Florence Thru the Lens - Private Tour

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Signoria Square
Signoria Square
Duomo
Duomo
Visiting Florence - San Lorenzo church - Tuscany - Italy
Visiting Florence - San Lorenzo church - Tuscany - Italy
Orsanmichele (Kitchen Garden of St. Michael) is a church in Via Calzaiuoli in Florence, Italy.
Orsanmichele (Kitchen Garden of St. Michael) is a church in Via Calzaiuoli in Florence, Italy.
Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio
Pitti Palace
Pitti Palace
Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio
from Supplier M Touch, original pic of the tour
from Supplier M Touch, original pic of the tour
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What To Expect

Your professional photographic guide will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route. Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten track. Be ready for the unexpected.

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Florence
Departs From:
Florence
Meeting Point:
SS. Annunziata Square or Pitti Palace
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
4430
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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Description

Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes or when your photo guide contacts you directly to make desired changes where possible according to your interest.

Discover Florence with an expert photograph who will teach you how to create beautiful photos in the city where the Renaissance was born. Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes, to make desired changes where possible according to your interest. Some of the sites can be seen below. Choose from two routes:

Birth of the Renaissance

SS. Annunziata Square is considered one of the most beautiful squares of Florence with its Renaissance lines like the Ospedale degli Innocenti portico designed by Brunelleschi in the beginning of XV century.

San Lorenzo church is one of the best examples of Renaissance in Florence but close to the church there is also one of the most popular market in the town. Inside the building, you can find a food and clothes market among other articles.

The Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore) was started in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio on the site of the old church of S. Reparata and took 150 years to complete. The enormous dome was designed by Brunelleschi, winner of a public competition, who developed a new building method by creating one of the greatest engineering results of all times, which is now one of the symbols of Florence in the world.

Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges

Pitti Palace is one of the largest in Florence and was built for the Pitti family by Luca Fancelli on a project by Brunelleschi around 1460; acquired by Medici in 1549 was expanded and then connected to Palazzo Vecchio by a corridor passing over Ponte Vecchio and today houses several museums. On the back of Pitti Palace is Boboli's Garden based on a design by Niccolo Tribolo which began to take shape in 1549 when the Medici family acquired the palace but the work continued until 1650. It is a typical Italian garden, less formal than French but still spectacular placed on a hill with a view of the town.

Ponte Vecchio was built in the XIV century to replace an earlier bridge destroyed by flood. It housed butchers, grocers and other merchants before Ferdinando I decided to throw them out to install goldsmiths and jewelers who are still there.

The following sites will also be visited for both routes:

Repubblica Square marks the site of the ancient forum, the core of the original Roman settlement and, now home of Florence most fashionable and expensive cafés like Paszkowsky. It is still the centre of the life in the town.

Orsanmichele has a long story. It is originally a grain market that became a church at the end of XIV century. After the arcades were closed, two additional stories were added. The statues on the exterior represent the work of many Renaissance artists.

Signoria Square has been the central point of political life through-out the centuries with structures like Palazzo Vecchio, the fortress-like city hall and the huge Fountain of Neptune by Ammannati. All the statues like Michelangelo's David and the ones in the Loggia dei Lanzi makes it appear like an outdoor gallery.

S. Trinita Bridge was built in its elegant curves by Ammannati in XVI century, probably using Michelangelo's drawings. It was rebuilt in 1952, using the original stones, after being destroyed during the Second World War.

Includes

  • Expert Photographer Guide

Excludes

  • Transfers

  • Refreshments

  • Entry Fees

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

Please note

  • Participants must have a basic knowledge of their cameras.

  • Routes may be changed based on local conditions.

  • Tours leave rain or shine.

  • Please wear a pair of good walking shoes, and bring a lightweight poncho in case it rains. A small bottle of water & sun hat is recommended for high temperatures.

  • A lightweight tripod is recommended for evening sessions.

  • Clients who have not booked this activity in conjunction with a hotel are advised to provide contact details

  • Ticket to the Boboli Garden for the Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges route is payable on the spot.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 31 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 30 days or less prior to date of activity.

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