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Discover Florence - Walking City Tour

Product ID: 183749
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Florence is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also relatively small, which makes a walking tour the perfect way to see the city. As you explore, your expert guide will bring the past to life with stories of the city.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a lovely walk through the ancient streets of Florence
  • Soak up the Renaissance as you marvel at the Duomo
  • Walk across the Ponte Vecchio
  • Explore the rich history of Florence with a professional guide
Full description
This walking tour gives a new understanding of Florence, its struggles and its triumphs, that will leave you with a lasting appreciation and love for this magical city. Your introduction to Florence starts at the heart of its political power, the Piazza Della Signoria. The serene nature of this elegant square belies is dramatic, and somewhat dark, past. It served as the backdrop to the Bonfire of the Vanities whose instigator, Savonarola, was later burned at the stake for heresy in the very same place. Your guide will regale you with this and other tales as you admire the sublime sculptures that bring life to this resplendent square.

The Ponte Vecchio has been a symbol of Florence for centuries and its iconic shops have been there since the 13th century. In the beginning, the shops were those of fishmongers, butchers, and tanners whose waste created an unbearable stench. It wasn’t until 1593, by the decree of Ferdinand I, that only allowed goldsmiths and jewelers. Make sure to stop and appreciate a breath of fresh air as you pass by.

When you arrive at the Piazza Duomo, you will understand why it is a highlight of Florence. The majestic Duomo with its multi-colored marble exterior dominates the square while the famous dome, designed by Brunelleschi, dominates the skyline. Standing beside it is the elegant example of Gothic architecture, Giotto’s Bell Tower. This square bell tower was begun by Giotto in 1334 and it is considered the most beautiful campanile in all of Italy. As you stand in awe of these magnificent structures, you will be joined by statues of the architects as they admire their work for all of eternity.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide and headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Piazza San Lorenzo 13/R (in front of Bar Agora)

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Product ID: 183749