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Florence City Centre & Cathedral Walking Tour

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Take a walking tour through the historic center of Florence with your expert local guide in a way only a localite would experience the city.

Highlights

  • Experience the heart of Florence on foot with your local guide in a small group tour, ensuring you get dedicated attention and assistance during the visit.

  • Get dedicated access, guided tour of the Florence Cathedral in English or Spanish, and look up inside the Brunelleschi dome.

  • Enter Misericordia Museum to see renowned paintings and get the best views of the beautiful Cathedral square.

  • Walk by legendary spots in Florence like the Medici family district, Ponte Vecchio bridge, and Orsanmichele Church. Learn all about them from your guide.

  • Fun fact: The Historic Center of Florence is an artistically rich UNESCO World Heritage Site called the “symbol of the Renaissance” by the organization.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour of the Florence Historic Center

  • Expert English and Spanish-speaking local guide (as per option selected)

  • Guided tour of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

  • Entry to the cathedral

Exclusions

  • Entry to Giotto's Bell Tower

  • Entry to Baptistery

  • Entry to the Secret Terrace

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Towards the heart of Renaissance

Florence is a historic city for numerous reasons, all of which will be revealed during your visit to its mesmerizing center. This unique walking tour will start at the ancient Medici Family District, where you will find the illustrious Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the famed San Lorenzo Church, and their crypts in the Medici Chapels.

A scenic stroll

You may see the impressive Orsanmichele Church and the Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market) as you continue down the busy Via Calzaiuoli. Perhaps even take part in the act of stroking the snout of the well-known "Il Porcellino" (pig) fountain and throwing a penny in for good luck! Admire Florence's oldest bridge, the bright and storied Ponte Vecchio, with its famed jewelry stores.

Next up, Piazza Signoria - one of the world's most beautiful squares and the city's political hub. You will be astounded as you gaze over the lovely Fountain of Neptune and the sculptural marvels of the Loggia dei Lanzi in this authentic "outdoor museum".

Guided visit to Duomo

Your next stop, Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral complex, is located at the very heart of the historic center of Florence. Follow your guide inside the magnificent ecclesiastical hub, which includes a Cathedral, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and the opulent Giotto bell tower. Inside the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, take in the splendor of Brunelleschi's dome and Bandinelli's marble choir, and priceless stained-glass windows. Glance up at the large fresco in the enormous, priceless interior of the Dome, fully painted by Vasari.

There will be ample time between stops to fuel up with lunch and ensure that you get the most out of this comprehensive walking tour. End your experience with a renewed appreciation for Florence and the Renaissance.

Itinerary
  • Medici District

  • Orsanmichele Church

  • Straw Market

  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge

  • Piazza Signoria

  • Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

What to bring

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

What's not allowed

  • The following are not accepted at the Duomo baggage deposit: Money, jewelry, precious metals, documents, valuable objects, individual items of clothing, baggage weighing more than 25kg, baggage containing flammable, perishable, foul-smelling, or potentially dangerous materials.

  • Strict dress code: To visit the Cathedral, all guests must wear clothes that cover their shoulders, knees, and thighs.

  • Sandals, hats, shorts, and sunglasses are forbidden in the Cathedral.

  • Note that the following is not allowed on this tour: Large bags.

  • This experience is restricted for guests under 6 years of age.

Additional information

  • It is mandatory to arrive 30 minutes early at the meeting point because, before the visit, after receiving the entrance ticket, it is mandatory to deposit all the objects required by the Regulations and the following types of bags at the cloakroom (Piazza Duomo, 38/r): Backpacks of any bulk or size and any bag designed to be worn on the back; Bags, suitcases, parcels, bags and containers in general that exceed the dimensions of 35cm x 30cm x 15cm

  • Any object that, at the unquestionable judgment of the staff in charge of inspections, may be considered a danger to the integrity and security of the premises.

  • Baggage retrieval must take place at the end of the visit according to the scheduled time. The duration of the deposit cannot exceed the closing time of the cloakroom.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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