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Florence - Secrets of the Renaissance Revealed Part I

Secrets of the Renaissance Revealed Part I

(163 reviews)
Florence Centre, Florence, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Florence features many layers of architecture and art in plain view. Problem is: how to make heads or tails of it all. Come with me on a walk of discovery. Together we will view famous works of architecture and sculpture that are so often overlooked but just can’t wait to be revealed to you, as well as some off-the-usual-road hidden treasures in the city centre. We'll hear anecdotes relating to the buildings, the palaces and the families that lived and ruled Florence in them.

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 45 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

Olga P.

09 April 2021

Love all the history that Bruce covers. Did you know that this year is the 700th anniversary of Dante's death? We saw the church where he got married! This tour focused on the economic history of Florence (the guilds!), where it's money came from, but ended at the scpture of David, of course. Just terrific!

Margaret Anne W.

09 April 2021

I was very happy to ‘revisit virtually’ one of my favourite cities with such a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Thank you

Deb S.

09 April 2021

Very knowledgeable re history, art, and architecture. My first tour, and I enjoyed it.

Richard Z.

09 April 2021

Because of time commitments we had to spread this tour over two dates, but each one proved worthwhile. A serious student of Florentine history, Bruce brings the city to life.

Elizabeth H.

09 April 2021

A wonderful, informative tour. Great guide, so knowledgeable.

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