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Florence tour art, alchemy and spirituality.

The walking tour was designed to make you discover historical and anecdotal points in Florence that go beyond the classic tours; in fact together we will discover a part of Florence, of the medieval period, which developed thanks to the religious orders. We will discover how these Religious Orders of the 13th century they have Christianized and brought art closer to spirituality, but above all how they have been able to preserve and pass on the ancient craft of apothecaries, one of the seven Florentine Major Arts.

per adult from




2 to 3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
    • Entry/Admission - Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Piazza Santa Croce
    • Entry/Admission - Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata
    • Entry/Admission - Piazza San Marco
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza di Santa Croce 16 Piazza di Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence Italy

    From this point the ns. tour, right here I will make you discover the historical importance of the p.zza and the religious order that lived the conventual complex of Santa Croce.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata, Via Cesare Battisti, Florence Italy

    In this place we will discover together how the history of the square intertwines with a religious order born in Florence; but we will also admire Brunelleschi's first architectural structure.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 50129, Florence Italy

    In this P.zza I will tell you the story of how this place is linked to another religious order and why it became one of the most important in Florence, linked both to the Medici family but also to the art of the Medici and Speziali (an ancient Florentine major art). ).

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Santa Maria Novella, Florence Italy

    Here we will conclude our tour (exactly inside the Antica Pharmacy) where we will admire the structure of the convent complex and the religious order that lived there, but above all the ancient knowledge of the art of the Medici and Apothecaries was developed and enriched, creating the oldest European pharmacy, still in use today.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Via della Scala 16, 50123, Florence Italy

    Here the ns. walk where you can do vs. buy with industry consultants and also make tastings of their products. Still inside the pharmacy it will be possible to admire several frescoed rooms and the vasistica of the 400 and 500 typical of the pharmacies of the time.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza di Santa Croce, 15, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Officina Profumo - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Via della Scala, 16, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Alessio Alioto

Activity ID: V-217564P1

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