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Private Tour: Overview of Florence Walking Tour

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It' a private guided tour of Florence. It covers all the historical city center: hearing interesting stories and anecdotes, you can get a general and exhaustive overview of Florence and its history.
  • Check off most of Florence’s highlights on a walking tour of the medieval city
  • Hear the stories behind Renaissance palaces, medieval squares, and public art
  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio into the less-visited Oltrarno district
  • See Pitti Palace, where the city’s Medici rulers once lived
What to Expect
Meet your city guide in Piazza della Repubblica and learn about Florence’s ancient Roman roots in this historic square. Continue to the remarkable Duomo complex, a cluster of sacred structures, including St. John’s Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Florence Cathedral, capped by Brunelleschi’s dome. Admire the statues in the open-air museum of Piazza della Signoria, flanked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Pass the renowned Uffizi Gallery en route to the Ponte Vecchio, and eye the wares at the goldsmiths’ shops that line Florence’s most famous bridge. Then, cross the River Arno to the Oltrarno district; admire the grand Pitti Palace, former home of the powerful Medici family, and stroll past the antique shops of Via Maggio. Cross back to the city center via the Ponte Santa Trinita and then window shop the high-fashion boutiques of ritzy Via Tornabuoni on the way to Renaissance Palazzo Strozzi, where this tour through Florentine history ends.
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Departure Point
From customer's hotel or Central Florence - Piazza della Repubblica
Departure Time
2:30 PM
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We recently spent a full day with Silvia when visiting Florence. In the morning we took a walking tour around the City, and in the afternoon we visited museums. What a terrific experience! Silvia is knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and experienced. Communication was great when setting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dilyse
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was impressed with Silivia's knowledge and willingness to encourage and answer questions. She is very well qualified and friendly. Our tour of Florence was one of the most memorable experiences in Italy.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mcguirerobert
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Silvia gave two of us a wonderful intro to the sights of Florence. She has an art history background and will do in depth tours as requested. We felt much more comfortable getting around after spending time with her. And she met us st our...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Silvia was our private tour guide on October 27 (full day) and 28 (half day) during our visit to Florence. The tour consisted of visiting the following location sites: Santa Maria Novella Church, Piazza Signoria, Little Pig Market, Uffizi, Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank esteban66934
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I hired Silvia for 2 tours to help the 4 of us make our limited 4 days in Florence the best. The tour was a general overview and a couple hours at the Uffizi Gallery. Silvia picked us up at our B&B, the Tourist House...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Janinbsm
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