Florence 101 Orientation Tour

Book our Florence 101 Orientation Tour to discover Florence. Whether you are a student, on a sabbatical or looking to buy or rent, we show you what you need to know.

Florence 101 Orientation Tour

Book our Florence 101 Orientation Tour to discover Florence. Whether you are a student, on a sabbatical or looking to buy or rent, we show you what you need to know.

Whether you are coming to Florence as a student, or as a potential longer term stay for a sabbatical, or coming to live in Florence -This is the Florence orientation tour for you.

Florence Student Safety

We tailor the tour to suit your needs. Just tell us where you will be staying and we will have a great guide take you to your local Post Office, the best local places to have breakfast, remote working cafes, how to catch the bus, where to buy tickets-whatever your needs are. 

Florence Sabbaticals

If you are planning a longer term stay in Florence, or already have organized a place to stay, we orientate  you in your chosen area of Florence, or we can do an overall orientation and show you the best pòaces to rent or buy in Florence. 


Coming to Florence for Longer Stays

Not sure where to live in Florence? Making the big decision to stay longer term or buy? If you are planning a longer term stay in Florence, we can give you a 101 Florence orientation tour to show you the best areas and streets to buy or rent. 


Already Have a Place in Florence to stay?

We can organize a Florence 101 Orientation tour of your area, adjusted to your needs. Show you how to go to the local Post Office, best local bars, supermarket, groceries, markets, etc.  

Florentine Art History and History

Would you like to discover your local Florentine neighborhood hidden jewels and highlights? Florence has so many wonderful hidden local treasures. Just request you have one of our great art history guides do the Florence 101 Orientation for you. 

Buying or Renting in Florence? 

We can suggest the best real estate agencies, the best lawyers, the best tax consultants, the best renovation consultants and builders, the best decorators, as well as the best places to get materials. 

We can also conduct consultation and search services for you, using our great local contacts to save you time and money. 


What else to do in Florence? Try out these similar tours:

  • Early Morning Florence Walk – an early morning version of our Florence Walking Tour – beat the heat, and the crowds and enjoy the city to yourselves!
  • The Original David Tour – Visit the must-see David sculpture by Michelangelo at the Accademia Museum with our fantastic guides, skip-the-line and discover its beauty!
  • Masterpieces of the Uffizi – The best tour of the Uffizi galleries out there! Everyone is astounded at how fun our tour of the Uffizi is, where you meet all the big names of art history and understand what made these artworks so important
  • (Currently only running private versions)




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We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

The shared group tour runs in English only, but we can arrange private tours in other languages.

Snacks are allowed (better not to snack inside the churches) you will have a break at a café around 11.30am

This tour runs rain or shine!

Yes, the original Florence Walk is kid and family friendly. We also have a private Florence for Kids tour.

This is a 3 hour walking tour that includes church entry but there are no steps.

We allow a maximum of 15 adults per group. We do our best to keep the groups small, on rare occasions we may need to be slightly over.  



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