Secrets of the Renaissance Revealed - Part 2

(53 reviews)
Florence city centre, Florence, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Following the narrative of Part 1, this tour starts where we left off, in the main square (Piazza della Signoria) from which we walk towards the river Arno, past Ponte Vecchio and along the right bank, and then back through the side streets past Limbo and even (briefly) Purgatory, to see some of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture the city has to offer. Finally, we reach our destination in front of the Dominican friars’ church of Santa Maria Novella.

Meet your local guide


The son of English and Italian parents, Bruce was educated in French schools and at the Italian University of Florence. His passion is history in general and Florentine history in particular. After spending several years working in international organizations on three different continents, then in the world of art auctions and artbook publishing, he returned to Florence where he thoroughly enjoys his profession as a tour guide, sharing his insights about the city’s fascinating history and heritage. Since 2004 he is a member of the International Council of Museums.

Bruce has been guiding since Mar 2017

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Florence with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Florence. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Susan O.

01 March 2021

Another exemplary tour with Bruce. His diction is clear, camera work good, interaction with the chat box and especially his wealth of knowledge about Florence make his tours a delight. The surprise at the end was stunning.

Kate H.

01 March 2021

Really knowledgable guide. Very interesting tour and great experience.

Maria C.

01 March 2021

Beautiful tour Bruce. You give us so much details, information and stories. We love your tours. I’m running out of words! Grazie Bruce. Thank you VT.

Carla V.

01 March 2021

Awesome tour guide of beautiful Florence!

Benjie A.

28 February 2021

You were so good at speaking and good at telling things. Thank you.

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