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The beauties of Florence - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 27, 2018

Florence is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world and participating in our tours will give you the opportunity to enjoy more the beauty of its monuments and treasures, through the discovery of the families who made it great during the Renaissance, such as the Medici . Our guides (all licensed) will show you the gems of the city and tell you the anecdotes that only those who live here know. They will also give you tips on authentic restaurants and shops and, of course, how to avoid the tourist traps! Don't miss the opportunity to visit Florence through the eyes of a local! We have two different tours. At 10.30am, every day, all year round - The beauties of Florence – Free Walking tour (in English and Spanish. In Italian on request with a minimum of 10 people) We will show you the beauties of Florence on a route that starting from Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where the tour through the historic center begins, will take us to Piazza Santa Croce where the tour ends. During the tour we will be able to admire all the main monuments of Florence such as Piazza Duomo with the beautiful Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, the sumptuous Baptistery and the beautiful Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Museum and the Ponte Vecchio. At 6pm every day, all year round - Free tour of Florence at sunset (in English, Spanish and Italian) We will visit the Oltrarno (the other part of the city on the other side of the Arno river), one of the most famous and fascinating areas of Florence.

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Tour description

Our Florentine and authorized guides will show you the beauties of Florence along a route that starts from Piazza Santa Maria Novella where the tour begins in the alleys of the historic center and takes us to Piazza Santa Croce where the tour ends.

During the tour we can admire all the main places of interest in Florence from the outside.

Piazza Duomo with the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the magnificent Baptistery and the beautiful Brunelleschi's Dome.

Piazza della Signoria with the beautiful Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi . The Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio .

The tour ends in the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce in front of the magnificent basilica which you must visit at the end of the tour!

Our Florentine and authorized guides will tell you the story and the characters who shaped them in the past, from the Medici to Dante , from Michelangelo to Brunelleschi and the Renaissance artists, and they will tell you stories, anecdotes and mysteries , which you will not find in any book !

We will also accompany you in the present with precious gastronomic advice , on where to drink and eat even a pizza or a good ice cream and on shopping and buying local handicrafts in places that only Florentines know.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 4n, 5012...
    P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 4n, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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    In the center of the square between the two pillars. In this hot period, the guide will not wait for you in the center of the square but in the center of the square on the shaded side. You will recognize it by the small flag of Florence with the red lily.

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    Outside visit
    Holy Cross
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Cathedral square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Republic square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Piazza della Signoria
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Piazza degli Antinori
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Strozzi Palace
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Santa Maria Novella Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Uffizi Gallery
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Old Bridge
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Loggia dei Lanzi
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Palazzo Vecchio
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Baptistery of San Giovanni
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Santa Maria del Fiore
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Giotto's Bell Tower
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Via delle Belle Donne

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Amy Foohey 22 Apr 2024
Boston

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
The tour was wonderful. Luddi, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. She was also accommodating for various levels (some of our tour were older and needed to slow down at times). Just a fantastic experience and would highly recommend.
Olivia 16 Apr 2024
Salisbury

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Really enjoyed our tour!
Beth 14 Apr 2024
Boston

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
I am not sure if I am spelling our guide’s name correctly but she was wonderful! Our tour was multi generational and she catered to everyone’s needs and interests. Lots of great information delivered in a professional and accessible way. I would highly recommend to get acquainted with the city!
Esperance 07 Apr 2024
Canberra

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
10/10 would recommend! Hit all the main landmarks and added extra insider information re spots to eat/drink and free museums/cathedrals. Lupi was well informed and spoke well. Perfect activity if spending a day or more in Florence.
Jamie 06 Apr 2024
Glasgow

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
We only spent 1 day in Florence and this tour in the morning let us see some of the main sites and helped us get orientated to do a bit of our own exploring in the afternoon
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 40 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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