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Context Florence

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About Context Florence
Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and other specialists who organize over 300 different walks in 15 cities around the world. Florence teaches that art does not exist in a vacuum. Here in the churches, palaces, and other Renaissance-era institutions we encounter art in its original setting enveloped by social and political context.
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Expert-Led Night Tour of Florence
4 reviews
US$ 80.00 per adult
Expert-Led Private Florence City Orientation
US$ 57.00 per adult
Expert-Led Private Tour of Florence by Night
US$ 60.00 per adult
Expert-Led Private Tour of Florence's Uffizi Gallery
US$ 109.00 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour! Our guide Siro was incredibly knowledgeable of the history of each of the places we visited and was able to answer all of our questions. We learned so much about the Duomo and other cathedrals in Florence which we would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jliuanna
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Context Tours, “Michaelangelo in Florence”. I just don’t know how folks travel without access to Context Tours. They are just the best. Small groups of no more than 6, you and your docent dig deeply into whatever it is you are studying. I booked 5...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Having a degree in Art History (albeit a long time ago) I debated about a tour, figuring I could move through the museum on my own. I ended up deciding to book it because I thought my husband would get more out of it vs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janet R
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Outstanding tour. Helen made learning about the Medici fun and interesting. Wonderful way to learn about Florence in a small group. Worth the money.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Holly S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This was a wonderful way to get to know Florence upon arriving to the city. We were running late, and our guide waited patiently for us. There was only one other couple on the tour, so it was a very personal experience. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pam W
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of having Helen as our tour guide through the Uffizi. Talk about knowledge! And I don’t mean just the basics. As an artist herself, she has great insight into the sculptures and paintings she shows on the tour. She also knows...More

Thank Ardenas6
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This was a very unusual tour! Patrizia met us in Piazza della Repubblica and asked several questions about what we wanted out of the tour and then she amazingly tailored it to our personal food tastes and needs and interests. We went to the outdoor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane D
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This was one of the best things we did in Italy! Alan was a fantastic guide to our group of 4. He started out taking us to a rooftop coffee place to look at the city skyline and give us an overview. Then we crisscrossed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 635krism
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We had a delightful tour, Uffizi Gallery: Crash Course, with Pat(ricia) who's husband joined us. He was about to take the test for becoming a legitimate tour guide. There was in total four plus Pat and husband. Context targets people who want to know more...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JeffJ749
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We took 6 tours during our stay in Florence and this was the best by some distance! Siro was exceptional, he was enthusiastic and was able to translate complex ideas to a non-specialist audience in a clear and absolutely engaging manner. We left wishing we...More

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