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Freya's Florence Tours

#20 of 312 Tours in Florence
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Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 50123, Florence, Italy
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+39 349 074 8907

Freya Middleton is a private tour guide of Florence with ten years of...

Freya Middleton is a private tour guide of Florence with ten years of experience. Renaissance Art History undergraduate and postgraduate degrees provide the solid foundation for her knowledge of the monuments and sites, and this, mixed with abundant enthusiasm, humour and a genuine love for Italy make Freya's Florence tours a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Specialising in all ages and covering artistic, historical and gastronomic interests. Full and half day options.

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Freya is an unbelievably great tour guide. The breadth of her knowledge is astounding. A native Australian, she has lived in Florence fir 16 years. She brings life to the art... read more

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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Freya is an unbelievably great tour guide. The breadth of her knowledge is astounding. A native Australian, she has lived in Florence fir 16 years. She brings life to the art and architecture she discusses and truly is meant for doing what she does. We were so fortunate to have her as our guide. My wife, 25 year old son... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took 3 tours, Sara was our Florence guide, Sasha was our Uffizi guide and Francesco was our guide for the Chianti road. Freya's is great and really well organized. We knew exactly what was going on and everyone was on time. Sara was incredibly knowledgeable and very passionate about Florence. It was a wonderful introduction to the city. Sashia... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was Anne who was fantastic. She was very accommodating and looked to get our 7 year involved by counting animal statues as we visited historical sites. The tour was 3 hours and started with seeing the statue of David at the galleria. Highly recommend this tour as a way to quickly see all the main sites of Florence... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We prearranged two tours with Freyas about a month before travelling to Italy. The first tour we did was the Florence overture tour with Helen. We started at the Accademia to see David and then took a stroll through Renaissance Florence. This tour was absolutely wonderful- Helen explained all the artwork and all the history and stories were so interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and four kids (17, 14, 11, 8) booked a Florence Overture Tour for Families with Joanna. We also included the Academia Gallery as part of the tour. Joanna did a great job engaging the kids for the three hours, offering 'find-it' games and talking to them in simple, but not demeaning, terms. There was SO much about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to book a last-minute "Florence Overture" tour with Freya's Florence Tours. Our guide Sarah was truly amazing - extremely knowledgeable, and very passionate about her city and its history. It was honestly one of the best experiences we had while in Florence. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting for the first time. So much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We got a private tour as a gift, led by Freya herself, and it was the absolute perfect start to our week-long vacation. Freya led me, my husband, and my parents (in their 70's) all around the city on foot educating us to the history and significance of the city and so many of its landmarks. The detail she shared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our family of three had a tour booked with Freya's Florence Tours. Our stay coincided with Florence's marathon but we were too excited to worry about how that may affect our time here. Sara arrived at our hotel early and ready to brave the crowds while determined not to let the barricades hinder our itinerary. Not only is Sara incredibly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We set this tour up from the US, before arriving in Florence, and the arranging of the tour was very simple and smooth. The 4 of us met our private guide at the Uffizi gallery, at the arranged time. Our guide was Helen, an art histian and artist, who gave us an excellent tour of about 2 hours and 45... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My husband and I travelled to Italy back in September and I booked two tours with Freya's Florence Tours a month in advance. The company was very easy to communicate with via email. They answered all my questions to help me choose the best tours for the 4 days that we were in Florence especially since we wanted to see... More 

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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