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The best of Florence with a local

Your guru: Manuel
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  • Florence
  • Available in: English

About the guru Manuel

I am Manuel, i am Italian and a local in Florence. I am a licenced tour guide and a licenced mountain guide. I love to spend my time chatting, to meet new people and to make the people discover the city where I was born. I like to smile and smiling people :)

I am Manuel, i am Italian and a local in Florence. I am a licenced tour guide and a licenced mountain guide. I love to spend my time chatting, to meet new people and to make the people discover the city where I was born. I like to smile and smiling people :)

About the tour

The best way to experience Florence’s historical centre is by exploring its beautiful and winding streets and alleys on foot, the way the renaissance era architects intended it to be.

With so much to see, it may be difficult to decide where to begin and which direction to go next, but thanks go this tour you can be sure you won’t miss out on the essential landmarks that Florence offers.

Whether you’re new to Florence or consider it a home away from home, the tour is a pleasant and enjoyable way to get to know the city. Visiting Florence’s most famous landmarks is a must, but sightseeing with a tour allows you to discover some of the cities hidden gems. From traditional artisan workshops to the best gelato spots in town, its worth off the pages of your trusted guidebook.

We will visit many of the unmissable and unforgettable sites that Florence has to offer, a journey that will take days of research and struggling with maps if you choose to go it alone.

Itinerary

-Piazza del Duomo: The religious heart of Florence boasts some of the cities oldest and most iconic architectural sites. The Baptistery, the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto’s Bell-Tower provide a stunning postcard worthy scene to be experienced from all angles.

-Orsanmichele: This converted church offers a fascinating history to accompany its stunning architecture.

-Ponte Vecchio: Florence’s oldest and most beautiful bridge. The best place to take in the view of the river Arno, or to admire and shop for the jewellery it’s famous for. The nearby market is the home of the famous wild boar fountain. Pet its shining bronze nose for good luck.

-Piazza della Signoria: The meeting place for tourists and locals alike, wander through the unique open air museum and take in the view of the magnificent Uffizi building and exquisite statues.

-...and more, and more...

This tour is TOTALLY FREE, no tariff is applied which means, it's completely free to book and join the group. My goal is to give everyone the possibility to discover our city.

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group; you like the tour you can leave a tip (some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price) and a review to support the project.

Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your tour now!

!!!!!!! RESERVATION IS MANDATORY. If you book close to the date (less than 24 hours) check your email frequently, I will inform you if the tour will take place !!!!!!!

If you didn't book the tour but you are in the area and you want to partecipate be at the meeting point in time and join the group if we are there (without the booking I can assure that the tour will take place)

Meeting point
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How to find me: I will keep a small red flag. I will be in front of SAN LORENZO church façade (main entrance), next to the marble statue of Giovanni de' Medici who is sitting on a throne)
Tour duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (244)

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Stavros

2 hours ago

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Vincent

17 hours ago

Great tour, great info, great guide! Manuel manage to give us plenty of info while being funny and not boring. Great walk!

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Catalina Goñi

19 hours ago

Manuel was very kind and a good guide. He really knew a lot about the city and he gave us recommendations on food and places. Definitely I recommend him!!!!

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Joy

4 days ago

Manuel was a great guide. We learned many things about the city and local community. I would highly recommend this tour first thing upon arriving at the city. It thave us a great basis for navigating the city. Thanks Manuel!!

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Lucas

6 days ago

Very good tour

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Beth

6 days ago

Very enjoyable tour. Manuel is very knowledgeable about his city, and he relays this humourously and engagingly, making fascinating links throughout. He is a great storyteller!

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