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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 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 (79)

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Michal Borek

16 hours ago

Manuel gave us a lot of insights about the history of the city from a local perspective with many pieces of information, you cannot find in tour guides. He was explaining everything very well and was always open to questions. His sense of humour makes the tour even more fun.

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Barbara

3 days ago

Tour consigliatissimo! Bellezze di Firenze e storia raccontate con particolare cura dei dettagli da Manuel, molto simpatico e preparato.

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Lisa walter

4 days ago

Manuel is very sympathetic and kind, he is open for individual wishes, if you like to know or see something different besides his tour.

He is well informed about Florence and it was fun to listen to him.

You really feel his connection to this city and this makes it very comfortable to listen :)

We got everything we expected of an unique little city tour!

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Alan

7 days ago

Really enjoyed the tour, it was very relaxed and Manuel is very knowledgeable and open to questions. Good fun

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Bob

9 days ago

This tour was great. Manuel did an amazing job of explaining everything about the Medici family and their influence on Florcnce (and the world) as we walked around several of Florence's main attractions. His English was great, and the tour was fun, although when I checked, we only really walked about mile total.

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Tamara Alzoubi

9 days ago

Great tour, I highly recommend it ,it was like a private tour , he kept it small (the tour size) which was a big positivity and he knows what he is talking about, he is professional

Thank you I really enjoyed it

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