• Grand Tour Florence

    Exclusive Private Tours of Florence

    by Virginia Lacey

  • Classic Tours

    Indulge in a fresh and lively look at the outstanding masterpieces jostling for your attention at the Uffizi Gallery.

    Feel the emotional power of Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Museum.

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating intrigues of the Medici rulers whilst visiting their spectacular Palaces and gardens.
    Time will fly but your memories will remain with you for a lifetime!


    Please call Virginia on +39 349 5084833 to arrange your classic Florence tour.

    Grand Tour Florence - Pitti Palace and boboli garden tours

    Discovering Florence Walking Tour

    Tales of the unexpected

    They say first impressions are fundamental, so what better way to get to know Florence than to begin with a leisurely stroll through its medieval streets, mingling with the locals and just soaking up .....more info

    Grand Tour Florence - Uffizi Gallery Tours

    Uffizi Gallery

    Face to face with the Masters

    The Uffizi is an obligatory port of call when visiting Florence. A unique opportunity to breathe the same rarified air as Botticelli's Venus, to stand in awe before the sheer genius of Michelangelo's .....more info

    Grand Tour Florence - Duomo Tours

    Duomo & Baptistery

    The Heart & Soul of Florence

    A dazzling feast of multi-coloured marble, the magnificent, imposing structure of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, literally bowls you over as you emerge from the surrounding medieval .....more info

    Grand tour Florence - The David at the Accademia

    Accademia Gallery

    Michelangelo & his David

    Seeing the David in the "flesh" is always a highly charged emotional experience. But then so is walking amongst Michelangelo's dramatically powerful "unfinished" slaves. They are so surprisingly .....more info

    Grand Tour Florence - Palazzo Vecchio Bargello Tours

    Palazzo Vecchio & Piazza Signoria

    The Power & The Glory

    Thronged with iconic sculptures from the Renaissance and Ancient Roman Empire, Piazza della Signoria is a veritable open air museum. Michelangelo's David was symbolically placed here in 1504 to .....more info

    Grand Tour Florence - Pitti Palace and boboli garden tours

    Pitti Palace & The Boboli Gardens

    Home from home

    Pitti Palace is a larger than life 'country residence' bought by Cosimo I's wife Eleonora di Toledo in 1549 to get away from the city smog and the pokey living quarters of the Palazzo Vecchio! The two .....more info

  • Bespoke Tours

    Customised tours to cater for every whim!

    Make it a personalized experience for you and your family or friends.

    My suggestions are merely a springboard for your imagination!

    So whether it be enjoying delicious Italian food and wine whilst mingling with the stylish locals in their favourite haunts, or getting the chance to enter some of the most fascinating local Florentine Artisan's workshops and maybe even trying out your own skills, you'll be taking home some special memories.


    Please call Virginia on +39 349 5084833 to arrange your bespoke tour.


    Grand Tour Florence - Florence and The Medici Tours

    Siena- the heart of Tuscany

    "Very dreamy and fantastic" Charles Dickens

    Siena is the essence of Tuscany. A medieval gem in the rolling hills of Chianti. Bathed in the warm, rosy glow of its ancient bricks, you can't help but remain enchanted by its beauty. The vast .....more info

    Grand Tour Florence - Florence and The Medici Tours

    The Medici Tour

    The Godfathers of the Renaissance

    Everything screams Medici in Florence. Everywhere you look you can spot the Medici coat of arms with the characteristic balls. From bankers to Grand Dukes, they ruled over most of Tuscany for .....more info

  • Contact Me

    Piazza della Signoria
    +39 349 5084833

    Guests’ reviews

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    Four Seasons

    Florentine garden tour

    “I cannot thank you enough for all the kindness and efficiency in guiding with such enthusiasm the keen gardening group of our guests through some of the most beautiful gardens in fLorence. They utterly enjoyed their morning tour with you Virginia and the knowledge that you unfolded before them. You successfully managed to lift their memory of a wonderful weekend to new arboreal heights. We truly cannot thank you enough.”


    Jeremy Garson

    Director of European Event Organisation Ltd. UK

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    Florence Hidden “Gems Tour”

    A wonderful day in Florence

    hFlorence is such a rich city but its riches really come alive with a great guide like Virginia. Seeing the art, history and architecture of Florence with the help of a skilled guide like Virginia reinforced my love for this amazing city. This is the way to experience Florence. Thank you Virginia!


    Steve and Marty Toscher


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    Florence Family Friendly Tour

    A fantastic tour !

    A fantastic tour around Florence with our 7 and 9 year old children.Virginia was very friendly and we really loved the personal and flexible touch. Thank you so much !


    Julie Small UK

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    A presto!

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.