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Heart of Florence monolingual Guided Walking Tour - Small Group

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From € 19.00
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the Top Sights of Florence City Centre! 
  • An expert and friendly Guide will be at your side for the whole duration of the Tour
  • From April to October: Monolingual Guided Visit
  • Visit the best of our City with its most famous Monuments, Palaces, Streets and Squares
  • Learn about Florence History, Art, Curiosities and Anecdotes from a passionate local Guide
  • You can also choose the option which includes our mobile App, to explore other aspects of the city on your own and in total freedom by following  thematic itineraries.
From: € 19.00
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Approx.
Start Time: 11:15am - starting from April 1st at 10:30am
Season: All year round
Meeting Point / Terminal: In front of Caffè Firenze - Via Martelli 50/r - View meeting point with Google Maps - Caffè Firenze, Via Martelli 50r

Your discovery will start with the ancient Medici Family District.  Along the heart of Florence, you will also walk along the same narrow streets where the Medici' walked, touching the stones used to build their residences and you will see the same monuments that they were used to see every day: the first example of building is Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find as well their Church and mausoleum-Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach then the amazing complex of monuments that characterise the religious centre of Florence: the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni with the Porta del Paradiso (Gates of Paradise) and the elegant Giotto bell tower, the loveliest in all of Italy.

The walk continues along lively Via Calzaioli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. Then we reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck!

Finally we arrive in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvellous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. You will be able to visit the courtjard by Michelozzo and to admire the Palace in all its magnificence.

Continuing on, you can admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops.

Please note that the order of the visits may change

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Local Professional Guide who will lead you through the Florence historic Center
  • From April to October: Monolingual Guided Visit
  • If option selected: Unlimited access to the self-guided mobile city guide
  • We suggest to wear comfortable shoes
  • Appropriate clothing is recommended to visit places of worship

4.5 2 Reviews

Awesome Florence
Allie Grose, 06/2019
I joined this walking tour last month when I was in Florence and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy! The guide Riccardo was so smart and answered all our questions. Florence is awesome, I will bring these memories with me forever. Thanks!!
A surprise!
Catherine Stevens, 04/2019
My father decided that we had to learn something more about Florence history so we joined this walking tour. Today I have to thank him because it was really interesting, the guide Elena was a young lady, who was able to tell us the story with some anecdotes and curiosities so it was funny for my little sister, too. Thanks dad and thanks Elena for this tour!
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