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Walking Renaissance Initiation Tour (1,30pm)

Your Guru: Atahualpa
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4.8
90 ratings
  • Florence
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2h and 15min

About the Guru

I'm 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 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

ONLY FOR SMALL GROUPS, 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. 
4. Duomo (Cathedral), Giotto's Bell tower. 
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. 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: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In front of Hotel Santa Maria Novella, beside the middle of the square.

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 €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (90)

4.8
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5.0
Fun
4.5
Expression
5.0
Quality
5.0
Route
5.0
Hannah
01 Jun 2022 London
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Very nice tour including the “best of Florence” and all the must sees. English was good too. One of the better tours we have done.

Response from Atahualpa
Thank you very much Hannah!
Karen
10 May 2022 Dielheim
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

Response from Atahualpa
Many thanks Karen!
Berta
06 May 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled in group - Apr 2022

Increíble lo bien que pasamos, Atahualpa tiene mucho para contar y lo hace de forma espectacular. Tiene mucho conocimiento y es una gran persona. Gracias por hacernos ver mejor a Florencia y lo que pudimos aprender

Response from Atahualpa
¡Muchas gracias, Berta!
Brenda
16 Apr 2022 Dublin
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Apr 2022

We have done a lot of walking tours in other European cities and Atahualp’s tour of Florence was the best tour we have ever done. Atahualpa was really knowledgeable about Florence and the way he delivers his tour is excellent. Atahualpa was really helpful and recommended a lot of lovely restaurants and other attractions for us to visit. I can’t recommend this tour enough!

Response from Atahualpa
Thank you very much, Brenda!
Uxía
12 Oct 2021 Tui
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Oct 2021

Nuestra experiencia con Atahualpa fue excelente, nos llevó a todos los sitios interesantes de Florencia, contándonos historias y curiosidades de la ciudad y su historia (como de la familia Medici) que nos quedamos enganchadas con ganas de más. Totalmente recomendable! ;)

Response from Atahualpa
¡Muchas gracias, Uxía!
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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 €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!