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Florence Walking Tour of Historical Center

Product ID: 8959
Learn why Florence became the birthplace of the Renaissance on a 90-minute walking tour of the city’s historical center. You’ll see the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi courtyard, Brunelleschi’s Dome, the golden Gates of Paradise, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 1:45 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Florence’s best-known treasures, including the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi courtyard, and more
  • Learn about the city’s Roman origins from your guide
  • Hear about the history, culture, and important figures of this birthplace of the Renaissance
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Full description
On this visit to Florence’s historic center, get to know the city’s origins and more than 2,000 years of Florentine history. You’ll be fascinated by what you see and hear as you walk through the city of Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and other important figures.

At the Piazza della Repubblica your guide will tell you about the city’s Roman origins before you head toward the religious center, where you’ll see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery of St. John, and Giotto’s Campanile.

You’ll walk past an ancient oratory that’s situated adjacent to the house of Dante Alighieri, and then walk through some of the less crowded streets of Florence towards the Ponte Vecchio.

Finally, you’ll enter the Piazza Signoria through the Uffizi courtyard. In this main piazza and civic center, you’ll come upon the impressive Palazzo Vecchio and see close-up the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi.
  • Guided tour
  • Earphones for groups with more than 15 participants
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Tips
  • Anything else not expressly mentioned as included in the price

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Via Brunelleschi 1, just off Piazza della Repubblica, in front of the Hard Rock Cafe.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1009 reviews

Review summary

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    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
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    4.5 / 5
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We were lucky enough to have a private tour with Ilaria who was truly wonderful! The intimate experience was absolutely fantastic as we were free to ask as many questions as we wanted and explore in a more personalized manner. Ilaria was full of knowledge and told the stories of the city with great passion. The 1.5 hours flew by and we felt like we could have continued for another tour.

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January 28, 2020

My husband and I were the only booked English tour pax. We had Martha, our guide, all to ourselves. She was very informative, speaks really well in English that we can understand easily. Even my husband who doesn't really care much for the “history” was captivated by Martha. The meeting place was easy to find once we have navigated where to go from Firenze SM novella station. Don't take the bus or taxi, just walk, it only takes 10mins max

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December 10, 2019

Great way to get a feel for Florence

This walking tour was a great introduction to Florence and its history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions. It was very hot but our guide kept us in the shade as far as possible. I recommend a guided walking tour as one of the first activities in Florence.

August 14, 2018

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Product ID: 8959