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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 10 Santa Maria Novella Train Station (in front of the luggage storage) Stop 11 Libertà Stop 12 Donatello Stop 13 Beccaria Stop 14 Santa Croce Stop 15 Teatro Verdi Stop 1 Ferrucci Stop 2 Michelangelo Stop 3 Galileo Stop 4 Villa Cora Stop 5 Porta Romana Stop 6 Piazza Tasso Stop 7 Porta San Frediano Stop 8 Rotonda Barbetti Stop 9 Piazza Indipendenza Line B (currently suspended) 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 Michelangelo Stop 2 Ferrucci Stop 3 Demidoff Stop 4 Grazie Stop 5 Zecca Vecchia Stop 6 Lungo l'Affrico Stop 7 Righi (ostello) Stop 8 San Domenico Stop 9 Regresso Stop 10 Fiesole Stop 11 Regresso Stop 12 San Domenico Stop 13 Righi (ostello) Stop 14 Stadio Stop 15 Matteotti Stop 16 Libertà Stop 17 La Pira Stop 18 Leopolda Stop 19 Piazzale delle Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 20 Shelly Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 21 Vittorio Veneto Stop 22 Curtatone Stop 23 Soderini Stop 24 Tasso Stop 25 Porta Romana Stop 26 Machiavelli Stop 27 Galileo

Florence: City and Surroundings E-Bike Tour with Gelato

2. Florence: City and Surroundings E-Bike Tour with Gelato

Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Florence and its striking surrounding landscapes. Hop on an electric bike for a guided tour of the city and ride along the bike paths leading to the nearby hills. Learn about local culture with a stop in Fiesole and taste some authentic gelato. From the heart of Florence, follow your guide to the Piazzale Michelangelo and across all the neighborhoods of the city. Thanks to the bike paths and your bike's power engine, ride uphill with just a little effort. Take in the sounds, smells, and colors of the countryside. Gaze at secular cypresses, olive groves, and small vineyards hidden in the middle of the hills where Leonardo da Vinci used to come for his studies. From here, admire some of the most beautiful panoramic views over Florence. Reach Fiesole, a small Etruscan town that dominates the north side of the hills. See a small village of the 4th Century B.C. that combines its history with the most exclusive private villas around Florence. Once back in town, enjoy the taste of a delicious florentine gelato.

Florence: Guided Vespa Tour

3. Florence: Guided Vespa Tour

Join an incredible experience where the Italian dream takes shape in the form of a traditional Vespa. This 2-hour tour, where the streets of the center of attention, tells the story of Florence and will be led by a friendly yet professional guide. Before departing, you will participate in a small briefing on the route which will be traveled, before the rules for the tour's security will also be explained. You'll then hop on to your Vespa at the  from where you will travel to Piazza Michelangelo, the most famous sightseeing spot in Florence. on the way, you’ll admire the panoramic views of the dome and the sunshine gleaming onto the River Arno. The next stop is a couple of minutes away from Piazza Michelangelo, known as the San Miniato Abbey on the hills of Tuscany. Here you can see this beautiful historic cemetery, which is famous for its Medieval history. This spot also gives you the opportunity to experience spectacular views of the city. You can then continue your adventure on a Vespa to Fiesole, a picturesque town just a few minutes outside the city center. You can learn the Roman history behind this town, and admire the views over the Florence region and surrounding hills. The tour will then end, at which point you’ll ride your Vespa back to the departure point in the center of Florence.Piazza San Marco

Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

4. Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

Cruise through the hills of Florence in an eco-friendly way with this electric Vespa rental. Download the included app to your smartphone and set off on a self-guided adventure. Enjoy a wine and local products tasting experience at an authentic Tuscan establishment. Pick up your Vespa rental and put on the provided helmet to begin your tour. Make your way in style through the hills of Florence and cover more ground in less time. Use the provided app to uncover sights like Fiesole, which is known for its historical Roman Theatre, its natural paths, its medieval buildings, and its Villas. Take in spectacular views of Florence and the valley below. Reach Piazzale Michelangelo, a terrace overlooking the city that offers sweeping views of the city's roofs, monuments, and the winding Arno River. Finally, end your route by descending through the scenic Viale dei Colli. Savor local flavors at a food and wine bar in the heart of the charming Oltrarno district. Indulge in a glass of classic Tuscan wine paired with regional cold cuts and cheeses. Return the Vespa to the rental office at the end of your tour.

Florence: Up Into The Tuscan Sky Helicopter Tour

5. Florence: Up Into The Tuscan Sky Helicopter Tour

Enjoy the most exciting way to see Florence from above with a helicopter tour over the city, offering a unique panorama just like in a postcard. Fly over the famous monuments of Florence and see an entirely new point of view to admire famous sites of the city: - Ponte Vecchio and The River Arno - Santa Croce - Piazzale Michelangelo and Fort Belvedere - Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens - Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria - Cathedral of Florence with Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower - Fiesole - The Fortezza da Basso - The Cascine Park A certified, efficient and comfortable fleet of professional pilots will be at your service so that you can admire the cradle of the Renaissance in aerial perspective.

