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essential florence uffizi

Essential Florence & Uffizi

Admission: Tickets included

Highlights: Uffizi Gallery / Ponte Vecchio / Piazza della Republica / Piazza della Signoria

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Join us on our Introduction to Florence & Uffizi - Florence City Tour combination. You will get a tour of Florence, witness its mesmerising, medieval beauty first-hand, stop off at its various famous sites and then move on to the opulence and splendour of the renowned Uffizi Gallery on what is basically a full day tour of Florence.

Your full day tour of Florence starts at our city centre office and its root includes all the famous attractions Florence is famous for.  You will visit the romantic Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Republica as well as Piazza della Signoria.

This combination tour will then lead on to a tour of the world famous Uffizi Gallery.

One of the world’s top museums and art galleries, La Galleria Degli Uffizi was constructed in the late 16th century by Architect and Artist Giorgio Vasari, whose famous corridor acted as an emergency escape route for the powerful Florentine families in case of crisis. It runs above street level from building to building, crossing the river at the Ponte Vecchio, and now holds many famous pieces of art as well.

The long line of people at the entrance waiting to get in can put some visitors off, however, with all IWU tours you get priority entrance, no queues! Once inside, you will be taken on a tour by your informed guide through the gallery where you can enjoy works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio and Raphael, among others.

The introduction does not end there and each Florence Guided Tour can be tailored to the interests of the client. Our expert guides can suggest further places of interest and must see gems to visit during your holiday. The Introduction to Florence & Uffizi tour is an ideal tour for those who want to see the city and the stunning architecture and contents of the world-famous Uffizi gallery.

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    La Galleria Degli Uffizi

    Il galleria degli Uffizi - the Uffizi Gallery, is a museum renowned for its artworks from the Italian renaissance period, and is located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the historic center of Florence.

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    Ponte Vecchio

    The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) crosses the Arno River, and is a made of stone consisting of three segmental arches. The bridge is famous for its jewelry shops along with art dealers and souvenir sellers. Originally butchers shops occupied this bridge which is believed to date back to ancient Roman times.

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    Piazza della Signoria

    Piazza della Signoria is named after the Palazzo della Signoria, nowadays know as Palazzo Vecchio which overlooks this L-shaped square. The piazza is the main point of origin of the Florentine Republic and has been the focus of political life in Florence since the 14th century.

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    Piazza della Repubblica

    Piazza della Repubblica has marked the center of Florence city since ancient Roman times, and is home to the Giubbe Rosse Café, where famous early 20th century artists and writers used to meet.

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    Piazza del Duomo

    The third largest cathedral in the world, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, is located in the heart of the historical center of Florence; Piazza del Duomo, one of the most visited places in the world. The cathedral is famous for its grand Renaissance dome which stands tall above the city.

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    The Doors of Saint John Baptistery

    The Baptistery Doors form part of the Florence Baptistery and are part of the Florence Duomo complex. The three sets of doors are famous for their bronze relief sculptures, created by Andrea Pisano during the 14th century, and Lorenzo Ghiberti during the 15th century.

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