Visiting Italy is a dream of many families, but where to visit is often overwhelming. With so many amazing cities full of history and culture how does one decide? There is the beautiful canals of Venice, the rich history of Rome, or the culture of Milan. Florence is often on the list when it comes to romantic trips as it part of the Tuscan region, not family trips. However, Florence has its own rich history and is convenient to several other Tuscan destinations. Experiencing a Florence sightseeing tour should be at the top of every family’s to-do list when visiting Italy. Coupled with its historical charm, Florence has amazing culinary delights for the foodie family!
While Rome is known for its history, Florence is also known for its own historical significance, especially in the arts. Florence was the center of trade in the medieval times and is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. It was home to the Medici family who were known for their patronage of the arts. They Medici’s were patrons of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Botticelli. Today you can tour the many of the sites of the Medici family as well as experience the architectural elements they imparted on the city in the over 500 years ago.
There are also tourist experiences for those interested in other parts of the Renaissance and its impact on the city of Florence. As well as those interested in politics can visit important areas to Machiavelli, the father of political science. These are just some of the great sightseeing tours available in Florence.
With the Medici families’ impact on the arts, the city of Florence is home to some of the world’s greatest pieces of art. When touring Florence, taking in the Uffizi Gallery is a must. One of Europe’s oldest museums, the Uffizi Gallery is home to works from masters of the Renaissance that are known the world over. The gallery, which was originally intended for use by the Florentine government, was commissioned by the Medici family. It now holds one of the largest collections in the world from the Renaissance period to the Mannerist period.
There are also tours available for the Accademia Gallery which is home to the most famous sculpture in the world, Michelangelo’s David. You can also spend the day walking around this enchanting city with a walking tour that showcases the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Our experienced tour guides can take you on walking day tours and will allow you to skip lines at some of these amazing sites.
Florence is a convenient place to stay when wanting to experience the entire Tuscan region. Our guided Florence day trips are fun for the whole family. Experiencing Cinque Terre is an extraordinary experience. The beauty of the “5 cities” is matched be each one’s charm. There are also Florence tours available to the Tuscan countryside where you can experience amazing food and wine in a picturesque countryside.
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