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VISIT FLORENCE

PERSONALIZED TOUR GUIDES FOR OUR GUESTS

EXPLORE FLORENCE AND TUSCANY WITH US !

The Renaissance, the great painters, the innovations in architecture and the history of our medieval villages 

 

Explore Florence and its beauties with our local guides.

A personal guided tour service is available for our guests. Reservation is required.

 

Tours are provided in the following languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

These tours involve the most important museums, churches and squares  in Florence.

We offer a wide choice of tours in Tuscany and in Umbria, the "green heart" of Italy

 

Let us make your own Florence experience. Created with your personal guide only for you!

 

For information and details please contact:  infoguide@myflorenceholiday.com

Your requests will be directly received from  our teams of official tour guides

 

To ensure your reservation, we kindly suggest to send requests at least 7 days before arrival, specifying the tour code (P1, M5....) and the language requested.

 Your guide will contact you within 24 hours.

 

GUIDED TOURS TO MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS OF FLORENCE

We can plan the visits to the florentine Museums according to the tickets supply and previous reservation.

 

Your guide will reserve your tickets.

Tickets and reservation fees are not included in the price of the tour.

 

Entrance to Florence's museums is free every first Sunday of the month.

Please note that reservation service is not available in these days and entrance to museums will depend on the queue at the ticket office

 

You will meet your guide at your apartment.

 

Departures for morning tours: 9.00/10.00/11.00 AM

Departures for afternoon tours: 2.00/3.00/4.00 PM

Daily tours  ( museums and galleries with late night opening hours ) will start at 7.00 PM

 

P1    WALKING TOUR Explore Florence’s greatest hits.

Cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto’s belltower, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio

 

M1   GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI (UFFIZI GALLERY)The oldest museum of painting in the world.

Paintings by Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello…

The Museum will be open 8.15 AM– 6.50 PM      Closed on Monday

 

M2   GALLERIA DELL’ACCADEMIA (ACCADEMIA GALLERY) Michelangelo’s David, the Prisoners, the Pietà.

The Museum will be open 8.15 – 18.50        Closed on Monday

 

M3   MUSEO DEL BARGELLO (BARGELLO MUSEUM) The oldest palace in Florence and the  most important museum of Renaissance sculptureWorks by Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio, Cellini,  Giambologna.

The Museum will be open 8.15 – 13.50  Closed on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. For this museum we plan morning visits only

 

M4   MUSEO DELL’OPERA DEL DUOMO (OPERA DUOMO MUSEUM)

Discover masterpieces by Arnolfo di Cambio, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Michelangelo...      

The Museum will be open 9.00 – 19.00       Closed on the 1st Tuesday of the month

 

M5   PALAZZO VECCHIO The medieval palace that has been the Florence’s political heart

for 800 years.

Residence of the Medici family, frescoes by Giorgio Vasari, sculptures by Donatello and Michelangelo…

Opening time:October/March     9.00 – 19.00  Thursday   9.00 – 14.00

April/September   9.00 – 23.00  Thursday   9.00 – 14.00

 

M6   PALAZZO PITTI – GALLERIA PALATINA Palatine Gallery

Admire the art collections of the Medici family

Works by Raffaello, Andrea del Sarto, Tiziano…

The Museum will be open 8.15 – 18.50            Closed on Monday

 

M7  GIARDINO DI BOBOLI E GIARDINO BARDINI Boboli Garden and Bardini Garden

Explore and enjoy  the italian Renaissance gardens

Opening time:

1st November – 28th February  8.15 – 16.30

1st  - 31st March                      8.15 – 17.30

1st April – 31st May                  8.15 – 18.30

1st June – 31 August                 8.15 – 19.30

1st September – 31st October    8.15 – 18.30

Closed on the 1st and last Monday of the month

 

M8   PALAZZO DAVANZATI The house of a whealthy florentine family of merchants in the

14th century

The Museum will be open 8.15 – 13.50

Closed on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

 

M9   CAPPELLA BRANCACCI The Brancacci Chapel in the church of S. Maria del Carmine

Frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino e Filippino Lippi

The Chapel will be open  10.00 – 17.00      on Sunday and public holidays 13.00 – 17.00    Closed on Tuesday

 

M10   LA SINAGOGA E IL MUSEO The Great  Synagogue and  Museum of Hebraic Art and Culture

Opening time :  

Sunday/Thursday 10.00 – 17.30

Friday                  10.00 – 15.00

Closed on Saturday and jewish holidays

 

HOUSES AND MUSEUMS OF THE GREAT ANTIQUE DEALERS AND ART COLLECTORS

 

H1    MUSEO STIBBERT The Stibbert  museum and its  Romantic Park

The site can be reached by taxi

Opening time:

Monday/ Wednesday 10.00 – 14.00

Friday/ Sunday         10.00 – 18.00

Closed on Thursday

 

H2    MUSEO HORNE The Horne Museum and the Renaissance Palaces in the district of Santa Croce

The Museum will be open 9.00 – 13.00   Closed on Sunday

For this tour we plan morning visits only

 

H3     MUSEO BARDINI The Bardini Museum and the district of S. Niccolò

Opening time:  Friday/Monday  11.00 – 17.00

Closed on Tuesday/ Thursday

 

GUIDED TOURS TO THE CHURCHES AND  DISTRICTS OF FLORENCE

Your guide will meet you at your apartment

 

Morning tours will start at 9.00 – 10.00- 11.00

Afternoon tours will start at 14.00 – 15.00 – 16.00

 

The churches will be visitable within the opening time  

Tickets are not included and can be paid on the spot

 

Please note that  for  entering the churches all visitors should have their knees and shoulders covered

 

R1   CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE

Opening time:

Monday/Friday  10.00 – 17.00

Saturday           10.00 – 16.45

Sunday              13.30 – 16.45

Admission free

 

R2    SANTA CROCE

The church will be open   9.30 – 17.30

Sunday                        14.00 -  17.30

TheTicket office closes at 17.00

Visits are not allowed on October 4th ( Saint Francis Day)

 

R3      BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA NOVELLA E OFFICINA PROFUMO FARMACEUTICA (SANTA MARIA NOVELLA CHURCH AND OLD PHARMACY)

Church opening time:

Monday/Thursday and Saturday  9.00 – 17.30

Friday                                     11.00 – 17.30

Sunday                                   13.00 – 17.30

The Ticket office closes at 16.45

The old Pharmacy will be open 9.00 – 20.00

 

R4      SAN LORENZO  E CAPPELLE MEDICEE (SAN LORENZO CHURCH AND THE MEDICI CHAPELS)

Church opening time:10.00 – 17.30 Sunday 13.30 – 17.30

Medici Chapels opening time :  8.15 – 13.50

Closed every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month  and 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

 

R5       SANTO SPIRITO

Opening time: 10.00 – 12.30   /   16.00 – 17.30 Sunday 16.00 – 17.30  Closed on Wednesday

Admission free

 

R6        SAN MINIATO AL MONTE

The site can be reached by taxi

Opening time: 9.30 – 13.00  /  15.00 – 19.00 Sunday  15.00 – 19.00

Admission free

 

WE CAN PLAN OTHER ITINERARIES TO BETTER SUIT YOUR PERSONAL INTERESTS AND NEEDS

 

I 1    FOOD AND WINE TASTING TOUR

A walking tour through markets and typical shops to taste the tuscan and italian cooking and local specialities

 

 

I 2    FLORENCE FROM THE ARNO RIVER/RIVER CRUISE

A walking tour through the Lungarni and a  river cruise  aboard a traditional wooden gondola type boat along the Arno river. This tour will be operative from May to September, weather permitting

 

Florence guided tours prices and conditions

Half day tour  3 hours         €    150,00

 

Tickets fees and reservations are not included and can be paid directly to the guide at the beginning of the tour

 

Full day tour   6 hours           €   300,00

 

We will   take a break for lunch and for some free time

 

Tickets fees and reservations are not included and can be paid directly to the guide at the beginning of the  tour

