Other City Tours in Italy
We are happy to arrange private tours of other cities in Italy. Here are a few options to consider.
A typical three-hour long morning or afternoon tour of Siena city would include external visits of its principal monuments, including: Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico (if interior visited requires admission), the Basilica of San Domenico and Banchi di Sotto and Sopra (the main walking routes.) The Duomo (Cathedral) would also be visited inside (if visited in September requires admission as floor is uncovered and a sight to behold).
For an additional cost you also might see, for example, the frescoes of Good and Bad Government inside Palazzo Pubblico, and the Santa Maria della Scala archaeological museum.
In a three-hour tour of Florence you will need first to decide whether to see its famous art museums, such as the Uffizi, Accademia and Bargello, with or without a guide. A guided visit of the Uffizi, for example, while offering a personal insight into famous collection of artworks, will occupy at least half of the allotted tour time. On the other hand, you can visit Michelangelo's David and still have time to see some other sites as well.
Other principal sites of Florence you might consider visiting with a guide, in addition to or instead of the art museums, include the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) and Baptistry, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio. Not all of these are do-able in a single tour. A longer visit might also include Dante's house, Palazzo Medici, Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, and Orsanmichele.
Rome (3 or 4 hour tours)
Generally we recommend Rome be seen in two half-day tours: One of these dedicated to the city's ancient history and corresponding sites, including the Forum, Colosseum and Pantheon, for example. The other dedicated to the Vatican complex, including St Peter's Cathedral, the Vatican Museum, and the Sistine Chapel. The second option is best contemplated only as a four-hour tour.
Venice (2 or 4 hour tours)
Two hour tours generally concentrate on the political and religious heart of Venice: Piazza San Marco, with explanation of main buildings surrounding the piazza and visit to interior of cathedral and Doge’s palace, during the visit of which you cross the bridge of sighs connecting the Doge’s palace to its dungeons.
Four hour tours could continue on to add the churches of San Giovanni and Paolo (gothic), the Church of the Miracles (Rennaissance), the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto bridge, or the famous Chiesa dei Frari, or other choices to be decided with the client.
Other Cities in Italy
Other Cities in Italy
We have guides in some other well-known cities like Assisi and Cortona. If you would like to tour in another city, please let us know and we will send you the contact information for the guide.