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Florence Walking tour from above. Alleys, gardens and views

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

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 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 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!

Ratings 168

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Karen

2 months ago

Such a wonderful guide and a lovely person too..I had a fantastic 2 hours learning about this wonderful city. So courteous, knowledgeable and a wonderful guide ...Thoroughly recommend

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David

3 months ago

Great walk.... It was very good tour taking you to some non-traditional sites in Florence!

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Fernando

9 months ago

Great visit! Atahualpa was the best leading us across the south area of Florence. We really did return to the monastry in the end of the afternoon to listen to the gregorian cantics. It was out of this world. Thank you!

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡ Muchas gracias Fernando!
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Jessica

10 months ago

Un tour totalmente diferente y 100% recomendable. Gracias Atahualpa por madrugar y por enseñarnos rincones preciosos de Florencia de una forma tan tan amena.

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡ Muchas gracias Jessica!
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Eyal

10 months ago

We met Atahualpa at 8:30 and discovered that we were the only couple attending. At first we had concerned a bit but it all faded away as we started walking up the hills led by Atahualpa.

Atahualpa is a kind and pleasent guide, a lovely family man and full of knowledge.

We had a wonderful time and got various recommendations of all the musts in the city. It was a shame that we didn't catch the blossom of the roses because of the season, we recommend this tour between March-April. Bring your water bottles with you and enjoy a unique tour!:)

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Response from Atahualpa:

Thank you so much Eyal!
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ALVARO

10 months ago

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Álvaro!
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