- From 1 Day to 6+ Days
How to Book
- See the Duomo with skip the line access and a private visit to the Terrace for stunning views and an up close look at Ghiberti's marvelous 15th century rose window
- Delve into the history of the Medici family, and how their remarkable influence shaped the politics and artistic heritage of the city
- Enhance your art history knowledge with an extended visit to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries
- Explore Florence's rich artisanal heritage with hands on experiences with local craftsmen and a specialist in artisanal art
- Understand the flavors and layered elements of the region's culinary culture, including its contemporary role in the Slow Food Movement
- Couple a custom tour of Florence with explorations of the surrounding Tuscan countryside
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- Do you have any mobility concerns?
- Who are you traveling with? What are their ages and interests?
Stella has a background in art history, anthropology, enology and is passionate about the traditions of Tuscany. Based in Siena, she has been traveling since a young age, an interest started during her studies of foreign art and cultures. She graduated in English and South American Literature from the University of Siena and holds a Masters degree in Business and Tourism from Bocconi University in Milan. She received grants from University of Siena University to study in Germany and Ecuador. She became a licensed guide in 1999 for Siena, San Gimignano, Montalcino and Montepulciano. She loves Context family tours and she enjoys sharing the hidden treasures of Siena with her clients. She especially loves exploring farms and vineyards in Tuscany in order to share her passion for Brunello di Montalcino or Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti wines along with the impressive Tuscan landscape.
Cornelia has a PhD in art history from Columbia University and wrote her dissertation on Renaissance city planning. She is especially knowledgeable about Medici patronage. In addition to her research and teaching, Cornelia, a mother of a disabled child, runs an association dedicated to barrier-free travel in Florence and is author of "The Accessible Guide to Florence."
Monica completed her Ph.D in 2009 in history of art and architecture from the University of Virginia, specializing in the Italian Renaissance period. As a writer, she is interested in the literary culture of Florence as well as the city's art and architecture. Before coming to Florence, Monica lived in Rome, Venice, New York City, and Charlottesville, Virginia.
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