 

4 hours tour ( under request only)      €   200,00

 

Tickets fees and reservations are not included and can be paid directly to the guide at the beginning of the  tour

 

GUIDED TOURS AND EXCURSION NEAR FLORENCE/VILLE MEDICEE

 

Visit  the Medici summer residences in the florentine countryside

 

V1   VILLA  LA PETRAIA AND THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE GARDENS

 

V2   VILLA DI POGGIO A CAIANO

The masterpiece of the Renaissance architecture

 

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE IN THE FLORENTINE COUNTRYSIDE

A slow tour through the florentine countryside to touch, feel and breathe the  wonderful nature of the Chianti area

 

MOST FAMOUS FASHION BRANDS The Mall  Outlet

 

TUSCANY   4 or 8/9 hours excursions

 

E1      The Chianti hills tour with food and wine tasting

 

E2      Pisa and Lucca

 

E3      Siena and San Gimignano

 

E4      Arezzo and Cortona

 

E5      Pienza and Val d’Orcia

 

E6      The marble quarries of Carrara and the Versilia area

 

THE PLACES OF SAN FRANCESCO ( ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI)

 

F1      Assisi, Perugia and the Trasimeno lake

 

F2      The Franciscan Sanctuary of La Verna

 

CUSTOMIZED TOURS

 

Enjoy a private tour with us on your visit to Florence, Tuscany or anywhere else in Italy

Let us assist you in proposing a made-to-measure package designed especially to suit your interest and pace.

 

TO ENQUIRE ABOUT, OR BOOK A TOUR  PLEASE CONTACT: infoguide@myflorenceholiday.com

 

Rentals and city tours

To visit the city, we suggest traveling by public transport or on foot. All the major monuments are near one another and it is pleasant to walk through the old town. Once in Florence, you can also rent bicycles, electric vehicles, Vespas and Segways for guided tours or to explore the sights on your own.

 

Rent a bicycle, scooter or electric vehicle

www.segway.it/segway-tours-firenze www.segwayfirenze.it

 

Bus tours

www.firenze.city-sightseeing.it

 

Taxis

0554242 / www.4242.it

0554390 / www.4390.it

 

Parking

Much of Florence's historic center is off limits to motorized traffic. 

Entry points to ZTL, limited traffic areas, are marked by signage and dedicated traffic lights.

The City of Florence enforces the ZTL, limited traffic areas, on weekdays, Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM and on Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

There is no restricted access on holidays. The electronic access points' operating hours may vary during the summer or for special events (such as New Year's Eve, Night-Time Festivals, etc.).

When the ZTL, limited traffic zones, are active, access, circulation and parking are allowed only for authorized vehicles.

When parking in the city center, license plates will be recorded to obtain entry authorization (we suggest you still ask the car park attendants for assistance).

To reach our facilities, you can easily park at any of the affiliated parking lots. 

MyFlorenceHoliday Gold Bridge is conveniently situated by Garage Ponte Vecchio (www.garagepontevecchio.it), located next door and offering secure luggage storage. MyFlorenceHoliday Santa Croce is served by Garage Verdi (www.florenceparking.it/garage-verdi) with access from the adjacent road. 

To take advantage of special partner rates, be sure to tell the garage staff you are staying at MyFlorenceHoliday.

 

Florence Airport

The Florence airport is located about 6 km from the city center; you can reach our facilities by taxi or bus; the bus stops are conveniently located.

www.aeroporto.firenze.it/it/i-passeggeri/in-aeroporto.html

 

Pisa Airport

The Pisa airport is located about 1 hour from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The Pisa Mover bus connects to Pisa's main train station, which offers routes to Florence's SMN station.  Alternatively, take the Terravision bus service which connects the Pisa Airport to Florence's SMN station or the Florence airport.

www.pisa-airport.com

www.terravision.eu

 

Santa Maria Novella train station

The train station is located less than 1 km from our facilities. It features luggage storage service, car rental, shops, and cafes.

www.firenzesantamarianovella.itwww.trenitalia.com

 

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