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Heart of Florence Guided Walking Tour plus mobile App

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

  • Duration

    About 1.5 hours 

  • Start time

    10am

  • Meeting Point

    Meet us 15min before the departure time at via de’ Martelli, corner with via dei Pucci, in front of Caffè Firenze. An assistant will wait for you wearing blue clothing with Caf tour and Gray Line logos.

  • Ending Point

    Ponte Vecchio

Key Highlights

  • Visit Florence’s most iconic places on this guided walking tour around the city
  • Follow your guide to historic squares like Piazza Duomo, Signoria, and Vecchio
  • Visit the Piazza Duomo and the Cathedral, Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • Toss a coin and rub the nose of the bronze boar at Porcellino fountain for good luck!
  • Visit Piazza della Signoria, a major Florentine political center since the 14th century
  • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted

Overview

Your guide will take you on an exciting journey through time, revealing the history, anecdotes and secrets kept in this wonderful city. From the still visible traces of the Roman foundation of the city (in 59 BC), in the Middle Ages, up to the glorious Renaissance, a period in which Florence was ruled by the powerful Medici family. Your discovery will start with the ancient Medici Family District. Along the heart of Florence, you will also walk along the same narrow streets where the Medici' walked, touching the stones used to build their residences and you will see the same monuments that they were used to see every day: the first example of building is Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find as well their Church and mausoleum-Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach then the amazing complex of monuments that characterise the religious centre of Florence: the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni with the Porta del Paradiso (Gates of Paradise) and the elegant Giotto bell tower, the loveliest in all of Italy.

The walk continues along the medieval area with Dante's House and the lively Via Calzaioli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. Then we reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck!

We arrive then in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvellous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. You will be able to visit the courtjard by Michelozzo and to admire the Palace in all its magnificence.

Continuing on, you can admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops.

PLUS: in addition to the guided tour, you can also enjoy an audio guide provided by the APP included in the tour price. In this way you can explore other aspects of the city on your own and in total freedom by following the thematic itineraries available on the app, including "Florence as seen by Dante" dedicated to the great poet who was born in this city and lived until his exile.

Please note that the order of the visits may change

Inclusions

  • Staff assistance at the meeting point
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Meal
  • Transport

Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Group Size: Max. 25

The tour might be cancelled by the Operator, due to adverse weather conditions: in this case the customers are entitled to the full refund or they can join the tour on an alternative date;

We suggest to wear comfortable shoes.

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