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Ponte Santa Trinita: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

1. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: "Donatello, the Renaissance" at Palazzo Strozzi

2. Florence: "Donatello, the Renaissance" at Palazzo Strozzi

This historic, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition – Donatello, The Renaissance – sets out to reconstruct the outstanding career of one of the most important and influential masters of Italian art of any age. The exhibition is designed to celebrate Donatello in dialogue with institutions of Florence and the whole of Italy and juxtaposing his work with masterpieces by other Italian Renaissance masters such as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, and Michelangelo. The exhibition showcases over 100 works of art including sculptures, paintings, and drawings with unique loans, some of which have never been granted before now, from almost sixty of the world's leading museums and institutions/

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

3. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Hop on an electronic golf cart and discover the history of Florence in an entertaining, relaxing, and eco-friendly way. After meeting your driver, head to Ponte Vecchio and follow the Ponte Santa Trinita to reach 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. Here, admire the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome. Next, 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 facade. Finally, arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your tour and visit the iconic Piazzale Michelangelo.

Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

4. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's history and some fun facts. You'll also be shown the best places to find gelato, bistecca alla fiorentina, and truffles. The highlight of this bike tour is a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to experience stunning views of Florence.

Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

5. Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

Experience the city from a different perspective on a rafting boat adventure through the Arno River. Paddle along the central section of the Arno aboard an inflatable boat. See beyond the numerous Renaissance monuments and take in romantic landscapes. Discover the attractive fisherman's hut, S.Niccolò, and admire the old Bridge Ponte Vecchio passing under its outstanding arches. Let yourself be carried peacefully by the stream and enjoy snacks and local Tuscan wines during the aperitif time on the River. Don't forget to take unforgettable pictures of the fantastic views.

Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. 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: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Florence: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Make the most of your time in Florence with a 2-hour walking tour past the most important sites and monuments. Florence is not a large city, but its historical importance, as well as its concentration of monuments and museums, are truly amazing.  Meet your guide in a central spot of the city and explore Piazza della Repubblica, where the ancient Roman Forum originally was. Walk to Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. Listen to the history of the Florentine Republic, the Medici family, and the Palazzo Vecchio. Admire the sculptures that make this piazza one of the most famous in the world. Proceed to the Ponte Vecchio to admire its jewelry and hear the unique history of the Vasari Corridor, passing above it. Arrive at the Pitti Palace, which was once the private residence of the grand dukes and admire its splendor. Continue your walk through the Oltrarno, the bohemian area of Florence, which is full of artists, workshops, and lovely cafés. Cross the Ponte Santa Trinita and stop for a stunning picture of the Ponte Vecchio from this side. The tour continues along Via Tornabuoni, the fashion designer street, where you will be amazed by the beautiful window displays. Pass through Palazzo Strozzi's courtyard and admire the essence of the Renaissance architecture. Continue your walk to the Duomo to admire the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome, and the Baptistery.

Florence: Highlights and Small-Group Accademia Tour

8. Florence: Highlights and Small-Group Accademia Tour

Make the most of your time in Florence with a 3-hour walking tour of the most important sites and monuments. Florence is not a very big city but its importance, and the concentration of monuments and museums, is truly amazing. Meet your guide in a central spot of the city and explore Piazza della Republica, where the ancient Roman Forum originally was. Walk to Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. Listen to the history of the Florentine Republic, the Medici family, and the Palazzo Vecchio. Admire the sculptures that make this piazza one of the most famous in the world. Proceed to the Ponte Vecchio to admire its jewelry and hear the unique history of the Vasari Corridor, passing above it. Arrive at the Pitti Palace, which was once the private residence of the grand dukes and admire its splendor. Continue your walk through the Oltrarno, the bohemian area of Florence full of artists, workshops, and lovely cafes. Cross the Ponte Santa Trinita and stop for a stunning picture of the Ponte Vecchio from this side. The tour continues along Via Tornabuoni, the fashion designer street, where you will be amazed by the beautiful windows. Pass through Palazzo Strozzi's courtyard and admire the essence of the Renaissance architecture. Continue your walk to the Duomo to admire the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome, and the Baptistery. If the line is not too long, you will also see the inside. Afterward, walk to the Accademia, where you will have preferential entrance and see the original Michelangelo's David and the Prisoners. The guide will tell you the secrets of these statues and Michelangelo's life. 

Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

9. Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

Begin in the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery and the Piazza della Signoria, home to the prestigious Palazzo Vecchio. Gazing up at the Loggia dei Lanzi, marvel at these admirable works of art while learning about their history. Follow narrow alleys to the renowned square of Santa Croce. The church here, a smaller version of Florence’s iconic Duomo, is the final resting place of many illustrious Italian historical figures like Dante Alighieri and Michelangelo. Traverse the external path of the Vasari Corridor to Ponte Vecchio, a picturesque bridge with charming goldsmith shops.  Then explore the most authentic districts of Florence: famous for their artisan shops and their ancient tower houses, the Oltrarno district and the neighborhoods of S. Frediano and Santo Spirito boast an international flair mixed with local traditions that provide insight into Florence’s vibrant local scene. From Ponte Santa Trinita, move on to Via Tornabuoni and stroll through the Piazza della Repubblica before coming face to face with Florence’s iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Florence: Ponte Vecchio and Bridges Paddle Boarding Tour

10. Florence: Ponte Vecchio and Bridges Paddle Boarding Tour

Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding from a coach. Discover Florence, the Old City, the Uffizi, the National Library, Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinita, the Vasarian Corredor, and the beautiful Palazzo Corsini. Enjoy the pleasant summer weather and the beautiful light of Florence, try a relaxing cruising paddling in the day, enjoy the amazing sunset on the river for a break and a glass of Chianti wine. Cruise under the stars on the river, with a night tour from June and July (available on request). Discover the view of elegant buildings and bridges from the river. Move from the Pescaia di San Niccolò, paddling along the National Library, old Tribunal. Navigate along the Uffizi Gallery, take a break for a floating drink, cross Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita, Palazzo Corsini, Ponte alla Carraia and other beautiful old buildings.

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What people are saying about Ponte Santa Trinita

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4.6 / 5

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Wonderful tour with Francesco! Easy, well organised, fun and above all such good information. Francesco explained and told us so much and in a way like we were the first visitors ever, so no reciting of facts but very personal. We can highly recommend!

Discovering the history of the city you are visiting, the secrets and anecdotes of the past was very stimulating and enjoyable with the help of a young and highly trained guide!

A great way to see a lot in a short space of time. Our driver took some lovely photos of us too.

Amazing to see the works of one of the best sculptors in history all in one place. A must see.

Alberto was magnificent! We got a first class tour!!