Our meeting point will be in Piazza della Repubblica, where florentines used to go for shopping in the past and where the city was founded over 2000 thousand years ago. Our purpose is to make you feel as Florence could be your second home trying to give an authentic experience by a local point of view. Your mind and your imagination will be immersed in the past without forgetting the connection with modern and contemporary times. While admiring the most important religious florentine square, we'll make you revive the agreements that brought at the construction of the cathedral where the Pazzi conspiracy took place. We'll give you the chance to picture better how the city could have been around 1200-1300, walking through the medieval district, looking up to the tower houses. After that, we'll move in via Calzaiuoli, where the shoemakers used to have their workshops, passing around an open-air museum called Orsanmichele decorated with incredible sculptures by Donatello, Giambologna and Leonardo's master. Other great artists will accompany us in Piazza della Signoria which in the past was the stage of the public execution of Savonarola and where the municipality is housed. Our final destination will be the Arno river, watching from the right side Ponte Vecchio and from the left our favourite viewpoint, Michelangelo square, where artists play live music during sunset time.
We are Julinda & Aurora, two girls who have been living in Florence for a long time. We met each other at the University of Florence where we studied art history and foreign languages. Thanks to our artistic and cultural studies, we really got in love with Dante & Michelangelo's town so we chose to continue learning about painting and sculpture's techniques, architecture and Tuscan handicraft products. As we really care about customer satisfaction, we did investigate the best places to experience some food tasting or coffee shops with a unique panoramic view or fashion store where to shop, so we decided to share our passion & our personal point of view directly with the people who would love to join us. FYI we are authorized & qualified Florence tour guides. You can always sent us a PM for other tours (ex: Uffizi or Accademia).
Tasting of gelato (ice cream).
We will visit Piazza della Repubblica, the ancient Jewes ghetto; Piazza S. Giovanni with its baptistery; San Lorenzo, the most antique church of Florence; the Medici Palace where the dynasty started its fortune; Piazza Duomo with the cathedral Saint Mary of the Flower and the Giotto bell tower; Dante's house; Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio; the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio.