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Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

1. Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

Experience Florence from an open-top double-decker tour bus. Hop on and off where you please or relax on board with insightful multilingual audio commentary. Enjoy 2 lines and choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour tickets. Explore this Renaissance city built on the banks of the river Arno. Feel the sunshine on your face on the open-top bus and admire the views of the Arno, Piazza Indipendenza, Porta Romana, and more. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 8 Santa Maria Novella Train Station (in front of the luggage storage) Stop 9 Libertà Stop 10 Donatello Stop 11 Beccaria Stop 12 Santa Croce Stop 13 Teatro Verdi Stop 1 Viale Michelangiolo Stop 2 Piazzale Michelangelo Stop 3 Galileo Stop 4 Villa Cora Stop 5 Porta Romana Stop 6 Piazza Tasso Stop 7 Piazza Indipendenza Line B Line B focuses on Florence and Fiesole. The bus includes stops at Fiesole, a famous Etruscan hillside city with breathtaking views of Florence. The entire route takes 2 hours. Stop 1 Galileo Stop 2 Piazzale Michelangelo Stop 3 Lungarno Serristori Stop 4 Grazie Stop 5 Lungo l’Affrico Stop 6 Museo del Calcio Stop 7 Righi (ostello) Stop 8 San Domenico Stop 9 Fiesole Stop 10 San Domenico Stop 11 Via Bolognese Stop 12 Via Fabbroni Stop 13 Via Trento Stop 14 Via Pier Capponi Stop 15 Piazzale Donatello Stop 16 Piazza Beccaria Stop 17 Viale Michelangiolo Stop 18 Piazzale Michelangelo

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

2. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Florence: 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

3. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

Meet your guide and get kitted out with your bike gear. Hop on, then set off for your adventure through Florence’s atmospheric streets.  Glide through the city and learn about its impressive history, architecture, and culture from your guide. Highlights of the tour include Medici Palace, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Oltrarno, the most authentic neighborhood of Florence across the river Arno. At each location, learn about the famous people who once lived and worked here, and the importance of the landmarks to the history of Florence.

Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

4. Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists. During your ride, you'll also come across historic and religious landmarks, such as Santa Maria Novella, Pitti Palace, the Basilicas of Santo Spirito, Santa Croce, and San Lorenzo.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

5. Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

Enjoy an eco-friendly ride through the ancient streets and iconic squares of Florence on an electric golf cart. Experience the "Birthplace of the Renaissance" with all its famous landmarks and learn the history behind each corner with your audio guide. Strap in to your cart, select your language, and embark on an unforgettable sightseeing tour along the historic streets of Florence. Visit emblematic landmarks like the Duomo Square, home of the 4th biggest cathedral in the world: the Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, ride straight into the heart of Florence and arrive at Republic Square, the very spot where the city was born in 89 BC. Continue to Signoria Square and view the famous statues such as the powerful Perseus by B. Cellini and the copy of David by B. Michelangelo. Discover the Great Pantheon of Florence and glide past the Basilica di Santa Croce where many great Italians were laid to rest, including Michelangelo, Galileo, and Macchiavelli among others. Ride along the Arno river and ascend the surrounding hills to reach Michelangelo Square. Be rewarded with the most breathtaking views of Florence.

Florence: Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral Guided Tour

6. Florence: Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral Guided Tour

Discover the beauty of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral on a guided tour. Bypass the lines and delve straight into the heart of this architectural masterpiece. First, be greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of the cathedral’s grand interior, adorned with magnificent frescoes and adorned with exquisite artworks. Be led through the cathedral with insightful commentary on its history, architecture, and significance in Florentine culture. Next, hear the explanation of Brunelleschi's Dome, a groundbreaking feat of engineering and a symbol of Renaissance innovation. Learn about the challenges faced by Filippo Brunelleschi as he designed and constructed this remarkable dome, which still stands. Finally, take the opportunity to admire the intricate details of the cathedral's design at your own pace. Conclude the tour with a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistry that created this architectural wonder.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Tour with Accademia Ticket

7. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Tour with Accademia Ticket

Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelleschi and admire the Baptistery as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from “Piazzale Michelangelo”, a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital, including “Ponte Vecchio”, Arno River and the “Duomo”. Then, back to Rome.

