Small Group Florence Walk

This Florence walking tour features the must-see sights of the city with an expert Florence tour guide

Highlights and what's included

  • Licensed Expert Florence Tour Guide
  • Headphones included when the group is more than 10 people

Description

On our small group walking tours of Florence, one of our Licensed Expert Guides will lead you on a fascinating guided walking tour through the  streets and piazzas of Florence that will trace the history of the city, and in particular the times of the Renaissance through the numerous important monuments that line its route. At the stunning Palazzo Strozzi admire the perfectly preserved courtyard, and then discover off-the-beaten-track the precious Palazzo Davanzati that's an excellent example of a Medieval Palace.

Passing by the famous "Porcellino" (little pig) market, our highlights of Florence walking tours arrive at the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge if Florence dating the 1300's. While admiring breath-taking views of the hills that surround Florence, enjoy a detailed discussion on the history of the bridge, and the Vassari Corridor that dramatically changed "botteghe" (shops) located on the bridge.

Then, our guided walking tour of Florence visits the political centre of the city in Piazza della Signoria. With the Uffizi Gallery on one side that used to house the Grand Duke's offices, and the Palazzo Vecchio on the other that was once the seat of Florentine government. Here you'll enjoy anecdotes about previous rulers of Florence including the notorious Medici Family whose fortunes fuelled the Renaissance movement.

After a pleasant detour through one of the oldest parts of the city to admire tower houses from the 1300's and to discuss the life of Dante who was born and raised here, you'll emerge into Piazza Duomo to enjoy a magnificent views of the Duomo (Cathedral of Florence) that maintains its unique marble decoration  and above all the "Brunelleschi" dome, an architectural miracle and symbol of Florentine Renaissance movement for both its bold design and even more daring realization.

After a detailed discussion on the Duomo, you'll enjoy further commentary on the Baptistery with its magnificent "Porta del Paradiso", along with Giotto's bell tower, an excellent example of architecture from the 1300's before completing this guided tour of Florence that will help you orientate yourself to the city of Florence and allow you later to explore the city on your own.

Other info

  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • At times, Museums close without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants.

Meeting Point

Your Florence Original Renaissance Walking Tour starts at 10.00am from Piazza Strozzi in front of the entrance of Palazzo Strozzi, where you will find your guide holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it

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Reviewed by Valeria on
The tour was wonderful -- antoniella was energetic and informative. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewed by Jaime on
We signed up for this walking tour in mid-May 2015 and it was fun. Florence itself is not a big city so this tour was perfect to hit some of the main sites as well as some of the hidden gems on the back streets. Unfortunately for us, there was a race the morning of our tour so many streets were closed off, including the Ponte Vecchio. But our tour guide (I don't remember her name) did an amazing job. She was able to re-route us and maneuver us around the race and through the massive crowds of people (tourists and racegoers). Our favorite parts of this tour were the hidden gems, especially the church that used to be a grain market. We found this information to be interesting and fascinating and it gave us more of an appreciation for the city.
Our group size was about 15 people so we had to use the headphones. Our tour guide did a great job of describing what was going to be seen in the next block or two so that we could enjoy looking at it instead of trying to hear her over the roars of the crowds. I wish I remembered her name, but she did an amazing job!
The walking in this tour isn't very strenuous, you just have to be careful on the cobblestone streets.
Reviewed by Hanne and Leif on
Feedback on our walking tour with Cathrine.

With had a fantastic walking tour with your highly competent guide Cathrine in Firenze. We saw a lot of interesting sights and were told about architecture, art and the fascinating history of Florence. Cathrine was an excellent guide and gave us a perfect and unforgettable experince that we will never forget. We will certainly come back!
Reviewed by Elaine T on
Our tour of Florence on October 16th was outstanding! Caterina, our guide, was knowledgeable and patient with questions and spoke impeccable English. Thank you for this great service! It really helped orient us to this fabulous city!
Reviewed by Andre K on
The woman who guided us was extremely good informed about the cultural history, monuments and events in Florence. She was very pleasant and a superb person for our tour.

Thank you again for the wonderful tour.
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