Art Tours


The best way to visit the wealth of museums, monuments and sacred places is to concentrate touring time to a maximum of four hours per day.

During the summer months, early mornings may work best as most visitors do feel tired out by the afternoon.

During the winter months, walking tours are best in the heart of the day (11:00am – 2:00 pm) and museums are excellent at anytime especially since there are no lines to enter the galleries.

An abbreviated list of tours for the more art-conscious visitor:

  • La Galleria degli Uffizi​: Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Painting
  • Santa Maria Novella: Renaissance Frescoes in Context
  • Michelangelo: His Life & Legacy
  • Early Renaissance Sculpture: Ghiberti & Donatello
  • Medici Power: The Pitti Palace and the Medici Collection
  • Pious Patronage: Giotto and his followers at the Basilica of Santa Croce

Reservations and advance ticket bookings will be made to ensure priority entrance on all tours. Tickets and the reservation fee can be paid for the day of the tour at the museum will call.

As a reminder, these bookings are the only way to ensure priority entrance, however, in high season, there can be long waiting times even for priority reserved ticket holders.

Tour Guides do not have priority entrance, but in some cases can help enter with tour groups and private clients before unaccompanied tourists. Tour Guides are free lance professionals and do not work for the city of Florence nor the museums.