Florence, Italy

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commentOffered in: English

Overview

The excitement, artistry and intrigue of medieval and Renaissance Florence truly come alive on this guided, 3-hour walking tour. Stroll through glorious piazzas and meandering backstreets while hearing tales of feuding painters, Medici rulers and religious fanatics who all left their mark on the city. Learn about the impressive engineering of Brunelleschi’s Dome as you step inside Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, and get tips on the best shops, restaurants and gelato spots from a local guide.
  • Top-rated walking history tour of Florence
  • Hear medieval tales and Renaissance legends
  • Visit the famous Florence Duomo and learn secrets of its construction
  • Discover the stories behind the artwork in the city's public piazzas
  • Get insider tips on the best places to shop and dine
  • Great introduction to the city for first-time visitors
  • Led by a friendly, English-speaking guide

Your walking tour begins in central Florence, where you’ll greet your guide and receive an introduction to Italy’s prettiest city. As you visit highlights such as Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptsitery (Battistero), and the iconic Duomo, you’ll listen to tales featuring to affluent Medici family and the history of Italian cuisine.

Stroll through quaint piazzas and down hidden backstreets, and collect insider tips regarding the best restaurants and bars from your guide. The walking tour concludes at a location in central Florence.

Please note, shoulders and knees must be covered when entering sacred sites.

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, Jul 2018

the first time I went to Florence I took this tour and thought it gave a wonderful. guide to Florence. when I took my son back this year I booked this again as I knew it would show him things that he wouldn't see just walking around. Hilda was our guide and she was great to work with. I highly recommend her and this tour.

J
, Mar 2018

Hilde was a fantastic guide. She really brings the city to life in a very interesting and unexpected way. There are so many things to discover about Florence, you'll never learn them all, but you will see and learn about a number of very interesting places, people and things. It's easy to catch Hilde's passion for the city as she shows you around one of the most fascinating cities in the world. This tour was well worth it.

G
, Nov 2017

We arrived at the office at 9.10am - the information sheet said to arrive at 9.15am. The office door was locked, so we couldn't take the lift up to the second floor, again as requested. Shortly afterwards a lady arrived, opened the office door and quite rudely told us to go off and get a coffee and come back at 9.30am for the start of the walk - so why we were asked to arrive at 9.15am? Another couple also arrived at that time. Not a good impression to be given. Fortunately the rest of the experience was first rate. Ishmael was waiting for us at 9.30am and we had an excellent three hour walk with him. He was polite, extremely knowledge and gave us the information in a very friendly way. I would not hesitate to recommend his walk. We did the tour on our first morning, so he gave us a great overview of what else we should try to see during our stay in the city.

K
, Sep 2017

Amazing and very knowledgable guide

M
, Sep 2017

This was an excellent tour. Just seven of us with Ismael our guide and our headphones which was an excellent way to become acquainted with Florence. We did this trip on our first full day in Florence and really enjoyed it as Ismael provided some facts you will not find in a tour book. Would highly recommend this trip for all 'newbies' to Florence.

L
, Sep 2017

This was booked as a walking tour. There wasn't much walking! We walked to a church, Ponte Vecchio Bridge and a couple of piazzas. In between our guide gave us a lot of history about Florence. She is passionate about her city and knew a lot of history. In fact she gave us so much information that nothing sank in. You were awash with information. You are given earphones, which does make it easier. To pick up your guide you have to find their offices. To do this we needed a map. In fact we found it much easier to get around Florence on our own with the map!!

J
, Aug 2017

My boyfriend and I did the walking tour our first morning in Florence just to get acclimated. Little did I know how much I would learn!!!! I wish I could remember our guide's name....she was amazing!!! Her mom is from Colorado and her dad is from Florence and she was raised in Florence..she had the best insights for us and TONS of interesting Florence history that I've been rebelling to my family. She really was the best!!!

L
, Aug 2017

Great Tour. Fabulous guide, so knowledgeable.

Y
, Aug 2017

very good tour, I really enjoyed listening to Ismail. He is very knowledgeable about Italian history, culture and easy to understand. The tour was great value and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Florence who does not mind a long walk!

M
, Jun 2017

If you are going to explore Florence, you really should do this to understand it better. It is best done on your first full day - it sets the scene so you understand the history of the place and why it is what it is. With a good guide giving you some insight, you notice more as you walk around during the rest of your stay. I have to say Riccardo was exceptional - born and bred in Florence he is telling you about his home town with a great level of knowledge.


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