6 best excursions in Florence in Russian

Florence tours

Found 253 excursions in Florence in Russian with the current schedule for September and October 2022. Prices for fascinating walks with a guide from 20 euros. Choose your itinerary, read the descriptions and book tours in Italy online.

Florence, the capital of Tuscany and the former capital of the Italian Republic, was founded in 59 BC by Julius Caesar himself.

Florence is called the “Cradle of the Renaissance” for a reason. Great personalities lived and worked here, including Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, and Galileo.

I will take you on a tour of the city and show you the places of importance and the life of the locals.

Attractions in and around Florence

The Ponte Vecchio Golden Bridge

The Ponte Vecchio, which means “Old Bridge”, was built in 1345 on the site of an ancient bridge crossing that was swept away by a flood on the Arno River. The three-span footbridge is supported by wide stone arches resting on two powerful pylons. From shore to shore the bridge is densely built up with two-story houses of craftsmen, a few huts are situated on platforms overhanging the water.

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi encompasses an entire street overlooking Piazza della Signora. In the 16th century it was home to the offices of the town magistrate, the magistrate’s chambers, chapels, workshops and residences of Florence’s craftsmen’s guilds. At the will of Duke Cosimo I, the architect Giorgio Vasari rebuilt the buildings, combining them with a single facade into a complex that housed the artistic legacy of the Medici.

Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) was built from 1296 to 1436. Its appearance harmoniously combines the stylistics of the late Gothic and early Renaissance. In the XV century it was the largest Christian church in Europe. The huge dome that crowns the structure can be seen from anywhere in the city. At the base of its marble lantern is a circular balcony overlooking the historic center.

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Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria is the centuries-old center of Florence’s political life. It is dominated by the Palazzo Vecchio and its 94-metre high Arnolfo Tower. The palace has an equestrian monument to Duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de’ Medici by Giambologna.

Santa Maria Novella Basilica

The Basilica di Santa Maria Novella was founded in 1279 and was completed in the middle of the 14th century. The temple, which looks like a carved casket, is a mixture of Tuscan Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. The facades and interiors are finished in white marble, contrasting with the dark green serpentine.

Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio has served as the seat of government in Florence for more than seven centuries. The main building overlooking the Piazza della Signoria has become the city’s landmark. Construction began in 1299 on the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. In the cellars, the architects preserved several underground chambers of the ancient structure. These casemates were used as a prison.

Tourist reviews of popular excursions

Thank you so much Lydia for the tour of the Uffizi and the center of Florence! Not our first time visiting these places, but with such a first class guide, everything turned out meaningful and interesting! I would like to point out the excellent speech, the manner of narration, knowledge of the subject! Thank you! I recommend everyone! Alexander, Marina and Alexandra!

Interesting tour to get to know the “outback” of Italy and of course to explore the Italian culinary scene. The wonderful views of Tuscany combined with the taste of Italian wine and a completely fabulous dinner in a popular restaurant with national food left the best impressions! Thank you, Gulia.

Super interesting tour with a wonderful guide Lidia will give you a diverse experience of Florence and the masterpieces of the Galleria dell’Accademia. We can only recommend to other tourists!

It was very comfortable and fascinating with Shorena. The time flew by unnoticed. She helped with all the organizational issues. What is also important, Shorena is a very nice person to talk to. Thank you for Florence!

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I booked a tour for my mom and her friend. They were very pleased with it and told me to write a review. They were first time in Florence, they are not the most experienced travelers. The tour was very good, but they were met at the train station, they were taken everywhere, told and shown where they can try the best steaks. Thank you so much!

We went to the Pitti Palace with our wonderful guide, Alexandra. She has an excellent understanding of art and infects others with her energy. The tour exceeded our expectations.

We aggregate Russian-speaking tours of tour operators, travel agencies and private guides in Florence. We compare similar excursion programs by reviews, rating, cost and recommend the best suggestions.

6 best excursions in Florence in Russian

Excursions in Florence

Florence is worthwhile to get to know its history, locals and stroll through its beautiful streets. We present the most popular city tours in Florence in Russian.

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Florence by the eyes of Florentines

The sightseeing tour in Russian lasts 2.5 hours and helps you learn how modern life in Florence is arranged. You will get acquainted with popular restaurants and cafes, visit places where Florentines like to come, and see hidden signs of the past in the streets of the city.

Price . The walking tour costs 27€.

