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Florence Walking tour from above. Alleys, gardens and views

Your guru: Atahualpa
Questions? Contact with Atahualpa

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  • Florence
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Atahualpa

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 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 €10, 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 160

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Hilda

4 days ago

I thought it was a great tour to do early in the morning while the light on the city was so beautiful to look from above. Walking along the original city wall and listening to the historical aspects of it, the quiet neighborhood, beautiful gardens and churches made this walk an excellent start for the day. Atahualpa made the tour very interesting and fun to be in. Thank you.

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Jael

4 days ago

ata was a great tour guide, even though we were only 3 in the tour he took us around and explained very well! highly recommended I enjoyed every minute of it from Malta :D

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Claudia Suárez

5 days ago

El tour con Atahualpa ha estado genial. Un recorrido diferente de Florencia. Merece mucho la pena madrugar para ver los barrios de los florentinos y las estupendas vistas panorámicas. Como punto reseñable, la iglesia de S. Miniato ha sido de lo más bonito que hemos visto en nuestra estancia en Florencia.

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Diego

9 days ago

El tour Florencia desde lo alto con Atahualpa fue excelente, explicaciones claras, información pertinente, buena caminata, la vista es se ve toda la Ciudad desde lo alto! Unos contrastes de colores majestuosos! Sin dudas que hay que hacerlo con un buen guía como Atahualpa.

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María José Hourquescos

23 days ago

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡ Muchas gracias María José!
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Patrick

1 month ago

Very steep hills for the first hour, then downhill. Be warned! Walk narration was quite good, never rambling. Appreciated the many stops for pictures. Would do it again, even with the hills.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Many thanks Patrick!
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