A walk to introduce you to the heart of the Renaissance and its most important sites
From its inception as a modest agricultural colony settled by retired Roman soldiers in 59 BC at the behest of Julius Caesar, Florence developed into a city recognized as "the Athens of the Middle Ages, " "the heart of the Renaissance, " and the birthplace of artistic, architectural, scientific, and literary milestones that changed the world forever.
This two-hour tour is an introduction to the most iconic sites of Florence's historic center. It's recommended as an overview of this UNESCO World Heritage Site city or to prepare you for deeper exploration on your own.
The itinerary order will depend on our starting point, but will include external visits of the following sites:
- Piazza della Repubblica
- The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore / Florence Cathedral)
- The Baptistery of St. John
- Loggia of the New Market / Loggia del Porcellino
- Piazza della Signoria
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Uffizi Gallery
- Ponte Vecchio
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Santa Maria Novella Station), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: The meeting point will be in the historical center. A suggested meeting point is at the southwest corner of the intersection of Via de' Gori and Via de' Ginori at the base of the monument to Giovanni delle Bande Nere located at the corner of Piazza San Lorenzo (Monumento a Giovanni delle Bande Nere - GoogleMaps coordinates 43.774987, 11.254985).
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: The end point will be within the historic center.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 euros - This is a PER-PERSON estimate for the optional expense of a snack and beverage.
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Cherl was great. She showed around Florence and she showed us all the passion and joy she had for the city. Would definitely book her again.