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Vasari Corridor: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

1. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Florence: Pontevecchio Bridge and City Sights Rafting Cruise

2. Florence: Pontevecchio Bridge and City Sights Rafting Cruise

Admire Florence's iconic historical sites from a different perspective: on a raft on the Arno River. Listen to your guide tell you stories of each location as you easily glide over the river's peaceful waters. Kick up your adrenaline with a quick descent down the San Niccolò water slide and see the marvellous Pontevecchio Bridge from beneath it. Follow the Arno River through the city, passing under its four main historical bridges. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the river, seeing Florence's city center and its incredible architecture from a unique and relaxing perspective. Glide past sights such as the National Library, Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Santa Trinita bridge with Ammannati's sculptures, and much more. Enjoy a thrilling descent down the dam of San Niccolò before arriving under the picturesque arches of the Pontevecchio Bridge. Take your time to admire the famed Vasari Corridor and the goldsmiths' workshops from below.

Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

3. Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Florence on a walking tour with a local guide. Feel the charm of the city that's known for its beautiful Renaissance monuments. Stroll through the city squares, learning about fascinating Florentine history and culture.  In a small group, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio while admiring the small jewelry shops, an integral part of this area. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Florence, and the artists that have shaped the city. Visit numerous sites, including the Uffizi Gallery from the exterior, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Complex with Giotto's Bell Tower. Marvel at the Church of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the Dome, designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Continue the tour from the Dante Alighieri Quarter to Orsanmichele's church. Finally, you will visit Piazza Santa Croce and the fascinating facade of the Gothic-style Basilica, where artists such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini are buried.

From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

4. From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

Visit Florence with a comfortable day trip from Venice.  Depart in the morning from Venezia Santa Lucia train station and in just 2 hours you will reach the heart of Florence, the city of Renaissance! Reach your local professional guide, and start a comprehensive Walking Tour, discovering the most iconic sights of Renaissance and Medieval Florence. You will first explore the Medici district, with the ancient San Lorenzo Church, admire the beauty of the monumental complex of the Duomo, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the iconic Brunelleschi's Dome, the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the beautiful Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni. The tour then goes through the characteristic streets of the medieval district where you can also admire the imposing Church of Orsanmichele, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art. You will be led to the picturesque Straw Market: don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous “porcellino” (little pig). Going on, you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world where you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi.  Dominating the square, the majestic Palazzo Vecchio before arriving to the romantic and picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence. Then, have a break and enjoy a delicious Tuscan Lunch in a typical restaurant located in the old town (if option selected, otherwise free time for lunch). The rest of the day is at your leisure: you can enjoy your free time going for some shopping and discover unique art crafts in the numerous Florentine artisan shops, taste local products in one of the restaurants on the first floor of the Central Market or just sit at the table of a historic café in Piazza della Repubblica.

Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

5. Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

Trace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence and learn how they used their wealth and power to patronize the arts and lay the foundations of the Italian Renaissance. Hear anecdotes about their intrigue, power struggles, betrayals and incredible foresight. Admire their former palaces and visit streets and squares where members of the family lived. Walk the same narrow streets they used to walk along to landmark monuments such as the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in the San Lorenzo district. Take a look at the church where they worshipped and built their mausoleum at the Medici Chapels in the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning dome. Continue to the Palazzo Vecchio on Piazza della Signoria, where Cosimo I de' Medici moved his official seat in May 1540, signaling the security of Medici power. Follow the route of the Vasari Corridor from the outside and learn more about the elevated passageway that allowed the Grand Dukes to move between the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti without being seen by the citizens. Arrive at the Palazzo Pitti and its magnificent Boboli Gardens for a look at the last residence of the Medici family at the end of your tour.

Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

6. Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

Experience the city from a different perspective on a rafting boat adventure through the Arno River. Paddle along the central section of the Arno aboard an inflatable boat. See beyond the numerous Renaissance monuments and take in romantic landscapes. Discover the attractive fisherman's hut, S.Niccolò, and admire the old Bridge Ponte Vecchio passing under its outstanding arches. Let yourself be carried peacefully by the stream and enjoy snacks and local Tuscan wines during the aperitif time on the River. Don't forget to take unforgettable pictures of the fantastic views.

From Rome: Guided Walking Tour of Florence with Train Ticket

7. From Rome: Guided Walking Tour of Florence with Train Ticket

Visit Florence with an indipendent day trip by high-speed train from Rome.  Depart in the morning from Roma Termini Train station and in just 2 hours you will reach the heart of Florence, the city of Renaissance! Reach your local professional guide, and start your comprehensive walking tour, discovering the most iconic sights of Renaissance and Medieval Florence. Explore first the Medici district, with the ancient San Lorenzo Church and the Medici Chapels. A few steps away, find the Duomo, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the iconic Brunelleschi's Dome, the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the beautiful Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni, with its golden “Porta del Paradiso". Walk by the Church of Orsanmichele, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art, before heading to Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political center of the city and with its majestic Palazzo Vecchio. You will arrive then until the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewelry shops! Then, have a break and appreciate a delicious Tuscan Lunch in a typical restaurant located in the old town (if option selected, otherwise free time for lunch). The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can enjoy your free time going for some shopping and discover unique art crafts in the numerous Florentine artisan shops, taste local products in one of the restaurants on the first floor of the Central Market or just sit at the table of a historic café in Piazza della Repubblica before going back to Rome.

