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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See the great Renaissance treasures of Florence on this 2.5-hour walking tour. With an expert guide, visit the Piazza della Signoria to gaze at the Palazzo Vecchio and replica of Michelangelo’s 'David' sculpture, and admire the exteriors of the Duomo, Baptistry, Ponte Vecchio bridge and more. Stop on route for a culinary tasting and discover the crafts neighbourhood of Oltrarno, all as your guide tells fascinating stories of the artists, rulers and life of the Renaissance-era city.


Numbers are limited to 25 people on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Renaissance Florence, with an expert guide
  • Gaze at the Renaissance treasures of Florence’s UNESCO-listed center
  • See top Florence attractions including the Piazza della Signoria and Duomo
  • Admire the exquisite Baptistry, Ponte Vecchio bridge and more
  • Delve into the charming market and craft district of Oltrarno
  • Stop to sample a regional culinary speciality at a local eatery
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 people for a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Renaissance Florence Walking Tour

Admire Florence's Renaissance architecture and monuments on a walking tour

Meet your expert guide in central Florence and start your 2.5-hour walking tour around its glorious UNESCO-listed center.

Dubbed the ‘cradle of the Renaissance’ for its patronage of painters, sculptors and architects between the 14th and 17th centuries, the city’s piazzas and streets boast some of the world’s greatest Renaissance artistic and architectural masterpieces.

As you walk, get the inside track on Florence’s history from Roman days to its flowering in the Renaissance. Hear intriguing tales about its Renaissance-era rulers, the wealthy Medici family, and how they cultivated artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

Listen to little-known stories about both artists, including da Vinci’s plans for the city, and hear about the events that shocked the Florentines of the day.

Walk through Piazza della Signoria and admire the Palazzo Vecchio and replica statue of Michelangelo’s David that dominate the square.

Marvel at the outside of Florence Duomo, crowned by Bruneschelli's dome, and take in the sight of Giotti’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry with its ornate, bronze ‘Gates of Paradise’ doors.

Stop for a ‘surprise’ tasting of a regional culinary delicacy at a local eatery, and then pick back up on your sightseeing rounds, ambling down Florence’s hidden lanes and famous shopping streets to the next landmark.

See the churches of St Trinita and Orsanmichele and continue to the Arno River to snap photos of the Ponte Vecchio bridge with its famous Vasari Corridor, a secret passageway built for the Medicis, running above it.

Cross the Arno into buzzing Oltrarno, one of Florence’s workaday districts. Explore the streets and squares alive with markets and craft shops and then return to the original departure point, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Leah
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A great orientation tour of the city. Our guide Irena was knowledgeable and passionate the city and shared many great tips with us (shopping, restaurants, etc) throughout the day. Perfect tour to take at the start of your trip to Florence!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was definitely worth doing. It gave us some inside information that by just walking around on your own you wouldn't get. Guilia was a great tour guide and we really appreciated her knowledge!

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