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Florence from above. Alleys, gardens and views

Your Guru: Atahualpa
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  • Florence
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours

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 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 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.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sun, 19 Sep 08:30
  • English
    Tue, 21 Sep 08:30
  • English
    Wed, 22 Sep 08:30

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 (186)

Theresa 09/16/2021

Response from Atahualpa
Thank you so much Theresa!
Reinis 09/15/2021

Response from Atahualpa
Thank you much, Reinis.
Lorena 09/09/2021

Atahualpa es un súper guía, muy amable, muy conocedor! nos respondió nuestras dudas con entusiasmo y fue muy entretenido. Gracias Atahualpa! volveremos!

Response from Atahualpa
Muchas gracias, Lorena y Nicolás! Nos vemos en la próxima...!
Fermín 09/09/2021

Fantástico tour en español, otra forma de ver Florencia, desde una perspectiva muy diferente, tour fresco y ameno, gran guía, lo súper recomiendo!!

Response from Atahualpa
Con vuestro entusiasmo todo se disfruta mucho más. ¡Gracias!
Manuel 09/08/2021

We had a great time with Atahualpa! We had a last-minute time constraint but he was able to make small modifications to accommodate us while still providing a great tour! We were impressed with his knowledge base and his ability to answer all of our questions. We particularly enjoyed the tour of the inside of the Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. It is a gorgeous church.

Response from Atahualpa
I'm glad you made the most from the compact-version tour. Thank you!

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