Forget the boring explanation of churches and monuments: Florence is an incredible open-air museum but also a lively city full of tradition and curious anecdotes. My guided tour will be a journey through time to discover the identity of the city through its illustrious protagonists. You'll start the tour in Piazza della Repubblica, the very spot where the Romans founded Florence over 2000 years ago. In Piazza del Duomo you'll admire with me the imposing facade of the cathedral, in which the bloodiest murder that involved the Medici family took place: the Pazzi conspiracy. In the nearby 'medieval district' I'll tell you the story of Dante Alighieri, the poet who wrote the Divine Comedy. In this area of the historic center you will have the opportunity to taste one of the best gelatos in Florence! Michelangelo, Donatello and Cellini are other great personalities that will accompany us to the discovery of Piazza della Signoria. But I will also let you know the dark side of this splendid square, which was the scene of the public execution of Girolamo Savonarola, here hanged and burned at the stake. Piazza degli Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio will be other important stages of your itinerary. If you want to discover the artistic treasures of my city not forgetting anecdotes, intrigues, hidden secrets and illustrious murders that's the experience you're looking for!
Ciao! My name is Duccio, I'm an archaeologist and a licensed tourist guide of Florence and its Province since 2011. I was born and raised in Tuscany, a region that I love and that gave birth to my most illustrious namesake, the Sienese painter Duccio di Buoninsegna. After graduating in Classics at the University of Pisa, I got a Specialization degree in Aegean Civilizations. Tuscany is the heart of the Etruscan Civilization, which I could investigate in various archaeological campaigns. Florence has a glorious past since its Roman foundation, a few decades before the birth of Christ. Today it's mostly known as the 'Cradle of the Renaissance', but this is just one of the aspects that make it famous! My aim is to show you the wealth of my city from another point of view. If you want to enjoy Florence off the beaten path I'm your guide!
We will visit the most important squares of the historic center, starting on Piazza della Repubblica. Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazzale degli Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio are the main stages of our itinerary. We will also visit an interesting archaeological area in the very heart of the city now located within a hotel. It is a hidden treasure that will introduce you to a secret piece of Roman history in Florence!
-If it's possible for you to book the Experience ON ANOTHER TIME/DAY, please DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME: I will meet your needs! -My Experience is available in English, French and Italian