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

Florence Walking Tour

Get to know Florence’s history and sights on a 2.5-hour morning walking tour of the city! With an expert local guide, discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo and learn about the powerful Medici family who ruled the city during the Renaissance era. See the famous Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and visit the exterior of Florence Duomo. Finish by exploring the medieval quarter of the city, seeing Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and more!


  • 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!

Meet your guide near Piazza della Stazione in central Florence, and then set off on your 2.5-hour walking tour of the town. Head through the San Lorenzo neighborhood, an area known for its colorful markets and artist workshops. As you walk, listen to snippets of history and stories about the Tuscan capital.

Florence’s heyday is widely recognized as the Renaissance era when the notorious Medici dynasty ruled the roost. Being lovers of fine art as well as powerful and prosperous people, the Medici family nurtured some of the most eminent Italian artists, who left their artistic legacy firmly stamped on the city.

Wander past the Medici Chapels that were designed by Renaissance artists Michelangelo and Matteo Nigetti, and then gaze in admiration at the colossal Basilica of San Lorenzo, where prominent members of the Medici family are buried.

Continue to Florence Duomo, topped by the distinctive Brunelleschi's Dome. Learn about the cathedral while you walk around it, then visit Giotto’s Bell Tower and see Florence Baptistry.

Stroll through the city’s medieval center to Palazzo del Bargello, an imposing-looking art gallery that once was a prison, and then explore Piazza della Signoria – Florence’s busy central square. Admire the array of sculptures strewn about the piazza, such as the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna, an impressive statue outside the Uffizi Gallery.

Pass Palazzo Vecchio, the city hall, and continue past the New Market (Mercato Nuovo) to see Il Porcellino, the city’s much-loved bronze piglet statue. Stop to rub the statue’s nose for luck, and then wander back toward the river, cross the magnificent Ponte Vecchio, and finish your tour by Pitti Palace.

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Customer Reviews

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!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was an excellent introduction to Florence. Our guide Roberta was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Well done to Viator for going ahead with this tour as there were only four of us on it.

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