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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 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 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:

High fashion, history and bohemian life:

Meeting point
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How to find me: 50 south of Ponte Vecchio, by the column at the square.

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

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Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (90)


Carlos Saiz Morán

19 hours ago

Un tour fantástico. El guía muy simpático. Además nos explicó todo muy detalladamente. Muy contentos

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Response from Atahualpa:

Gracias por tu participación Carlos.


2 days ago

Excellent tour and guide!

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Response from Atahualpa:

Thank you so much for your participation, Joan!


4 days ago

El tour fue increíble. Atahualpa, un guía inmejorable, muy conocedor de cada rincón por el que pasamos y de la historia de Florencia. Las vistas desde arriba, son increíbles.

Imagino que el resto de tours que haga él, serán igualmente dignos de realizar, ya que es una persona muy agradable y amena

Muy, muy recomendable. Gracias Atahualpa por esas dos horas tan estupendas.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Gracias a ustedes, Yolanda, por su participación y entusiasmo!


5 days ago

The walk "Florence from above" with Atahualpa was very interesting from different points. First, I visited the part of the Florence located on the left side of the river and had known the useful routes, paryicularly, the way to St. Miniato Temple. Second, Atahualpa told us knowing information about gardens, churches, palaces, and other objects. I recommend this walk.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Thank you so much Aleksandr!

Lorena Soriano

1 month ago

El tour ha sido muy bonito e interesante. Las vistas son increíbles y las explicaciones del guía han ayudado a que la caminata se hiciera mucho más amena. El guía ha sido, en todo momento, encantador y atento. En definitiva un tour muy recomendable, nos ha gustado mucho.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Muchas gracias Lorena

Nadine Kung

1 month ago

A very well thought out tour with plenty of hidden spots and historical anecdotes that I could not have found elsewhere - a walk with Atahualpa is definitely a worthwile experience that I will recommended to any of my friends visiting Florence from now on :)

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Response from Atahualpa:

Thank you Nadine. It was my pleasure.
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