If you want to discover the best of Florence with a friendly professional guide and in the meantime, you want to feel free from time constraints, this innovative walking tour is perfect for you! In fact, the purchase of this tour will give you a pass valid for 24 hours (or 48 hours, depending on the option selected) with the possibility of joining the tour in the morning or in the afternoon, starting from the very heart of Florence, Piazza della Signoria: every day you can choose between different timetables (*).
You will be guided in an exciting 3-hour itinerary consisting of two different circuits with a duration of 1 and a half each one. You can decide to follow the tour for the entire duration or to complete it at different times of the day, taking your time to go shopping, to take a coffee or to have lunch. You can really organize your time as you see fit!
Your guide will let you live an exciting journey through time, by revealing to you history, anecdotes and secrets kept in this wonderful city. From the still visible traces of the Roman foundation of the city (in 59 BC), to the medieval era, up to the glorious Renaissance, a period in which Florence was ruled by the powerful Medici family.
You will admire the most iconic squares and monuments of Florence such as Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Strozzi, the spectacular basilicas of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Trinita and you will cross the Arno river to enter the picturesque district of Oltrarno, between noble palaces and artisan shops. You will be able to discover the ancient Basilica of San Lorenzo by entering the district of the Medici family, admiring their first residence and the chapels where they are buried. You will be breathless in front of the beauty of the Duomo monumental complex, with the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the famous Brunelleschi's Dome, elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the beautiful Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni.
What’s more: if you want, in addition to the guided tour, you can also experience an audio-guided tour provided by the APP included in the tour price. In this way you can explore other aspects of the city on your own and in total freedom by experimenting the thematic itineraries available on the app, including "Florence seen by Dante" dedicated to the great poet who was born and lived in Florence until his exile.
(*) you can join the tour by choosing one of the following departure times: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm
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What a special way to visit a new place! The app is really easy to use and it allowed us to track the guide. We joined the first part of the itinerary with the guide, a passionate young lady who spoke a very good English, then we decided to continue our discovery on our own.
The commentaries on the app are very well done, they go into the details so it was very interesting to discover the city independently.
Abbiamo acquistato questo tour perché volevamo tornare a casa con un bagaglio ricco di storia, cultura, racconti e curiosità e abbiamo trovato proprio ciò che stavamo cercando. Non la classica visita guidata ma qualcosa di più particolare, flessibile e all'avanguardia, soprattutto in un momento come questo. Siamo riusciti ad organizzare la nostra giornata senza fretta né limiti di orari: abbiamo incontrato la guida in Piazza della Repubblica e l'abbiamo seguita per circa due ore in un percorso davvero interessante. Dopodiché abbiamo deciso di fare una pausa e abbiamo mangiato un panino nella zona per poi incontrare di nuovo la guida nel primo pomeriggio e continuare il nostro percorso a piedi per un'altra oretta circa. Abbiamo infine deciso di salutare la guida (Andrea, davvero bravo e disponibile) e terminare la visita per conto nostro, individuando sulla mappa i punti di interesse che ci ispiravano di più. Un modo del tutto nuovo (almeno per noi) di esplorare una città. Lo consiglio!
Sono stato un fine settimana a Firenze, a fare visita a mia figlia che lavora lì. Mi ha consigliato lei di fare questo tour, visto il poco tempo che avevo e effettivamente si è rivelata davvero un'ottima scelta.
Ho incontrato la guida grazie all'applicazione sul mio telefono e l'ho seguita per tutta la mattina. Nel pomeriggio invece ho preferito vagabondare per le meravigliose stradine di Firenze ascoltando la descrizione di monumenti, piazze, chiese tramite la stessa app che avevo usato la mattina. L'ho trovata molto intuitiva e comoda e i commenti registrati sono davvero ben fatti e per niente banali. Lo rifarei!
We went to Florence a couple of days and we bought this tour which was really nice. We had an app on our mobile phones and we could visit the city on our own, by listening to the commentaries recorded or by finding the guide who was doing the guided tour around the city. We had never heard something like this before and we found it so brilliant! We met the guide in the afternoon, after having visited a part of Florence on our own. He was so kind and passionate. He told us about the Medici Family, their story, their residences and dinasty and much more. The second day we did the same, by following the other itinerary (there are two) and we met another guide, a young lady graduated in Art History, moved to Florence from Sicily for the love she has for Renaissance. We learnt a lot without any full immersion but in total freedom.
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