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Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

If you’re interested in the culture of Florence and the beauty of its architecture, join this 2-hour guided walking tour that takes in the most important monuments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour begins at the Piazza San Firenze; home of the Bargello and the Tribunale Fiorentino. Walk first to the Church of Santa Croce, home to many well-known masterpieces and burial place of some of Italy's most important personages. Next come to Piazza Signoria known for Neptune's Fountain, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the lovely Piazzale degli Uffizi. Cross the Ponte Vecchio; the medieval stone bridge famous for its gold jewelry shops, and arrive at the spectacular Pitti palace; former residence of the Medici family. Head back toward the Arno and the historic center along Via Maggio and Ponta Santa Trinita, passing along Via Tornabuoni where you will see some of Florence's top fashion boutiques. Stop at the Strozzi Palace; prototype of Renaissance architecture and then finish with the impressive Piazza Republica and the magnificent Florence Cathedral.

Florence: Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

2. Florence: Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance on a walking tour of Florence, and visit some of the city's fabled sights. Look at the historic statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi on Piazza della Signoria, and make your way to the Ponte Vecchio, famous for its goldsmith shops. Head to Piazza del Duomo to see the Baptistery, Gates of Paradise, Giotto's Bell Tower and the dome of the cathedral Then, follow in the footsteps of the poet Dante to get a better understanding of life during the Middle Ages. Look inside stunning churches, such as the Duomo and Santa Croce, and get access to the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's miraculous David.

Florence: Walking Tour with Guided Visit to The Duomo

3. Florence: Walking Tour with Guided Visit to The Duomo

Enjoy an unforgettable experience in the name of culture and history. Discover all the heart of Florence and follow your official guide inside the amazing Florence Cathedral for a monolingual guided visit. Your discovery will start with the ancient Medici Family District, with the renowned Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the famous San Lorenzo Church and their mausoleum, the Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach then the religious center of Florence: the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the elegant Giotto bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaioli where you will admire the imposing Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art and the Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Continuing on, you will see the unmistakable Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewelry shops and finally Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political center of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune and the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with the Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence, that you will be able to admire in all its magnificence.  Free time for lunch Early in the afternoon, you will discover the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, a treasure chest of inestimable artistic treasures. Led by an official Guide, you will enjoy the beauty of the splendid marble choir of Bandinelli, the complex of the precious stained-glass windows worked by Donatello, Ghiberti and Andrea del Castagno and the mysterious clock by Paolo Uccello. Then, looking up, the immense precious interior of the Dome entirely frescoed by Vasari will appear, the biggest fresco in the world. On Piazza del Duomo, next to the Cathedral, you also have the chance to visit the precious Museo della Misericordia and the great opportunity, at the 4th floor of the Museum, to enjoy an amazing view on the Cathedral Square and its Monuments, taking beautiful pictures. From there it seems even possible to touch every monument! The Museum is a magical place off the beaten track where you can admire works by Santi di Tito, Benedetto da Maiano, Sano di Pietro, Bachiacca, Sogliani, G. Battista Naldini and many other important artists.

Boboli Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

4. Boboli Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Journey back in time on a guided tour of the Boboli Gardens and get impressive views of Florence as you explore the formal 16th-century Italian gardens of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany. Learn how the noble, Luca Pitti bought land from the Borgolo family on the south side of the River Arno following construction of his palace. Explore aspects of the original design by Niccolò Tribolo and later features by Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati and Bernardo Buontalenti. Marvel at water features, including many fountains and little islands, along with temples, statues and beautiful caves built within the grounds. See the impressive Grotta Grande and beautiful Fountain of Neptune above the Amphitheatre, along with the Koffeehouse and Knight's Garden overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Florence by Bike: 2-Hour Guided Photography Tour

5. Florence by Bike: 2-Hour Guided Photography Tour

Focus on Florence – A photographic tour of Florence by bike Take a guided trip through the historical center of Florence to learn about this city of art and history and see and photograph some of its most compelling views on a 2-hour tour of more than 20 of its top attractions. Traveling by bicycle allows you to cover more of the city on this photographic odyssey through Florence, visiting both well known sites and hidden gems, and stopping at the best vantage points to take the perfect picture. At the end of the tour, the best photo taken, as judged by a photography expert, wins a prize. The entire center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this eco-friendly tour departs from Piazza Santissima Annunziata, home of the National Archaeological Museum and Spedale degli Innocenti. Continue through aristocratic streets and stop at the Synagogue and the historic Flea Market. Pause for a photo in front of Santa Croce Church, a symbol of Florence, known for its stunning 14th-Century frescoes. Leaving the Santa Croce district, you will pass the home of Michelangelo and cross over the Arno River via the famous Ponte Vecchio. Visit Porta San Niccolò, Pitti Palace and the Santo Spirito Church, containing a crucifix carved by Michelangelo, before cycling back over the Arno to Piazza Signoria. Stop to catch your breath and snap a photo at the Neptune Fountain and the magnificent Medici Palazzo Vecchio. No trip to Florence is complete without seeing Piazza Repubblica and the extraordinary Duomo, the last stops of the 2-hour tour. The easy-to-operate bicycles come with helmets for your safety and an earphone so that you can easily hear your personal tour escort.

