Florentine legends and curiosities

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Vincenzo
Registered on December 23, 2019

Ciao! Welcome to Florence, city of art, history and culture. I want to tell you about this city from its origins through the places and names of those who made it the wonder it is today. We will explore the city with its squares and its historical buildings, through its works of art, its legends and its sights, and even its flavors! Oh, I'm Vincenzo, and I'll be your guide (authorized, beware of imitations). See you soon.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Bye! I propose another guided tour of Florence. We will obviously discover the history and even a little of the art of Florence, but this will only be an overview because we will focus on the anecdotes, legends and curiosities of this city. We will start from Piazza Santissima Annunziata where we will see how the first civil orphanage outside the church was born and we will also see how a famous painter did in spite of the monks of the monastery. We will move to Piazza San Marco, where Cosimo the Elder de 'Medici spent a fortune, partly because he was in good faith and partly because he was deceived. There will also be a visit to Piazza Duomo, which hides many legends, a little fruit of the imagination of the Florentines of the past, but still very cheerful and interesting. If we go to the church, which used to be a barn, one day we will see how Donatello helped a friend save his reputation in exchange for a simple dinner. We will see the battered statues in Piazza della Signoria. We then moved to Pontevecchio, where centuries ago the Florentines repaid the Pisans for an injustice that we will have seen in the cathedral.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 34...
    Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 3488 50122 Firenze FI Italy
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    I will be next to the statue in the center of piazza Santissima Annunziata

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Piazza della Santissima Annunziata
  • 2
    Outside visit
    St. Mark's Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Cathedral square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Piazza della Signoria
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Old Bridge

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).

Tour opinions

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Elisa 05 Jan 2024

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Travelled in family - Jan 2024
Vincenzo è un'ottima guida appassionata della sua fantastica città, competente, professionale e sempre disponibile a soddisfare ogni curiosità. È stata un'ottima esperienza anche per i ragazzi.
Cristina 04 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Molto preparato . Complimenti !
Antonella 09 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Tanti aneddoti divertenti che ti fanno scoprire le cose curiose della città. Grazie mille e bravo
Susi 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Preparatissimo e super interessante!!
Gilda 08 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Guida preparata ma non è riuscito a farci sentire a nostro agio forse perché meno preparati di lui.Lo consiglio comunque perché conosce la storia.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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