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Florence: LGBTQ Renaissance Walking Tour with Mila

Florence: LGBTQ Renaissance Walking Tour with Mila

Discover the secret lives of the queer community of historic Florence with local guide Mila. Visit the Piazza della Repubblica, admire the Ponte Vecchio, and see Cellini's Perseus with the Head of Medusa. Meet Mila at the Piazza della Repubblica and learn about the punishments and fines given to those deemed guilty of the crime of sodomy. Discover how laws have changed over the centuries as Italy's political and social climate has evolved. Cross the Santa Trinita bridge and reach the Pitti Palace Square. Learn about the Medici family, focusing on the last male member, Gian Gastone. Hear why he became one of the most controversial figures in European history. Continue to the Ponte Vecchio, and hear how this now-famous landmark used to be one of the most popular places for "cruising" in Medieval and Renaissance times. Head to the ancient Gay district, near the Piazza dei Signori. Marvel at a copy of Michelangelo's David and Cellini's Perseus with the head of Medusa. Walk to Orsanmichele Church. Hear how the Church hung special boxes to denounce members of the LGBTQ community, especially gay men. Return to the Piazza della Repubblica with Mila with a greater understanding of the rich history of queer culture in Florence.

Florence: Sunset Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

Florence: Sunset Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

The activity will start in the middle of Ponte Vecchio, in front of the bust of Benevenuto Cellini. Visit the Oltrarno district of Florence on a 2-hour guided sunset walk. Admire the traditional architecture of the city that was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Soak up the atmosphere of the Oltrarno district, see centuries-old worshops, and enjoy the taste of fine Chianti wines, accompanied by bruschettas, cold cuts and cheese prepared especially for you.  Cross the Arno River and visit Florence's most iconic landmarks, including the Piazza Signoria and Piazza Duomo.

E-Bike: Florence Highlights tour

E-Bike: Florence Highlights tour

Thanks to our state of the art e-bikes, we can easily discover both sides of the river Arno, so that you can get a complete overview of our magical city of Florence. Starting from Signoria square, which was and is, still today, the political centre of Florence, passing through the Cathedral square, which is the religious heart of the city, our amazing guide will tell you stories of the Medici, curiosities, traditions from the Renaissance and about the many other people who sculpted Florence into the magnificent city, which is today. We will also discover the lesser-know Oltrarno (other side of the river): the side of Florence with fewer crowds, more local Florentines who still leave in the area and artisans crafting all the manner of curiosities in their shops. Along the way, you'll have the chance to ask as many questions as you want, get to know your local and licensed guide, make friends with the others in the group and take great pictures.

Florence by Land & Water: Walking Tour and Arno river E-Boat

Florence by Land & Water: Walking Tour and Arno river E-Boat

Trace the footsteps of the influential Medici Family, wandering through narrow streets where they once roamed and marveling at the stones that built their grand residences. Discover iconic landmarks like Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the awe-inspiring Cathedral with its famed Brunelleschi dome, each revealing a new layer of the city's rich history. Stroll along vibrant Via Calzaioli and don't miss rubbing the nose of the famous "porcellino" at the bustling Mercato della Paglia for good luck. Arrive at the breathtaking Piazza Signoria, teeming with sculptural masterpieces and historical landmarks like the Fountain of Neptune and the impressive Palazzo Vecchio. But the adventure continues aboard an eco-friendly e-boat, gliding silently along the serene waters of the river Arno. Let the audio-guide narrate tales of Florence's illustrious past as you capture stunning views of the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor.

Florence Kids Treasure Hunt

Florence Kids Treasure Hunt

Adventurers, the courageous pirate Bucanera has arrived in Florence from the Arno river in search of her lost treasure! In this treasure hunt, explore the secrets of the city by solving riddles and overcoming fun challenges. Start from the magnificent Piazza della Signoria and follow the traces of the daring pirate. They will lead you through historic alleys, revealing the beauty of this magnificent city. The treasure hunt is customizable for team-building activities or simple fun among friends. Form teams, solve the clues, and uncover the hidden mystery behind the streets of Florence. May pirate luck be with you!

Florence: Street Art Tour

Florence: Street Art Tour

Explore an unexpected, contemporary side of Florence on this walking tour of the city's best graffitis, murals and street art. Learn where the modern-day Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo live and work and discover the links between past and present Renaissance art. During your tour, experience an alternative Florence and learn about the city's recent history through its colorful walls which tell stories of society, history, and politics.  Stroll through the streets of the city and explore the main squares, such as Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Della Signoria, and Piazza Pitti. You will also visit some more off-the-beaten-path locations where the walls have been turned into canvases by young contemporary artists.

Florence: Food Tasting Tour with Wine

Florence: Food Tasting Tour with Wine

Arrive at the meeting point to follow your guide on a walking tour through the historic neighborhoods of Florence. Listen to interesting stories and legends, and find out the secrets of the monuments and squares. Then, stop off at some of the most authentic eateries to taste Florentine cuisine. Enjoy 3 different stops with tastings of ribollita, lampredotto, cheeses, and traditional cold cuts. Drink some local wines, including Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Take memorable photos of the experience, and chat with your guide. Finally, make your own way back to your accommodation.

Florence: 3-Hour Private Wine Tour

Florence: 3-Hour Private Wine Tour

The tour starts on the Ponte Vecchio and continues on to Oltrarno, Santo Spirito, San Frediano districts as you listen to stories about the old bridge, Vasari Corridor, Pitti Palace and the Medici dynasty. These districts are further afield from the usual tourist places with beautiful squares, gardens, palaces, and history. Your guide will help you feel the atmosphere of Florentine life happening here. Then, you will reach your first stop for an aperitif of typical Tuscan Chianti wine accompanied with special snacks known as crostini prepared for you by a local cellar. This is a magical place so you will proceed to explore the area while enjoying the wine and see true Florentine life filled with artisan shops, goldsmiths, and restorers that kept alive this city for centuries. You will pass another brigde, Santa Trinita Bridge, and stop for a magnificent view of the Ponte Vecchio.  The tour will continue to the classical historic center of Florence, where the cradle of the Renaissance was born, and also visit the political and religious city center. Here, you will definitely stop to fill your glasses with, this time, organic wine and continue your exploration of the city. You will stop again to fill your glasses with wine.

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What people are saying about Piazza Pitti

Overall rating

5
(4 reviews)

Good tour, suprisingly easy to navigate around despite all the tourists (ironic....I know). Covered a lot of area, good tour to get bearings. Good advice from the guide who provided good historical context and tips for the stay. Well organised, had rain coats for all, bikes were in good condition. Definitely recommend Fat Tire Tours

This tour is an absolute must. Mila was so knowledgeable and talked about delicate topics with a balance of humour and education. It’s clear she is passionate about the subject which made it very enjoyable. Would suggest this in lieu of the more standard English walking tour because you see a lot of the same things, but better!

The tour was incredibly fascinating and well planned offering a glimpse into the past via a number of narratives appropriately paired with physical sites throughout the city. I highly recommend Mila and this tour.

Participatory game for kids, gadgets and prizes. Duration 2 hours I think it's the maximum you can ask for in terms of children's attention and above all physical resistance!

Amazing tour! Mila was a wonderful guide; she was knowledgeable and very personable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a different way to see the sights.