Daily Life of Renaissance Florentines - Private Walking Tour

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Art, architecture, interior furnishings, consumer goods and clothing will all be discussed at length, in order to create a complete visual narrative of the time period
Art, architecture, interior furnishings, consumer goods and clothing will all be discussed at length, in order to create a complete visual narrative of the time period
The walk aims to present a comprehensive look at the rich social history
The walk aims to present a comprehensive look at the rich social history
Art, architecture, interior furnishings, consumer goods and clothing will all be discussed at length, in order to create a complete visual narrative of the time period
Art, architecture, interior furnishings, consumer goods and clothing will all be discussed at length, in order to create a complete visual narrative of the time period
A private walk of the sites in Florence that illustrate the daily life of the Florentines during the Renaissance era
A private walk of the sites in Florence that illustrate the daily life of the Florentines during the Renaissance era
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What To Expect

A private walk of the sites in Florence that illustrate the daily life of the Florentines during the Renaissance era.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Florence
Departs From:
Florence
Meeting Point:
In front of the Caffe' Verrazzano
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 AM
Product Code:
7193
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Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

The Renaissance period is the most celebrated era in Florentine history. The graceful paintings, daunting family legacies, moving literary tomes and stunning architectural advancements that originated during this time live on in popular imagination as the true symbols of a fully evolved and enormously creative populace. This populace is where we will focus our attentions over the course of the next three hours. The walk aims to present a comprehensive look at the rich social history in play through a series of visits where we'll talk in-depth about private and public life, creativity, religion and politics of Renaissance Florentines.

We'll start our time together at the medieval church of Orsanmichele. The church, once a grain market, represents the importance of the city's trade guilds, who decorated the structure with ornate sculptures by some of the era's most significant artists. Orsanmichele is integral to understanding the economic and commercial atmosphere of the time. We will then continue on to the recently restored Palazzo Davanzati, an intact noble family's residence, which offers a remarkably accurate portrayal of the intimate domestic life of the Medieval and Renaissance Florentines.

After winding our way through the narrow alleys of the compact city center, largely untouched since Renaissance times, we'll continue on to any one of the 15th-century churches, whose altarpieces and frescoes tell numerous tales about life in the city during this exciting time of change and progress. Art, architecture, interior furnishings, consumer goods and clothing will all be discussed at length, in order to create a complete visual narrative of the time period.

Though we cannot be completely comprehensive, as most information that remains from the time period deals with the upper classes, the knowledge gleaned from this walk will prove to be a wonderful preparatory exercise, which will prove useful throughout your stay, in order to better understand the roots of Florence's contemporary society.

Highlights

  • Orsanmichele church

  • Palazzo Davanzati

  • Santa Maria Novella church

  • Santa Maria Novella farmacy

Includes

  • Service of a docent

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Entrance tickets to Palazzo Davanzati the Spanish Chapel and the Church of Santa Maria Novella

Please Note

  • Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.

  • Entrance fees are 9.70 EUR in total for the sites at the time of publishing. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Hotel pick-up can be arranged with an additional fee. Please inquire.

  • The Spanish Chapel is open only from Friday to Monday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • The Orsanmichele Church has a strict dress code requirement. All must have their knees, shoulders and upper arms covered. Shorts and cut-off trousers are not allowed.

  • It is recommended that you do not bring any large bags, umbrellas, and any sharp objects.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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