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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.