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Florence: Private Walking Tour of Florence's Hidden Gems

1. Florence: Private Walking Tour of Florence's Hidden Gems

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 Walking Tour with Drinks at Local Bars

2. Florence: Guided Walking Tour with Drinks at Local Bars

Meet like-minded travelers, hear juicy historical stories, and sip the finest Italian drinks on a guided walking tour through Florence. Visit some of the city's most lively bars and indulge in wine and cocktails. Meet your guide and start your tipsy walking tour with a chilled glass of wine. Take this time to get to know your fellow travelers before your guide shares some of Florence's fascinating tales. Learn about the scandalous lives of the city's most famous inhabitants and hear some naughty tidbits. Then, venture on to explore a few of Florence's most vibrant bars and neighborhoods. Along the way, you'll stop by Piazza della Passera, see the broadest street in Florence, the Via Maggio, and discover the Piazza Santa Spirito, the center of the artisan quarter. Experience a true Spritz and hear the incredible history behind the nation's favorite drink. Sample authentic Italian liqueurs and hear the stories behind them. Throughout the experience, your guide will show you hidden gems and tell you interesting facts. Your tour comes to an end on Via Benci, the city's most popular nightlife street. From here, you can choose to continue the night with your new friends, or head for gelato before bed.

Florence: Drunken Walking History Tour

3. Florence: Drunken Walking History Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour through Florence to meet like-minded travelers, sip delightful Italian drinks, and indulge in juicy historical tales. Explore vibrant bars, enjoy wine and cocktails, and uncover scandalous stories of famous inhabitants. Discover charming spots like Piazza della Passera, Via Maggio, and the artisan quarter's heart, Piazza Santa Spirito. Learn the fascinating history of spritz and sample authentic Italian liqueurs. Find hidden gems and listen to intriguing facts from your guide. Conclude the tour on Via Benci, Florence's renowned nightlife street, where you can either continue the revelry with newfound friends or savor gelato before retiring for the night.

Essential Florence Walking Tour to discover its history

4. Essential Florence Walking Tour to discover its history

Would you like to go on the most comprehensive, educational, and enjoyable walking tour in Florence? Then stop your search right now. We will take you through the picturesque cobblestone streets, bringing the amazing Renaissance city to life with historical tales, murder and betrayal stories, and fascinating historical information—all told in an engaging style that will keep you interested from beginning to end. You will have the chance to discover the majesty of this city in an intimate way, learning about the influential Medici family and the greatest painters of the era. Our fantastic Florence walking tour is the only way to experience it! The tour will begin in Piazza della Repubblica where you will learn about the Roman founding of the city. From there, we will take you on a historical tour to discover Mediaeval Florence and the factors that contributed to its rise to power and wealth. In Florence you will be able to see every architectural era, from the iconic tower homes to the amazing Renaissance palaces. You will see the creation of David, one of the most well-known statues in the world, as well as the workshops used by artists. We'll walk by Dante's home, discover the religious centre, and see how religion permeated every aspect of life. You will walk along Via Tornabuoni, the city's most well-known designer retail strip, while paying attention to the knowledgeable guide. Here, we can also enjoy the striking architecture and the most well-known street for antique shopping, Via Maggio. We will traverse the stunning Santa Trinita and Ponte Vecchio bridges, stroll through the charming Oltrarno cobblestone streets with their assortment of artisan workshops, admire notable churches, the Medici mansions and palaces, and the city's most well-known squares. You'll be able to see from the outside: Orsanmichele - and its famous statues by artists such as Donatello & Ghiberti Dante’s house The religious centre with the Duomo, Baptistery and Campanile (from outside) Santa Maria Novella church (from outside) Ruccellai Palace and the Strozzi Palace – an excellent example of Renaissance architecture Santa Trinita church (inside visit to admire the magnificent frescoes by Ghirlandaio) Pitti Palace - the former Medici residence (from outside) Santa Felicita church – which is one of the oldest churches in Florence The Vasari corridor. Let the professionals handle your visit to this spectacular Unesco World Heritage Site. Take advantage of this incredible walking tour of Florence!

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What people are saying about Via Maggio

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(279 reviews)

It was a great evening and lot of fun. Nice people and our hosts Lia and Gabi did a really great job, sharing some stories about the city, entertaining us and helping us getting to know each other.

The tour with Altea was truly unique. Super interesting facts, top spots and just a really nice way to interact with the group.

Our tour was guided by Xeni, she is amazing. I would recommend this tour for fun and drinks. We had the best time in florence.

Zofia was a great tour guide and did an excellent job building camaraderie and telling everyone about the history of Florence!

Tour was great. Good selection of bars and Juliette was very informative. A great guide!