Tired of walking? Hop on on a Segway and explore Florence on wheels! Our Florence Segway tour allows you to get a holistic scoop on the city without giving you sore feet. Your experience will start with a short training session where our expert guide teaches how to drive the Segway.
It's pretty easy, so you'll pick it up quickly! Afterward, the tour will take on an exploration of Florence tourist attractions in the historic city center. In three hours, you'll have the chance to visit the magnificent Brunelleschi's Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza Della Signoria, Piazza Della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio and much more!Read more
Participants are advised to wear practical clothing and flat shoes
Children under the age of 16 not allowed
Florence is, above all, known for being the cradle of Renaissance and home to the most spectacular artistic treasures created during this period. You might also know it for its impressive political and economic achievements in the Middle Ages...
However, the city's history goes much further. The today elegant Florence came into existence in 59 BC. Who is behind it? The (in)famous Julius Caesar himself! He established the settlement as a haven for military veterans. What's more, he named the city Florentia meaning flourishing. Perhaps he had a hunch about its prosperous future...
However, since Florence happened to be situated on land great for farming AND on a major travel route between northern Italy and Rome, it grew into a bustling commercial hub. In addition to all that, the city became an important banking center with the powerful Medici banking family as its ultimate puppet master!
It's the economic flourishing that created a perfect atmosphere for the creation of art. This movement led to the establishment of the Accademia Gallery - initially a school for aspiring artists. Many of the most influential artists at the time gathered in Florence to create their masterpieces, including Botticelli, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio and Leonardo da Vinci.