Walking tour of Florence: stroll through the city and explore with a professional local guide!
- DISCOVER Florence! Visit all the main sites of the city
- Our Florence walking tour is only in English for the highest quality
- Gelato (Italian ice cream or espresso/cappuccino in Winter)
EVERY DAY at 10am and (from 2021) 3pm
Approx. 2.5 hours
A pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage!
Florence walking tour: now available 2 DEPARTURES per day, at 10AM and (from 2021) at 3PM. Choose your preferred time.
Explore the city center with our Florence walking tour: discover the magnificence of one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and its centuries-old heritage, with an enjoyable relaxed promenade in the footsteps of the Medici dynasty, that ruled the city in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Your experienced, professional guide will give an entertaining presentation about the city during the walking tour of Florence: beginning with the fact that the city has been inhabited since prehistoric times, then became one of the most important centers of Etruscan culture, and later, a Roman city with the name "Florentia.” During the Middle Ages the city endured a long series of wars, but this was also the period when the city became famous and wealthy thanks to textile manufacturing and trade and the new and ambitious architectural projects.
Finally, under the astute leadership of the Medici family Florence enjoyed a period of peace and prosperity, which led it to be renowned as “the cradle of the Renaissance”. At that time rich bankers and merchants invested in fine palaces to replace their cramped tower houses, and paid for the adornment of churches.
The result was what you admire today: a stupendous outpouring of mesmerizing art masterpieces and stunning architecture. UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchanting, romantic and sumptuously enhanced by centuries-old architecture and artwork, Florence is a treasure chest of marvels, all there for you to discover for yourself.
Follow your guide and admire Piazza della Signoria, dominated by the striking Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's Cathedral - the Duomo - with the adjacent bell tower (the Tower of Giotto) and the Baptistery with its famous, magnificent gold paneled "Gates of Paradise". The visit continues on to Orsanmichele and the Santa Trinità Church.
After walking briefly along the river, you will arrive at the Ponte Vecchio, the world's most celebrated bridge. Once across the bridge you are in the Oltrarno neighbourhood, renowned for its picturesque atmosphere, artisan workshops and antique shops.
And for a full overview of Florence's most authentic flavor, enjoy a relaxing, and delicious, break during this Florence Italy walking tour tasting the best typical products.
- Walking tour of Florence! Visit all the main sites of the city
- Florence walking tour with English speaking professional guide
- Only in English for the highest quality
- Gelato (Italian ice cream) (or espresso/cappuccino in Winter)
People on this tour: min1 - max25
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Please note we do not visit the inside of monuments and museums.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
This tour runs rain or shine.
“Our guide, Francesca Messina, was fantastic. She walked us through Florence and filled us with history and interesting facts and anecdotes! She was very personable and knowledgeable and even was able to tell where to finally find a flat iron for my daughter's hair!”
“We had a great time attending this walk & talk - learning a lot about history of Florence, seeing marvelous architecture and history and having fun. The guide Laura was very pleasant, entertaining and told us many interesting things.”
“So much history & so very well presented! Our guide was knowledgeable & entertaining & fun!! Delicious surprise & truly could have kept going! She was such a fantastic story teller with so much knowledge to share!!”
“Laura was a witty, educated and personable guide who thoroughly explained the background behind places big and small.”
“We had a small group, so we enjoyed an almost private tours of the Renaissance centre. It's a very nice way to get an introductory course of Florence. If you're new to the city, I would recommend it.”
“One of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Museums and cathedrals here are amazing. Authentic Italian food, nice and warm family like atmosphere”
“Our host Ricardo was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly for our family. Would definitely recommend this as a way to get acquainted with Florence. Tour was a little over 2 hrs. Easy walking and we made a couple detours - which was encouraged.”
“This tour is a great way to get the history and lay of the land. Highly recommend you do this tour early in your visit to Florence so you can make better priorities and decisions about what to do with your time there.”
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