Get to know the centre of all Renaissance action and art on this guided walking tour of Florence, covering the most famous squares of the city like the Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and also a visit to the 16th-century open gallery market, the Mercatodella Paglia. Admire the beautiful architecture and statues as your expert English guide walks you through these historic landmarks of Florence.
As you enter the famed square, behold the iconic structure of Santa Maria del Fiore, the main church of Florence and the dome that covers the cathedral Brunelleschi Dome made by Filippo Brunelleschi, one of the founders of Renaissance.
Follow your guide further to see the Baptistery of San Giovanni, a minor basilica with its golden doors, the Porta del Paradiso or Gates of Paradise. You will see the Giotto’s Bell Tower, a freestanding campanile which is a part of this impressive complex of monuments.
Continue through Via Calzaiuoli where you’ll see the Orsanmichele Church with its Italian Gothic architecture. Crossing that you’ll reach the Mercatodella Paglia or the Straw Market.
You’ll also see the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, famous for its jewellery shops. From there your guide will take you to the Piazza della Signoria, the centre of major political happenings and uprisings in Florence since the 14th century. Here you’ll see some of the most stunning renaissance work on display like the Fountain of Neptune made by Ammannati who stands as the centre-piece of the great fountain.
Overlooking Piazza della Signoria is the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio. Here you’ll find the focal point of the city, the Arnolfo Tower, fortified structure towering over the city of Florence.
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Daily except Mon (Apr to Oct)
About 1.5 hours
Make your way in front of the Loggia del Bigallo, Cathedral Square corner via dei’ Calzaiuoli.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.
Same as the start point
Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)
Group Size: Max. 25
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