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Exclusive Connection Tours

Florence, Italy
About Exclusive Connection Tours
Lucia Montuschi, founder and owner of Exclusive Connection Tours, is a graduate of the University of Florence with a Ph.D in Art History.Exclusive Connection offers daily a very unique experience in Florence: tours led by qualified experienced guides, small groups, intimate atmosphere, slow paced tours, reserved tickets to avoid long queues.Exclusive guides are not only licenced tour guides, have a passion for art and culture, they are natives connected with the city where they are born and raised as docents and professors with many years of experience.
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Walking Tour: The Forbidden Florence

Discover with us a "secret and forbidden Florence" through the intriguing and curious stories of women and men, Madonnas and Gentlemen, who roamed the streets and alleys of Florence.

The route goes through the city center and many main sights, such as the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. A fun, captivating, and, above all, surprising stroll. We will start the tour talking about weddings and contracts, the lawful and the unlawful, vices and pleasures of a city from the time of the Medicis to when the city became the capital of Italy. Delightful and “beautiful” stories of distinguished men.

Our journey, enlivened by gossip, anecdotes and stories, will end in one of the historic cafes in the city, in the enchanting setting of the Piazza della Signoria.Here you can taste a cocktail invented in Florence by Count Camillo Negroni, which still today bears his name . Moreover, you will learn its story and special recipe!
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2 hours
from US$97.71

Florence Street Art & Food

See Florence off-the-beaten-path and discover the New Florentine Renaissance: the Street Art that you see in the streets, on the walls and the signs around the city center.

This is not the classic Florence walking tour: come with us to the Oltrarno, on the other side of the Arno river, and experience the real Firenze, its street food, wine windows and street art.

We will mix art with food which, when in Florence, are always a perfect match, and learn about the Oltrarno and its artists.

The Street Art & Food tour will last about 3 hours and, after 5 food stops, we are sure you will be satisfied.
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3 hours
from US$142.24

First time in Florence small group tour

If this is your first time in Florence, this is the tour for you! A local and experienced tour guide will walk you through mazelike cobblestone medieval streets to show you the many landmarks of the city. Please note that this tour will start with min 2 pax.
We will meet in Repubblica Square, the real heart of the city, and then proceed to the immortal Duomo square where we will admire its Baptistery, Giotto's belltower and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
We will then pass through the mazelike medieval neighborhood, which is going to take us to Dante's house. From there we will emerge into the elegant Signoria square where the city hall is located.
Next to this square, there is the magnificent Uffizi Gallery, which will lead to the Lungarno Avenue and the Ponte Vecchio Bridge where you will be dazzled by its numerous jewelry shops.
In just two hours, we will see the most famous landmarks of the city also known as the cradle of the Renaissance. An ideal tour to get to know the city.
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2 hours
from US$103.22

Master Craftsman shops and Michelangelo experience, small group tour

Walking Tour in the Oltrarno to discover the artisans' workshops and Michelangelo's Crucifix in Santo Spirito. Please note that this tour will start with a minimum of 2 participants.
An irresistible tour that you won’t want to miss, where you will meet with people who still embody the true Florentine character between fantasy and genius, intuition and originality.
The tour begins in the spectacular Piazza Pitti, from which you will be able to assist at the creation of the famous marbled Florentine paper of a long-standing tradition that is used in a vast variety of designs and colors.
Afterwards we will proceed to a unique Florentine mosaic workshop and learn about this technique.
Our exploration leads us then to the charming and picturesque Piazza Santo Spirito. We will enter the beautiful Church of Santo Spirito where we will admire a crucifix, carved by Michelangelo.
After fully enjoying this masterpiece, we will top this experience with a final stop at a workshop of a craftsman.
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2 hours
from US$116.99

Afternoon small group street art tour

Tour for art lovers with a special eye to contemporary developments. This tour starts where the morning Street Art & Food tour ended but attendance to the morning one is not necessary to understand and fully appreciate this visit. Please note that this tour will start with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 8.

We will explore the Oltrarno neighborhood and cross to the other side of the river to end in Santa Maria Novella. Through off the beaten streets we will discover the lively and active world of local artists. The tour will end at the Street Levels Gallery, one of the key centers for all of the Street Artists living or simply passing from Florence.
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3 hours
from US$123.86
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Nicole W wrote a review Jul 2020
Biel-Benken, Switzerland10 contributions11 helpful votes
Cora with are brilliant historical background showed us and our 2 sons, 17 & 19 years old, the history from Florence from middle age up to 20th century, presented famous personalities of Florence, introduced us in the construction/decoration details of several buildings, showed us many little historical and other details of the city. Cora motivated our 2 boys in an excellent way, they were fascinated as we were. Best tour ever, I can highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Exclusiveconnection, Public Relations Manager at Exclusive Connection Tours
Responded 23 Jul 2020
We are happy you all had a good time, thank you for your kind words.
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765jerib wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto3 contributions1 helpful vote
We were extremely lucky to have Giacomo as our guide at the Uffizi Gallery this morning. We had early access and therefore were able to (mostly) dodge the crowds. Our tour guide, Giacomo was interesting, intelligent, and highly knowledgeable, making the experience so much richer and providing context to the many masterpieces on view. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Exclusiveconnection, Front Office Manager at Exclusive Connection Tours
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Thank you for your nice feedback that we will make sure to pass on to him.
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ROBERT TAYLOR wrote a review Sep 2019
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Martina was very insightful with providing extraordinary details during our tour. Martina is personality delightful and a asset to your team. Thanks to Martina for representing the Italian art.
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OnAir704387 wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
We loved her willingness to customize her tour to our taste and attention span! We have been to Florence several times and she made our experience unique. I admired her talent as an art historian as she blended her knowledge with the impact of art and history to the local times and culture. If she is not already committed, I would highly recommend you contact Lucia for an unforgettable tour.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Ben S wrote a review Jul 2019
Billings, Montana9 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I spent a day in Florence with Lucia. We did a walking tour of the Accademia, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, the Duomo Bapistry and the Uffizi Gallery. Lucia's knowledge and passion of the art and architecture was inspiring. I learned so much and was so moved by the many masterpieces we were able to see so closely. Thank you, Lucia. This was a day I will always remember.
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Date of experience: June 2019