The Jewish Heritage (3 Hours )

Florence, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy • Wheelchair Accessible

Description

Explore the roots of an ancient communityWhat was life for the Jewish people in Florence when Botticelli painted the Primavera? Or at Galileo's time? And what is the Jewish community like in Florence today? Florencetown brings you the complete story of Florence from the Jewish perspective, told by an art historian of Jewish origin, Her vast knowledge and storytelling provide an insider's view of Jewish Florence not found in the guidebooks. The tour starts from the beautiful Synagogue, continuing through the Jewish cemetery and museum, onto the former ghetto and first neighborhood of the Jewish Community in Florence.

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Great Service

By: Mel


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2015

We the guides and drivers were on-time , extremely courteous and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

FlorenceTown did an excellent job!

By: BobandLacey


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2016

Our travel agent used Florencetown to arrange a city tour, museum tours, and a day trip to Vinci. In every case the personnel were quite professional, spoke very good English, and the guides were quite knowledgeable of both art and history. Kudos especially to Mario, who arranged the individual excursions, who was always available even after normal business hours, and who even brought us a sack of fresh cherries which he had picked the day before. Florence town had several other excursions and experiences which I might try on our next trip to Florence, and I'm sure that they could arrange customized experiences if we asked.
Travel Advisor:  Claudia Austin

Outstanding service

By: Dave23


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2016

When using a tour service, the experience always boils down to the individual tour guide. We were lucky enough to have Vanessa as our Florence tour guide for 2 days. She was energetic and passionate about her hometown. We were a group of 11 (including 4 teenagers) and she kept all of us engaged for the entire time she was with us! Because we were on a private tour, we were able to have Vanessa show us sights not on the normal tour circuit...best gelato in Florence, local markets and local food tasting, best places to but leather, etc. Of course, we also visited the must sees (Accademia, Uffizi, Duomo, etc) and loved all that we learned. Thank you Venessa for showing us your city!!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Braun

Chianti wine tour

By: Chianti wine tour


Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2017

Very good. The guide, Mattel, spoke English very well and was knowledgeable
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry

Italy tour operator florence

By: pk


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

She was so cute and knowledgeable of the city. You could tell she really loves her job. She was very personable also. She spoke many languages and English without a accent. At the end we wanted to bring her home with us. She has never been to America.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Loss

Florencetown

By: Campbells


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Florencetown was very creative and accommodating to meet our requests. Their guides, and tours were extremely enjoyable. They were a great help in making our time in Tuscany memorable, enjoyable. Everything they set up for us was fantastic.
Travel Advisor:  Shameeron Paur

Bus Tours from Florence

By: JKS


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2017

We enjoyed both the Chianti and Tuscany tours -- very informative, beautiful scenery, terrific food and wines.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

Florence

By: RC


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018

We really had a great trip. Accomodations were extremely nice and comfortable. The tour guides we worked with were friendly and very committed to ensuring we were satisfied with our experience. We learned a lot and our trip was more enjoyable than had we planned ourselves.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Winsberg

Wonderful trip to Cinque Terre

By: Marianne


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

Marco was an awesome guide, full of knowledge. He went above and beyond to be sure we had a great experience.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Sullivan