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Florence walking tour with skip-the-line entry to the Accademia Gallery
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Availability: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Skip-the-line to enter the Accademia Gallery
  • Enjoy the world renowned David sculpture by the great Michelangelo
  • Explore Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio
What to expect

Begin your tour at the Piazza della Signoria named for the Signoria of Florence, the city’s former ruling body. This piazza has been a focal point of governmental, social, artistic and even religious activity for centuries. Your guide will recount the dramas that have taken place within the square itself and will introduce you to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Loggia dei Lanzi and the other important buildings sitting along its edges.

From here you will walk to the magnificent Duomo, the Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore (or Saint Mary of the Flowers). With its massive yet elegant red-brick dome, designed by Brunelleschi in the 15th century, this basilica undoubtedly forms the most iconic silhouette of the Florentine skyline. Admire its architectural magnificence while your guide relays the amusing tales of its designers and their work. Here you’ll also have a chance to become acquainted with two other important structures: the Baptistery, dating back as early as the 5th Century, where many notable Florentines, including Dante Aligheri, were baptized, and Giotto’s Tower, the remarkable gothic-style bell tower at the church’s side.

The tour also includes a visit to the Accademia Gallery. In addition to offering its visitors a view of works by Florentine greats like Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Andrea del Sarto, the “Academy” is home to one of Florence’s greatest treasures: Michelangelo’s glorious statue of David.

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What's included
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Group of 10 people or less
  • Audio headsets to hear your guide
What's not included
  • Transport
  • Optional gratuities
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  • Children (ages 0-6) Free

Via della Ninna, 5, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting point:

Beside the fountain of Neptune in piazza della Signoria (Signoria square), your guide will hold a sign with the name "Exploro Tours" written on it. Arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before tour departure.

What to remember
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended
  • Remember to bring with you a bottle of water
  • This tour is not wheelchair-accessible
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  • Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm
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