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Florence - Charity in Medieval and Renaissance Florence

Charity in Medieval and Renaissance Florence

(49 reviews)
Florence city centre, Florence, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

Our brief excursus on Charity in Florence starts at the foot of Giotto’s bell tower and proceeds through the narrow streets to the square of San Martino where the focus will be on the Confraternity of the Buonomini di San Martino (the Good Men of Saint Martin) founded in 1442 and still active to this day.

Meet your local guide


The son of English and Italian parents, Bruce was educated in French schools and at the Italian University of Florence. His passion is history in general and Florentine history in particular. After spending several years working in international organizations on three different continents, then in the world of art auctions and artbook publishing, he returned to Florence where he thoroughly enjoys his profession as a tour guide, sharing his insights about the city’s fascinating history and heritage. Since 2004 he is a member of the International Council of Museums.

Bruce has been guiding since Mar 2017

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Florence with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Florence. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

KayCee C.

07 April 2021

Very interesting informative commentary

Lynn D.

07 April 2021

Found it very interesting - Bruce has really good knowledge to share.


07 April 2021

Nice tour

Patricia S.

07 April 2021

Bruce gave a fascinating history of Florence charities while actually featuring only 2 buildings!

Lyndsay A.

07 April 2021

So interesting just the right level of delivery I.e. not too academic but plenty of historic detail, funny and friendly. He brought the tour alive!

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