Florence is famous for its beautiful green areas, set between the walls of the Florentine palaces: some of them appear as precious flowering niches, others cover numerous acres. We will visit a selection of the most important private gardens and courtyards of Florence, commissioned by some of most old-established families in the city, who still today look after them with loving care.
In order to protect the privacy of the owners the names of the gardens will be communicated the day of the tour together with the itinerary, which will be based on the availability of the owners themselves.
- guided tour accompanied by an art historian tour guide, entrance fto gardens.
- Headset for groups of 10 people or more.
- 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.
DAYS AND TIMETABLE: from Monday to Saturday, meeting at 9.00 am., departure 9.15 am.
Length of the tour: max 3 hours.
The tour will not take place in the month of August, during Christmas and Easter holidays, during other religious and national holidays (April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, November 1, December 8).
MEETING POINT: in piazza Pitti in front of the main entrance to the palace.
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.
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.
- 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.
Before You Book
Your reservation will be confirmed as soon as the number of 7 participants is reached. However, to keep your seat, you need to pay for the reservation. As soon as the tour is confirmed you will receive a voucher, which you must show at the meeting point. If the tour does not reach the minimum number of participants and is therefore cancelled, you will receive a full refund of the tour cost.
The Private Gardens of Florence
Florence is famous for its beautiful green areas, set between the walls of the Florentine palaces: some of them appear as precious flowering niches, others cover numerous acres. Your private guided tour will take you to a selection of the most important private gardens and courtyards of Florence, commissioned by some of the oldest families in the city, who even today continue to look after them with loving care.
Follow your knowledgeable guide along the garden paths of these secret and yet revealing places, allow yourself to be surprised by the variety of flowers and sculptures that hide in the corners, discover the stories and the varied atmospheres human beings looked for and recreated in their gardens throughout the centuries.
In order to protect the privacy of the owners, the names of the gardens will be communicated the day of the tour together with the itinerary, which will be based on the availability of the owners themselves.