Haven’t got much time in Florence? We have a solution! A walking tour of the birthplace of the Renaissance with an expert guide in English!
of the Guided Walking Tour of Florence
Adults: € 25,00
Under 14: free
Payment Method: Must be paid in full at least 48 hours prior to tour date.
How to Book: Read the final paragraph and fill out the form below.
Cancelation Policy: No penalty if canceled at least 48 hours prior to tour date; otherwise, non-refundable.
Dates Available: Every day except:
• December 25, 26
• January 1
- museum and church entrances
Tour requires a 4-person minimum
You can choose different departure times as well:
- 10:00 am (year-round)
- 15:00 (April 1 through September 30)
The tour departs from Piazza San Marco. This is where the famous “Garden of San Marco” was located- a school of fine arts founded in the 15th century by Lorenzo the Magnificent, in which the young Michelangelo took his “first steps”. It is from here that we will begin our visit.
What we’ll see in the historic center of Florence:
- Piazza del Duomo
- Medieval quarter
- Piazza della Signoria
- Uffizi Gallery
- Ponte Vecchio
- Piazza della Repubblica
The religious center of the city is located in the heart of the historic center and is an artistic complex of inestimable value. The cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore (Duomo) with its famous Brunelleschi dome dominates the piazza. It is flanked by Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistery of S. Giovanni Battista with the famous Gates of Paradise.
We will continue our visit through the Medieval Quarter, also known as the “Dante Quarter”. We will discover the Florentine tower-houses, walk through the alleys where the great poet used to walk, see the “Dante’s house” and the “Dante’s church”, and the place where he met his muse, the beautiful Beatrice.
The next stop is Piazza della Signoria. One of the most beautiful and photographed squares in the world takes its name from the majestic palace that dominates it in the center, also known as Palazzo Vecchio.
The square opens scenically onto a vast square surface, transformed by the Medici in the 16th century into an “open-air museum” with a copy of Michelangelo’s David and original sculptures by artists like Giambologna, Cellini and Ammannati.
Next to Palazzo Vecchio, we will be able to see the historic Palazzo degli Uffizi, an architectural masterpiece by Giorgio Vasari from 1560 which houses the largest museum of Renaissance paintings in the world.
Then we’ll walk along the famous Ponte Vecchio. The oldest bridge in the city is now famous for the endless row of characteristic goldsmiths and jewelers. Above the shops, is the Vasari Corridor which is a private passage built by Vasari in 1565 to connect the two residences of the Medici family. Today, it is home to the largest collection of self-portraits in the world.
We will end our visit in Piazza della Repubblica, the foundation of Roman Florence.
The tour will have a total duration of about 2 hours.
Package code: 202004201940