Early Morning Florence Tour – Original Florence Walk

Experience the best of Florence in the morning calm with this early morning walking tour of Florence, an exclusive version of the Original Florence Walk.

Private Early Morning Walking Tour of Florence

Experience the Original Florence Walk at your own pace first thing in the morning.

Florence in the Morning Light

This early morning walking tour of Florence is the perfect way to see the city in the morning calm and in the beautiful light of sunrise!

Discover Florence Cool & Calm

You can escape the busy crowds and avoid the heat of the day, all while seeing the best spots in Florence and visiting the highlights.

Stroll around the Florence Must-Sees

The World’s most beloved art capital is home to architectural wonders and historical treasures from the spectacular Duomo to amazing goldsmiths’ bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. We’ll show you Florence’s top attractions through fun and fascinating stories.

Learn Hidden Secrets of Florence’s History

Join our licensed, qualified guides who will transport you through time and place in the piazzas of Florence. During the early morning hours you’ll visit little churches, quirky streets, Florentine palaces and notice things you wouldn’t find on your own!

A Florence Tour that’s Different

You’re on vacation, so we believe history should be fun and exciting – we’re not your average tour company! That’s why we choose only gifted storytellers as our guides. On this early morning tour we want you to feel Florence’s vibrant past come to life.

The Original Florence Walk – but in the early morning!

This is an early morning version of best-selling The Original Florence Walk – The Best Walking Tour




Tour Details

Sites visited on this tour:

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore*
  • Church of Santa Trìnita*
  • Church of Orsanmichele*
  • Baptistery (external)
  • Bell Tower (external)
  • Gates of Paradise
  • Brunelleschi’s Dome (external)
  • Vasari Corridor (external)
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza della Repubblica


We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

The shared group tour runs in English only, but we can arrange private tours in other languages.

Snacks are allowed (better not to snack inside the churches) you will have a break at a café around 11.30am

This tour runs rain or shine!

Yes, the original Florence Walk is kid and family friendly. We also have a private Florence for Kids tour.

This is a 3 hour walking tour that includes church entry but there are no steps.

We allow a maximum of 15 adults per group. We do our best to keep the groups small, on rare occasions we may need to be slightly over.  

5 reviews for Early Morning Florence Tour – Original Florence Walk

  1. Melissa Rychener

    This tour was a splurge for us, and I’m so glad we did it! The first time I visited Florence (thirty years ago), I was in awe of the art and architecture. I came back with my family all these years later and wanted to understand more about what I was seeing. Ricardo provided the most interesting commentary about the history and personalities of the artists and innovators who shaped this amazing city. We learned about Michelangelo’s teacher, how the Medici’s got to work, and how the arch evolved. He pointed out the wine doors from which residents sold wine in earlier times, and he introduced us to the work of a modern artist who brightens the streets of Florence today. The tour was a joy! I wish I could have taken a week (or more) of tours like this one. See you next time we are in Firenze! Thank you!!

  2. Holly Boot

    Highly recommend! Best tour we had in Italy!

  3. Beth Speegle

    Corrine was wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable with fascinating facts about the artwork and time period. It would have been more enjoyable if Art Viva had provided her with a microphone and headsets. It was extremely loud in the Uffizi and difficult to hear her. I would recommend the tour to my friends.

  4. Karin Ayer

    We had a wonderful morning tour with Irene. The high temperature the day of our tour was 104 F, 40 C. The tour would be miserable any other time. It was quiet on the street and she could answer every question we had. Her knowledge and personality were immense. Definitely one of the best guides we’ve had in Italy. She also told us all the best coffee and gelato in Florence. Would recommend to a friend.

  5. Gail Edie

    Catherine was engaging, informative, and experienced. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned new details about the Médicis and their city. She also made excellent recommendations for visits to small shops and restaurants. Booking was easy, we received confirmations and reminders in a timely manner and highly recommend ArtViva.

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