Loggia dei Lanzi Tours

In a corner square of Florence, Loggia dei Lanzi is an open-air museum containing some of the world’s greatest works of art. Known most for its collection of Renaissance art statues, which many consider to be masterpieces, it contains works such as Cellini’s Perseus, Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, and an ancient Roman statue of Menelaus that used to be part of the Ponte Vecchio.

Originally intended to be a space for public ceremonies, construction on the area began in 1376. It was designed in a late Gothic style, a predecessor to the emerging Renaissance style. It is named for the Swiss personal guards (‘lanzi’) of emperor Cosimo I, who were once encamped here.

The loggia opens to the street under three wide arches, seamlessly integrating with the rest of the city. The arches are supported by Corinthian capital, creating a canopy over the sculptures. It remains completely free and open to the public. 

Practical Info

The Loggia dei Lanzi is located in the Piazza della Signoria in the historic center of Florence. It is free to visit.
Location
Address: Piazza della Signoria, Florence 50121, Italy
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Private Renaissance Discovery Tour of Florence

Discover Florence’s artistic and architectural treasures with the help of a local expert on this private, 3-hour walking tour. Wander through a labyrinth of winding medieval streets as you learn the legends behind famous landmarks like the Palazzo Vecchio, Vasari Corridor, and the Duomo Cathedral. Set your own pace and take advantage of personalized attention from your guide for a fascinating introduction to the birthplace of the Renaissance.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$203.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Classic Florence Walking Tour

Get to know Florence on a private walking tour of the city with a knowledgeable guide. During this 2-hour exploration, discover the Renaissance city’s top sights as you cross bridges, walk along winding alleys, pass by medieval markets and see famous landmarks like Santa Maria del Fiore, aka the Duomo. This is a great way to get oriented with the city so you’ll know what sites you want to return to later.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$185.60 USD
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Florence Segway Tour

Explore the heart of the Renaissance by Segway on this 3-hour tour of Florence. Led by a local guide, you’ll pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce. Cover more ground than a walking tour as you hear the history behind this famous city from your guide. Headphones will also be provided so that you can hear the commentary more clearly as you glide through the streets. After three hours of exploration, your tour will conclude at its original departure point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$69.60 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Florence and Hills Full Day Sightseeing tour: top views and historic center including Accademia and Uffizi Galleries skip-the line visit

Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on a not to be missed full-day sightseeing tour. Led by a local guide, reach on a GT Bus the gorgeous Piazzale Michelangelo and the Etruscan town of Fiesole, the most beautiful panoramic spots overlooking the city. Skip the line at the famed Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, home of world-famous masterpieces as the Michelangelo’s David and the Birt of Venus by Botticelli. Then, explore the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the stunning Duomo complex. To upgrade your ticket, opt for an authentic Italian lunch at a local historic restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$126.44 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Heart of Florence Walking Tour

Experience some of the most well-known spots in Florence on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Explore Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Palazzo Vecchio. On your way, see the replica statue of Michelangelo’s 'David,' religious sites such as the Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni) and Orsanmichele, and beautiful architecture from buildings such as the Loggia del Bigallo and Loggia dei Lanzi.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$22.04 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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SEMI-PRIVATE: Florence by night and Uffizi

A unique night out with your personal guide and Florence as guests. Enjoy a nice walk through “Ponte Vecchio” bridge and the streets of the old centre, crossing close to the main highlights of the city, followed by an intimate visit to Uffizi Gallery will enable you to see our deep and incredible history of Florence and how it is chained with the power of De Medici family.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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