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Context Florence

Via Albero 15, Florence, Italy
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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 exist in a vacuum. Here in the churches, palaces, and other Renaissance-era institutions we encounter art in its original setting enveloped by social and political context.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Via Albero 15, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
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"casa buonarroti"
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"small group"
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"uffizi tour"
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"subject matter"
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"architectural highlights"
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"family tour"
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"phd in art history"
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"evening walking tour"
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"larger tour"
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"twilight tour"
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"greater appreciation"
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"florentine experience"
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"ear pieces"
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"deep knowledge"
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"intimate tour"
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"native florentine"
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"medici family"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The tour was a perfect day in Tuscany to see the beautiful countryside and visit a winery. Our drive was very accomodating and the docent very knowledgeable and fun. The estate was beautiful, and the best part was the tasting afterward which was ample and...More

Thank MargaretBhappy
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Got fascinated by Florence town because of Assasin's creed. To know the history of the Medici this tour was perfect. Palazza vacchio tour is all about Medici family history, their thinking , their ways and of course their power. Lazio (docent) was very well read...More

Thank Ashish S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Context travel has a perfect list of tours for the intellectually curious ones. I ended up going to the Palazzo Vecchio tour. I must admit that I didn't have any much idea of what I was getting into. But my guide Siro, who belongs to...More

Thank raksha_rao
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My husband, fifteen year old son and I recently visited Florence and took the Michelangelo in Florence tour through Context Travel. Our guide Helen was exceptional. She was warm, funny, and highly knowledgeable about both the subject matter and the town of Florence, itself. I...More

Thank suzsolon
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Siro Chini led my husband and I on a tour of the Medici: Portrait of a Family. This was a fascinating tour where we learned a lot. The tour included San Marco, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, and Medici Chapels. My husband and I were extremely interested in...More

Thank freddieNewYorkCity
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A very satisfying experience! Siro took us for a three-hour stroll around central Florence, pointing out and discussing the historical, cultural and architectural highlights of everything we saw. Siro is well-educated, professional, patient and "gentile" -- a perfect companion to bring depth and understanding. We...More

Thank LA_Rough_Rider
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear LA_Rough_Rider, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Context walk in Florence. I will be sure to tell Siro how much you enjoyed your time with him and how he helped shape the rest of your stay in Florence....More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I unfortunately cannot recommend Context Tours. We tried to use them for Florence, but after several emails, the company couldn't get the guide to be flexible to add a Church to sightseeing agenda. (We didn't want to spend 3 hours in the Uffizi, we thought...More

Thank nycdoyle
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience with Context in Italy. Though it's always more pleasant to receive rave reviews, it's comments like yours that help us maintain our high standards and keep our amazing reputation as a...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

This was our second tour with Context Travel docents, and again our guide did a fantastic job of leading us through a city rich with art, architecture, history, and culture in a way that made it digestible and interesting and relevant -- even to our...More

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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