Best Private Tours of Florence

The city of Lorenzo de’ Medici and the Arno river, of the Guelfs and Ghibellines, of princes and popolani, of the Renaissance and Dante. A treasure chest filled with the world’s greatest artworks. The universal city. Few cities can boast the wealth of artistic masterpieces to be found within the walls of Florence, the undisputed birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Thousands of tourists flock to the Tuscan capital each day, to visit its museums and galleries, brimming with mediaeval and renaissance artworks, and to roam the cobblestone streets of the city where Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarca once lay the foundations of modern day Italian language so many years ago. World wanderers come from all over to enjoy a romantic stroll across Ponte Vecchio and along the banks of the Arno river, to pay respects to the great figures of the past buried in the Church of Santa Croce, or to climb the celebrated Duomo to see a one of a kind view of the world from above. Enjoy this city with specially-crafted, private tours of Florence by Italy’s Best.

Florence: Center of Italian Art & History

Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages“. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy.

Florence is an important city in Italian fashion, being ranked in the top 51 fashion capitals of the world;  furthermore, it is a major national economic centre,  as well as a tourist and industrial hub. In 2008, the city had the 17th highest average income in Italy.

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  • ‘Laboratory of Hard Stones’ Exclusive Access

    This tour gives exclusive access to the Laboratory of Hard Stones (Opificio delle Pietre Dure), opened by the Medici’s in 1588 to create mosaics and inlays.


    • Exclusive access to the The Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Laboratory of Hard stones)
    • View exquisite collection kept in the Fortezza da Basso, normally closed to the public
    • Visit the laboratory itself to see the artisans hard at work
    • Dedicated restorer at your disposal to show you the current restoration projects

  • A Day in Panzano, Florence Day Trip

    Enjoy food and wine in Tuscany during this Panzano day trip from Florence. Take part in a private wine and olive oil tasting, as well as a vineyard tour.


    • Tour of the vineyard, wine cellar, and olive press of a boutique producer in Chianti, followed by a guided tasting
    • Visit the butcher shop of world famous butcher Dario Cecchini, where guests will be greeted by the cheerful staff waiting to welcome customers with wine glasses in hand
    • Enjoy an unforgettable multi-course meal capable of turning even non-meat-lovers into carnivores.


  • Adventure Park for Kids

    During this active kids tour in Florence, your family will visit the Adventure Park, just outside the city, and participate in a wide range of activities.


    • Adventure Park’s four challenging routes run among the forest’s trees:
    • Blissful nature day trip 30 minutes from Florence
    • Action-packed itinerary for all the family to enjoy
  • Adventures in a Florentine Kitchen

    This unique Florence cooking class by Boutique Florence lets you select ingredients at a local market and then return to the kitchen and cook a feast.


    • Lessons dedicated to a variety of culinary themes
    • Food photography and table setting classes available upon request
    • Morning trip to local market to select ingredients
    • Cooking lesson under guidance of the chef


  • Art and Artisans

    During your private Florence artisan tour, enjoy exclusive visits to mosaic and leather making workshops, as well as a tour of the Bargello Museum.


    • Visit to the stunning Basilica di Santa Croce with its leather school
    • Discover the former barracks and prison, Museo del Bargello, now housing art works
    • Join in on a fantastic marble mosaic workshop
  • Artisans of Florence

    Enjoy this artisan tour in Florence where your expert guide will help you explore the hidden artisan workshops of the Oltrarno neighborhood.


    • Stroll through the beautiful Oltrarno quarter and see artisans at work
    • Learn about the crafting techniques of leatherworkers, silversmiths and shoe manufacturers
    • Lecture on the Tuscan artisan traditions
  • Cruise Along the Arno River

    Enjoy this Arno river cruise on a vintage boat where you will be joined by a licensed English speaking guide who will explain the highlights of Florence.



    • The most ROMANTIC TOUR in town!
    • Mini cruise on the Arno River on board of a vintage Barchetto, Florence Gondola-style traditional boat (approx. 50 minutes)
    • Celebrate this amazing perspective on Florence with a cool prosecco wine or soft drinks
    • Licensed English speaking guide on board
  • Excursion to Pinocchio Park

    Designed to capture your child’s imagination, this private Pinocchio Park tour also takes in the fascinating Collodi Butterfly House.



    • Visit to the Pinocchio Park and The Collodi Butterfly House
    • Learn about the inspiration for the stories of the Adventures of Pinocchio
    • Invoke the imagination as well as a nature learning experience
  • Fine Papermaking Workshop

    During this hands-on, 90-minute workshop, your family will learn the art of fine papermaking in Florence under the guidance of an expert.


    • Learn the ancient art of book restoration
    • Art of conserving fine paper
    • One off opportunity and insight to an ancient Florentine craft
  • Florence and Art: Uffizi for Kids

    This Uffizi for kids tour brings families to the best collection of Renaissance art in the world. Explore Florence’s Uffizi Gallery in fun way for families.


    • Highlights of the historical center of Florence
    • Uffizi Gallery masterpieces and Botticelli’s famous ‘Birth of Venus’ painting
    • Piazza della Signoria and its incredible sculptures
    • Family-friendly art historical stroll
  • Florence and the Medici Family

    Learn the social history of the Florentine Renaissance through the eyes of the Medici family, with visits to the Medici Chapel and more.



    • Admire the Medici’s family church of San Marco
    • Explore Palazzo Medici Riccardi with its frescoed Magi Chapel
    • Visit the Church of San Lorenzo and see the wonderful Medici Chapels
    • Learn about the Michelangelo’s New Sacristy with its family tombs
  • Florence Evening Passeggiata

    This Florence night tour is based on the traditional evening passeggiata. Get an overview of the historical center and visit the Piazza del Duomo.


    • Brunelleschi’s Ospedale degli Innocenti
    • Piazza del Duomo and the world-famous dome of Santa Maria del Fiore
    • Piazza della Signoria with Michelangelo’s David
    • Enjoy a passeggiata through Florence’s fabled streets