Renaissance Full Access: Museums, Duomo & Palaces

Renaissance Full Access: Museums, Duomo & Palaces

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  • Travel back in time to the Renaissance
  • Discover unique architectonic gems
  • Get full access to museums & the Duomo
  • Visit local squares & palaces
  • Privately guided by your favorite local
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view over Duomo square

You will meet here: Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

What you can expect

A trip to Florence is equal to a trip back in time to the Renaissance era. Discover the architectonic gems & masterpieces brought to life during the Renaissance on a private tour that gives you full access to the whole Duomo complex, and palaces.

During the Renaissance, Florence had wealthy families that helped this era flourish and one of them was the Strozzi family. Their palace was built as a symbol of power over one family in specific, the Medici’s, and as soon as you step foot in this place, you can see why. Walk through its courtyards and listen to the incredible stories of rivalry between these two families.

Ready for a hidden gem? Step into a quiet square where you can find unique architectonic masterpieces that represent different times through the Renaissance era. There are three buildings that stand out, of three different families and each with an interesting story. Let’s see if you can spot the hidden symbols engraved in their walls! And after all that history, you deserve a tasty treat! Enjoy the best gelato in town, made daily and with exclusive flavors that showcase the freshness of this treat. Prefer an Italian coffee? We got you covered!

Two highlights you cannot miss in Florence and that exude Renaissance vibes are the Signoria Square & Palazzo Vecchio. This square is a political cradle of the Renaissance and each of the statues here have a political connotation worth knowing. Good thing you have a knowledgeable local by your side! Go to Dante’s district and get a more intimate look at his life. Follow his footsteps, and hear stories about his muse Beatrice and its faith away from Florence. You will also pay a visit to the palace of the wealthiest family during the Renaissance era, the Medici family. Find out about the big influence this family had in the city and on the upbringing of the Renaissance era itself.

To complete your trip back in time, go to Brunelleschi's Dome and check out this masterpiece that up until this day, still marvels experts with its design and construction method. Step inside with a priority pass to Museo dell’opera and if you wish to, request beforehand to reserve a visit to the top of the Duomo and from where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the cathedral. In this square you can also find Museo della Misericordia, where you’ll have a skip the line ticket ready for you so you can go explore without waiting! You full-access ticket will last 72 hours so you can go whenever it suits you best.

Hear all about it from a knowledgeable local plus receive tons of local insights & tips to continue your Renaissance exploring in Florence. All you gotta do is pick your favorite local guide, ask for a personalized offer if you have any requests and prepare for your mind to be full of priceless memories!

Please keep in mind that the full access ticket is valid for 72 hours for the Duomo complex! On Tuesdays the Duomo museum is closed!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Santa Maria Novella Square
Stop 1
Visit one of the most important Gothic churches in Tuscany
Stop 2
Hear the story of one of the richest Florentine families until it was exiled from Florence in 1434
Stop 3
See one of the most lively square of the city and admire the elegant Renaissance Palazzo Bartolini-Salimbeni
Stop 4
Cross Santa Trinita bridge and taste an italian coffee in a hidden square of Oltrarno
Stop 5
Have a look at Vasari corridor that connects the Pitti Palace with Uffizi and find out why
Stop 6
Enter the museum near Palazzo Vecchio and discover everything about the life in Florence during the year 1490
Stop 7
Dante’s District, go through the life of one of the biggest italian poets in history
Stop 8
Medici Palace, the renaissance home where the powerful Medici family lived.
Stop 9
No renaissance excursion is complete without Brunelleschi’s Dome: The masterpiece of Florence
Stop 10
Get a full access ticket and visit the less touristy part of the Duomo - Museo Dell’Opera del Duomo. See some true masterpieces inside and get the perfect view from above to see the Dome. - The ticket will also give you access to the rest of the duomo for whenever it suits you!
Final Stop
End the tour on the terrace of the museum with an amazing view over the Cathedral

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
Guest pick-up
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What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.