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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 

Includes
  • Guide
  • Historical walking tour
  • Transportation

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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

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 199 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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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

Our guide Chiara was fantastic - her knowledge about the history and kindness made my choice of walking tour with this company absolutely the best of the week! Tipping is not usually my thing but I wanted to bye her a gelato at the end. Thanks! * The individual earphone is a much nicer idea than a loud speaker for a big group (as we find many in downtown)

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August 2, 2022

We had a nice 2+ hours learning about Florence, the Medici family and much more. Unsurprisingly our young kid wasn't interested but walked along and looked at the beautiful buildings. We, the adults, really liked all the history, and quite often drama, behind the buildings and landscape. Highly recommend it as a starter before digging into detail on specific topics/buildings etc.

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 414636