Where Florentines live
The very heart of Florence is the "Oltrarno", on the left bank of the river Arno. Stilll entirely inhabited by locals, it offers visitors several picturesque craftsmen's workshops to tour, restaurants and churches enriched by stunning artefacts. This nice stroll might start with a walk on the Ponte Vecchio, overlooked by the Vasari Corridor, the Medici secret passageway. . ! We could then move on to Piazza and Palazzo Pitti, the third Florentine Medici mansion, an actual realm Versailles' got inspired to. The next step could be the magnificent Basilica di Santo Spirito, Brunelleschi's last gift as an architect. Amongst many splendid artworks, it preserves a wooden Crucifix by a teen Michelangelo. . ! We could then pay a visit to the incredible Carmine church Brancacci Chapel and its frescoes, that gave origin to the Renaissance painting.
On Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays it is possible to tour a little known and delightful museum, the Fondazione Romano, fit for exciting scavenger hunts for the kids. . !
Piazza and Palazzo Pitti (exterior)
Piazza and Basilica di Santo Spirito (interior)
Fondazione Romano (optional, interior)
Carmine church and piazza, Cappella Brancacci (interior)
An artisan's workshop nearby
(NOT NECESSARILY IN THIS ORDER)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If your accommodation is in the city centre, it can serve as a great meeting point prior to kicking off our tour. Otherwise, we can easily arrange another, centrally-located meeting place.
End location: City centre.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Please note that first Sunday of each month the Cappella Brancacci and the Fondazione Romano are free of charge, so there could be issues in making the reservation.
The Cappella Brancacci is closed on Tuesday; the Basilica di Santo Spirito is closed on Wednesday.
Get in touch with me all the same and I will customize another unforgettable tour to your needs..!
On foot. Florence is a walkable city.
A half-day guided tour with a local, qualified, expert guide to Florence at your disposal!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
9 Euros - 9 euros is the cost of the tickets for the Cappella Brancacci and the Basilica di Santo Spirito.
I usually book them by phone on my clients' behalf, and they pay them on spot. Juniors up to 18 years of age don't pay the ticket, so remember to bring their ID card or passport with you.
Churches, exhibitions, museums' tickets, possible audio-systems, meals and personal expenses.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.