Discover the best treasures of Florence with this walking tour! Starting from your hotel, this exciting day tour initiates with the Cathedral where you will see the Campanile.
Capture the Beauty of Florence with a Professional Photographer
Imagine yourself walking around Florence, the city of Renaissance, with an expert photographer taking great pictures and visiting beautiful places while enjoying fabulous food and Italian culture. Experience Florence in the morning or in the afternoon with a native Florentine who will teach you how to create beautiful photos in the city where the Renaissance was born.
Highlights include: From Pitti Palace a walk in Boboli’s Garden then to Signoria Square through Ponte Vecchio (along the Vasari corridor), Orsanmichele, Repubblica square, Duomo square and S. Trinita Bridge. Your Florence Photography Walking Tour ends at S.Trinita Bridge.
- how to use light and shadows, colours and forms in a creative way
- how to use photographic techniques to create your personal vision
- how to get the best photos in every situation
- how to be always ready to capture the moment
Boboli’s Garden on the back of Pitti Palace based on a design by Niccolò Tribolo began to take shape in 1549 when the Medici family acquired the palace but the work continued until 1650; it is a typical Italian garden, less formal than French but still spectacular placed on a hill with a view of the town.
Signoria Square has been the central point of the political life through the centuries with Palazzo Vecchio, the fortress-like city hall, the huge Fountain of Neptune by Ammannati and all the statues like Michelangelos David and the ones in the Loggia dei Lanzi make it like a sort of an outdoor gallery.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge was built in XIV century to replace an earlier bridge destroyed by flood and housed butchers, grocers and other merchants before Ferdinando I decided to threw out butchers and the others merchants to install goldsmiths and jewellers who are still there.
Repubblica Square marks the site of the ancient forum, the core of the original Roman settlement and, now the home of Florence most fashionable and expensive cafés like Paszkowsky and still the centre of the life in the town.
Orsanmichele has a long story: 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.
S. Trinita Bridge was built in its elegant curves by Ammannati in XVI century, probably using Michelangelos drawings, but was rebuilt in 1952, using again the original stones, after being destroyed during second world war.