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Private Tour: Overview of Florence Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Check off most of Florence’s highlights on a walking tour of the medieval city
  • Hear the stories behind Renaissance palaces, medieval squares, and public art
  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio into the less-visited Oltrarno district
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Private Tour: Overview of Florence Walking Tour
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Overview
Take a break from your guidebook on a walking tour of Florence’s most important sights. Explore the perfectly preserved city center while learning the history behind medieval landmarks, such as the Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, and the famous Florence Cathedral (Duomo di Firenze). You’ll also cross the romantic Ponte Vecchio bridge to visit the Oltrarno, a vibrant artisan district that many visitors miss.
What to Expect
Meet your city guide in Piazza della Repubblica and learn about Florence’s ancient Roman roots in this historic square. Continue to the remarkable Duomo complex, a cluster of sacred structures, including St. John’s Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Florence Cathedral, capped by Brunelleschi’s dome. Admire the statues in the open-air museum of Piazza della Signoria, flanked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Pass the renowned Uffizi Gallery en route to the Ponte Vecchio, and eye the wares at the goldsmiths’ shops that line Florence’s most famous bridge.

Then, cross the River Arno to the Oltrarno district; admire the grand Pitti Palace, former home of the powerful Medici family, and stroll past the antique shops of Via Maggio. Cross back to the city center via the Ponte Santa Trinita and then window shop the high-fashion boutiques of ritzy Via Tornabuoni on the way to Renaissance Palazzo Strozzi, where this tour through Florentine history ends.
Reviews (9)
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Reviewed 18 October 2018
Outstanding Day!

We recently spent a full day with Silvia when visiting Florence. In the morning we took a walking tour around the City, and in the afternoon we visited museums. What a terrific experience! Silvia is knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and experienced. Communication was great when setting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dilyse
Reviewed 4 August 2016
Enjoyable and Informative

I was impressed with Silivia's knowledge and willingness to encourage and answer questions. She is very well qualified and friendly. Our tour of Florence was one of the most memorable experiences in Italy.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mcguirerobert
Reviewed 21 April 2016
Custom tour at our pace

Silvia gave two of us a wonderful intro to the sights of Florence. She has an art history background and will do in depth tours as requested. We felt much more comfortable getting around after spending time with her. And she met us st our...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 December 2015
AMAZING!

Silvia was our private tour guide on October 27 (full day) and 28 (half day) during our visit to Florence. The tour consisted of visiting the following location sites: Santa Maria Novella Church, Piazza Signoria, Little Pig Market, Uffizi, Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank esteban66934
Reviewed 8 November 2015
See it Your Way

I hired Silvia for 2 tours to help the 4 of us make our limited 4 days in Florence the best. The tour was a general overview and a couple hours at the Uffizi Gallery. Silvia picked us up at our B&B, the Tourist House...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Janinbsm
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