Buongiorno Florence: Morning Walking Tour

6. Buongiorno Florence: Morning Walking Tour

See the highlights of Florence on a guided walking tour through the city. Wander through the city center, learn the history of countless churches and architectural landmarks and admire the work of artisans along the way. Starting from Piazza della Repubblica, journey through centuries of Renaissance history as you traverse Florence's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop and admire the extraordinary architecture, sculptures, coats of arms, and towers along the way. Check out the mysterious church of Orsanmichele, famed in Florence for its breathtaking statues and frescoes. Escape the city bustle along the quiet and cozy Borgo Santi Apostoli, which takes its name from the Romanesque-style church that overlooks the square. Pass Florence's most beloved fashion street before visiting the church of Santa Trinita, and then walk past the three beautiful arches of the neighboring Santa Trinita Bridge as you continue on to one of Florence's greatest wonders: the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Admire the work of countless goldsmiths who have set up a shop above the Arno river, and take in views of the hills of Fiesole and Piazzale Michelangelo. Stroll through Piazza della Signoria and see the Fountain of Neptune as well as dozens of other Renaissance statues and replicas. Finish your morning tour with a bang and stop at the Duomo. Learn about the history of the Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi's masterpiece, the dome that continues to stand as the largest masonry dome in the world.

Florence: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

7. Florence: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

Experience the excitement of being a detective and join the thrilling Sherlock Holmes game with your team. While celebrating freedom at the Liberty Festival, a man named Balthazar, the head of Homeland Security, is found dead with a knife in his back. The police have apprehended four suspects and it's up to you to solve the case and uncover the truth. By moving around the city you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder. During this murder mystery you can check your progress on the suspect board. Can you solve the murder? Play Sherlock Holmes! IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Date: to book this game you have to choose a date, BUT you can play, pause & continue whenever you like. - Persons: 1 player stands for 1 team. - Note: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field, but does not provide any information about the city!

Florence: Classic Private Walking Tour

8. Florence: Classic Private Walking Tour

Meet your authorized guide for a walking tour of the main squares and streets of Florence and see its landmark monuments from the outside just before the sun sets. Learn more about the history and traditions of the "Cradle of the Renaissance" along the way. Go to beautiful squares such as Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, and gaze at the statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi (also known as the Loggia della Signoria), including a unique copy of Michelangelo's statue of "David." Admire Bartolomeo Ammannati's Fountain of Neptune and the façade of the Palazzo Vecchio. Look at the pink, white and green marble façade of the Duomo (Florence Cathedral), topped by Brunelleschi's red-tiled dome. See other buildings of Piazza del Duomo, such as Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Pass the covered Ponte Vecchio across the River Arno and travel back to the medieval part of Florence at the House of Dante Alighieri. Your local guide will share their affection for the city throughout the tour and bring the birthplace of the Renaissance back to life.

Florence Highlights from Rome Private 1-Day Trip by Car

9. Florence Highlights from Rome Private 1-Day Trip by Car

Florence is the capital of the Tuscan region and one of the most important cultural centers in Italy. You can now see its highlights and learn about the birth of Renaissance with a 5-Star Local Guide on an exclusive full-day trip from Rome with private transportation. Discover the best of Florence! Choose the 12-hour option to travel from Rome to Florence. The trip will begin with pickup directly from your accommodation, so you can enjoy the comfort of private transportation as you travel through the picturesque Tuscan landscape. A Local Guide will meet you in Florence and show you its many fabulous churches, palaces, bridges and other world heritage sites. During the 4-hour walking tour you will visit one of the most important church museums in Florence, the Basilica of Santa Croce. Skip-the-line tickets are included to avoid wasting time in long lines. Inside, you will discover a richly decorated interior with Giotto frescoes and tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. You will also stroll through the historic city center and see highlights such as Ponte alle Grazie and Ponte Vecchio overlooking the Arno River. Head to Piazza della Signoria to admire the iconic town hall (Palazzo Vecchio), Neptune’s Fountain, a replica of Michelangelo’s David and other monuments. Another highlight will be a visit inside the magnificent Florence Cathedral, which is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in the world. The walking tour will end outside the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, but you will have free time to explore more on your own, do souvenir shopping and eat lunch before returning to your accommodation in Rome.

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What people are saying about Neptune Fountain, Florence

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4.7 / 5

based on 281 reviews

The tour guide was very personable and very committed to imparting knowledge about the city. The distances were short, the stories exciting and varied. In addition (in my case) it was very easy to understand, even for non-native speakers of English. At the end there was a free ice cream according to her recommendation, which I can confirm as excellent. All in all, the tour wasn't too long, the sights were varied and it was really worth the money.

We spent two very pleasant hours with Alessio, an affable and above all very prepared guy where he explained to us in a very exhaustive way the monuments and history of Florence.

We had a very knowledgeable guide with a great enthusiasm for Michelangelo. was fun

Our tour guide was very nice, told us a lot and we saw a lot of Florence.

Great, informative and entertaining walking tour of Florence.