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Renaissance Florence Walking Tour

  • Magnificent Florence photo ops: Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
  • Guided tour: lLearn about Florence’s fascinating art, history, and heritage
  • Coffee or gelato at a local café (included)
Renaissance Florence Walking Tour
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Florence, nicknamed the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” is home to some of Italy’s most impressive art and architecture of that period. On this walking tour, you will not only discover famous Florence landmarks, including the Baptistery, the cathedral (Duomo), and Ponte Vecchio, but also cross the river to explore the artisans' quarter of Oltrarno and see how Florence’s art heritage is kept alive today.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Florence and set out to discover the city’s architectural masterpieces on foot. Hear about famous Florentine artists, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and Giotto, as you stroll around Piazza della Signoria, home to Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Then, continue to see the Duomo, Florence’s famous cathedral. As you admire the magnificent place of worship, listen as your guide points out Brunelleschi's Dome and surrounding monuments, such as Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery.

Pause to enjoy a coffee or gelato (included) at a local café, before crossing the river to explore the artists' quarter of Oltrarno. Along the way, pass the beautiful Orsanmichele and St. Trinity (Santa Trinita) churches, and take photos of the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Spend some time browsing the artisans' shops, art galleries, and markets of Oltrarno, before ending your tour back at the departure point.
Reviews (132)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I truly enjoyed our 2.5 hour walking tour with guided by Federica. She was amazingly well-informed and gave us a great taste of Renaissance art, local landmarks, and cultural history. This was a wonderful way to get acquainted with the city on...More

Thank Marian M
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mrs. Marian M. , It is a real pleasure to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate that our tour and guide Federica managed to make you spend a great experience in this wonderful city. We hope...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Footsteps of the Medici with Valentina Guadagni

Great way to see the key historical sites of Florence. Valentina made the tour interesting and informative without being dull and like a history lesson, she was receptive to questions and elaborating on the history. The individual ear pieces were great for being connected to...More

Thank Nicola L
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear Mr. Nicola L. , we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Florence Walk & Talk tour, this is something we always appreciate! We will also report this message to Valentina, she will be happy and proud of it for sure. Of course,...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile
Easy going and enjoyable!

I haven’t been on a guided tour that i enjoyed this much in a while. it was roughly 2 and a half hours long, and we were on our feet for most of the time while stopping to learn about the things we were seeing....More

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Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Dear Frazzledazzle, we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we are also happy to read that our experience and guide Lisa managed to make you spend a lovely time in our wonderful city! We hope that Florencetown...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
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.More

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Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear Guest, thank you for this review, it is always a pleasure to read that we managed to make our guests spend a lovely time on a out of ours! Riccardo will be happy to read this great feedback! Of course, we hope Florencetown will...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Loved it!

The guide was great and the duration was just right. The headphones were useful because it can get noisy in parts of the town and it means you can still hear the guide when they're not close by.More

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Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Dear Mr. George A. , we are very happy to read that you joined our VIP Walking Tour of Florence, and that you enjoyed so much you decided to write a review; this makes us proud! We hope that Florencetown will be able to welcome...More

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