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Free Tour Florence - Another Florence in English and Spanish

Your guru: Luigi
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  • Florence
  • Available in: English

About the guru Luigi

Florence is one of Europe’s most important tourist destinations and it can be very difficult to visit it without a local guide who will help you to find your way there. Free Tour Florence team supports sustainable tourism idea and we want to introduce you to the less known parts of the city, to tell you something you’d never find on common travel books. Our purpose is to s... More »

Florence is one of Europe’s most important tourist destinations and it can be very difficult to visit it without a local guide who will help you to find your way there. Free Tour Florence team supports sustainable tourism idea and we want to introduce you to the less known parts of the city, to tell you something you’d never find on common travel books. Our purpose is to show you this amazing city through the eyes of an insider and to help you to live it as a local does! So why we don’t go to Piazza del Duomo or to the Ponte Vecchio? Because we want to show you Another Florence 1. We want you to see more than the 90% of people visiting Florence will see. Free Tour Florence is for travellers, not for tourists! 2. You don’t need us to go to these areas, there are many indications all over Florence and you can find plenty of information online. 3. Most guided tours will take you there but we are different and we want to show you a different side of Florence. 4. Since we want to provide you the highest quality tour, we don’t go to Piazza del Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio because they become extremely crowded and loud during the day and it would be extremely difficult to hear and follow the guide.

About the tour

Our free walking tour of Florence starts in the middle of piazza S.Maria Novella; the tour will be guided in english and spanish. After the introduction we will talk about the history of Florence, just in front of the church of S.Maria Novella and after that we will walk to Piazza Antinori, to show some example of buildings of the XIX century, when Florence was the capital of Italy. Then we will reach piazza della Repubblica, that has been completely renovated in the XIX century but during the age of the roman empire was the market place of the city. Walking through via Calzaiuoli we will reach Orsanmichele. This church was originally built in 1337 as a grain market, then it was converted into a church used as the chapel of Florence’s powerful craft and trade guilds. After that we will arrive in piazza del Mercato Nuovo, a covered market, where its biggest attraction is the Fontana del Porcellino (Piglet Fountain), rubbing the animal’s nose would ensure you to return to Florence. We will reach Piazza della Signoria, the best place to show the power of the Florentine Republic. There we will talk about Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of the city and the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi that is one of the most significant public places in Italy. At this point of the tour there will be a break in a special place where people can taste some genuine products typical from Florence and Tuscany. A very important part of our tours is talking about the concept of sustainable tourism so we will give some pieces of advice about shops and restaurants, for example, how to recognize local places in Florence or how to avoid touristic shops. Through the old streets of Florence, we will finally reach Piazza Santa Croce where we will talk about the Basilica of Santa Croce that overlooks the square together with a marble statue named Monument to Dante. The tour ends here.

Duration : 2,5h

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How to find me: In the middle of the square, between the two columns

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Ratings (77)

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Diogo

5 days ago

We did the tour with Ludovica. She was very nice and taught a lot of interesting fun facts along the road! Plus, she gave some tips related to places to I already recommended the tour to a friend who's visiting in a few days.

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Response from Luigi:

Thank you Diogo!
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Nina

9 days ago

I took the morning tour with the lady. It s a group of approx 20 ppl. Throughout the session, the guide makes sure that everyone is on track and very attentive.

However, 2 hrs session consists of little walk around center area and more focus on the guide speaking about history and storytelling

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Response from Luigi:

Thank you Nina!
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Monika

9 days ago

Very nice toure, I liked it while learned small things about Florence and fun facts and it gives diferent view of known facts.

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Response from Luigi:

Thank you Monika!
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Claudio Julio

12 days ago

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Response from Luigi:

¡Muchas gracias Claudio!
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Eddy

13 days ago

The tour was absolutely perfect. Our female guide was very knowledgable and knew a lot about history, the families that lived in Firenze and how life was at those times. She also gave us good advice where to go for a nice view, good coffee ect. we would recommend this tour to anybody that comes to Florence. It was great that we were only 10 people (usually there are more as we understood) therefore we gave an extra tipp for the guide.

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Response from Luigi:

¡Muchas gracias Eddy!
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Christina

18 days ago

The tour was amazing. We learned a lot of things about Florence. Eleonora was an amazing tour guide. I definitely recommend it

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Response from Luigi:

Thank you Christina!
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