Florence Churches: Santo Spirito, Santa Felicita and Ognissanti

Discover hidden art treasures of the Renaissance in three rarely visited churches.

Overview

This is not your first visit to Florence or you would like to deepen your knowledge discovering art treasures of the Renaissance not included on the main tourist routes? The itinerary that we propose touches three churches of Florence, built or decorated by some of the most famous Italian artists: Filippo Brunelleschi, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo, Pontormo and many more!

INCLUDED:

  • guided tour accompanied by an art historian tour guide, entrance fees and offers in the churches.
  • Headset for groups of 10 people or more.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transport is not included, the walking tour will take place in the city centre.

Only a moderate amount of stairs is included in the walking tour, however we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Please remember to have suitable knee-length clothing and covered shoulders to tour the places of worship.

 

DAYS AND TIMETABLE: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, meeting at 9.00 am., departure 9.15 am.

Length of the tour: max 3 hours.

The tour will not take place either during religious holidays or on the following days: January 1, January 6, Easter, August 15, November 1, December 8, December 25, December 26).

MEETING POINT: in front of the façade-main entrance of the church of Ognissanti, in Piazza Ognissanti.

 

LANGUAGES: Italian, English, French, Spanish.

 

PARTECIPANTS: minimum 7 paying - maximum 20 people

 

IMPORTANT: Booking will be confirmed as soon as the minimum number of 7 participants has been reached. Nevertheless, in order to secure your place, full payment must be made at the time of booking. As soon as the tour has been confirmed a voucher will be sent, which must be exhibited at the meeting point. Should the tour not reach the minimum number of participants and therefore be cancelled, full reimbursement will be made.

To take part in the activities of the Città Nascosta cultural association is necessary to become a member. In order to allow us to issue your membership card we will ask your personal data in the order form. Becoming a member of Città Nascosta doesn’t involve any further obligation or engagement, it is only functional to the participation in this tour or other organized by the association. The cost of the membership card is included in the reservation fee of this tour.

 

Reservation conditions:

In the case of circumstances beyond the control of Città Nascosta (road conditions, strikes, delays, changes in the opening times of museums or other problems) at any moment the tour may be modified or substituted with an alternative service of the same category. In this case, the price will not be modified and any variation will be proposed and communicated before the departure of the tour.

During the peak tourist season should there be delays entering th museums despite the reservation

When, independently from the reservation, in the time of the peak tourist season, there are delays for entering the museums, Città Nascosta and its staff can not be held responsible.

 

 

Cancellation policies:

  • In order to avoid penalties, Città Nascosta must receive written communication of cancellation at least 10 working days in advance of the date fixed for the tour.
  • For cancellations received from 9 to 7 working days prior to the tour 70% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received from 6 to 4 working days prior to the tour 50% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received 3 working days prior to the tour there will be no refund.

If, for any reason, Città Nascosta is forced to cancel the tour, the customer will be refunded only for the amount paid for the tour and Città Nascosta will not be held responsible for any further cost related to the refund.

Group tours: start at the established time. Private tours: the guide will wait no longer than 60 minutes and customers arriving after this time limit will not be refunded. There will not be refunds for customers who lose contact with the guide or fail to complete the tour.

Any complaints must be made by written communication to Città Nascosta within 10 working days from the tour.

Florence Churches: Santo Spirito, Santa Felicità and Ognissanti

This is not your first visit to Florence or you would like to deepen your knowledge of the city by discovering art treasures of the Renaissance not included on the main tourist routes?

This private tour itinerary takes you to three churches (Ognissanti, Santa Felicità, Santo Spirito) that were built or decorated by some of the most famous Italian artists - such as Filippo Brunelleschi, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo, Pontormo, and many more.

Visiting these churches is usually relaxing and easy because they are not overcrowded with large tourist groups often found in the main museums and monuments of Florence. For this reason visiting these churches will enable you to connect more deeply with the spirit of the masterpieces.

Your tour begins at the church of Ognissanti, the Franciscan church dedicated to all saints known and unknown. Here, your guide will introduce the frescoes painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio and Sandro Botticelli. The latter is also buried in this church, near his beloved Simonetta Vespucci, the woman who was the model for many of his paintings.

Your tour continues in the Oltrarno district (opposite bank of the river Arno) with the church of Santa Felicità, probably the oldest church of the city after San Lorenzo. The Vasari Corridor passes through the facade of this church where you will see one of the main masterpieces of the troubled master of the Mannerist style, Pontormo - the Deposition altarpiece.

Your tour ends in the church of Santo Spirito, cornerstone of the art of the Renaissance, built by Filippo Brunelleschi. It also houses an early wooden crucifix by the seventeen year old Michelangelo, moving in its immediate simplicity.

Booking Conditions

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is curated by the cultural association "Città Nascosta"

IMPORTANT: Booking will be confirmed as soon as the minimum number of 7 paying participants has been reached. Nevertheless, in order to secure your place, full payment must be made at the time of booking. As soon as the tour has been confirmed a voucher will be sent, which must be exhibited at the meeting point. Should the tour not reach the minimum number of participants and therefore be cancelled, full reimbursement will be made.

 

BOOKING CONDITIONS:

> To take part in the activities of the Città Nascosta cultural association, it is necessary to become a member of the association. In order to allow us to issue your membership card we will ask your personal data in the order form. Becoming a member of Città Nascosta doesn’t involve any further obligation or engagement, it only relates to the participation in this tour or other activities organized by the association. The cost of the membership card is included in the reservation fee of this tour.

> In case of circumstances beyond the control of Città Nascosta (road conditions, strikes, delays, changes in the opening times of museums or other problems), the tour may be modified or substituted with an alternative service of the same category at any moment. In this case, the price will not be modified and any variation will be proposed and communicated before the departure of the tour.

> Should there be delays entering the museums despite the reservation during the peak tourist season, Città Nascosta and its staff cannot be held responsible.

Cancellation Policy

  • In order to avoid penalties, written communication of cancellation must be received at least 10 working days in advance of the date fixed for the tour.
  • For cancellations received from 9 to 7 working days prior to the tour 70% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received from 6 to 4 working days prior to the tour 50% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received 3 working days prior to the tour there will be no refund.
  • If, for any reason, Città Nascosta is forced to cancel the tour, the customer will be refunded only for the amount paid for the tour and Città Nascosta will not be held responsible for any further cost related to the refund.
  • Group tours start at the established time. Private tours: the guide will wait no longer than 60 minutes and customers arriving after this time limit will not be refunded. There will be no refunds for customers who lose contact with the guide or fail to complete the tour.
  • Any complaints must be made by written communication to Città Nascosta within 10 working days from the tour.

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