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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 165

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Jessica

1 day 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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Eyal

8 days 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 HORMAZABAL CASTRO

24 days ago

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Álvaro!
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Luis Gonzalez

24 days ago

La visita muy entretenida y amena, descubriendo lugares escondidos.

Gracias Emmanuel

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Response from Atahualpa:

Aunque no soy Emmanuel, te agradezco en su nombre.
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Gorka

30 days ago

Nos ha encantado este free tour. Atahualpa nos ha contado muchas cosas interesantes sobre Florencia y ha respondido a todas nuestras preguntas. Ha sido un gran guía. Además siempre coge grupos pequeños, lo cual es una gozada y mucho más personalizado.

Y en cuanto al recorrido, nos ha gustado mucho. Es interesante ver la ciudad desde otro punto de vista.

Un tour muy recomendable!!

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Hilda

1 month 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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Response from Atahualpa:

Many thanks Hilda! You saw it was worth it!
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