Florence: Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour

8. Florence: Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour

Discover many of Florence's cultural highlights and two of the most famous museums in Europe with this walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both museums so as not to waste your precious time in the city. In the Uffizi Gallery, admire numerous portraits from the Medici Family by Bronzino, an incredible rendition of Madonna and the Child by Lippi, and the most famous paintings of the Renaissance including Primavera and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. Enjoy an explanation of the paintings and artists from your professional guide. Then, begin your walking tour of the city in San Marco Square. Learn about the history of the city and the turbulent relations between Florentine families as you stroll through the heart of Florence. See the iconic Duomo, Piazza Della Repubblica, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the mysterious Vasari Corridor.  To finish, head to the Accademia Gallery, home to the famous David and one of the must-see museums in Florence. See numerous works by artists such as Michelangelo, Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, and Andrea del Sarto.

Florence: Guided Walking Tour

9. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Start your walking tour at Piazza del Duomo where you will meet your expert guide. After a short debrief about the Basilica, continue on to the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, the home of the first Medici Palace in Florence and the Medici Chapel. Check out the neighborhood's famous open-air market specializing in leather goods and clothing. Learn more about the Medici family and the part they played in Florentine history from your expert guide as you wander through. Next, come upon the most iconic landmark in Florence: the Duomo. Marvel at the complex comprised by the Baptistery, Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Nearby, find Dante’s house and the Bargello, a former prison that now serves as an art museum. Stop by Il Porcellino, a bronze boar statue, and rub his nose for luck. Then head to Piazza della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi to admire the beauty of the Palazzo Vecchio. Learn about the history of the palace and stroll through the open-air museum at the Loggia. Continue along the Vasari Corridor to reach your last stop, Ponte Vecchio.

Florence: Academy and Michelangelo's David Small-Group Tour

10. Florence: Academy and Michelangelo's David Small-Group Tour

Enjoy the highlights of Florence and visit the Accademia Gallery on this guided tour. Meet your guide in San Marco Square. Skip the line and step into the Accademia Gallery, admire artworks by Allori, Lo Scheggia and Botticelli and most importantly, marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo's David. Admire the iconic Duomo and the Santa Maria della Fiore Cathedral. Explore Piazza della Signoria, the center of Renaissance Florence. Discover Palazzo Vecchio, home of the Medici Family and the stories it holds and view a replica of Michelangelo's 'David' standing in the place where the original was before being moved into the Accademia Gallery. Learn about the Vasari Corridor and why it was built. Reach Ponte Vecchio, one of the most iconic locations in Florence that now holds picturesque local shops. End the tour at Santa Croce Church to experience the place where the most brilliant Italian geniuses are buried, Michelangelo and Galileo are among those resting at this magnificent location.

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What people are saying about Vasari Corridor

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4.3 / 5

based on 327 reviews

We thought this was simply going to be an art walking tour, but we felt like we got so much more. Alex was amazing and you can tell he really loves the city and sharing details about it. We saw so many cool images on the street, but also got to see some of the sites and different areas of the city on the same trip. We saw cathedrals, churches, bridges, and the Palazzo Vecchio. We learned about local street artists like Blub and Clet and saw so many different street art images while we walked. We also visited 2 local artist shops where you can view more art and purchase it if you want. There's definitely a lot of walking involved on this tour, but it was one of our favorites on the trip.

It was really wonderful after days of walking tours and aching feet, to be driven around and shown the city. Alex was amazing! He even let us stop to pick up a cappuccino and would let us get off the golf cart to take pictures. He was really really lovely. My only regret is not knowing that was an option for other tours because i would have taken all the outdoor tours this way and saved our poor aching feet! Thank you Alex!

We were 10 minutes late because we got lost and our guide waited for us. We were so relieved. We got to see all the most important sites of Florence from the comfort of our own cart. The kids loved it. Our driver was so nice, taking pictures for us and sharing recommendations for places to go while in Florence. We followed his advice for dinner and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

Great tour by Pietro. A member of our group is not able to walk long distances so it was great to see the whole city easily. He let us take some stops (gelato, free perfume museum) and have us lots of picture stops. Definitely go up to piazza san michanelgo. It’s an amazing view!

The tour is excellent for those who want to save time and to give a good brushstroke in Firenze, I thought it was great.