Mornings in Florence

The Bargello Museum and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Michelangelo‘s poetic fury, Donatello‘s oddities, Florence’s pride, and St. Francis of Assisi’s humility. The Church of Rome’s excessive power, and the more despotic generations of the Medici family.

Passing through Dante Alighieri, Giotto, Filippo Brunelleschi, Galileo Galilei, and more great artists, poets, musicians, and writers.

Like John Ruskin, who wrote his fascinating guide “Mornings in Florence” at the end of the nineteenth century, ours will be a walk to admire the most significant (and lesser known) works of the Florentine fifteenth century gold season. We’ll see how this period of Florentine history affected the city, and how it has shaped the people, culture, and art of today.

We will conclude the experience with a visit to the Leather School of Santa Croce, one of the most prestigious institutions that carry on the ancient tradition of Florentine leather processing. The school was founded after WWII and today still educates future leather workers.

Tour duration: 5 hrs

Languages available: English – Italiano

Max size group: 8 people

The museums may have different schedules on Sunday and Monday. Please check with me.


Meeting and introducing the tour at a local café.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello – 2 hrs guided visit

Basilica di Santa Croce – 2 hrs guided visit

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cancelation policy

There is no cancelation fee up to 31 days before the tour.

There is a 25% fee for cancelations from 30 to 8 days before the tour.

There is a 50% fee if the reservation is canceled 7–1 days before the tour.

On the day of the experience or for no-shows, there is a 100% cancelation fee.