Secrets of the Renaissance Revealed Part I

(85 reviews)
Florence Centre, Florence, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Florence features many layers of architecture and art in plain view. Problem is: how to make heads or tails of it all. Come with me on a walk of discovery. Together we will view famous works of architecture and sculpture that are so often overlooked but just can’t wait to be revealed to you, as well as some off-the-usual-road hidden treasures in the city centre. We'll hear anecdotes relating to the buildings, the palaces and the families that lived and ruled Florence in them.

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

Marian S.

03 March 2021

So many interesting facts. We have been to Florence a few times and it was lovely to hear more about the buildings and the history. Lovely to be able to "walk" around without getting squashed by hordes flashing camera and phones in our faces too. Thank you

Carol E.

02 March 2021

My first visit to Florence. Very enjoyable and Bruce is very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot about the history of both Italy and Florence. Not enough time at each stop to take good pics of the artwork which was a pity.

Loni H.

02 March 2021

Bruce in Florence virtual tours are always interesting, well prepared, and packed full of historical facts and stories. I appreciate his enthusiasm to share his passion and love for his hometown and career as a tour guide. Thank you, Bruce!

ying z.

02 March 2021

It is good for people who really want to learn their history.

Judith K.

02 March 2021

He was great as usual. 👍

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