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Context Florence

Via Albero 15, Florence, Italy
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Fresco Painting Workshop in Florence
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Introduction to Florence: Evening Walking Tour
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Via Albero 15, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
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"casa buonarroti"
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"uffizi tour"
in 11 reviews
"small group"
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"subject matter"
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"architectural highlights"
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"outstanding tour"
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"phd in art history"
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"family tour"
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"evening walking tour"
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"larger tour"
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"twilight tour"
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"greater appreciation"
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"florentine experience"
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"medici family"
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"ear pieces"
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"deep knowledge"
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"intimate tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you take a Context tour, you just expect that it will be excellent so I never feel a need to review it for others. However, sometimes you come across such a great guide that you want fellow travelers to have the benefit of this...More

Thank SelbyDale
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helen took us to five or six artists' workshops/shops in the area of Piazza Santo Spirito. They all did very different work, so it was really interesting. She is so knowledgeable about the subject and knew all of the artisans personally or professionally. It was...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very pleased to find Context Travel and to take two of their tours in Florence. We really liked our tour guide Siro Chini who is a very sincere, brilliant and most of all proud of his city of Florence. We learned so much...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We had an outstanding tour of this massive museum with Cornelia. Very smart and highly educated. Did an excellent job by starting with pre-renaissance religious works And then working thru important paintings ending with da Vinci. Took extra time to finish. Long tour packed with...More

Thank jeffgV6814WC
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The tour was a perfect day in Tuscany to see the beautiful countryside and visit a winery. Our drive was very accomodating and the docent very knowledgeable and fun. The estate was beautiful, and the best part was the tasting afterward which was ample and...More

Thank MargaretBhappy
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Got fascinated by Florence town because of Assasin's creed. To know the history of the Medici this tour was perfect. Palazza vacchio tour is all about Medici family history, their thinking , their ways and of course their power. Lazio (docent) was very well read...More

Thank Ashish S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Context travel has a perfect list of tours for the intellectually curious ones. I ended up going to the Palazzo Vecchio tour. I must admit that I didn't have any much idea of what I was getting into. But my guide Siro, who belongs to...More

Thank raksha_rao
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My husband, fifteen year old son and I recently visited Florence and took the Michelangelo in Florence tour through Context Travel. Our guide Helen was exceptional. She was warm, funny, and highly knowledgeable about both the subject matter and the town of Florence, itself. I...More

Thank suzsolon
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Siro Chini led my husband and I on a tour of the Medici: Portrait of a Family. This was a fascinating tour where we learned a lot. The tour included San Marco, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, and Medici Chapels. My husband and I were extremely interested in...More

Thank freddieNewYorkCity
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

A very satisfying experience! Siro took us for a three-hour stroll around central Florence, pointing out and discussing the historical, cultural and architectural highlights of everything we saw. Siro is well-educated, professional, patient and "gentile" -- a perfect companion to bring depth and understanding. We...More

Thank LA_Rough_Rider
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear LA_Rough_Rider, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Context walk in Florence. I will be sure to tell Siro how much you enjoyed your time with him and how he helped shape the rest of your stay in Florence....More

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one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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