Guided tour

Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tour-Tale

Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tour-Tale
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Discover the highlights of Florence on this guided walking tour. Learn how the city became the cradle of the Renaissance and hear about the lasting impact of the powerful Medici family on the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Immerse yourself in tales of power and intrigue from the Medici dynasty
  • Engage with stories about the godfathers of the Italian Renaissance
  • Uncover the story behind iconic city sights like Brunelleschi's Dome
  • Unlock the meaning behind symbols that you encounter along the way
  • Get advice from a local about where to eat, drink, and shop on your stay
Full description

Uncover the secrets of Florence on this guided walking tour. See the city's top sites and decode its hidden symbols with the help of your guide. Dive into the story behind attractions like the iconic Dome of the Catedral de Santa María del Fiore. 

Meet your guide in the elegant Piazza di San Lorenzo where you can see the distinct mixture of Renaissance and Romanesque architecture of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Listen as your guide shares little-known, fun facts about the city and how it gave birth to the Renaissance.

Be transported back in time as you hear about the intrigues of one of the most powerful dynasties of all times, the Medici family. Explore the traces of their astounding impact on the city.

Learn how to eat, shop, and drink like a local with tips and tricks from your guide. Find out how to avoid leather scams and where to buy some delicious gelato. End your tour outside the famed Uffizi Gallery. 

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Look for the guide with the green umbrella in the Piazza di San Lorenzo.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 238 reviews

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Enrique (Kike) if he is not the best guide in Florence, he will be close. So much knowledge and his passion for Brunelleschi has enchanted us, as well as his point of humor. 100% recommended. We were the day before for the same sites on our own and with a guide it has nothing to do with it.

August 14, 2022

This was a GREAT kick-off tour for our start in Florence. We found this free 2-hour walking tour and it was an informative, engaging and fun way to learn some of the intricacies of Firenze’s history. The guide-Amanda-managed a large, international group, finding shady spots as we navigated Firenze’s streets. She shared some great insights that we referenced for the rest of our days in Florence. Although not totally free—-you are asked to pay 3Euro—-it was the BEST investment and quite frankly - absolutely worth it. We were happy paying the 3Euro and giving our tour guide a generous tip.

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August 10, 2022

The guide was absolutely cool, he explained a lot and gave us good tips for the rest of our stay in the city. I highly recommend it. The guide also showed us many small details that we would otherwise have overlooked. However, since the tour starts in the morning, it is still worth going around the city on your own in the evening.

August 3, 2022

Product ID: 414636