Guided tour

Florence: Heart of Florence Guided Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

Florence: Heart of Florence Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel
Likely to sell out

From US$ 19.41 per person

Likely to sell out

See some of the most important sights in Florence on a guided walking tour. Visit both the religious and the political heart of the city and admire San Lorenzo, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and much more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Step back in time as you discover the history of Florence
  • See the most iconic monuments, palaces, streets and squares
  • Listen to stories and benefit from the knowledge of your guide
  • Discover some of the top sights in Florence's old town area
  • See the famous Baptistery of San Giovanni and the cathedral
Full description

Check out some of the most iconic sights in Florence on a guided walking tour that explores the heart of the city and visits many of its top attractions. Learn all about the history of Florence as you see the most famous artwork and architecture it has to offer.

Begin in the ancient Medici Family District. Admire the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the family's first residence in the San Lorenzo District, where you can also find their church and mausoleum chapels.

A few steps away are some of Florence's most famous monuments: the cathedral with its incredible dome by Brunelleschi, the Baptistery of San Giovanni with the Gates of Paradise, and the Giotto bell tower, the loveliest in all of Italy.

The walk continues along lively Via Calzaioli. See the imposing Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art before reaching the bustling Mercato della Paglia (straw market). Don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous pig and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck.

Continuing on, admire the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence. Finally, arrive at the Piazza Signoria, the political center of the city. In this true 'outdoor museum', see the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvelous marble statue by Ammannati.

There are also the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including Cellini’s Perseus and Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all of this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio and the Arnolfo Tower, one of the most emblematic symbols of Florence.

  • Local professional guide
  • Headphones for groups of over 10 participants
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

    In front of Cafè Firenze.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 24 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Value for money
    • Service
    • Organization

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Really great with good interesting facts! (plus good insider knowledge for tourists)

    August 9, 2022

    Very good information received during this tour. It is worth taking it during the first days before visiting by yourself. The guide was very nice, well informed and passionate. The only thing that can be improved are the devices which had some connectivity issues.

    August 8, 2022

    The lady had a lot to say. That was very nice. But suddenly the tour ended after 1.5 hours instead of 2 hours and she was gone to do the extra tour with 2 people and we were standing on a bridge looking at 'and now?'

    July 28, 2022

    Product ID: 6995