- Photography walking tour of Florence Renaissance most amazing sights
- Focuses on SS. Annunziata Square for Brunelleschi's Ospedale degli Innocenti, San Lorenzo church, The Duomo, Republica Square, Signoria Square, and S. Trinita Bridge
- Informative commentary from your professional photographer guide
- Pick up tips for photographing buildings, people and city scenes
- Discover Florence whilst creating some beautiful pictures
What You Can Expect
- San Lorenzo church - one of the best examples of Renaissance in Florence but close to the church there is also one of the most popular markets in the town.
- The Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore) began construction in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio on 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 creating one of the greatest engineering results of all time which is now one of the symbols of Florence in the world.
- Republica Square marks the site of the ancient forum, the core of the original Roman settlement and, now home of Florences' most fashionable and expensive cafes like Paszkowsky and still the center of the life in the town.
- Orsanmichele has a long history: originally a grain market, became a church at the end of XIV century after the arcades were closed and two additional stories added; the statues on the exterior represent the work of many Renaissance artists.
- Signoria Square has been the central point of political life through the centuries with Palazzo Vecchio, the fortress, city hall and the huge Fountain of Neptune by Ammannati; all the statues including Michelangelo's David and the ones in the Loggia dei Lanzi makes it an outdoor gallery.
- S. Trinita Bridge was built in its elegant curves by Ammannati in XVI century, probably using Michelangelo's drawings, but was rebuilt in 1952, using again the original stones, after being destroyed during second world war.
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We are novice photographers and Simone was great, spending some time at the beginning of the tour making sure we had a good understanding of the basics of photography. He then took us to some great locations around his home town incorporating the walking tour. He also shared his passion for both photography and Florence, his knowledge of both was extensive and he is a patient and gifted teacher. At the end of the tour we had seen and photographed some lovely parts of Florence; learned more about the history of the city; and had taken some photos that we're really happy with. Thank you Simone.