 10.00 PM. Most restaurants have a day off (usually Sunday or Monday).
Tips are not mandatory, but a sign of appreciation. If the service was good, we suggest 10% of your bill.
Florence is renowned for its elegant boutiques and handicraft works.
Designers shops are concentrated in Via Tornabuoni, Via della Vigna Nuova and Via Strozzi.
Artisans shops can be found in the Oltrarno district: Borgo San Frediano, Santo Spirito, Borgo San Iacopo. Santa Croce district offers you the widest selection of leather goods: jackets, bags, gloves, purses.
You can easily reach Rome by the highspeed train Eurostar: it takes only 1,5 hours! We also suggest Pisa, Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano.
Combination of tours is possible, but it requires a walk of at least 4 hours.
We suggest to combine the Academy (sculpture gallery) with the Uffizi or Pitti Palace (paintings museums). Take a look at our Uffizi and Accademia Tour.
Reservations for the different museums will be made by us on your behalf and will be paid directly at the museum when you purchase the ticket.