Florence has too many secrets to reach them all by foot. Taking up less time than any walking tour, our bike tour Florence Italy takes you down roads and streets too far to reach by foot, too narrow for a bus and too often forgotten. In three hours, the Florence bike tour covers all the major tourist attractions. All that with the guidance of our fun yet expert history guide.
Firstly, you will find yourself riding through the tiny streets of the central Oltrarno district. Next, you will visit all the fantastic and secluded Florence landmarks including the Artisans district, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, San Frediano, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza Della Signoria, the Medieval district, and the Duomo. Finally, you will ride along the gently rolling hills of the vial towards Piazzale Michelangelo, the city's most incredible panoramic spot.[readmore] Our guide will make a few strategic stops along the way to share with you historical facts and end with one of the best places for gelato! The order of the tour is subject to change.Read more
Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before departure time
Florence attractions form a universe in themselves. There are so many little and large gems to visit and explore! However, not all of them are clustered together. A walking tour that tries to cover all would be way too exhausting. Hence, most of them have to stick to the center.
Sitting among the rolling hills of picturesque Tuscany, Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You probably recognize it best for its war and trade achievements in the Middle Ages or during Renaissance. However, the city is far more ancient!
In fact, it was established in 59 BC by Julius Caesar himself. He created the settlement to serve as a haven for military veterans.
Conveniently, Florence was situated on a farmable land as well as on a crucial travel route between Rome and the north of Italy. These qualities made it easy for the settlement to grow into a commercial, political, and cultural hub.
Florence also became known as a banking center. In fact, Florentine banks had their fingers all over Europe. The powerful Medici family was the ultimate puppet master behind the banking scheme.
While money isn't particularly romantic, its Florences economic prosperity that fueled the artistic (r)evolution. The wealth and constant mingle of international influences set the perfect ambiance for the creation of art. Many of the most influential artists (such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci) created their greatest masterpieces in Florence.
Indeed, there is so much to see and learn! These paragraphs can barely scratch the surface of all the stories and curiosities this city has to offer. Book your bike tour Florence Italy and ensure no sight or attraction escapes your attention!