Half-day Florence Walking Tour of the City Must-See Sites with Local Guide

In the company of a very knowledgeable guide you will stroll through the picturesque streets and piazzas of Florence. This tour will, via the numerous landmarks on its route, introduce you to the many wonders of the city’s Renaissance heritage.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Literary, Art & Music Tours




In the company of a very knowledgeable guide you will stroll through the picturesque streets and piazzas of Florence. This tour will, via the numerous landmarks on its route, introduce you to the many wonders of the city’s Renaissance heritage.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza di Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence Italy

Meet your guide in Piazza Santa Croce, in front of Dante’s statue by the church steps. Learn more about the famous basilica where Michelangelo is buried.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, 50123, Florence Italy

You will see the outside of Palazzo Strozzi as well as the lesser-known but equally incredible Palazzo Davanzati, a wonderful example of a Medieval Palace.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fontana del Porcellino, Via Val di Lamona Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50122, Florence Italy

As you pass by the “Porcellino” (little pig) market, a short walk will bring you to the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio , which dates from the 1300s and from where you have a stunning view of the hills that surround the city.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

Once on the bridge you will learn about the bridge’s history and something of the Vasari Corridor which dramatically altered the shops that line the bridge.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Next is a visit the city’s political centre, Piazza della Signoria which has on one side the Uffizi Gallery, former offices of the Grand Duke and on the other the Palazzo Vecchio, former seat of the Florentine government.

From here the tour takes you through the oldest part of the city to see the tower houses that date from the 1300s.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

You will eventually emerge into Piazza Duomo for your first view of Florence’s magnificent Cathedral. With its original marble decoration and topped by the famous Brunelleschi Dome this wonderful building is an architectural masterpiece, renowned for its grandiose design and actual accomplishment. It has become an enduring symbol of Florentine Renaissance.

Your guide will tell you about Porta del Paradiso, the stunning doors of the Baptistery, which together with Giotto’s Bell Tower are wonderful examples of 1300s architecture.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Your guide will leave you in front of San Lorenzo church.
We are sure by the end of the tour you will have fallen in love with Florence. Don’t forget to ask your guide for suggestions as to how to spend the remainder of your stay in this beautiful city.