The Great Basilicas

Among the monuments that you can admire in Florence stand out the great basilicas

impressive architectural complexes that preserve precious works of art.

To get to know the city better, I propose to combine the guided walking tour of Florence with a visit to one of the following large churches, which traditionally form the identity pole around which the life of the various districts of Florence has developed.

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Santa Croce

“Temple of Italian glories” as Foscolo wrote in his Sepurchres, the Basilica of Santa Croce (the Holy Cross) is the most important Franciscan church in Florence. . Giotto painted in Santa Croce some of his greatest masterpieces and the French writer Stendhal felt such an emotion in visiting it to bring back a 'syndrome' that still bears his name. Mostly known for the monumental tombs o...

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Guided Tour of Santo Spirito Church

The church of Santo Spirito, guided tour . It gave the name to an entire district of the Oltrarno, is the result of an ambitious project by Filippo Brunelleschi. The square in front of it, animated by a market and buzzing with people at any time of day or night, is one of the liveliest in Florence. . The visit of this fascinating district will make you discover some of the most important arti...

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Santa Maria Novella

In 1279 the Dominican friars began to build a new sanctuary in place of the small church of Santa Maria delle Vigne, assigned to them a few decades earlier when they arrived in Florence for the first time. Thus the basilica of Santa Maria Novella was born. Its elegant facade, designed by the architect Leon Battista Alberti, is a harmonious synthesis of Gothic and Renaissance style. . Sober and ele...

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San Lorenzo

Guided tour of San Lorenzo Basilica, the first cathedral of Florence . Founded in 393 AD by St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan, the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica of St Lawrence) has been the first cathedral of Florence. Today there is nothing left of the original ancient church: today's basilica is the result of the last major reconstruction work carried out in the fifteenth century under the impuls...

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Maria W.

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!

Fariba S

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!

Cameron T

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.

Fons C

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)

Diane B

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