A leisurely and entertaining stroll through the streets and history of Florence
First impressions are fundamental, so what better way to find your feet in Florence than to begin with a leisurely stroll through its medieval alleys, mingling with the locals and soaking up the atmosphere in the sunny squares buzzing with vivacious Florentines!
I can propose many different itineraries to satisfy everyone's preferences. A classical introductory tour will allow you to see all the main attractions, Florence is easily covered on foot so a 3-hour tour means you won't miss out on any of the must-see sights.
This walking tour will be peppered with anecdotes and curiosities. There are so many tales to tell from the intrigues of the Medici family to the customs and everyday lifestyle of the people which will bring the city to life for you. On route, we can pop into an artisan's workshop to discover rare traditions of exquisite craftsmanship which will leave you speechless! and for the foodies, at heart, a visit to the central food hall and market is a must.
Come and fall in love with Florence!
The classical tour will start at the column of Abundance in Piazza Repubblica.
1. The piazza del Duomo , Cathedral, Baptistery & bell tower
2. San Lorenzo church, Medici Chapel & Palazzo Medici Riccardi
3. Food hall & market if requested
4. Dante's medieval district
5. Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi
6. Mercato del Porcellino
7. Ponte Vecchio
8. Palazzo pitti
9. Piazza Santo Spirito & Basilica
10. Ponte Santa Trinita
11. Piazza Santa trinita, and Via Tornabuoni
12. Piazza Repubblica
Variations can be made to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce or for those wanting a workout, a hike up to San Miniato al Monte above Piazza Michelangelo for the best panoramic view of Florence.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel If it is in the centre of Florence, or at the San Zanobi column in front of the Baptistery in Piazza del Duomo.
End location: I can accompany you to your hotel
Duration: 3 hours
If the weather is terrible we can visit some churches and selected museums which are all equally interesting and full of important works, but without long lines like the Uffizi and Accademia.
Myself as your Fully licensed tour guide for 3 hours. This is a walking tour without scheduled museum entrances (unless requested in which case you will need to buy your own tickets on site).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euros - This is a 3 hour walking tour. You may wish to have a coffee break , or pop into a church or museum along route.
All food and drinks.
Any entrance fees to museums or churches along route.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am licensed to guide in English and Italian
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Virginia Lacey is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and kind. She shared many fascinating details about the city of Florence and sites we visited. Very impressive. Thank you Virginia!