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Florence: E-Bike Tour w/ Michelangelo Square

1. Florence: E-Bike Tour w/ Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit the Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists.

From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

2. From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

Visit Florence with a comfortable day trip from Venice.  Depart in the morning from Venezia Santa Lucia train station and in just 2 hours you will reach the heart of Florence, the city of Renaissance! Led by a local professional guide, your day will start with a comprehensive Walking Tour, discovering the most iconic sights of Renaissance and Medieval Florence. You will first explore the Medici district, where you will admire the famous Medici Palace, built in the mid 15th century and the first residence of the powerful and proud family, the ancient San Lorenzo Church and the Medici Chapels, with their mausoleum. A few steps away, you will be breathless in front of the beauty of the monumental complex of the Duomo, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the iconic Brunelleschi's Dome, the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the beautiful Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni. The tour then goes through the characteristic streets of the medieval district where you can also admire the imposing Church of Orsanmichele, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art. You will be led then to the picturesque Straw Market: don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous “porcellino” (little pig). Going on, you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world where you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi.  Dominating the square, the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with Arnolfo's crenellated town. Following from the outside the spectacular elevated path of the Vasari Corridor, you will arrive at the romantic and picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewelry shops! Then, have a break and enjoy a delicious Tuscan Lunch in a typical restaurant located in the old town (if option selected, otherwise free time for lunch). The rest of the day is at your leisure: you can enjoy your free time going for some shopping and discover unique art crafts in the numerous Florentine artisan shops, taste local products in one of the restaurants on the first floor of the Central Market or just sit at the table of a historic café in Piazza della Repubblica.

From Florence: Private Pinocchio History Tour

3. From Florence: Private Pinocchio History Tour

The Cat and the Fox, the adorable Blue Fairy, the terrible Fish-dog, the thoughtful Geppetto, not to mention the Talking Cricket; meet all these characters on a journey that will make both the young and old dream. Live Pinocchio's adventure with the help of a multi-lingual tour guide who will take you to key places in Florence and Tuscany. The morning will be dedicated to the rediscovery of some corners of Florence that have marked important moments in the life of Carlo Lorenzini, known to most by the pseudonym of Collodi. Visit the plaque marking his birthplace on via Taddea and the bronze statue representing the famous puppet before finally reaching the family chapel in the monumental cemetery of Porte Sante, where Lorenzini rests. Then, traveling in a comfortable minivan, head to the Tuscan hills where you will reach the village of Collodi. Be amazed by the beautiful garden of Villa Garzoni, a garden that Carlo himself helped to take care of and make prosper. After a stop for lunch, the guide will accompany you in your exploration of the Pinocchio Park. Hear some passages from the novel while walking the paths from which all the characters of the story emerge.

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Fantastic! We did this on the first morning in Firenze to get our orientation of the city and have a quick look around to see what we fancied going back to see. Bonus was that the guide Marco was so knowledgeable and we learned a lot. Highly recommend this.

Jenny our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly guiding us through the streets and introducing us to Florence. For a hot and crowded summer, the e bike tour is the way to see the city ! Highly recommend this to any families with teenagers.

it was extremly good i advice everyone . The owner speak turkish too.But most important thing guide so kind person

Such a fun and great way to see the city of Florence. Our tour guide was awesome too!

Very nice circuit proposed by the guide, with explanations.