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Renaissance Initiation Tour (1,30pm)

Your guru: Atahualpa
Questions? Contact with Atahualpa

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  • Florence
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Atahualpa

I'm now an authorized tour leader, with official license. I'm also a physicist, immigrant in Europe, astronomer, father of an adolescent girl, world citizen, concerned about the environment, seeker of a healthier life in an increasingly entangled world.

I'm now an authorized tour leader, with official license. I'm also a physicist, immigrant in Europe, astronomer, father of an adolescent girl, world citizen, concerned about the environment, seeker of a healthier life in an increasingly entangled world.

About the tour

This walk (the same as the Initiation tour at 10.45 but made backwards) will lead you to the heart of the Renaissance in Florence: from the buildings and works of art visited to its atmosphere and life in 14th and 15th centuries. It is the best way to start your visit to the city, or to get to know the most important sites in the historic center so that you can spot those deserving a thorough visit in the near future. Ideal for getting your bearings and having fun!

Places visited during the walk:

1. Santa Maria Novella square and church.

2. Medici's Chapel, San Lorenzo church and Medici-Riccardi Palace.

3. St. John's Baptistery, Dome, Giotto's Bell tower.

4. Dante's House-Museum, Dante's church.

5. Old Florentine Benedictine Abbey, Bargello Museum.

6. San Firenze square, Santa Croce square and church.

7. Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria.

8. Loggia dei Lanzi, Mercato del Porcellino.

9. Alleyways and hidden squares of medieval Florence.

10. Ponte Vecchio, Vasarian Corridor, Pitti Palace.

For logistical reasons, the tour must be booked at least 12 hours before the starting time. Consider that once reached the maximum number of participants the tour will be closed., so you better book now. Thank you.

You can have a thorough, panoramic view of Florence, its churches, towers and bridges, by joining me in the tour Florence from above:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/5631-florence-from-above-alleys-gardens-and-views

Under specific request -day and time to define- you can get to know the not-so-tourist Florence in the walk The B side of Florence:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/6911-the-b-side-of-florence-high-fashion-history-and-bohemian-life

If you need a specific day or time, do not hesitate to contact me: we could work out a solution. Have already some plan in mind? Get in touch with me and I could give you some useful information. Here or through guideatahualpa@gmail.com

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of Hotel Santa Maria Novella, beside the middle of the square.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (38)

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Maria Espallardo

2 days ago

Muy completo el tour y muy interesantes todas las explicaciones de Atahualpa

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Response from Atahualpa:

Muchas gracias María!
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Rachel

5 days ago

Espetacular.

Conhece muito sobre a história e cada detalhe. Levou, em praticamente todas os lugares indispensável de Florença, explicando muito. Super indico. Não vai se arrepender. Vai saber muito sobre o renascimento. Maravilhoso mesmo.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Muito obrigado Rachel!
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Andres vargas

5 days ago

El tour estuvo fenomenal! Grupo pequeño y muy buena información

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Response from Atahualpa:

Muchas gracias Andrés!
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Cristina

5 days ago

El tour fue estupendo. El guía transmite entusiasmo y lo hace muy ameno. Lo malo el horario, ya que en verano a mediodía es muy duro. Por lo demás un 10.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Muchas gracias Cristina! Lo malo del mediodía es el Verano...
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Julia

13 days ago

El tour fue muy completo, de hecho, inicialmente iba a durar 1h 30min y Atahualpa estuvo más de dos horas explicándonos los distintos puntos del mismo. Nos resolvió todo tipo de dudas y nos recomendó varios sitios para comer (bien de precio y de buena calidad) o ir de compras. Muy amable, ameno y con bastantes conocimientos sobre la ciudad de Florencia y su historia. 100% recomendable.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Muchas gracias Julia!
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Daniela

14 days ago

Buen tour, buen conocimiento de la ciudad y las recomendaciones de comida excelentes

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Response from Atahualpa:

Gracias Daniela y... Buon appetito!!
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