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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

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Spend a morning being entertained as Florence's history is brought to life during this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Learn about Florence's Medieval and Renaissance eras, hear fascinating stories behind the historic attractions, walk through the city's most magnificent squares, and visit the spectacular Duomo.
  • Discover hidden Florence on a walking tour featuring icons and hidden gems 
  • Small-group tour is a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves 
  • See Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptsitery (Battistero), and the Duomo in less time 
  • Gain insight into the Florence's rich history with detailed narration of sights
What to Expect
Start your tour near the Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence, where you’ll greet your guide and enjoy an introduction to the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. Explore highlights like Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery (Battistero), and the Duomo, as you listen to tales of feuding painters, Medici rulers, and religious fanatics who all left their mark on the city. Discover quaint piazzas and charming backstreets, and recieve insider tips about gelato shops, restaurants, and bars from your guide. The walking tour concludes at Piazza del Duomo. Shoulders and knees (for men and women) must be covered when entering sacred sites.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via dei Sassetti, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Departure Time
9:15 AM
Return Details
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Santa Trinita
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Strozzi
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Duomo
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless/backless 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
  • Group cannot enter churches (including the Duomo) during mass/other closures
  • From April 2017 onwards, new priority entry regulations to the Duomo require viewing a mandatory 30-minute video at a theatre nearby. ArtViva management has thus decided to omit entering the cathedral during the walking tour until these regulations are repealed/changed.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Full of information, insights and small details - and great fun. Manolis was an excellent guide for an introduction to Florence.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chris d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This tour led by Brenda was spectacular. The tour lasted 3 hours, and frankly I thought that would be too long. However, when it ended I wanted more. We learned about the big events in Florence’s history but also many of the small details. Our...More

Thank E5898QFmarkb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thank you Brenda for an amazing tour of Florence. I loved your passion for your home town and your knowledge. I only booked this tour at the last minute but was glad I did. J.T

Thank Travelbugjo1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the walking tour with Manolis! Best tour of our travels around Italy. The stories of Florence are so interesting and even better, he told them so well and was so knowledgeable. We wished we'd also booked the Uffizi Gallery trip with Manolis too......More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lolly108
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3hr walking tour with Klaas who was an exceptional guide, so passionate about Florence with outstanding historical knowledge but with a modern and humorous delivery which keeps you interested and wanting to hear more. Terrific tour guide and well spent morning.

Date of experience: September 2019
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2 August 2019|
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Response from GrandTour452506 | Reviewed this property |
Best to talk directly to tour company. They can help best. Enjoy the trip
Marcos M
8 September 2018|
Response from jojotravelgal2018 | Reviewed this property |
For us it was English but I am sure it can be done in other languages.
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