Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and enjoy special access to Florence's hidden treasures on this behind-the-scenes journey.

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 The famous Duomo or cathedral in Florence, featuring the campanile, Baptistery, and Brunelleschi's Dome  Palazzo Vecchio in the evening  Visitors outside the renowned Uffizi Gallery. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy  Art work at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Credit: Art Kowalsky / Alamy.com  Botticelli's <i>The Birth of Venus</i> in the Uffizi in Florence  View of the Uffizi and the Vasari Corridor, which spans the Ponte Vecchio  The Ponte Vecchio, the renowned bridge in Florence crossing the Arno. Credit: Bart Parren  The iconic Duomo in Florence  Doors by Ghiberti at the Baptistery in Florence  The Palazzo Davanzati, which reflects the decor of a Renaissance home.  Credit: Hemis/Alamy  A leather artisan at work  Sightseeing in Florence with Ponte Vecchio in background  Villa Medici  Panoramic view of Florence

Insider's Florence

8 days from $4,495

Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and enjoy special access to Florence's hidden treasures on this behind-the-scenes journey.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

I learned an amazing amount, met many wonderful people and was more than impressed with the professional organization of the tour. A splendid experience! 

- Richard S.

This is the perfect trip for the serious traveler – who wants an in-depth view of Florence, not the typical tour. The tour provides both an artistic and historical prospective with visits to unique sites. 

- Susan F.

If you have any interest in Renaissance art, and in Florence, do not miss this tour. It is splendid from beginning to end.

- Kathleen A.

This tour far exceeded my wildest expectations.

- Donna F.

The trip exceeded our expectations. It got better every day. Each day we would think "how can they top this?" but they always did.

- Martha S.

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Nov 12 - 19, 2016 Departure
Elaine Ruffolo

Elaine Ruffolo

Elaine Ruffolo lives in Florence and holds a master's degree in art history from Syracuse University. She has led many Smithsonian Journeys tours in Italy and her insider’s knowledge and appreciation of Florence brings added depth to any experience. Elaine looks forward to showing Smithsonian Journeys travelers the boundless opportunities to see and study the finest artistic achievements of the Renaissance while in Florence.