WALK & TALK - Florence Walking tour: on the Medici's footsteps

Florence walking tour: discover Florence with a professional local guide as you pleasantly walk through it!

  • discover the center of florence: walk through the center of Florence and explore its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide
  • Our florence walking tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation up to modern time city
  • Our english speaking guided walk will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired
  • Florence walking tour: get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage
  • Learn about the Medici of florence: the family rose to become famous and revered throughout the Western world in the 14th and 15th Century
  • with our florence walking tour you will visit the Oltrarno district: the manual crafts neighbourhood
  • During this florence walking tour, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio and the copy of Michelangelo’s David
  • During this walk through the main sites of florence you will stop for a nice and delicious break like gelato or cappuccino in winter
  • with our english speaking guided tour discover the history of the main monuments and sites of florence

Highlights

  • DISCOVER Florence! Visit all the main sites of the city
  • Only in English for the highest quality
  • Gelato (Italian ice cream) (or espresso/cappuccino in Winter)

Departure

EVERY DAY at 10am and (from April) 3pm

DURATION

Approx. 2.5 hours

period

ALL YEAR ROUND

language

English

Description

A pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage!
Florence Italy walking tour: now available 2 DEPARTURES per day, at 10AM and (from April) at 3PM. Choose your preferred time.

Explore the city center of Florence, 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: beginning with the fact that it 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 the tour tasting the best typical products.

Inclusions

  • 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

Meeting Point

FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP

Notes

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.

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

User review

| Total reviews for this tour: 146
Amianna S
10 Jul 19

Great Experience and Tons of information!

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!

LucyGoes
6 Jun 19

Very interesting tour on the Medici's Footsteps

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.

Karen S
5 Jun 19

Interesting & delicious

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!!

wkog
21-apr-19

Excellent tour with Laura!

Laura was a witty, educated and personable guide who thoroughly explained the background behind places big and small.

Fijnproever77
18-feb-19

Nice private tour of Florence highlights

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.

285tsvetomirt
15 Jan 19

Lovely city

One of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Museums and cathedrals here are amazing. Authentic Italian food, nice and warm family like atmosphere

Destination257818
14 Aug 18

Awesome guide!

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.

Gazelle27
24 Jul 18

Great information to get sense of the city

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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