Florence sightseeing, faq

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You can choose one of our suggested itineraries or use them simply as an inspiration and then customize it with our help. Send us an email. Choose the day, the time and the program. In summertime you can plan an evening visit thanks to the special openings of some museums.

Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian. If you need any other language let us know in advance and we'll try to meet with your request.

You can find our official rates in “Rates and Conditions". Please email us for any extra additional request.

The assistance of a professional and qualified tour leader who will accompany you to the discovery of Tuscany and other parts of Italy through the most fascinating itineraries. We are not a travel agency so we cannot sell package tours. Extra costs (such as car with driver, lunches, entrance fees for different sites or parking, and everything that doesn't concern the service of assistance) must be paid directly to the different suppliers according to their own payment conditions.

The service of a qualified, licensed guide who will show you the city’s main sites with the enthusiasm that no technical device can provide you. We are not a travel agency so we cannot sell package tours. Therefore the entrance fees must be paid directly to the ticket office.

Reservation in Florence is not compulsory, but we recommend it in high season for the Accademy and the Uffizi Gallery. The cost is € 4,00 per person. In Pisa reservation to climb up the Leaning Tower is required. For more information: boxoffice-info.opapisa.it

If you are visiting Florence with one of our LINK guides: no problem, we can do it for you.
If you visit the museum on your own:

  • in Florence: go to “reserved tickets” entrance of the museum and, showing your reservation number, pay and get your ticket. For the Uffizi Gallery, Gate n° 3 to collect the ticket and Gate n° 1 to enter. 
  • In Pisa: for the Leaning Tower collect your ticket at least 30 minutes before visit time. Please remember that you can only bring your camera with you, bags and backpacks must be checked in at the cloak room.

Verify terms and conditions on the web site of the museums you plan to visit.
For State Museums: www.polomuseale.firenze.it
For Florence City Museums: www.museicivicifiorentini.it

Of course! Florence Card - www.firenzecard.it, admission to all Florentine museums (except churches), 72 hours validity. Amici degli Uffizi Card - www.amicidegliuffizi.it - valid from January 1st to December 31th, valid for all the State Museums (City Museums and Churches not included).

In Tuscany, summers can be very hot and winters very cold. We definitely suggest you to wear comfortable shoes. Only churches and other religious places require an appropriate code: we recommend you to cover your shoulders or legs (in case of very short pants). 

A tour is an excursion over an area of touristic interest, while a guided visit focuses on artistic cities, their museums and monuments in details.

As a general rule:

  • pictures are not allowed inside museums 
  • some churches permit them without flash. 

Please, read carefully the rules at the entrance.

The historical city centre is closed to traffic from 7:30am to 7:30pm Mon-Sat. The most common parking areas are:  

  • Santa Maria Novella: located under the main train station, it is the nearest to the heart of Florence but expensive 
  • Sant'Ambrogio: by the Market, it is a 10 min. walking distance from Santa Croce Church
  • Porta Romana: located on the southern bank of the Arno river, it's the easiest to reach arriving from south. At 10/15 min. walk to Pitti Palace and a 25/30 min. to the Duomo
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: free of charge