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Tour Florence with Alessandra, Art Historian

Fully-planned day with private guide in Florence
From US$1,522 privately
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Product Type
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Palazzo Pitti (Galleria Palatina, Museo degli Argenti, Galleria del Costume)
  • Boboli Gardens
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  • A scholarly day in Florence, highlighted by a tour of the great artistic masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace.
  • Led by Alessandra, art historian and Florence private guide
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Tour Description
Join a local scholar for the perfect day in Florence. Alessandra will lead us on a tour of Florence’s artistic excellence - we’ll look at the greatest works of art of the Italian Renaissance in the Uffizi Gallery. And then experience a walk back through time as we explore the city center where these Renaissance artists lived and worked. 
Born and raised in Florence, Alessandra holds a degree in art history from the University of Florence, with a specialization in seventeenth century painting. She then went on to obtain a master's degree from the European University Institute in Florence, where she defended her Ph.D. in history, focusing on the patronage of Tuscan nobility in Europe during the seventeenth century. She has been leading Context tours since 2012 and teaching art history and Italian in various schools and institutions across Florence.

Inspired Itinerary: Medici Treasures

Our experience begins with a three hour tour of the highlights in the Uffizi Gallery–including masterpieces by Giotto, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Tiziano, and Caravaggio. From there we begin our stroll through the four historical quarters of Florence to reach two of the city’s magnificent cathedrals–Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella. 

After a pause for lunch, Alessandra will lead us through the charming Oltrarno neighborhood to reach the Pitti Palace, the last mansion where the Medici family lived.  Following a tour of their remarkable ballrooms and galleries, our day concludes in the magnificent Boboli garden with a panoramic view of the city.


What is included in the itinerary?
Florence Private Guide itineraries include the cost of your time with your private guide and usually include museum or monument entrance tickets.  Lunch and refreshments are at your expense. Accommodation is not included.  

Does Context offer Pre-Travel seminars about Florence?
Yes! Alessandra would be delighted to meet you virtually, prior to your travel. To explore our available virtual learning options, please click here.

Is this suitable for children and/or travelers with mobility challenges? 
Yes. We can adapt the itinerary based on the ages, needs, and interests of travelers in your party. Please share any mobility concerns with us at the time of booking.

Where do we meet? Where does it end?
Alessandra's full-day itinerary in Florence will meet at the Uffizi Gallery and end near the Boboli Gardens. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map.

What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your expert will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to be prepared; we encourage keeping an eye on the weather and bringing along an umbrella, sunscreen, water, or a hat as needed. 

There are 10 in my group but your website won't allow me to include more than 9 participants. Can't you make an exception?
No, unfortunately, due to venue reservation restrictions, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 9 people. If your group is larger, we recommend you split into multiple groups.
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