Original Florence Off The Beaten Path

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Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shopping


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

The Oltrarno District with its workshops,antiques,fashionable bars and restaurants

Recently rated as the coolest local area in Europe, this part of Florence is awesome!
Want to get away from the hoards of tourists? Come with me and explore this area.
We'll cross over the Santa Trinita bridge and head into the shadier back streets where artisans are still at work restoring antiques, bookbinding, making jewellery, silverware & leather, just to name a few.
We will pick a few and peek in on them. A rich and rewarding experience.
See where Michelangelo spent his youth & where the presumed sitter for Leonardo's Monalisa lived.
Every morning different produce is sold on the Santo Spirito market. Shop where the locals shop. Listen to intriguing stories from the lives of the Medici family.
Check out some of the best gelato on this side of the river.

See frescos by Masaccio that date to the 1420s in the Brancacci chapel of the Carmine church or explore the enormous Renaissance church of Santo Spirito designed by the great Filippo Brunelleschi.


We will cross the river over the Santa Trinità bridge looking out onto the famous Ponte Vecchio, the Old Bridge.
Walk along the Borgo San Jacopo and into the heart of the Oltrarno district.
Piazza della Passera
Via Toscanella
Via squazza
The Pitti palace from the outside.
Via Maggio with its antique shops
Piazza Santo Spirito and the church
Via dei Serragli, Borgo Santo Spirito
The Carraia bridge and the river bank.

This is a private customized tour so I can modify the itinerary to suit you.
*N. B. - I can also add a visit to the Brancacci Chapel in the Carmine church to look at the Renaissance frescos by Masaccio (1425-37). Tickets cost 6. 00 euros adults / 4. 50euro 18-25 years & over 65years. / Under 18s are free.
You can decide in advance if you want to take this option so I can make reservations. (In high season it gets busy).
- No reservation is required for the church of Santo Spirito.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or place of accomodation if it's in the city centre or at a place of your choice in the city.

End location: We will finish the tour where we started or we can arrange another place.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


Walking tour.

What’s Included

Guided tour
Headsets (whispers) for groups of 6 or more.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euros - Per person for drinks, snacks, etc. during the tour.

What’s Extra

Snacks and refreshments
museum entrance fees if applicable


I am not a driver but I can arrange for a private car with a fluent english speaking driver.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Catherine G.

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