A perfect itinerary for first-time visitors to Florence who also want to see the original David
This walking tour of the city also includes an internal visit to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's original David in all of its breathtaking glory. The rest of our stroll will comprise Florence's must-see sites, including the city's religious heart with its amazing Gothic Cathedral and Baptistery and the Piazza della Signoria, the city's political hub, just to name two locations of the many we'll visit. While this tour can be considered very "classic" in that it will introduce you to Florence's most iconic sites and monuments, what won't be "classic" is the perspective from which you'll be approaching the subjects, since you'll be seeing them through the eyes of a true Florentine who knows the story of every single stone of her beloved city and has a passion for sharing the history. Even if you've taken a walking tour of Florence before, I'm sure you'll see it differently with me.
Our three-hour stroll along a route filled with the fantastic sites and rich history of Florence will begin and end at your doorstep and includes an internal visit to the Accademia. You can feel free to request short breaks as desired. The itinerary will be planned according to the location of your hotel as our starting and ending point, so does not have a standard/fixed route, but you'll find a partial list of the sites you can expect to see below.
-Internal visit to the Accademia Gallery
-The Duomo (Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore)
-The Baptistery of St. John
-Piazza della Signoria
-Santa Croce Basilica
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel if it is within Florence's historic center. Otherwise we will arrange a meeting point that suits you.
End location: End location: The tour ends either at your hotel in the historic center or an alternative location of your choice.
Duration: 3 hours
Please contact me before booking this tour. I make your reservations at the Accademia Gallery as part of this tour and you will pay for your tickets on site. However, during high season and other select times of year, the museum books quickly and far in advance so I will need to check availability of tickets for you.
A three-hour walking tour of Florence. All sites included will be external visits only, except for the Accademia Gallery.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - This is a PER-PERSON estimate that will cover the cost of the admission ticket to the Accademia Gallery and, if desired, a snack and/or beverage. The total entrance ticket cost will be paid directly to the museum at the time of the visit and can be paid by credit card if desired.
See "Local Costs" section above. Additional expenses include any snacks and entrance tickets for the Accademia.
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Paolo B was fantastic. Her art/history knowledge was phenomenal. The tour was exactly what we had specified. In fact, after our tour, I wanted to stay 2 months in Florence because of all of the history Paola shared with us. Also, Paola made wonderful recommendations for restaurants. Thus, we had one of the most delicious meals ever in Florence. Osteria Giovanni was superb! Thank you, Paola, for making this the perfect tour and giving us such an indepth view of Florence and her history.