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

Highlights

  • 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

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. 

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.

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Customer Reviews

Jenny H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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

Loretta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Larisa our guide was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting

Laurie and Jack B.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Melissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

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

Guy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our guide Maximilian was number ONE..Very knowledgeable and full of anecdotes about the history.Kudos to him!

thichvu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very good

Dianne G

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.

andrew w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

OMD

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Joan W

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.

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