My name is Duccio Tiracorrendo, I am an archaeologist and a qualified tour private guide of Florence and its Province.
After the classical high school I spent five years at the University of Pisa, where I graduated in Classical Archaeology in 2006.
After graduating I continued my education, getting a Postgraduate Specialization diploma in Aegean Civilization at the same university.
During and after university I participated in numerous archaeological excavations, in Tuscany and elsewhere in Italy, dealing with the documentation of findings and the study of prehistoric, Etruscan, Roman and medieval contexts.
In 2011 I obtained a license to practice as an Official Tour Guide of Florence, passing a competition held by the Province of Florence. For several years I have been a member of the Associazione Nazionale Guide Turistiche and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association.
Along with my passion for antiquity and the great civilizations of the past I have cultivated that for my city, Florence, where I have the fortune to live and work every day.
Admiring Brunelleschi's dome from the hills, strolling along the banks of the Arno at sunset, lingering on Ponte Vecchio to watch the city are experiences I wish everyone to experience at least once in their lifetime.
If you want to share with me these interests, I will provide my skills and my passion so that your stay in Florence will remain engraved in your memory.
Do not hesitate to contact me, I hope to meet you soon!
The walking guided tour of Florence historic center . is the most immediate way to get to know the artistic and architectural richness of the city. Florence Historic Center is entirely inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, it retains a unique charm in the world, we'll find out by visiting the most famous places but also lesser known ones, rich in history and traditions. . Our Florence walking...
Uffizi Gallery Private Guided Tour . Designed by Giorgio Vasari for Duke Cosimo I de'Medici in the 16th century, the Uffizi Palace houses the most famous collection of paintings in the world. In an exhibition itinerary of over one hundred rooms, two floors of the building host paintings from the 12th to the 18th century, as well as a noteworthy collection of ancient Roman marbles. Today the Uffizi...
Michelangelo's David Statue is the protagonist of the Accademia Museum . The David statue was sculpted in Florence by a not yet thirty-year-old Michelangelo, it was transferred from Signoria Square to the Accademia Gallery only in 1873. It is incredible to think that this absolute masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture has spent almost four centuries of life in the open air before arriving in the ga...
Guided tour of the 'The Complex of the Cathedral' of Florence . located in the northern part of the original historic center, houses a single large museum complex called 'Il Grande Museo del Duomo' (The Great Cathedral Museum). It includes the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the remains of the former cathedral of Santa Reparata, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Giotto's Bell Tower, Brunelle...
Do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a personalized visit together according to your particular interests.Tel. [+39] 328 2592378
Wow! Duccio’s tour is phenomenal. We’ve taken a couple tours in Florence and we learned the most by far in this tour. Duccio is incredibly educated, well spoken, and knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Florence. He’s the best tour guide I’ve ever experienced with his calm ability to recount specific dates, minute details, and countless historical references.
Really informative and well-structured walking tour that hits a lot of high-interest and historical sights within a relatively small (and so, highly walkable) area of the city. We booked this tour as a private group that included my older parents, whose mobility can be a bit limited a times, and Duccio's pacing was perfect: we all learned so much, but without the tour leaving us too tired to keep exploring on our own afterwards!
This was the first tour we did in Florence and was the absolute best way to start our trip! Incredibly interesting and informative. Beautiful arch of the story and history of the city starting with the romans in piazza Della Republica and ending with the war bombing of the bridges on the Arno. Duccio was great!
He was very responsive and I'm glad to have gone on the tour with him. We went for about 2 hours and 15 minutes! I thoroughly enjoyed him as a tour guide, he is extremely knowledgable and is well studied. He is full of facts that goes beyond Florence. If you enjoy history and human geography, I would highly recommend booking with Duccio. Florence is more than historical sites given how rich the culture is and for its institutional background. Thank you again for the great tour!
Duccio was a great guide. It was a pleasure meeting him and showing me around Florence. I appreciated his passion for Florence and all of fun facts about the city that I didn’t know about. His walking tour would be great for first time visitors to Florence as well as people who have been to the city before. 10/10 would recommend and would do another tour with Duccio again. Grazie mille Duccio!
Duccio gave a tour that was a fantastic combination -- history (which was very helpful for context), architecture and art, and some memorable anecdotes. (For example, did you know the reason there's an unfinished stone ring under the Duomo dome? I do now!) Great tour!
He gave us a tour on academia gallery. He was very patinante about what he was telling us and a real story teller. Enjoyed the tour and will definitely use this guide again!
Duccio led our 1/2 day tour of the Accademia and highlights of Florence. We found him very knowledgeable. He never lacked for commentary and never consulted any notes. We will use him again and will recommend him to anyone who asks.
I visited Florence this summer with my extended family and was looking for a competent guide. I was lucky enough to find Duccio. He organized for us a spectacular 3-days visit. He took care of our reservations and did not require advance payment. We hired him for three hours a day but he did not mind to show us around other sites when the time was over. He gave us time to take pictures but, honestly, we were so captured by all that he had to say, that we took very few breaks. When I saw his curriculum on the web I expected a good service but his knowledge exceeded my expectations by far. He is very organized, efficient and friendly. Let him know about your background/knowledge of history and he will adjust his explanations so that you don't miss anything. We could not be happier. I'd say: look no further, you have just found one of the best guides in Florence!
My friend and I arrived at the Uffizi Gallery and were offered a tour which we accepted, and we could not have been more fortunate to have Duccio. Duccio is incredibly well versed and knowledgeable about all aspects of the gallery. His English was great (even if he doesn't think so). I would highly recommend booking with Duccio if you plan to visit the gallery, you will not be disappointed.
We are in Florence and on Thursday had a very informative and educational tour of the Accademia Galley where the famous Statue of David resides. The tour company is called Guide Florence Tour and the guide was Duccio Tiracorrendo who was extremely knowledgable, polite and patient. I'd highly recommend Duccio. Cheers Fons (Australia)
Duccio was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable and pleasantly answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this nice gentleman.
Thanks Duccio for an interesting excursion