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Renaissance Florence Walking Tour

  • Magnificent photo opportunities: Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
  • Guided tour: learn about Florence’s fascinating history and heritage
  • Coffee or gelato at a local café 
Renaissance Florence Walking Tour
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Florence is nicknamed the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ and it’s home to some of Italy’s most impressive Renaissance art and architecture. On this walking tour, you will not only discover famous Florence landmarks including the Baptistery, the Duomo, and Ponte Vecchio, but cross the river to explore the artisan’s 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 like 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 much-photographed cathedral. As you admire the magnificent cathedral, 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 artist’s quarter of Oltrarno. Along the way, pass the beautiful Orsanmichele and St Trinita Churches, and take photos of the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Spend some time browsing the artisan’s shops, art galleries, and markets of Oltrarno, before ending your tour back at the departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday 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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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago
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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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.More

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Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gazelle27, we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We hope you will be soon our guest on another of our experiences, maybe on one of a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
2 1/2 walking tour of Florence talk and walk

What a splendid guide we had Leonoranora she was knowledgeable enthusiastic and clearly loved her job. She focussed on every single one of the group which was only about 8 The time passed quickly and very enjoyable. An excellent experience.More

Thank Stephen A
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Stephen A. , we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Walking Tour of Florence tour, this is something we always appreciate! We will also report this message to the guide who escorted you on the tour, Eleonora will be happy and...More

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