What to see in Florence in a half day: a perfect itinerary to discover the city with a Tour Guide, between the Roman Florence and the Florence of Dante.
ÌIn this page I propose an itinerary to visit Florence in half day , through a city tour that discloses the beuty of the right side of the city. Starting from Santa Maria Novella Square (where the Dominican friars arrived in the 1219 changing the artistic and the verbal language of the City) and from the Ancient Pharmacy of the Convent we proceed to the Duomo Square with its monuments: The Cathedral of Holy Mary of the Flower (Holy Mary of the Flower), The Baptistery of Saint John, (called by Dante My beautiful Saint John) The Giotto’s Bell-tower, the Bigallo’s Loggia, first orphanage of Florence that contains the first imagine of the City.
Through the ancient Studio street and the roman decumanus we join the Dante’s Church, where he met for the first time his loved Beatrice, and the Church of Orsanmichele, that was the old Florentine deposit of the wheet containing traces about its past, and the Signoria’s Square. It represents the political heart of Florence with Palazzo Vecchio, started in the 1299 by Arnolfo di Cambio as the palace of the government of the City, the Signoria’s Loggia, built as the tribune for the politicians to assist to important events in the Square and then transformed by Cosimo I Medici as a theatre to celebrate himself and his dynasty through art.
The goldsmith’s bottega (workshop) of the Master Paolo Penko will show us one of the traditional art of the City and we could create a real fiorino (ancient money of Florence).
At the end of the tour we could taste some traditional farm’s cold cuts and cheese in the family shop of Alessandro and Pietro, close to the Uffizi Gallery.
What to see in Florence in a half day: some useful informations for the itinerary
The tour to visit Florence in a half day is in three hours. Basing on your desires we can personalize it answering your requests.