Immerse yourself in the elegantly quaint streets of Florence and it's greatest landmarks while uncovering the secrets of its past. Our Best of Florence walking tour will take you on a journey around the historic city center starting at San Lorenzo square (where the Medici Chapels are located).
Visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and then the Piazza del Duomo. Here you can see the Florence Cathedral (and it famous dome), Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St John (and its Gates of Paradise). Next, you will pass by the Mercato della Paglia (a beautiful straw market) and see the Fontana del Porcellino.[readmore] Nearby is the Piazza Della Signoria, an incredible sculpture museum which includes the impressive Palazzo Vecchio. Just beyond this is the Uffizi Gallery; one of the best-known museums in the world. Walk along the Arno River and pass the Ponte Vecchio (the famous "bridge of jewels". After crossing the Old Bridge, we will get to the Pitti Palace. The tour then continues in the medieval quarter, famed for Dante (the writer of the "Divine Comedy"). See the Bargello Palce and, finally, end at the Piazza Della Republica!Read more
The local guide service can be provided in two languages
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that cover knees and shoulders, in order to visit churches
In a rare case of not reaching minimum of participants, the tour would be refunded or you could substitute it
or cancellation made less than 48 hours before the tour departure and in case of no show, 100% of penalty will be applied
Sitting in the midst of picturesque Tuscany, Florence is one of the most appealing cities in Europe. You might recognize it best for its economic and political achievements in the Middle Ages. Or, perhaps, you know it for the artistic gems created during the Renaissance. However, the city is much older than that! In fact, it was founded in 59 BC by Julius Caesar himself. The intention was to create a calm haven for military veterans. The name he chose for the settlement was Florentia meaning flourishing. He probably wouldn't even dream about how accurate and fitted it will turn out to be in the future!
Florence was situated on a fertile land as well as on a major travel route between the north of Italy and Rome. These predispositions made it easy for the small settlement to flourished into a commercial and, later, banking hub. In fact, Florentine spread their fishing nets all over Europe. The powerful Medici banking family was the ultimate puppet master behind it all. We can thank Florence's economic prosperity for the artistic (r)evolution.
The wealth and constant mingle of influences created the perfect ambiance for the exploration and creation of art. Many of the most influential masters (including Botticelli, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio and Leonardo da Vinci) created their greatest masterpieces in this city. Ah, there is so much to learn and even more to see! These few paragraphs barely scratch the surface. Book your Best of Duomo Florence tour and make sure no detail escapes your attention.