From Florence: Tuscany Bike Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

6. From Florence: Tuscany Bike Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

With the departure right from the local tour operator office in Florence, this "green" tour, meaning no shuttle vans, no support vehicles and no carbon footprint - just you, your bike and your bilingual guide - will make you explore the Chianti roads and fantastic landscapes with vineyards and olive groves. Once you arrive in the Chianti area, you get to see one of the best views of Florence. The ride then continues further into the hills, where you will enjoy a typical Tuscan multi-course lunch at one of the favorite Chianti farm in the area, which is claimed by many of the guests to be one of the best meals of their trip. There, you see how their wine and olive oil are made and stored. A winery visit will also be included, where you will sample both olive oil and wine. Tuscan multi-course lunch is a highlight at a local traditional family-run Chianti farm. Purchase and shipping of both wine and oil is available from the vineyard. The return ride to Florence is mostly downhill, getting you back to the shop no later than 4:15.

From Florence: Grand Tuscan Vintage Fiat 500 Tour

7. From Florence: Grand Tuscan Vintage Fiat 500 Tour

Experience the Tuscan countryside on a tour from Florence in a vintage Fiat 500. Focus on the scenic views, not the road, with the services of a private driver. Visit a family-run farm and Chianti vineyard, and savor an included Tuscan lunch with wine and olive oil tastings. Meet your driver at the meeting point in the center of Florence, then head out through the walls of the city and drive toward the panoramic Piazzale Michelangelo. There, admire a unique view of Florence and the picturesque church of San Miniato. Continue on a scenic ride to a local family-run farm. On the return trip to Florence, stop at a local family-run Chianti vineyard to see where their wine is made and stored, and have a look at their personal stash of olive oil. Then, have the chance to taste both the wines and olive oils before feasting on a Tuscan lunch. You can also buy wine and olive oils from the vineyard, with shipping options available. After your time at the vineyard, return to Florence.

Florence: Local Hiking Tour with Wine and Lunch

8. Florence: Local Hiking Tour with Wine and Lunch

Discover the beautiful environment of Florence on a hike during a half-day local green experience. Surrounded by nature, a comfortable minivan will take you to a little village just outside Florence. Walk in the shady cypress woods reaching the first very panoramic location, looking down to Florence fulfilling your eyes with beauty. Admire the Duomo and Tuscany all-around at this magnificent location. A famous Castle will appear from the woods, surrounded by olive groves. Go through a mix of Cypresses and oak trees forest, approaching the Pietraserena quarries. Discovering treasures hidden by the mountain of Monte Ceceri, the walk will take you right at the peak in a place called Leonardo da Vinci's square. Enjoy the marvelous views of Florence's famous buildings as you ascend to the top. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting served on a Farm run by an old florentine aristocrat family, before continuing to Fiesole where the minivan will take you back to Florence.

Florence: Fiesole Bike Tour

9. Florence: Fiesole Bike Tour

Explore the hills surrounding Florence as you travel by bike to the nearby town of Fiesole. From the center of Florence, follow an experienced guide through trails that surround the city. While cycling, marvel at the amazing views of the city, along with the lovely countryside. Feel free to bring a camera along and take some photos. Once you arrive in Fiesole, take some time to relax and enjoy a local wine tasting. Once recharged, enjoy cycling back to Florence.

Florence: Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery Tour

10. Florence: Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery Tour

Learn about Florence on a walking tour of the city. See landmarks around the city and visit the Accademia Gallery. Listen to your guide as you walk through the city and the Accademia Gallery. The first stop is the Accademia Gallery, the famous home of Michelangelo’s David. Skip the line outside and enjoy more time exploring the art within. The gallery also houses other masterpieces by world famous artists and you'll have the chance to explore the fantastic collections on display. Your tour continues with a historic stroll through the streets of Florence.During the walking tour, your guide will point out the main monuments of the city. Discover Dante's House and the tiny church where, according to legend, he fell in love with Beatrice at first sight. Admire Piazza della Repubblica with its elegant cafés and arcades and Piazza della Signoria, the heart of the city.

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What people are saying about Fiesole

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4.1 / 5

based on 2,175 reviews

The hop on hop off bus tour was excellent. We were only in Florence for two days so this helped us see the sights in a short space of time. The bus was every hour during the week which meant when we missed one pick up we had to wait another hour. At the weekend it's every 30 mins, which would have been better, but we were limited with our days we were in Florence.

Very good service. They are punctual and you can see (from the outside only) the most important places without having to walk so much. I will continue hiring him for other cities.

We had a a wonderful few hours. It was great to see areas outside the city and Gabriel our guide was very knowledgeable and humorous.

Easy and fun way to see the city. You can go the entire tour within about an hour.

The best method of surely seeing a major part of Florence! Just time it well !