Florence Walking Tours
Art and Museum Tours

Your Own Italy offers you the opportunity to explore the most important and beautiful art in Florence. All our Florence Walking Tours are private tours for your group only, accompanied by an expert, licensed, English-speaking guide. See details below and contact us for additional information and customization.
Round framed painting of the Holy Family in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Making our way through the piazza della signoria and its beautiful outdoor sculptures, we will discuss the rise of the medici, originally modest wool merchants, and learn how the prominence of trade gave rise to tremendous wealth and the development of a flourishing middle class. The tour will continue at the adjacent Uffizi Gallery. The Uffizi complex was built in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name “uffizi,” or offices. Cosimo planned to display a series of masterpieces from the Medici collection in one room, but over the...

Statue of Intertwined bodies at the Galleria dell 'Accademia in Florence

The tour begins at the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David (a copy of which is in its original position in the Piazza della Signoria), his St. Matthew, and his Prisoners (or Slaves). The Museum dell’ Opera contains sculptures from the nearby Cathedral, among which is Michelangelo’s Florence Pieta’ (or Deposition), with a bearded figure assumed to be a self-portrait. The Museum also boasts the original panels of Ghiberti’s Baptistry doors, as well as Donatello's rare wooden sculpture of Mary Magdalene the Penitent, from 1453. The Bargello, a former barracks and prison, holds other...