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.