On this private walking tour, you'll be guided through the beauty and history of Florence.
What to Expect
Piazza della Repubblica is the starting point on this tour, an ancient Roman forum in the heart of the city, leading to Loggia del Porcellino and Ponte Vecchio with its famous goldsmith workshops. Then you'll head to the Vasarian Corridor, an elevated private passage built by the Medici family in 1565. Down to Piazza della Signoria, where the history of the Florentine Republic still maintains its reputation as the political hub of the city. You may well recognize different sculptures such as Cosimo I on horseback, the Neptune Fountain, the replica of the David Statue by Michelangelo, the bronze statue of Perseo, Medusa and other beauties.
From the Palazzo Vecchio (Town Hall of Florence), you'll cross Dante's quarter, arriving at the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, located in Piazza del Duomo, with its Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower. These three buildings are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Duomo is one of Italy's largest Gothic style churches begun in 1296, and designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. It was finished in 1436, and has a magnificent dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Then you'll take a lovely wonder to Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first private palace of the Medici family, the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the famous Central Market. Florentines love spending time here enjoying fresh, quality food and simply passing the time with friends. The tour concludes in San Lorenzo Square.
- Professional tour guide
- City map
- Private tour
- Walking tour
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Know Before You Go
• Private tour
• Entrance fees
• Food and drinks, unless specified
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.