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Context Florence

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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...more
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Via Albero 15, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
+39 080 0691 6036
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a wonderful way to get to know Florence upon arriving to the city. We were running late, and our guide waited patiently for us. There was only one other couple on the tour, so it was a very personal experience. Our guide was...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of having Helen as our tour guide through the Uffizi. Talk about knowledge! And I don’t mean just the basics. As an artist herself, she has great insight into the sculptures and paintings she shows on the tour. She also knows...More

Thank Ardenas6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very unusual tour! Patrizia met us in Piazza della Repubblica and asked several questions about what we wanted out of the tour and then she amazingly tailored it to our personal food tastes and needs and interests. We went to the outdoor...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the best things we did in Italy! Alan was a fantastic guide to our group of 4. He started out taking us to a rooftop coffee place to look at the city skyline and give us an overview. Then we crisscrossed...More

Thank Kris M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We had a delightful tour, Uffizi Gallery: Crash Course, with Pat(ricia) who's husband joined us. He was about to take the test for becoming a legitimate tour guide. There was in total four plus Pat and husband. Context targets people who want to know more...More

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We took 6 tours during our stay in Florence and this was the best by some distance! Siro was exceptional, he was enthusiastic and was able to translate complex ideas to a non-specialist audience in a clear and absolutely engaging manner. We left wishing we...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed May 31, 2018

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
Reviewed May 28, 2018

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
Reviewed May 25, 2018

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

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed April 16, 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

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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