Florentine Crafts and Antiques Private Walking Tour with TicketsPrivate Tour

Explore the antique Florentine quarter, the city's artisanal traditions, and the history of authentic Italian crafts.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets:

  • - Entrance to the Basilica di Santo Spirito
    - Visits to multiple artisan shops and workshops

Other inclusions:

Gratuities, optional 
Food & drink, not included
Meeting points: In front of MAX&Co, Via dei Calzaiuoli, 89r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

What makes this tour special

Explore the artisanal craftsmanship and backstreets of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, on this behind the scenes, three-hour walking tour. On your private tour you will:

Florence is justly famed for being the “cradle of the Renaissance”. It was the birthplace and home of many luminaries from Dante to Brunelleschi, from the Medici to Michelangelo. You’ll find some of the greatest works of art, pottery, and sculpture by the world’s most famous artists inside the Uffizi and Accademia and many other galleries – but Florence is also famous for her more humble craftsmen. On this private, three-hour walking tour, you'll go under the bonnet of Florence. Your expert local guide will show you the less well-known streets and alleys and artisanal districts of the city. You’ll get to know the artisans, tanners, jewellers, papermakers, silversmiths, cobblers and many others as you explore the city from a different, more local and truly fascinating perspective. 

You’ll visit a plethora of markets, shops, stalls, schools and workshops and have the chance to watch these specialist experts at work and ask them about their livelihoods – many will have a generational family history of their craft. 

Crossing the Ponte Vecchio – with its delightful array of antique shops and stalls – you’ll enter the piazza and Church of Santo Spirito. Your guide will take you on a short tour of this fascinating and much-overlooked church – that houses a crucifix by an 18-year-old Michelangelo. Rather gruesomely, it was in the basement of this church that the early Renaissance artists would dissect cadavers to draw from. This was how Michelangelo became an expert anatomist! Your guide will then show you the trendy neighbourhood beyond the church and there you have a huge choice of local restaurants and cafes in which to sit down to a well-deserved lunch and drink. 

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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