Free tour

Renaissance Initiation Tour in Florence (10,45am)

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Atahualpa
Quality Verified Registered on January 11, 2018

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

Tour description

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 [email protected] 

Thank you.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pitti 50125 Firenze FI Italy
    Pitti 50125 Firenze FI Italy
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    Left-most side of the Palace, in front of the bathtub fountain

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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Gaston 22 May 2022

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Travelled in family - May 2022
Un guía muy agradable y profesional. Supo adaptar el recorrido para que fuese atractivo para niños. Daba información precisa y justa sobre los puntos destacados, sin abrumar. Una.experiencia muy gratificante!
Natalia 16 May 2022

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Travelled in family - May 2022
Disfrutamos de Florencia, su historia y protagonistas con Atahualpa. Un recorrido muy completo, ameno y útil.
Christina 15 Apr 2022

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022
We enjoyed the tour a lot and spent a perfekt day in Florence with his Informations! Much recommend for the beginning of a stay in Florence to get an overview of the city with details you would never know!
Anita 05 Jan 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2022
Atahualpa was informative and chose a great route, both for learning about the history of the city as well as understanding how to get around.
Christian 21 Sep 2021

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2021
We had a great time with Atahualpa! He shared great details of all relevant sights in a very entertaining way!
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.