FLORENCE BUILDINGS ON THE ARNO PHOTO TOUR
The landmarks of Florence are known throughout the world. Let’s explore the extraordinary structures overlooking the river by taking part with your own camera to our Florence buildings on the Arno photo tour!
- Photographer Matteo
- Activity Level Fairly Easy
- Group Size Small Group
The landmarks of Florence are known throughout the world. Let's explore the extraordinary structures overlooking the river by taking part with your own camera to our Florence buildings on the Arno photo tour!
The navigation via inland waterways is an ancient transport system considered in past time particularly useful for its security. Many of the major cities around the world developed along the shores of rivers: Paris, London, Rome, Vienna... and Florence too. Up to the end of the XIX century the Arno river was a lively center: being highly navigable it was an important commercial route through the Tuscan region, and it was also used to fed some mills built on its shores. This waterway has always be considered important for the city, and along its banks were built stunning buildings, which shapes and colors still fascinates on present days.
Even though Florence isn't a capital city, in the past it had enormous importance and developed a lot, becoming in the Middle Ages one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Cradle of the Renaissance and capital of the Kingdom of Italy, the main ruling family was the Medici. In more recent times it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and thanks to its characteristics, like its artistic and architectural heritage, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the World.
Come with us and discover the blend of water and architecture that marks the city. Take your camera and enjoy the route our insider photographer recommend, and heed to the many tips and tricks our professional could give you while you shoot with your own camera. Experiment the many possibilities the city offers you to capture the best pictures you can, taking advantage of the river, its movements and reflections. Appreciate the city from a different view and walk along the shores of the river to discover details and aspects of some splendid buildings that recall the rich past of Florence.
The photo tour includes the workshop with the master photographer.
You can chose to book a private tour to set the workshop on your personal needs.
- Step 1 Ponte vecchio
The only bridge survived to the German attacks during the second World War is now a day one of the symbols of the city. With its three arches the bridge crosses the Arno river in its narrower point.
- Step 2 Chiesa di san Jacopo Soprarno
Built between X and XI centuries, the church realized in Romanesque style was spared by the bombing of the city during the second world conflict, but experienced several damages in 1966 during the flooding of the Arno River.
- Step 3 Palazzo Frescobaldi
Belonging to the XVII century the building hosts today a high school and a peaceful garden enriched with columns and statues.
- Step 4 Palazzo Lanfredini
Built in XVI century, beside its importance, the building is highly admirable for the patterns of the façade that portray emblems and grotesque figures.
- Step 5 Ponte Santa Trinità
Rebuilt after the floods of the Arno River and the destruction by the German troops, the bridge is considered by many as one of the most interesting and admirable in Europe. It's elegance is also due to the presence of 4 statues representing the seasons and realized to celebrate the wedding between Cosimo II de' Medici and Maria Magdalena of Austria.
- Step 6 Palazzo Spini Feroni
This Gothic building is one of the most interesting example of medieval architecture in the city. It was used in the XIX century to state the offices of the Comune of Florence. Since 1938 it hosts the fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo, one of the most renowned names of the made in Italy, housing also a dedicated museum.
- Step 7 Palazzo Corsini
Built in XVII century, the building has a peculiar U-shape that let it obtain the maximum view from the river. The private building attracts several tourist and photo lovers for the its monumental structure and decoration.
- Step 8 Ponte alla Carraia
Crossing this ancient bridge will allow you to reach the old dock named Pescaia di Santa Rosa. Here some fishing lovers meet to catch something, while relaxing on the shores of the calm river and observing the sun reflecting on it.
- Step 9 Palazzo Lenzi
The three-floors building has five big gates towards the square and interesting graffiti on its façade. What is more, it has peculiar front appearing on Borgo d'Ognissanti.
Born in Pietrasanta (Tuscany) he lives between the Apuan Alps and the Thyrrenian Sea, in close contact with nature and wildlife. His passion for photography arose from here and it is still developing focusing on landscape photography and nighttime skies thanks to the many stunning opportunities offered by the Tuscan countryside. Being highly interested in sports like mountain bike and trekking, he has been the official photographer of some important cultural and sport events too.More
The photographic tours could take place in the major cities, every day in the whole year. We look for the best of the urban context and suggest it to our community. Photo shooting activities are available both privately or in group up to a maximum of 8 photographers (please check the dedicated section private vs. group photo tour). In both cases we recommend to ask with at least 7 days in advance.
In case of heavy rain or impossibility to conduct the tour by the photo master, the photo tour could be cancelled up to 24 hours before its beginning. If you wish to renounce for personal reasons, it is possible to cancel the reservation up to 72 hours before the beginning of the tour, without adduce any further reasons. In both cases the total amount would be refund completely, except for the PayPal transaction fees, or a new date could be rescheduled.
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MasterPhotoTour offers two distinct ways to take part in a photo tour:
– PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR: this one-to-one mode is specifically arranged on your level and competences to better suit your needs and will. It costs 370$ (349€) for a 3 hours workshop or 582$ (549€) for a 6 hours one. The itinerary of these private walks can be completely customized according to the preferences and will of the participant, both before and during the tour. This private mode is suitable even for couples and small groups of friends that want to enjoy an exclusive experience.
– SMALL GROUP PHOTO TOUR: our photographers offer useful and interesting experiences even for small groups up to a maximum of 8 photographers. We set this limit in order to better follow each client and get him all the attention he needs. The prices are 96$ (89€) per head for a 3 hours tour, or 147$ (139€) for a 6 hours workshop.