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Are you tired of big groups and lightening visits? Are you interested in the history of Florence but also in its modern and thrilling life? Then Fantastic Florence is definitely what you are looking for! Fantastic Florence aims to show you not only the places of historical and artistic interest (in Florence there are plenty of them), but also, and above all, it aims to let you know the real spirit of the city. We provide extremely high quality, yet fun and informal, fully guided tours of Florence, designed for small, independent and open-minded travelers. We would like our visitors to get familiar to the city and feel at home: the tourist is a guest, the guided tour is a nice and pleasant walk and the tour guide is a caring host. We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our guests, having a professional but relaxed approach and ensuring that every tour is entertaining, informative and utterly unique.
Ponte Santa Trinita is one of the most celebrated and elegant bridges in the world. Built in 1567 by the Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, Ponte Santa Trinita has always been overshadowed by its more illustrius neighbor Ponte Vecchio. On 8 August 1944, the bridge was destroyed during the German army’s retreat, but reconstructed in 1958 with stones taken from the original quarry.
Thanks to the photographer Mauro Macherelli.
A stunning view of Giotto’s tower in piazza Duomo. Isn’t it an unusual perspective?
The first stone was laid in 1334. After the death of Arnolfo di Cambio, who had already projected the cathedral, the works were supervised by the painter Giotto di Bondone. The bell tower of Florence was named after him. The characteristic colourful marbles are really astonishing: the white from Carrara, the green from Prato and the red from Siena. They are the colors of the three theological virtues: faith, hope and charity.
A special thanks goes to the photographer Mauro Macherelli.
Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Venus and Springtime, Lawrence the Magnificent, Galileo Galilei and Francesca wish you all a merry Christmas and fantastic holidays!
Big hugs to everyone from Firenze!