From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

8. From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

The meeting point inside the historical city walls of Florence is in the authentic and quiet neighborhood of Oltrarno. From here, we'll start riding outside Florence through a prestigious residential area to reach the pristine Tuscany rolling hills.  After getting out of the Porta Romana gate, we'll face the first hill 1.3 km (0,8 miles). Once we arrive at the top, we will see Villa Poggio Imperiale, an ancient Medici family Villa, that is also a Unesco heritage site. From here on (about 20 minutes after the tour starts) we will be in the Tuscan countryside! So get ready for some great views over the rolling hills, Villas, and olive groves.   After another 45 minutes of peaceful riding in the hills, we'll stop at a Villa or an ancient literary cafe (depending on availability, both are also farms) immersed in the countryside and tour the olive orchards before continuing to your wine and olive oil tasting. Pair a glass of local Chianti wine and the handmade extra virgin olive oil with a light Tuscan snack comprised of local cold cuts, handmade bread, and farm-produced honey when available! The olive oil is produced on the premises and being a small family production, everything is organic and sustainable. Your return leg back to Florence will take you by the spectacular San Miniato al Monte, one of the best views of Florence where you can stretch your legs and take some great pictures of the Renaissance city. Continue downhill and back into Florence, finishing in the San Niccolo area. If you bike regularly, this will be an easy/intermediate ride, depending on your level. There are 4 hills to climb on the tour, so please consider your fitness level or ask us in advance to upgrade to an E-bike if you are not looking for a workout (limited availability).

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small Group Tour

9. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small Group Tour

Depart Rome and drive through the Italian countryside towards the rolling hills of Tuscany. Upon arrival in Florence, journey through the "Cradle of the Renaissance" starting at Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can take in an amazing panorama of the entire city. Then, go to the covered Ponte Vecchio across the River Arno to see the city from a different perspective. Stroll the enchanting streets to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and look at its stunning dome by Brunelleschi. Admire the marble monuments of the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower. Next, enter Piazza della Signoria to get a well-rounded view of the political and artistic heritage of the city. The L-shaped square is home to the fortress-like Palazzo Vecchio and a copy of Michelangelo's David along with the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi. After lunch (not included), take a walk through the outdoor market of San Lorenzo and find high quality leather jackets and other clothes at affordable prices. Depart Florence at around 2:30 PM and head to Pisa for a guided tour of the spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli. See the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa and the marble façades of the Baptistery and Duomo. Leave Pisa at approximately 5:00 PM for the journey back to Rome.

Florence: Best City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Florence: Best City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the majesty and culture of Florence, its fashionable shopping streets and its quirky, breathtaking, hidden gems with a handy and informative digital guide. This state-of-the-art, self-guided sightseeing app uniquely combines public transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration available in 6 languages, rich visuals, helpful text, and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into an intelligent assistant and reliable travel companion. Experience the city at your own pace, while discovering more than any guide could ever tell you. Thanks to local storytellers, you can enjoy over 80 points of interest in the city, plus seek out the best photo-spots and free Wi-Fi areas. Highlights include: - Florence's Cathedral - Uffizi Gallery - Accademia Gallery - HolyCross Basilica (SantaCroce) - HolyCross Square - Ponte Vecchio - Galileo Galilei's House - Santa Maria Maggiore - Gate of St Nicholas - Cappella Pazzi - Fish's Lodge - The Great Synagogue - Piazzale Michelangelo - Medici Chapel - Boboli's Garden

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What people are saying about Piazzale Michelangelo

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This was the perfect way to kick off our stay in Florence with our two teenagers. Our guide, Veronica, did such a great job of sharing historical details in an engaging way that kept us all intrigued. The view from Michelangelo square is gorgeous. Highly recommend!

Maria Luisa was an amazing guide and host. She was knowledgeable and engaging with all the group. We tasted some excellent local produce and enjoyed the walking tour of Florence which helped us understand the city both past and present. Would highly recommend.

The leadership was very good. The guide really took his time and made the waiting times fly by. Very interesting and with a pinch of humor. I couldn't remember your name but it was cool. Many thanks Lilly & Milan

I was a bit pessimistic that the tour and access wouldn’t come together, but the process was pretty simple. Manuela was excellent and it was a concise tour of the Duomo and facade. Highly recommended.

Very Happy to meet her and enjoyed our walk and photoshoot