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Time2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo, follow from the outside the entire path of the famous Vasari Corridor and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, now host to a hub of jewelry shops. Your tour will conclude in central Florence, near the Pitti Palace, so that you can continue exploring on your own, if you choose.
  • 2.5-hour central Florence walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore the San Lorenzo neighborhood and learn about the Medici family
  • See the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo
  • Walk around the Duomo Complex
  • Stroll through Piazza della Signoria to see statues like Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women
  • Pass top Florence attractions like Palazzo Vecchio, the Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace
  • Visit the elegant cloister designed by Brunelleschi, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district
Your walking tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide. Travel first to the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, a popular spot with visitors and locals alike for its open-air market, which sells a wide array of leather goods, clothing and more. As you go, your guide will discuss the rule of the Medici family and their significant impact on the city's politics and art during the Renaissance. 

Admire the Medici Chapels designed by Michelangelo and Matteo Nigetti, where members of the Medici family are buried and discover the Palazzo Medici Riccardi with its charming courtyard, before to check out the Basilica of San Lorenzo with its gorgeous cloister.

Next, wander over to one of Florence’s most iconic landmarks, the Duomo, where Brunelleschi’s Dome famously sits.  Discover the beauty of the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower while learning the history of the architecture.

The tour will lead you then to “Il Porcellino”, the bronze piglet statue that offers luck to those who rub his nose, located at the Straw Market, before to reach the bustling square of Piazza della Signoria, home to the Palazzo Vecchio, outdoor cafes and a collection of famous sculptures, including Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women

From here your stroll will give you the chance to externally follow the entire path of the celebrated Vasari Corridor, passing through the gorgeous Uffizi Gallery courtyard, crossing the Arno River walking along the historic Ponte Vecchio and reaching then the marvelous Pitti Palace.  Finally you will reach the Medieval Quarters of the city, where Dante Alighieri lived and where you also find the charming Badia Fiorentina and the austere Bargello Palace.

Please note that the order of the visits may change.

Reviews

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E
, Jul 2018

Waste of precious vacation time and money.
Was a total of 10 people.
6 French speaking and 4 English.

The guide struggled with both languages and spent 70% with French folk and 30 with us English.
The guide had trouble with both languages, but mostly with the english language. Trouble communicating about the subject matter.
A refund should made!

J
, Apr 2018

Helena was a great host and was very knowledgeable. We ticked all the main boxes with her. Highly recommended!

L
, Apr 2018

Larisa our guide was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting

P
, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing. The guide was very informative and with Florence’s history and ability to keep their treasures was well worth seeing

K
, Nov 2017

Excellent tour. Guide was informative.

A
, Sep 2017

It was very informative however, the guide was boring to listen too. She did not make it very exciting. Following I had no idea it they were going to speak in Spanish and English which made the tour even longer than it needed to be.

M
, Sep 2017

Relaxed small group tour - conducted in both French and English. This did present some challenges - particularly hanging around in quite crowded areas while the guide switched between languages. However, she was very informative and worked hard to keep us engaged. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to start their Florence experience with an introduction to the main parts of the city or like me anyone with only a limited amount of time to look around.

L
, Mar 2017

Sylvia did a great job on this introductory tour to Florence. She will give you information on where to go during your stay and some inside tips.

L
, Feb 2017

It was us and another 3 Spanish tourists waiting for the guide so we figured we'd be split but to our dismay we were grouped together with an English and Spanish-speaking guide. Don't get me wrong the tour was very informative and the guide very fluent and knowledgable but we felt like we got half of what we signed up for. At each stop the same information was narrated in the 2 languages, so in practical terms, had it been an English-speaking only group which is what we imagined it would be we would have gotten double the information in the allotted time! The time spent narrating in Spanish and vice versa for our Spanish counterparts could have been used for additional information in English. We were truth be told quite disappointed by this as the guide had a lot to offer.

M
, Jan 2017

great way to see the city and learn about the history.


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