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History of "The Beauty and Craft of Florence (Private Tour)"

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  • What better place to start than the antique Florentine Quarter where the talented Dante Alighieri used to live. You will pay a visit to Piazza della Signoria, where you can not help but be captivated by the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi.
  • You will also pass the celebrated Uffizi Gallery, and the world-famous medieval bridge Ponte Vecchio.
  • Your tour also includes a visit to the Church of Santo Spirito, initially drafted by the immensely talented Brunelleschi. You will complete your journey with a short stroll around the Quarter of Santa Croce, taking its name from the largest Franciscan church in the world
  • Visit the Leather School of Florence which was created after World War II by Franciscan friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce with the mission of teaching orphans of the war a practical trade with which to earn a living. You will also have the opportunity to visit Mannina, a family-owned Florentine cobbler that are still using traditional shoemaking techniques.
  • Explore the finest Renaissance architecture and experience authentic Italian leather on this 3-hour craft tour.
  • * Commence your tour at the antique **Florentine Quarter** * Explore **Santa Maria Del Fiore** * Pass by the much celebrated **Uffizi Gallery**, home to much Renaissance art * Cross over the **Ponte Vecchio,** towards **Palazzo Pitti** * Enjoy a short stop at the **Church of Santo Spirito** * Visit the incredible **Leather School of Florence** * Conclude at **Mannina**, a family owned Florentine cobbler
  • **Antique Florentine Quarter** What better place to start than the antique Florentine Quarter where the talented Dante Alighieri used to live. You will pay a visit to Piazza della Signoria, where you can not help but be captivated by the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Originally the seat of power for the ruling elite of the Republic of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio is now the town hall and a symbol of the Tuscan capital. Built back in the 14th century, the charming Loggia dei Lanzi is a masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance architecture and now hosts remarkable Renaissance sculptures
  • A short walk on and you will also pass the celebrated Uffizi Gallery, home to some wonderful creations by the Italian Renaissance greats of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many others. The world-famous medieval bridge Ponte Vecchio is well worth a visit with its many quaint craft shops selling small souvenirs, lovely jewellery and beautiful paintings. 
  • **Renaissance Florence** Your tour also includes a quick visit to the Church of Santo Spirito. Initially drafted by the immensely talented Brunelleschi; it was finally completed years after his death in the late 15th century. You will complete your journey with a short stroll around the Quarter of Santa Croce, taking its name from the scenic church of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world. 
  • **Authentic Italian Craft** Visit the Leather School of Florence which was created after World War II by Franciscan friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce with the mission of teaching orphans of the war a practical trade with which to earn a living. You will also have the opportunity to visit Mannina, a family owned Florentine cobbler that are still using traditional shoemaking techniques.
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  • Not wheelchair accessible

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  • Explore the antique Florentine quarter, the magic of Dante and the history of authentic Italian craft

Version 1 – April 23, 2020 11:31

Description
  • Explore the finest Renaissance architecture and experience authentic Italian leather on this 3-hour craft tour.
  • * Commence your tour at the antique **Florentine Quarter** * Explore **Santa Maria Del Fiore** * Pass by the much celebrated **Uffizi Gallery**, home to much Renaissance art * Cross over the **Ponte Vecchio,** towards **Palazzo Pitti** * Enjoy a short stop at the **Church of Santo Spirito** * Visit the incredible **Leather School of Florence** * Conclude at **Mannina**, a family owned Florentine cobbler
  • **Antique Florentine Quarter** What better place to start than the antique Florentine Quarter where the talented Dante Alighieri used to live. You will pay a visit to Piazza della Signoria, where you can not help but be captivated by the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Originally the seat of power for the ruling elite of the Republic of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio is now the town hall and a symbol of the Tuscan capital. Built back in the 14th century, the charming Loggia dei Lanzi is a masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance architecture and now hosts remarkable Renaissance sculptures. 
  • A short walk on and you will also pass the celebrated Uffizi Gallery, home to some wonderful creations by the Italian Renaissance greats of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many others. The world-famous medieval bridge Ponte Vecchio is well worth a visit with its many quaint craft shops selling small souvenirs, lovely jewellery and beautiful paintings. 
  • **Renaissance Florence** Your tour also includes a quick visit to the Church of Santo Spirito. Initially drafted by the immensely talented Brunelleschi; it was finally completed years after his death in the late 15th century. You will complete your journey with a short stroll around the Quarter of Santa Croce, taking its name from the scenic church of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world. 
  • **Authentic Italian Craft** Visit the Leather School of Florence which was created after World War II by Franciscan friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce with the mission of teaching orphans of the war a practical trade with which to earn a living. You will also have the opportunity to visit Mannina, a family owned Florentine cobbler that are still using traditional shoemaking techniques.
  • Explore the finest Renaissance architecture and experience authentic Italian leather on this 3-hour craft tour.
  • * Commence your tour at the antique **Florentine Quarter**
  • * Explore **Santa Maria Del Fiore**
  • * Pass by the much celebrated **Uffizi Gallery**, home to much Renaissance art
  • * Cross over the **Ponte Vecchio,** towards **Palazzo Pitti**
  • * Enjoy a short stop at the **Church of Santo Spirito**
  • * Visit the incredible **Leather School of Florence**
  • * Conclude at **Mannina**, a family owned Florentine cobbler
  • **Antique Florentine Quarter**
  • What better place to start than the antique Florentine Quarter where the talented Dante Alighieri used to live. You will pay a visit to Piazza della Signoria, where you can not help but be captivated by the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Originally the seat of power for the ruling elite of the Republic of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio is now the town hall and a symbol of the Tuscan capital. Built back in the 14th century, the charming Loggia dei Lanzi is a masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance architecture and now hosts remarkable Renaissance sculptures.
  • A short walk on and you will also pass the celebrated Uffizi Gallery, home to some wonderful creations by the Italian Renaissance greats of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many others. The world-famous medieval bridge Ponte Vecchio is well worth a visit with its many quaint craft shops selling small souvenirs, lovely jewellery and beautiful paintings.
  • **Renaissance Florence**
  • Your tour also includes a quick visit to the Church of Santo Spirito. Initially drafted by the immensely talented Brunelleschi; it was finally completed years after his death in the late 15th century. You will complete your journey with a short stroll around the Quarter of Santa Croce, taking its name from the scenic church of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world.
  • **Authentic Italian Craft**
  • Visit the Leather School of Florence which was created after World War II by Franciscan friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce with the mission of teaching orphans of the war a practical trade with which to earn a living. You will also have the opportunity to visit Mannina, a family owned Florentine cobbler that are still using traditional shoemaking techniques.
Cancellation Notes
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund