Florence with flair
The top sites for a perfect glorious day in Florence are: Piazza Santa Croce artisan studios, Piazza della Repubblica & the best gelato in town, Santa Maria Novella and the oldest pharmacy in town, incomparable Renaissance artworks, Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery, Ponte Vecchio & off the beaten paths.
Main sites and content: highlights of Florence and special walk up to the most panoramic spot overlooking the valley, Piazzale Michelangelo. Uncomparable experience for photographers or early morning visitors. Zero crowds, 100% true Florentine atmosphere. Climb up all 463 steps of Brunelleschi’s Dome, the largest masonry dome ever built. You will discover the secret architectural structure and the stunning 16th century paintings by Giorgio Vasari from close up.
Museums and Palaces
Villas & Gardens
Renaissance villas and pleasure gardens are spread around the Florentine countryside. They bear testimony to the influence the Medici family exerted over modern European culture through its patronage of the arts. Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, they represent an innovative system of rural construction in harmony with nature and dedicated to leisure, the arts and knowledge. These villas embody innovative form and function, a new type of princely residence that differed from both the farms owned by rich Florentines of the period and from the military might of medieval castles.
Arts & Crafts: Oltrarno
Here are four of my favourite Florentine artisans – if you want, we can go meet them together.
Florence for Families
My Sweet Florence
What’s the best gelato in Florence? Well, here you will have the last word after two tastings at the best gelaterie in town. You’ll try out superior sorbets and ice creams, creamy or refreshing, organic and traditional ones.
Your trip will be designed around your passions, according to the pace you prefer. You may spend quality time admiring for long the Renaissance paintings at the Uffizi Gallery, walking through the hipster neighborhood of Oltrano, standing in silence by Gregorian chants in San Miniato church or enjoying the local lifestyle at a local food market.
Let us know your targets and priorities and we’ll come up with a couple of detailed, customized proposals within 24 hours.
See you in Florence!
Flo’-Tuscany Live Talks with Elena
Welcome to Florence and to a series of LIVE online experiences! I look forward to showing and sharing my journey throughout Florence and Tuscany together. As native Florentine guide I had the fortune to live here and enjoy artworks in every museum, garden, villa and secret archives housing rare manuscripts. The network of people and the vivid emotions are exactly what I would love to share with you.
FWF online experiences will take you to museums, monasteries, art collections, forests, sunflower fields, wineries and quaint medieval villages in a short time, even to places that are not mentioned on guidebooks. The webinars are not art lectures but true “journeys” with immersive videos/pics.
High quality professional services in Florence and Tuscany with a personable approach
Ask for updated suggestions about great restaurants, events and exhibitions, scouting of memorable wineries, airport assistance from Florence airport. Special care and custom made itineraries are available for visitors with disabilities.