Fabulous Florence Self Guided Audio Tour

Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.

Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this amazing city.

To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.

You will see the city’s rich history in its narrow streets and timeworn buildings. You will follow the rise and fall of the powerful and dangerous Medici family, see the art of Renaissance masters, and hear stories of Florence’s famous citizens.

The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.

Please note that this tour is only available in English.

* Duration: 2 to 3 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> City Tours




Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.

Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this amazing city.

To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.

You will see the city’s rich history in its narrow streets and timeworn buildings. You will follow the rise and fall of the powerful and dangerous Medici family, see the art of Renaissance masters, and hear stories of Florence’s famous citizens.

The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.

Please note that this tour is only available in English.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50136, Florence Italy

Florence’s first major marketplace, known now as the Mercato Vecchio, or “Old Market” was

demolished as part of the city’s renovations during the mid-nineteenth century. The structure

housing the Central Market was designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, an Italian architect best

known for

the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a massive arcade in Milan named in honor of the king of Italy.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Museo di San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Florence Italy

The religious complex was renovated during the fifteenth century through the funding of the Medici

family. The current monastery stands on the site of a Benedictine monastery that dates back to the

12th century. The monastery was designed by the famous Florentine architect Michelozzo, who

was a close friend of Cosimo the Elder, the head of the Medici family. Michelozzo even

specially

constructed a cell in San Marco for Cosimo’s private retreat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Galleria dell’Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

This institution was founded in 1784, when the Grand Duke of Tuscany determined that all art

schools in Florence should be located in one place. Though

the Accademia displays works by several

Renaissance artists, by far the most famous piece in its collection is Michelangelo’s statue of David.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

It was named for the Palazzo della Signoria, or town hall. The Signoria was the governing body of the

Florentine Republic. The palazzo is located on your left as you enter the square from Via dei Gondi.

Florence’s town hall was constructed in 1299 by Arnolfo di Cambio, the same architect who designed

the cathedral. Cambio’s façade remains intact, though the elegant marble frieze over the entrance

wasn’t added until 1528.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

This is the narrowest part of

the river, and there has been a bridge located here since Roman times

in the 1st century A.D. The first bridge was destroyed by a flood in 1117. It was rebuilt but

destroyed again in 1333. In 1345, the current bridge was constructed. A tower was also built at the

southeast corner in order to defend the bridge during attacks on the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence Italy

The current church was most likely designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1295 and stands on the site of the

original oratory built by the first Franciscan friars to journey to Florence. The basilica has a Tau Cross

floorplan, which resembles the capital letter “T”. This symbol is one of the traditional emblems of

Saint Francis. The vast, austere interior of the church is characteristic of Franciscan aesthetics, with

an open timber roof and a single, wide nave leading to the altar.

Duration: 15 minutes