Your Florence Guide
Seven reasons to use a Tour Guide in Florence:
1. With a guide, you will save time in searching for monuments.
2. The itinerary can be customized to your special requests.
3. With a Tour Guide, you can enjoy observing the monuments without looking it up in a travel guide book.
4. A guide will present information about Florence in a comprehensive manner and you will be able to ask questions.
5. A Tour Guide can share special information about Florence and secret places.
6. You will be in your photos.
7. A Guide knows the best local places where you can eat or have a drink.
When you entrust the logistics of getting around and touring Florence to a guide, you can simply enjoy your stay in Florence!
Florence: About the city
Since Florence is an amazing historical and cultural center, it is possible to use lots of words to describe this city yet that will never be enough! Known as che Cradle of the Renaissance, it is a city full of mystery, a city which has left important traces in European history and it is a city that every time you visit, it will offer you something new. You can come a million times to Florence and there will always be some place new to discover.
But let's start with the most important things:
1. Visiting Florence: when?
The most comfortable time to visit Florence, in my opinion, starting from middle-April to middle-June and then again starting in September till the end of October. The weather usually is quiet dry in this periods and the queues for museums are not so exhausting.
2. Visiting Florence for the first time: where to go?
For those who are coming to Florence for the first time is a MUST to visit The Main Cathedral (Duomo) with the Baptistery right next door, the Republic Square and Signoria Square with the Town Hall Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, The Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio), Panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo, Church of Santa Croce and Art Academy Gallery with David, one of Michelangelo's masterpieces.
3. Visiting Florence NOT for the first time: where to go?
If you already have seen the main attractions it is advisable to visit less-known museums and churches, like the National Museum of Sculpture Bargello, the Palatine Gallery and Pitti Palace with beautiful Boboli Garden, the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio, museums dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Private collectors museums (Horne Museum, Stibbert Museum, House-Museum Davandzati, House-museum Martelli Stefano Bardini Museum), as well as the Church of St. Lawrence, Church of the Holy Trinity, Church of the Holy Spirit, and Santa Maria del Carmine Church in Oltrarno.
4. Visiting Florence: Where to go and what to eat?
The city center of Florence is very lively at any time of the day, and you can find a large variety of shops and cantinas for every taste and price range. A large number of restaurants and bars are located in the area of the Church of Santa Croce, and if you want to experience the local atmosphere, you should go to the area of Oltrarno on the other side of the river.
For lunch, you can choose a traditional Trattoria and enjoy Italian pasta,and then perhaps amore sophisticated restaurant for dinner. Snack and coffee bars can be found all around the city, but be aware that in the city center if you order a coffee at a table and not at counter, they can charge you more!