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Small Group Guided Tour of the Heart of Florence

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Get a healthy dose of Florence’s historical and architectural curiosities as you walk around the city center with an expert local guide.

Highlights

  • Get personalized attention in a small group as you learn about the city’s history and art from the local guide.

  • Discover monuments integral to the city’s religious and political heart, such as the Duomo and the first residence of the powerful Medici dynasty.

  • Stroll along Via Calzaioli and admire the Orsanmichele Church, a singular example of Florentine Gothic art.

  • Choose between an English or Spanish-guided tour as per your preference.

  • Fun Fact: At the Straw Market, you will find the famous boar fountain, Il Porcellino or piglet. It is believed that rubbing the boar’s nose will bring you good luck.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour walking tour

  • Assistance at the meeting point

  • English or Spanish speaking local guide

  • Lunch (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry tickets to museums/monuments

Cancellation policy

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

Learn About the Powerful Medici Family

Start your journey through time with the enchanting Medici Family District, on one of the oldest streets in Florence. Trace the footsteps of the banking family, their political dynasty and their influence over the city in the first half of the 15th century! See Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in the San Lorenzo District, their Church, and the mausoleum – Medici Chapels.

Discover the Religious Center of Florence

Venture forth to the religious heart of Florence, where the awe-inspiring Cathedral boasts Brunelleschi's iconic dome. Discover the Baptistery of San Giovanni with its Gates of Paradise, the graceful Giotto bell tower, a true gem of Italy.

Continue your exploration along the vibrant Via Calzaioli, where the imposing Orsanmichele Church showcases Florentine gothic art. Stroll through the lively Mercato della Paglia, where a touch of the famous porcellino promises good luck when you toss a coin into the fountain.

Florence's Political Hub & Open-Air Museum

Your journey culminates in the breathtaking Piazza Signoria, Florence's political hub and an open-air museum. Marvel at the Fountain of Neptune and the sculptural wonders of the Loggia dei Lanzi, featuring Cellini's Perseus and Gianbologna's Rape of the Sabines. The iconic Palazzo Vecchio stands tall, a symbol of Florence, inviting you to explore its Michelozzo-designed courtyard and bask in its magnificence.

Continue your adventure with a glimpse of the romantic Ponte Vecchio, Florence's oldest bridge, adorned with renowned jewelry shops.

Important Information

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Via de' Martelli, 50 R.

  • Address: Via de' Martelli, 50 R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.

  • Landmark: Infront of Caffe Firenze.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Piazza Di San Lorenzo. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses C1 to get you there.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Unità. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board metros T2 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Unità. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trams T2 to get you there.

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