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Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

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See the great Renaissance treasures of Florence on this 2.5-hour walking tour. With an expert guide, visit the Piazza della Signoria to gaze at the Palazzo Vecchio and replica of Michelangelo’s 'David' sculpture, and admire the exteriors of the Duomo, Baptistry, Ponte Vecchio bridge and more. Stop on route for a culinary tasting and discover the crafts neighbourhood of Oltrarno, all as your guide tells fascinating stories of the artists, rulers and life of the Renaissance-era city.
Highlights
  • Magnificent Florence photo ops: Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
  • Learn about Florence’s fascinating art, history, and heritage
  • Coffee or gelato at a local café (included)
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and Giotto. Explore Piazza della Repubblica before heading to the Duomo, Florence’s famous cathedral. As you admire the magnificent place of worship, listen as your guide points out Brunelleschi's Dome and surrounding monuments, such as Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery.
See multiple churches, including San Lorenzo, St. Trinity, and Santo Spirito, and take photos of the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Enjoy a gelato break near Pitti Palace, while learning about the area's history, and explore the bustling area of Piazza della Signoria.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the Florence walking tour while holidaying in Italy. We had a wonderful afternoon discovering the history of this great Italian city. We were fortunate enough to have Francesca Messina as our guide. Apart from being very knowledgeable she made our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Giada was a great tour guide. Provided excellent facts and background info and made it very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Veronica, was are guide. We had a great time and enjoyed while we learned lost of stuff. Lunch was excellent and swimming was also great. She’s a really good driver. Very nice and enjoyable day at Cinque Terre. We truly recommend this tour, it’s worth...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank carolahantusch
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this marvellous review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best and exceed the expectations...More

Reviewed 10 July 2019

Our guide, Francesca Messina, was fantastic. She walked us through Florence and filled us with history and interesting facts and anecdotes! She was very personable and knowledgeable and even was able to tell where to finally find a flat iron for my daughter's hair!More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Amianna S
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Great Amianna S. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this marvellous review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best...More

Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

Two and a half hours to get the basics to be able to make the most of the rest of your visit. Our guide was Francesca Messina and she was outstanding- knowledgable, friendly and helpful. If it is your first visit to Florence, then I...More

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ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Dear Tayloredinburgh, we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this marvellous review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best and exceed...More

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