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Florence from above. Alleys, gardens and views

Your Guru: Atahualpa
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4.9
226 ratings
  • Florence
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 15 minutes

About the Guru

I'm 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 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 hills up and down that require a bit of effort. 

Places visited:
0. Sart. Piazza di Santa Felicita. 
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. Ramps and Fountains: Rampe del Poggi
9. San Niccolo's gate, Bardini museum and via de' Bardi.
10. End. Piazza di Santa Maria sopr'Arno, 50-m East of Ponte Vecchio.

Because of logistics, booking at least 12 hours in advance is mandatory. 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: 

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: Open in Google Maps

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

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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 €10 per person, 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!

Tour opinions (226)

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4.85
Fun
4.75
Expression
4.78
Quality
4.75
Route
4.82
Katharina
05 Jul 2022 Giessen
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

The tour was almost a private tour (we were a group of three). The guide was very nice and also offered to take pictures at the panoramic spots. All in all, the tour was really worth it! Thanks!

Aitor
30 Jun 2022 Freiburg im Breisgau
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Muy buen tour con explicaciones muy interesantes y lugares mágicos.

Response from Atahualpa
Muchas gracias, Aitor.
Daniel
29 Jun 2022 Atlanta
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Apr 2022

Response from Atahualpa
Many thanks, Daniel!
Hee-ok
28 Jun 2022
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Response from Atahualpa
Thank you so much, Hee-ok!
Miranda
28 Jun 2022 Edmonton
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Lovely walk through the streets and gardens, enjoy the history of the medieval church and location.

Response from Atahualpa
Thank you very much Miranda!
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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 €10 per person, 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!