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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Florence Walking Tour

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 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

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What You Can Expect

Florence Walking Tour

See Brunelleschi's Dome on your Florence walking tour!

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. 

Head past the Medici Chapels, designed by Michelangelo and Matteo Nigetti, and check out the Basilica of San Lorenzo, where members of the Medici family are buried.

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

Continue through 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. Visit Il Porcellino, the bronze piglet statue that offers luck to those who rub his nose. Your guide will then lead you toward the Arno River to cross the historic Ponte Vecchio.

Your Florence walking tour will conclude near the Pitti Palace.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very informative. If you have a short time in Florence, it's a great way to see everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

excellent evening....very informative, plenty of wine, good company.
well worth doing!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Five star definitely! We all had a wonderful walk around Florence - my husband, our granddaughter and I. The tour guide was thorough in his knowledge of the city, witty and wonderful in 1:1 conversation. Maybe we'll get a chance to do it again someday. We hope so.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was great and the guide was great too. He was translating in 2 languages which after a while can be annoying but then again at least you
Can use the opportunity to get your selfie stick out and take pictures. Tour is one of the best we did.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great tour, with a nice young lady to tell the stories of Florence.Pace was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A great way to see this beautiful city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We ended up in a small group (5) so we had a great chance to interact and our guide was outstanding.
She was very knowledgeable about Florence it's history, architecture etc but was also happy to talk about lifestyles and current events.
This made a great introduction to Florence.
Recommend the tour highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

a perfect walkingtour with an excellent guide and a small group. we were only ten people and that was great. we didn,t need any earphones. The guide could answer all our upcoming questions. Great!!

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