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Florence from above. Alleys, gardens and views

Your guru: 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

A couple of hours are enough to escape the bustle of the crowds and, through rustic alleys and gardens, get to the old city walls that will eventually lead us to the highest points in town.

In this walk you will be able to visit the best preserved church in Tuscany, and enjoy breath-taking landscapes of the whole city from the legendary Piazzale Michelangelo.

Beware: it's a lightly demanding walk, with a couple of ways up and down that require a bit of effort.

Places visited:

1. Galileo's house and Bardini gardens.

2. St George's gate and Belvedere Fortress.

3. Old city walls and olive groves.

4. San Miniato's gate.

5. Roses garden and first landscapes.

6. San Miniato church. Visit and panoramic views.

7. Piazzale Michelangelo. Landscapes and sculptures.

8. San Niccolo's gate and neighborhood.

9. Bardini museum and via de' Bardi.

Because of logistics, booking at least 12 hours in advance is required. Thank you.

Do you have special needs or something different in mind? Don't hesitate to contact me: we could manage to work out something according to your specific requirement.

I lead two other complementary tours in different zones and with different scopes. Take a look at them:

120-minute Renaissance Initiation tour:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/5551-120-min-renaissance-initiation-walking-tour

High fashion, history and bohemian life:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/6911-high-fashion-history-and-bohemian-life-in-florence

Meeting point
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How to find me: 50 m south of Ponte Vecchio, by the column at the square.
Tour duration: 2 hours

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 (151)

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Carol

19 hours ago

Ata’s walk was one of the highlights of my visit to Florence. It involved lots of walking but as you climb higher, the views become more spectacular! So worthwhile to see the city from above and I appreciated Ata’s knowledge and passion for the history and art of Florence, especially as he walked us through San Miniato, a very special place.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Thank you so much Carol! It was my pleasure.
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Nestor Pipo

2 days ago

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Néstor!
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Laura

2 days ago

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Gracias Laura!
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Julio tomassini

5 days ago

Excelente profesional. Muy bueno. Un tours diferente conociendo el otro lado de Florencia. Un lujo

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Julio!
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Alicia

9 days ago

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Alicia!
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Annick

11 days ago

Great Tour! Atahualpa was very knowledgeable.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Thank you very much Annick!
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