Uffizi and Oltrarno District Tour
During this private Uffizi Gallery tour and Oltrarno neighborhood stroll in Florence, visit artisans and view artistic masterpieces.
- See the local ‘insider’ side of Florence, away from the hustle and bustle
- Learn about the local ateliers, and Florence’s insider artisan must-sees
- Visit the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery where you admire Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ and ‘Primavera’ paintings
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Private Uffizi Gallery Tour & Oltrarno Artistan Exploration
Enjoy this private Uffizi Gallery tour followed by a stroll around the artsy neighborhood of Oltrarno. The “Oltrarno” – other side of the river Arno – is a lesser-known district of Florence full of craftsmen and ateliers and some of Florence’s finest Renaissance palaces. You’ll learn more about this lesser known part of Florence, before going to the Uffizi Gallery to admire world famous paintings by great masters.
Oltrarno Tour: Artisans and Art
The left bank of the Arno River is known by Florentines as the Oltrarno, which translates to “the other side of the Arno.” In addition to be being rife with historical treasures, you will find many craft and artisan shops. Meet your private English speaking guide from Italy’s Best and enjoy a tour of a neighborhood that is quintessential Florence.
As your guide leads you through the narrow streets of the Oltrarno, be sure to gaze up to see the medieval towers that once dominated the city’s skyline. Stroll through the Santo Spirito district and arrive at Santa Felicita Church, a treasure dating back to the second century then see the Agostinian Church of Santo Spirito, the last creation of the Renaissance Maestro Filippo Brunelleschi.
From Botticelli to Raphael: Uffizi Gallery Tour
To better understand the true essence of the “other Florence”, you will drop in on a local artisan and watch him or her at work before crossing the Ponte Vecchio once again to enjoy a private tour one of the world’s oldest and most famous art museums: the Uffizi Gallery.
Situated in Florence’s historic center, the Uffizi Gallery is a former Medici palace that today displays a collection of paintings and sculptures ranging from medieval to modern.