Irina : “I really enjoyed the tour! I was in the city only one day, but after such an interesting and fascinating story about Florence I wanted to come back again.”

Florence Cathedral Tours

The tour goes through the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Photo: alexazabache / unsplash.com.

Non-tourist Florence.

An easy, fascinating walk through Florence is geared toward those who are tired of dry, over-saturated fact-filled tours. Walk through the narrow streets, through the central squares, the historic marketplace, and see the city from a non-tourist perspective. An experienced guide will introduce you to Florence’s street art and the tricks of local restaurants. Find out where to eat delicious and inexpensive in Florence.

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Price . A walking tour costs 25€.

G-k2008 : “The narration about the city, the places we passed, its founders was very interesting. Everything went in the same breath, two hours flew by like one minute.”

Non-tourist tours in Florence

The tour begins from the church of Santa Maria Novella. Photo: pom’ / flickr.com.

The Uffizi – a journey through time

Do you want to see one of the world’s finest collections of masterpieces? Take a guided tour of the magnificent Uffizi Gallery and learn about the history of the most famous paintings, the Renaissance mentality, talented artists, and famous collectors. The walk through the halls of the museum is 2.5 hours.

Price . The tour costs 30 €.

Marina: “I recommend the guide to everybody. She had an in-depth knowledge of the material will not leave anyone indifferent! The Uffizi Gallery is a place you want to visit more than once.

Group and private tours in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Photo: d3lmekyo / unsplash.com.

A stroll through Florence through the millennia

A city with a legendary history doesn’t immediately reveal its secrets. The tour of Florence in Russian begins near the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, where Dante was baptized, and lasts 2.5 hours. You will visit Republic Square, see the monumental palaces of Florentine nobility, ancient monuments and the famous Uffizi Gallery.

Price . A walking tour for 1-10 people costs 155€.

Anna : “I like it when the guide leads the tour without regard to time and answers all questions. The tour is non-linear and extensive. It feels like a good knowledge base. It was very interesting and beautiful.

Russian tours in Florence

Tourist Florence in the summer season. Photo: maximesteckle / unsplash.com.

Florence Cathedral.

In the famous Duomo many people want to get in, so the ticket office of the cathedral often lines up. To save time, buy an entrance ticket in advance and visit the museum, the baptistery and Giotto’s bell tower. Together with a guide you will admire one of the main attractions of Florence. See the huge dome, colorful frescoes and marble sculptures of the cathedral.

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Price . Ticket and express tour of the cathedral are 29 €.

Yuriy M. : “Amazingly beautiful cathedral. One of the big pluses is the open area on the dome. Usually such sites are closed with bars, and here you can enjoy the view of Florence without interference.

Florence sightseeing tours

View from the roof of Florence Cathedral. Photo: georgepotter / unsplash.com.

Time entrance ticket to Michelangelo’s “David”

Every traveler who comes to Florence seeks to see the priceless paintings of the Florentine masters and the original of the famous statue of David. However, there is an obstacle on the way to Michelangelo’s creation – there are almost always long lines at the Galleria dell’Accademia. To avoid wasting time and nerves, buy your ticket in advance!

Price . An online ticket costs 21€.

Anton : “The entrance ticket really helped us get through the queue faster. It gives more time to visit other places. Glad we did it.”

Trips to the museums of Florence

Statue of David in the Galleria dell’Accademia. Photo: georgepotter / unsplash.com.

Florence sightseeing tips

  • The Tuscan capital is home to about a third of Italy’s cultural heritage. Take your time and set aside more time to explore the museums and historical monuments!
  • If you come to the city for the first time you can enjoy a guided tour of Florence. The Russian-speaking guide will tell you about the main sights and give you useful tips – where to eat in Florence, how to save money on entertainment and public transportation.
  • The historical part of the city is not designed for bus tours. You will have to walk a lot, so choose comfortable shoes and clothes. For walks in the summer, cover your shoulders. Italy is hot and easy to get burnt.
  • Get tickets in advance. During peak tourist season, queues take up a lot of time and energy.
  • Group tours with a typical program are cheaper than individual tours. If you want to have an unforgettable experience and see a non-tourist Florence, take a guided tour on Tripster and Sputnik.
  • There are many free attractions in the city: the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte, Piazza della Signoria, the Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella pharmacy museum, and the Alessandro Bagnai contemporary art gallery.
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Russian tours in Florence

San Lorenzo Basilica inside. Photo: Peter K Burian / wikimedia.org.

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