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Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3061FLR_PH2
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 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 and S. Trinita Bridge.

Your Florence Photography Walking Tour ends at S.Trinita Bridge.

Some of the things you will learn:
  • 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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pitti Palace, central Florence
Departure Time:
April 01 to October 31
8:00am
November 01 to March 31
9:30am
Return Details:
Concludes at S.Trinita bridge

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Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges

Florence Photography Walking Tour: Palaces, Palazzos and Bridges
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Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • Professional photographer guide
Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Camera and film
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Participants must have a basic knowledge of their camera
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions and the route may be changed based on local conditions
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Itinerary:
Boboli's Garden on the back of Pitti Palace based on a desing 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 Michelangelo’s David and the ones in the Loggia dei Lanzi makes it like a sort of an outdoor gallery.

Ponte Vecchio 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 jewelers who are still there.

Repubblica Square marks the site of the ancient forum, the core of the original Roman settlement and, now home of Florence most fashionable and expensive cafés like Paszkowsky and still the center 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 Michelangelo’s drawings, but was rebuilt in 1952, using again the original stones, after being destroyed during second world war.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: David H, June 2014

In spite of the cost I think this tour was exceptional value for money. My guide, Simone, was able to discuss both the technical and aesthetic sides of what makes a great photograph. As well as providing interesting historical information about the areas we were photographing we were able to seek out some of the lesser known spots for taking photographs. I now know so much more about how to assess a subject and how to approach taking photographs I feel I have come away from my holiday with some really great shots instead of just snapshots. I would very highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in capturing their holiday in photographs.

Reviewed by: Suzzanna F, October 2012

Simone was excellent. He reminded us that we have to 'look' at things - take that first 'snap shot' then think about what was it that caught your attention in the first place and then take photo's 'from the heart' :) He also provided a great introduction to Florence and some of the more technical aspects of using our camera's (he's a great teacher)! I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in photography. My photo's turned a corner after this tour with him.

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