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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Via dei Sassetti, 1
Via dei Sassetti, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, ItalyOur office is on the second floor.
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  • 1
    Piazza della Repubblica
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Palazzo Strozzi
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Piazza Santa Trinita
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Ponte Vecchio
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Corridoio Vasariano
  • 6
    Piazza della Signoria
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Piazza del Duomo
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, ItalyTour ends at the Duomo
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Highlights
  • 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 charming piazzas and backstreets, and recieve insider tips about gelato shops, restaurants, and bars. Your 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
Duration
3h
Return Details
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Santa Trinita
Exclusions
  • 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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We pre-booked the Florence in One Glorious Day (or Two) tour, and planned for two separate days. We thoroughly enjoyed both parts of the tour and had excellent guides. The guides speak very good English, are extremely knowledgeable about Florentine and Italian art and history.
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Terrific way to be introduced to Florence! Our guide Florinda was amazing! Her knowledge of history, architecture, and art was incredible. We learned so much and the length of the tour was perfect. She also provided us with recommendations for sites to see, how to gain access,
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Florence came alive for us in the approximately two-hour guided tour. Our very knowledgeable tour guide helped us make sense of the town, understand the culture and wake up to the depth of the treasures that many walk by without noticing. This walk added value for our entire
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We read liked this tour as the staff are super friendly, our tour guide Angelo was very informative and brought the story of Florence to life! Was a nice way to see Florence.
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I really liked this tour to learn fun facts as well as informative historical information on Florence.
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By: Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy
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andrewjohnsonblack
Ashburn, Virginia
21
Original Florence Walk and David Tour
We had a tremendous time with Riccardo Lisi. He captivated our group of mom, dad, and teenage son and daughter.
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ATLRoswell
Roswell, Georgia
197
Loved it!
We pre-booked the Florence in One Glorious Day (or Two) tour, and planned for two separate days. We thoroughly
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Kate O
San Jose, California
20
Excellent storytelling
I enjoyed the Uffizi Gallery tour with Catherine - nonstop but not tiring storytelling of the art and the people
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294LindaS
San Jose, California
74
Most entertaining tour in a museum
We were very lucky to have Valeria as our tour guide and we happened to be the only couple to sign up in low
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Karen C
30
Fantastic Evening!
We had our best dinner in Florence during this interactive evening. Fabulous wine and steaks, fresh veggies, yummy
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Nathaniel E
2214
This tour made the Uffizi Gallery for us. There was so much to see, having someone guide us through it all made it come
The Uffizi Gallery is an absolute must see if you visit Florence. But as one quickly realizes, there's so much
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George J
30
Fascinating Florence Guided Walking Tour
Terrific way to be introduced to Florence! Our guide Florinda was amazing! Her knowledge of history, architecture,
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Al_Doyle_Seattle
Seattle, Washington
24175
A Worthwhile Walkabout
Florence came alive for us in the approximately two-hour guided tour. Our very knowledgeable tour guide helped us
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lchardy75
20
The evolution of styles in Renaissance paintings excellently described and demonstrated
Our group of five, guided by Hilda, was given a wonderful tour by highlighting the chronological evolution of
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lchardy75
20
Great history and cultural context for appreciating Florence
Our small group was guided by Tatjana through the history and context of the development and evolution of Florence
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Glutenfreefreshfoodi
21
Tour cancelled at the last minute
The tour company hired by Viator cancelled the tour about a week before we were to go. They said they didn't have
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Kayleighsrussell
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
66
Informative and fun
We read liked this tour as the staff are super friendly, our tour guide Angelo was very informative and brought
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kayleigh r
20
Very informative and fun facts
I really liked this tour to learn fun facts as well as informative historical information on Florence.
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jordanlance97
Colombo, Sri Lanka
10
Artviva are lucky to have Hilde!
My second tour in Florence, Italy, and by the far the best. Hilde took me through the streets and her knowledge
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PROFESSOR_ESP
Fernandina Beach, Florida
1914
Original Walking Tour
Exceptional experience due largely to our guide Carina (ex-pat Brit). She was knowledgeable of the history,
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