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Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

1. Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

Meet your guide for an orientation walk around the city of Florence. Explore and discover the art and architecture created by Renaissance masters, and hear stories about the Medici family. Pass the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Repubblica square, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Your walking tour will conclude on one of the busiest streets of Florence, known for its nightlife. Head to a bar with one of the best-rated aperitivos in town. Try the Italian life style, sit down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you can from the buffet of tasty Italian food. To many Italians, this gathering is the cherry on top of the day, as friends and family gather in bars eating, drinking and sharing stories and laughs into the night.

Florence: Half-Day Private Food Tasting Tour

2. Florence: Half-Day Private Food Tasting Tour

Enjoy a feast for the senses on a private food tour of Florence, and experience the flavors and aromas of Italy in the heart of the historic city. Start with a tasting of 2 types of Italian coffee at a typical bar close to Michelangelo’s statue of David in Piazza della Signoria. Next, your guide will introduce you to the typical delicacy of a panino tartufato, a small sandwich served at one of the most respected delis in Florence. Learn about the Florentine passion for truffles, before going to one of the city’s most popular markets. Join locals as they shop for groceries in San Lorenzo Central Market, stopping to taste balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils, 2 different wines, and some typical crostini (small pieces of grilled bread topped with different cheeses, meats and vegetables). Next, go to an authentic enoteca to try some Tuscan wines, served with locally-produced cheeses and cold cuts of meat. End with a sweet treat at a gelateria, sampling the most popular ice cream in Florence.

Florence: Splendors of Florence Private Walking Tour

3. Florence: Splendors of Florence Private Walking Tour

Start this tour at the Piazza Della Repubblica, which was once the forum, the center of the ancient Roman city of Florentia. Head to Orsanmichele, a lovely medieval building with a peculiar history. Learn how it was transformed and later adorned with sculptures by Donatello, Brunelleschi, and others. Follow your guide through the spectacular Piazza Della Signoria and admire beautiful Renaissance sculpture and the landmark Palazzo Vecchio, the medieval palace, and the town hall. Pass through the Uffizi Courtyard. Here you’ll have a chance to see views over the Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Discover how the oldest bridge of Florence survived floods and wars throughout history. Pass the Bargello, a medieval fortress and tower, which is now home to sculptures by Michelangelo and others. Continue to the Cathedral Square to admire the dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and hear all about its construction. Stop at a typical Florentine Gelateria for a taste of delicious ice cream, made the old-fashioned way. Continue your tour to Palazzo Medici, the prototype of the Renaissance palace. Once home to the bankers who made a fortune and practically founded the flourishing of the arts in fifteenth-century Florence. The tour ends in Piazza San Lorenzo. Here is the first Renaissance church designed by Brunelleschi with the patronage of the Medici. Find out why its façade was never finished and how Michelangelo was considered an outlaw and fled from Florence. The tour can be customized, so it is ideal for those visiting Florence for the first time as well as for seasoned visitors.

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Highly recommended!

Despite the low number (3 people) the tour took place. The Guide Manolo was extremely friendly and motivated. With a few insider tips, he helped us to find good restaurants and nice excursion destinations. The aperitivo with all you can eat buffet was very tasty you can hardly imagine a better start in Florence!

Very pleasant evening. Guide (Paula) good, nice and professional.

Wonderful experience in the company of a very nice Australian couple. Paula, the guide, was exceptional and joined the small group with professionalism and sympathy. Impeccable local aperitif and satisfactory consistency. Definitely to be recommended and repeated for other destinations. Thanks.

Amusing city tour

Our guide was incredibly enthusiastic and staked us out with it. A relaxed tour in a good atmosphere. The restaurant with the buffet was very narrow and the food was only refilled for a short time - it remained at 1 plate

it was great to hear all the history and see all these places plus food

We had so much fun discovering the tastes of Florence!