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Experience Florence by Foot - Guided Tour

Product ID: 11802
Take a stroll through the heart of Florence and learn what makes this city known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Wander its labyrinthine streets, and discover its beauty with a fun and expert tour guide.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow our guides and learn what makes Florence such a city of intrigue
  • Walk in Michelangelo's and Da Vinci's footsteps past the Duomo and over the Pontevecchio
  • Learn about the art movements of this city from our professional guides
  • Discover the evolution of this city from Roman times to the present
Full description
Florence is a city of delights, and walking its streets is the best way to get a sense of its pleasures. Of course our guides will take you to the most important sites around town, but they'll also share with you the intrigue, gossip and historical anectodes this city has lurking under its surface!

Florentines have a long history of greatness. From Michelangelo to Da Vinci, these streets have played home to some of the most influential thinkers and creators of the modern world. We will explore the historical and architectural evolutions from Roman times through the medieval centuries and into the Renaissance, when Florence really blossomed into what it is today. People often consider this the very birthplace of the Renaissance, and we feel that you'll soon understand why. The romance and intrigue of its streets are enough to make any person jump up and grab a paint brush!

As we walk through the center of this UNESCO Heritage Cities, we will stop for a surprise "tasting" to learn about the culinary and wine aspects of Florence's rich culinary traditions. We will also see the Piazza della Signoria, with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, with its massive, Romanesque, crenellated fortress-palace. It is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany! We stop by the famed Duomo, the Baptistry and "Gates of Paradise", as well as the picture postcard perfect Pontevecchio. This icon of our city will amaze you with its grandeur and beauty! Make sure to stop and have a gelato at one of the incredible shops lining the streets! There are plenty of other treasures to explore along our way, and our guides will make sure to point out each one and explain its importance and history to you.

Finally, we will arrive at the famous shopping streets of the Oltrarno, which is a part of the historic center of Florence, and is known for its exquisite hand-made crafts. We depart ways here, and hope that you've discovered what makes our city something really special. Ciao!
Includes
  • Guided Walking Tour of Florence City Center
  • Professional, Licensed Guide
  • Surprise tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and Personal Expenses
  • We do not visit the inside of the monuments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

FlorenceTown Tours and Newsstand, Piazza della Repubblica (next to the Apple Store), under the arches on the corner with Via Pellicceria, Florence. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable shoes
• The tour runs rain or shine
• Please note, we do not visit the inside of monuments and museums
• Please let us know about any special needs or mobility impairments in advance; we will do our best to be accommodating to your needs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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the tour was excellent and our guide francesca was amazing! she was clear and detailed and even brought along her iPad to aid in her explanations. the pace was good especially when the were young children in tow. and it's stroller accessible too! highly recommended tour for families with children.

February 19, 2020

The tour by foot gave me a great experience of Florence

The tour guide, Francesca was very knowledgebale and informative, which made the tour very insightful and great way to experience and get to know Florence in 1 day. This tour is great for someone who has very short time to visit Florence in just 1 day. Highly recommend this tour under this package with the tour guide agency.

June 15, 2019

We loved this trip and would recommend it highly

Our guide Allenora (Ellenora?) was great, her English was really good. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about Florence and the stories behind the landmarks. The only criticism was the instructions for the meeting place, it said the news stand on the corner, when it was actually the one further away from the corner.

October 6, 2018

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Florencetown

Product ID: 11802