Giotto's Bell Tower Reviews
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Loved this trip. The bus ride through Tuscany and the views of Florence below were wonderful. The walking portion was great especially the Uffizzi where we skipped the lines! The tour guide was exceptional!
The tour was excellent as a good overview of Florence. It would be nice to find a restaurant that included a drink, even water, with the meal.
Very interesting. The view from the piazza was wonderful.
We had the best tour guide in Alessandra who made Firenze Florence come alive for our group of 6. I would strongly recommend a private tour with Alessandra as the guide. She was able to educate us on the art of the renaissance in an easy to understand yet brief manner. Her tour of the city began with an overview from the overlook at piazzale Michelangelo followed by the serene San Miniato and the Accademia, Uffizi, etc. Our entire group enjoyed her detailed explanation of the painers and evolution of their styles. Most of all she was able to infect us with her enthusiasm and love of Florence. Thanks Alessandra. Ciao!
Review by Anonymous, May 2010
Doing what: Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
The guide was very knowledgeable, reminds me of a history professor. Gives good insight and information to the city of Florence, the various buildings, structures and sculptures. A worthwhile tour for an introduction to the city in a nutshell.
It was awesome! Our tour guide, Cecilia, was very knowledgeable and provided wonderful insight of the Eras associated to the paintings, sculptures, and historical buildings. We loved how much information was provided which in turn helped us appreciated what we were seeing. We also loved skipping the long, long, long lines! Waiting 2-3 hours would have been discouraging on our own. We were also impressed with the audio quality of the personal sets given out which in turn helped hearing the tour guide better specially when there was lots of people around. Love it! Would do it again via this website. The Ortegas from Weston, FL. 52010.
When we got into the Uffizi Gallery it was entirely different. I'm not sure if our guide was a docent of the Gallery or was a student of art, but the tour he gave was wonderful. His explanations of the paintings, how to view the art work, and how to visit a museum were great. I will never view a museum the same and I think I speak for all those in our party.
Review by Donald F, USA, December 2008
Doing what: Skip the Line: Small-Group Florence Renaissance Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery
The tour is a must for 1st time visitors to Florence. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality for guiding. Pace was great and offered overview for return visits after the tour. Better earphones would make the tour perfect.
Excellent tour, the viewing of David, the lunch was fantastic, and the afternoon Gallery tour was very good. It is a must to have the skip the line tour when visiting David, and the tour guides were excellent.
The city tour is great with very scenic views and local guides gave very good historical information. Visits to the Uffizi museum as well as to see 'David' is a must if you are in Florence. Joining the tour eliminates the queuing for the museums tickets and the guides are very knowledgeable.
This is well worth doing. It gave a good overview of the history of Florence and of the town in general. The gallery tours were excellent, and we didn't have to queue for ages to get in. Our guides were very informative and interesting.
We had an excellent tour guide who provided a great overview and ready access to the Uffizi Gallery. Because of the time limitations of the tour, I recommend allowing additional time for more in-depth touring of points of interest, particularly the Gallery.
An excellent tour starting with the Piazza Michelangelo with a fantastic view over Florence. The tour of the Academia Gallery was very good giving us a great overview, but not too much, on Michelangelo and other artworks.
The Florence tour was great via the bus portion up the hill to oversee the beautiful view of all of Florence but the tour on foot was a little rushed - the guide spend way too much time in front of the Santa Maria DellaFiore Church instead of in the church - felt like it was a sprint to get to the reserved time slot at the Galleria to see David (which has a no photos ALLOWED policy) The guide was very knowledgable but had a tendency to go off subject! However great time of year to go with a very little crowds!
We did the full day tour as it was our first trip to Florence. Both tours were well worthwhile and both guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. The highlights of the day though were both in the morning. The trip to Piazzale Michelangelo and the stunning views from there were just superb. Seeing the statue of David in the Academia for the first time was fantastic and the guide explained the background brilliantly. Lunch was very enjoyable too. Not convinced the trip to Fiesole was of value but the afternoon tours of Florence and the Uffizi were both very good and very informative.