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With your small group and guide, you’ll start your Florence tour with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Croce. Hear how the Franciscan church is the resting place of Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and admire its architecture with your guide.

Pass through Piazza dei Peruzzi, home of the medieval Bargello Palace, and browse the stalls of Mercato del Porcellino, Florence’s bustling central market. Strike a pose for photos on the Ponte Vecchio, and hear the history behind the city’s iconic bridge.

You’ll continue through Piazza della Signoria, home to the Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery, and then stand before Florence Duomo with its beautiful terracotta-colored dome. As you admire the duomo, you’ll learn about the piazza’s other significant monuments, including Giotto’s Bell Tower and Florence Baptistery.

Your tour then ends at the Church of San Lorenzo.
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Ponte Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio
Basilica di Santa Croce
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Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is packed with monuments, art, and architecture. Find the city’s highlights on a walking tour, and get the background info on the city and its sights from a local guide. With photo stops aplenty, the experience offers the perfect way for first-time visitors to discover Florence. Even better: Numbers are capped at 15 for a small-group experience.
  • Explore Florence with a local guide for insider info about the city
  • Enjoy a more interactive tour experience with just 15 people per group
  • Have the chance to take more photos than you would do on a coach tour
  • Hear the stories behind historical sites, such as the Basilica of Santa Croce
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
Walking tour

Booked online and met Martina at the piazza as planned The tour lasted 2 hours and was in all my family’s view excellent and incredibly informative. Beyond this she helped in the busier parts of town moving tourists away so we could get a first...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018
Fun family tour!

Our guide was great, well informed and fun! I lived in Florence years ago and wanted my husband and children to have a different perspective than mine. It held my attention and I learned or re-learned a few things. Highly recommend! Florence is both beautiful...More

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 14 June 2018
Pleasant, informative walk through Florence

Our tour consisted of 6 people which was a good number and meant people didn't get lost. The Guide was from the city and so gave good advice on where to go and how to choose the best gelato ! The tour took in the...More

Thank Jo2477
Reviewed 23 April 2018
Good starting point

Jeanette and I had the lovely Glenda all to ourselves. She was very informative and went at a good pace. Gave us the introduction to Florence that we needed and lots of tips as to what we should visit/ return to during our short stay....More

2  Thank Brisa_fan
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We did 4 tours with Blue Italy, in both Rome and Florence, and every one was amazing. All of the guides were so knowledgeable, helpful, and passionate! It was so interesting to get a local perspective on the cities and learn about some of the...More

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