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Renaissance Initiation Tour (10,45am)

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

Only for small groups, this walk will lead you into the heart of the Renaissance in Florence: through the buildings and works of art visited, you'll be able to know the beginnings of that period as well as the atmosphere and life in the Florence of 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. Palazzo Pitti and Vasarian Corridor

2. Ponte Vecchio and (in the distance) Piazzale Michelangelo

3. Alleyways and hidden squares of medieval Florence

4. Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi

5. Mercato del Porcellino, Palazzo Vecchio

6. Via dei Neri, Santa Croce square and church

7. Bargello Museum, San Firenze square

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

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

10. Santa Maria Novella square and church

For logistical reasons, the tour must be booked at least 12 hours before the starting time. The tour taking place is guaranteed only for these bookings, having received the final confirmation.

The tour is done only with SMALL groups. 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

Thank you.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Left-most side of the Palace, in front of the bathtub fountain
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 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 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!

Ratings (646)

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Yeimi

11 days ago

Totalmente recomendable, el recorrido se hace muy ameno ya que te va contando curiosidades de Florencia a medida que nos va enseñando la ciudad. Por tu cuenta es impensable conocer Florencia como él te la enseña. Además, a partir de ahí tienes una visión más amplia para luego seguir conociendo la ciudad y lugares de interés.

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Yeimi!
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Nimra

18 days ago

Great tour! Our guide Atahualpa was very lovely. Great English and gave very detailed information at each site. Also gave fab recommendations for food and great spots to catch some beautiful views of the city! (definitely worth the extra trek).

Also there was a lady in our group with crutches for which Atahualpa was soo kind and considerate and went out of his way to ensure she was okay throughout!

I have been on many of these tours and I have to say Atahualpa was one of the best! I don't normally write reviews but had to :)

Thank you! highly recommend :)

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Response from Atahualpa:

I deeply appreciate your participation Nimra. Thank you so much!
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Maurice

21 days ago

We really enjoyed our 'Introduction to Renaissance' walking tour with Ata as our guide. Ata was knowledgeable and answered our many questions with great patience, tailoring the trip to our particular interests as we were only a small group. He gave us tips as to where we could eat and which churches and buildings we could visit for free. It was a great way to kick-start our time in the beautiful, historic and fascinating Florence.

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Response from Atahualpa:

It was my pleasure Maurice. Thank you so much!
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Isabel

26 days ago

Nos ha gustado mucho,hemos aprendido mucho de anecdotas e historias que sólo te puede explicar una persona entendida y con ganas de comunicar.

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Isabel!
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Raghu

28 days ago

Great tour! I loved it.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Thank you Raghu!
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Franco

29 days ago

Gran Guía Turístico

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡ Muchas gracias Franco!
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