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Florence: Introduction to Florence Guided Walking Tour

1. Florence: Introduction to Florence Guided Walking Tour

Explore Florence like a local on a guided walking tour. Get tips on how to eat, drink, and shop authentically in the city while also covering top attractions like the Ponte Vecchio bridge and the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.  Be greeted by your guide in the grand Piazza della Repubblica square where you can see the Roman Forum. Begin your walking adventure to main sights like the Gothic, red-domed Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the shops that line the covered, 14th-century Ponte Vecchio bridge. Listen as your guide shares local insider knowledge about the city and helps you to avoid the common tourist traps. Hear facinating stories about the city. Let your local guide help you to get acquainted with Florence so you can enjoy your stay to the fullest. End your tour at the meeting point where it began.

Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

2. Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

Meet your guide for an orientation walk around the city of Florence. Explore and discover the art and architecture created by Renaissance masters, and hear stories about the Medici family. Pass the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Repubblica square, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Your walking tour will conclude on one of the busiest streets of Florence, known for its nightlife. Head to a bar with one of the best-rated aperitivos in town. Try the Italian life style, sit down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you can from the buffet of tasty Italian food. To many Italians, this gathering is the cherry on top of the day, as friends and family gather in bars eating, drinking and sharing stories and laughs into the night.

Florence: Medici’s Mile Tour and Entrance to Boboli Gardens

3. Florence: Medici’s Mile Tour and Entrance to Boboli Gardens

Enjoy an exciting guided tour through Medici's Mile, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest concentration of monuments and open-air works of art in the world. Led by a professional local guide, discover the most important sights of the city and retrace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty. Listen to stories and anecdotes of intrigue, power struggles, secrets, and betrayals. Admire the palaces, streets, and squares where the members of the Medici family lived and socialized. Walk along the same narrow streets where they walked, touch the stones used to build their residences and see the monuments from their daily life: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find their Church and mausoleum: Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach the magnificent Cathedral, with the imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, set above Piazza della Signoria. Later, follow the path of the Vasari Corridor, a spectacular secret corridor used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany to move between the Palazzo Pitti and their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio. After the guided tour, make the most of your entrance ticket to the Boboli Gardens which will allow you to explore the Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens at your own pace.

Florence: Sights and Bites Small Group Tour

4. Florence: Sights and Bites Small Group Tour

Begin your immersion into Florence with a small group walking and tasting tour. Admire the iconic sights of Florence and learn the historical and cultural significance from your guide. Work up an appetite and taste sweet pastries, wander the food market, and discover a famous local hotspot. Meet your guide at the Santa Maria Novella square and admire the homonymous Basilica, a true Renaissance masterpiece. Learn the history and the characters of Florence as you stroll through city alleys. Reach the Cathedral, a symbol of the city, and learn how Brunelleschi managed to build the big dome. Visit Signoria Square, surrounded by sculptures and artworks by Donatello, Cellini, Giambologna, and Michelangelo. Get ready for the first tasting at a local bakery, savor delightful parties ad Tuscan sweets that are impossible to find on your own. Walk towards the Arno river and contemplate the noble palaces and Ponte Vecchio. Next, explore the medieval district and Santa Croce church, which hosts the most important characters of Florence inside and an annual ancient history tournament. Pass through to the east side of the city and take in the bustling atmosphere as you browse the daily food market. Try different tastes of Florentine delicatessens and breathe the fresh aromas of local products. Stop last at a curious food shop, famous even to the locals. Chill out with a tasty glass of wine and a selection of Tuscan crostini or a treat of the day. Cin cin!

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Highly recommended!

Despite the low number (3 people) the tour took place. The Guide Manolo was extremely friendly and motivated. With a few insider tips, he helped us to find good restaurants and nice excursion destinations. The aperitivo with all you can eat buffet was very tasty you can hardly imagine a better start in Florence!

Excellent intro to Florence. Covering history architect and geography. Superb restaurant and cafe recommendations too. Check out Za Za restaurant. Matteo is a Superb guide very friendly. Cia!!!

Amazing Tour Guide! Easy to find meeting spot and lots of interesting info to learn. Plus walking the Gardens at your own pace was a great finisher. Would recommend

Great intro to Florence with a lot of history and art background. Our tour guide was punctual, thorough and very friendly.

I thought the guide was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable about Florence and very friendly.