Dante and Boccaccio’s Florence
- Art city Breaks; Tours in Tuscany
Did you know that in 1300 there were more people living in Florence than in London,or that the Florentine skyline could be compared with twentieth century Manhattan? Immerse yourself in Florence, the city of Dante and Boccaccio, from its great civil and religious architecture toits private “tower-houses”.
Meeting point: Piazza della Signoria, by the equestrian statue of Cosimo I
Duration: 2 hours
Private tour (4-10 people) € 150 (price per group)
Group (10-25 people) € 18 (price per person)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Did you know that in 1300 there were more people living in Florence than in London? Immerse yourself in Florence, the city of Dante and Boccaccio, from its great civil and religious architecture to its private “tower-houses”.
Starting from Piazza della Signoria, we’ll be stopping at the church of Orsanmichele and then the "casa a mensola" (cantileverhouse) on Via Santa Elisabetta, which is mentioned in the Decameron and is a rare example of its kind. You'll love the 400-year-old houses and alleyways, the Castagna and Pagliazza towers and the tower-houses on Via del Corso. The walk will end in Piazza Duomo, where Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Loggia del Bigallo stand as further examples of the splendor of Florence from an age when few cities in the West rivalled it in importance.