"Everything about Florence seems to be coloured with a mild violet, like diluted wine." − Henry James
Also known as the "City of Lillies" because of its magnificent flowers, Florence boasts some of the world's most stunning architecture, paintings and sculptures of Medieval and Renaissance periods. We explore Florence's artistically rich, public squares where people have gathered for centuries (and still do). We also venture off the-beaten path into lesser-known but beautiful sites in the city which may not be in your guide books.
Florence was home to: Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, and many more exceptional figures in Italian history. With your guide's company, you'll come to learn why Florentines love their city and why Michelangelo himself proclaimed the east entry doors of the Baptistery of St. John, "The Gates of Paradise."