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Masterpieces in Florentine Churches

See Florence’s magnificent churches where some of the greatest renaissance masterpieces are in this tour of Florence’s churches. Visit 3 of Florence’s most stunning churches and discover their treasures with a top guide.

Masterpieces in Florentine Churches –  A Private Florence Tour

See Florence’s magnificent churches where some of the greatest renaissance masterpieces are in this tour of Florence’s churches. Visit 3 of Florence’s most stunning churches and discover their treasures with a top guide. You’ll explore Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo and Baptistery.

Discover Santa Croce Basilica in Florence

  • Santa Croce Basilica is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians including, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo
  • For this reason, Santa Croce is known as the Temple of the Italian Glories
  • Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence and a minor basilica
  • The church is full of masterpieces including frescoes, painting and sculptures as well as funerary monuments by a wide array of artists including Vasari, Gaddi, Donatello and Henry Moore.

Explore Santa Maria Novella Church – on a Florence Churches Tour

  • Basilica of Santa Maria Novella was founded by the monks of Dominican Order in the first half of the thirteenth century.
  • As well as a convent, it was once one of the most important points of religious and artistic interest in Italy.
  • Inside the complex, numerous beautiful works of important artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and Vasari, can be found.

Learn about Florence’s Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

  • This cathedral and its complex including the baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile (the bell tower) form a UNESCO world heritage site in the middle of the small city center of Florence.
  • Famous for its incredible ‘cupola‘ which was built more than 100 years after the beginning of the construction of the building, the cathedral is one of Italy’s largest churches and its dome remains the largest brick dome in the world.
  • The duomo was built over the course of 142 years. Many masters were involved in the design, construction and engineering behind the masterpiece of a building.

On this tour go further than our Original Florence Walk and enter inside these 3 churches (lines permitting) going in-depth into their incredible histories and discovering the plethora of Italian masters and their masterpieces inside.

 

 

 

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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.

You won’t have to wait in line with the rest of the visitors that do not have a reservation, there is a separate entrance for people who have skip-the-line reservation but you still have to go through security check and there might be a line for that.

Yes, you will be accompanied by one of the museum guards through a different entry.

Yes, you can combine this tour with the Original Florence Walk and the Uffizi tour to cover all the highlights of Florence, but we recommend spreading the tours over at least 2 days.

Yes, children of all ages are allowed on the tour.

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

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