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Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and their Cloisters

Meet your private guide and you will head towards the striking square where the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella stands with its splendid Renaissance façade by Leon Battista Alberti covered with white and green marble. Inside the Basilica, founded by the Dominican Fathers at the beginning of 1200, you will have the chance to see masterpieces such as the "Crucifix" by Giotto the "Trinity" by Masaccio and the spectacular frescoes by Filippino Lippi and Ghirlandaio and also hear the story of the "mendicant order" of friars who have always been present in this church. Your tour ends inside the elegant "Green Cloister" so named for its beautiful murals in green earth by Paolo Uccello. In the heart of the lively Medici quarter, bordering the Piazza del Duomo, you will find yourselves in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence's the oldest church, consecrated in 393 by Sant'Ambrogio, rebuilt in the year 1000 and enlarged in 1400 by Brunelleschi at the behest of the Medici family who chose it as their parish church. Inside the Basilica is the “Old Sacristy”by Brunelleschi with the tombs of the founders of the Medici family and works by Donatello, Bronzino, Filippo Lippi, Rosso Fiorentino and Pontormo, to name but a few. Leaving the church, you will enter in the impressive “Cloister of the Canons” at the centre of which stands an imposing 16th-century orange tree which was dear to the Medici family and became a kind of symbol of their dynasty. You will then pass into the Piazza del Duomo, the city's religious centre, where you will be able admire the Cathedral with its famous Dome, the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile (bell tower). Soon we will arrive at the famous Piazza della Signoria, a concentration of architectural and sculptural masterpieces which has no equal in the world. Here begins the fascinating story of the powerful Medici family whose history was tied to that of the city for more than three centuries. Your tour ends at the Basilica di Santa Croce, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a facade clad in polychrome marble. This is the ancient church in which the Franciscan friars chose to set up and begin treating pelts and leather and meditate in peace in a place that was, at that time, located outside the city walls. We will admire, from close up, the beautiful frescoes by Giotto and Agnolo Gaddi, the “Crucifix” and “Annunciation” by Donatello and the world-famous funerary monuments and tombs of illustrious figures from the past such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Next, we will enter the elegant “Brunelleschi Cloister” bordered by columns carved from pure stone, and then pass into the fourteenth-century “Ancient Cloister” at the end of which lies the beautiful “Pazzi Chapel”, a sublime example of Renaissance harmony, also the work of Brunelleschi.


  • Santa Croce
  • Duomo
  • Piazza Signoria
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • San Lorenzo

Pickup instructions

Meeting Point with the private guide: 10:00am, at the entrance of Santa Maria Novella Cathedral. CANCELLATION POLICY: No penalty for cancellations up to 48 hours in advance of the schedule departure time. Less than 48 hours and in case of no show, 100% of penalty

Voucher redemption instructions

Meeting Point with the private guide: 10:00am, at the entrance of Santa Maria Novella Cathedral. Please be aware that in case of no-show, the guide will wait for you for a maximum of 30 minutes from the tour departure time. After that time, if nobody informed us about the delay, they are entitled to leave and no refund will be granted to any client who is not at the departure point at the established time. * CANCELLATION POLICY: there will be no penalty for cancellations of tour or service communicated in writing to Caf Tour & Travel up to 48 hours before departure time of the tour or service. Less than 48 hours before departure time of tour or service 100% of the total price will be due and no reimbursement will be granted. No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established; similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the tour COVID-19 Safety Mesaures - for Tours and Activities the following sanitation measures will be taken: - Interpersonal distance the minimum distance to be kept is 1 mt. -The use of a face mask is compulsory -Wash the hands with water and soap or use a hand sanitizer before and after the activity -Customers can be subject to a body temperature check. If the temperature is more than 37,5 °C, the clients are not allowed to access the Tour or Activity. - Quota on the entrance to indoor and outdoor spaces: the access will be restricted in order to maintain the interpersonal distance of 1 mt - From August 6, 2021, participants over 12 years old, must present a EU Green Pass or their own country document to proof one of the following: full vaccination; first vaccination at least 15 days ago; Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months; Negative test made until 48 hours before the tour starts


  • Private professional local guide at disposal for 3 hours
  • Earphones for groups of more than 7 participants
  • Basilicas Admission Ticket (to be paid on the spot) ▪ Santa Croce Basilica Full price ticket: € 8,00 Reduced price ticket: € 6,00 for children 11 to 17 years Free admission for: children younger than 11 years old Family ticket: full price ticket: € 8,00 for adults and free admission for children younger than age 18 ▪ Santa Maria Novella Basilica Full price ticket: € 7,50 Reduced price ticket: € 5,00 for children 11 to 17 years Free admission for: children younger than 11 years old ▪ San Lorenzo Basilica Full price ticket: € 6,00 Free admission for: children younger than 11 years old

Suitable for

  • Solo travellers
  • couples
  • children
  • groups
  • students
  • business trip
  • wheelchair

Additional Information

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Product Type:
Tailor made
Tour Leader Type:
Independent / self drive


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