Florence from above. Alleys, gardens and views

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Atahualpa
Quality Verified Registered on January 11, 2018

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Santa Felicita 4 50125 Firenze...
    Piazza Santa Felicita 4 50125 Firenze FI Italy
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    50 m south of Ponte Vecchio, by the column at the square.

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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Katharina 05 Jul 2022

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Travelled alone - Jul 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.
Miranda 28 Jun 2022

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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.
Cristina 25 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
La experiencia fue preciosa, fuera de las zonas saturadas de gente. El recorrido estaba lleno de vistas preciosas, con el contraste de la Toscana y la ciudad de fondo. Ambos quedamos encantados y sin duda lo recomendamos. Hay que andar pero merece muchísimo la pena. Con toda la belleza que ofrece este lugar y las historia tan interesante que Atahualpa nos iba narrando, el tour se nos pasó en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Así que sin duda os invito a hacerlo.
Antonella Carla 23 Jun 2022
Pueblo Esther

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Nos encantó el recorrido. Fue un tour privado porque fuimos las únicas con él durante el recorrido y eso estuvo buenísimo porque nos tomamos nuestro tiempo para hacer las cosas, descansar, tomar agua, sacar fotos. Fuimos a nuestro ritmo. Súper recomendable, toda la información, el guía y el recorrido.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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