3-Hour Private Walking Tour in the Heart of Florence


3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket

Overview

Discover the city’s highlights and its most fascinating monuments, learn the secrets of Florence in a fun walking tour with a professional tour guide. Explore the historic centre of Florence, walk the streets that inspired Dante, discover the story about Michelangelo’s David and learn how the biggest dome in the world was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Stroll through the streets of Florence and enjoy the Medieval and Renaissance atmosphere of this amazing city looking at it with the eyes of the insider.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Santa Maria Novella, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany

Start the tour with one of the most important churches of Florence - Santa Maria Novella, that is the first to welcome the visitors who come to Florence by train.

Stop At: Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Via della Scala 16, 50123, Florence Italy

Step into one of the oldest pharmacies in the world created by the monks of the nearby church of Santa Maria Novella. Smell the fragrances and learn how perfume was born.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Antinori, Piazza degli Antinori, 3, Florence Italy

Take a look at Palazzo Antinori - the historical residence of the world famous wine makers and learn some fun stories about Tuscany wine.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 6, 50123, Florence Italy

See the exterior of the Medici Chapels - the final resting place of members of the famous dynasty that shaped the history of Florence.

Pass By: San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo, Florence, Tuscany

Admire San Lorenzo - the first Florentine cathedral and the church entirely sponsored by the Medici clan.

Pass By: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Via Camillo Cavour 1-3, 50129, Florence Italy

Take a look at the Medici Palace - the first residence of the Godfathers of the Renaissance and imagine how Michelangelo lived there under the protection of Lorenzo the Magnificent. We will see the exterior of the palace and if we are lucky and the gates are open we will step into the courtyard and the garden of the Medici family.

Pass By: Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza San Giovanni, 50122, Florence Italy

Standing in one of the most beautiful squares of Florence, learn the stories about the Baptistery of San Giovanni – the oldest building of the city with its famous Gates of Paradise.

Pass By: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Admire the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore which has a unique flower-shaped plan and the biggest masonry dome in the world – the marvel of the architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Even Michelangelo said “It would be difficult to equal…impossible to surpass.”

Pass By: Museo Casa di Dante, Via Santa Margherita 1, 50122, Florence Italy

Stroll around Dante's district, take a look at his tower-house (from the outside) and enter the 1000-year old church where the the father of Italian language met the love and muse of his life.

Pass By: Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Standing in Piazza della Signoria, take a look at the government palace – Palazzo Vecchio - a medieval fortress with the prison for the most dangerous criminals and the old residence of the Medici family.

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Visit the political centre of Florence – Piazza della Signoria – a museum under the open sky with many original sculptures created by Renaissance artists;


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Province of Milan, Lombardy

Finish the tour at Ponte Vecchio – the symbol of the city and the oldest bridge in town famous for its jewelers' shops hanging over the Arno river.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

  • Licenced tour guide
  • Free entrance to the Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Ticket delivery

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

The_U_5x
May 2022

Olga was fantastic. The tour was very informative, but not overwhelming. It was a nice pace. We also enjoyed her having lunch with us! Highly recommend

John M
April 2022

Do not miss the opportunity to tour Florence with an experienced art historian. Irina brought this beautiful city to life for my 20 year old son and me. She is intelligent, experienced, and knows this city inside and out. We saw sights that we would not have even been aware of had it not been fo...

chrisaR9314WW
April 2022

I had a great experience all round with Irina and Alda. Irina was so helpful and efficient in making the arrangements for my tour and readily intervened to help me resolve an issue I had with the booking via Trip Advisor. Alda was the perfect tour guide. A Fiorentina with flawless English! Engag...

LoveTravel829598
April 2022

Irina is one of the rare tour guides who not just provides you with historical dates and names associated with the place but she also tells you real stories of real people. These stories bring you back in time and show you Florence in it’s renaissance glory. In addition to the famous and very wel...

R3599LWisabelles
April 2022

Our guide Iriana was absolutely excellent!! Her English was perfect and she told us so many interesting factoids and stories. The 3 hours flew by. I can highly recommend this tour especially for the first day!!

99kristin2019
April 2022

This tour was simply incredible. Irina is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful way of painting a story in such an engaging way. We fell in love with Florence in a matter of minutes based on how she was able to share history and secrets of the city. She kindly made accommodations for my mom who ...

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