Your tour with an AGT guide will begin in Piazza del Duomo, the religious centre of the town, dominated by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and its dome, by the Baptistery and by Giotto’s famous belfry. After exploring the Medieval quarter, that witnessed the struggle between Guelphs and Ghibellines and Dante’s life, you will walk into Piazza della Signoria, to admire and find out about the magnificent sculpture and historic buildings that make this square one of the most elegant in the world: the Loggia of Orcagna (also called the Loggia dei Lanzi), the Palazzo della Signoria (nicknamed Palazzo Vecchio), which is partly a museum as well as containing the municipal offices of the city of Florence. Plus all the other historical buildings surrounding it. The first of these is Vasari’s Uffizi Galleries.Read More
– Santa Croce the great thirteenth century Franciscan basilica and Pantheon of “Italian Glories”, to quote Ugo Foscolo, with the tombs of Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Rossini. There are very important frescoes by Giotto and his school and the famous Cimabue Crucifix. Flanking the Gothic lines of the church, enshrined within the cloisters, is the rigorous and exemplary Pazzi Chapel, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi for the Pazzi family and decorated by Luca della Robbia.
– Santa Maria Novella, the imposing Dominican basilica started in the thirteenth century and finished in the fifteenth, when Leon Battista Alberti designed its harmonious façade. It contains very famous and ground-breaking works, like Giotto’s Crucifix, Masaccio’s Holy Trinity, as well as Ghirlandaio’s, Filippino Lippi’s and other masters’ frescoes as well the Green Cloisters’ frescoes by Paolo Uccello.
Agt Firenze proposes solutions targeted at various types of tourist, that require specific care, both as regards planning the contents of the itineraries, such as, for instance, school excursions, as well as regards disabled visitors. If you require this kind of itinerary, we suggest you contact us directly so as to let us know exactly what kind of provisions you require, so that we can jointly plan your Florentine experience in the most advantageous manner.