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The Original Florence Walk

Discover how Florence’s 2000 years of tumultuous history changed the world forever.

from € 33.00

Experience the intrigue of the world’s most beloved art capital on a city tour like no other! Led by one of ArtViva’s fully-licensed, specially-trained guides—and passionate, professional locals with a gift for storytelling—you’ll hear all the fascinating historical episodes of Florence’s past while taking in the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Explore Florence’s ancient Roman, medieval, and Renaissance past, and learn all about the city’s cultural impact on the world. This entertaining small-group tour is guaranteed to exceed your expectations!

Immerse yourself in history and listen to medieval stories with a three-hour stroll around Florence’s essential sights. We’ll take you to the most famous sites of Florence’s ancient city centre and into the very heart of the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance.’ Tread in the tantalising footsteps of Florence’s vibrant past, and understand why the city’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover who was buried alive near the Duomo. Find out why Michelangelo never forgave Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn how the Medici family used famous artists throughout the Renaissance. Discover why Florence became one of the greatest art centres the world has ever seen. Hear about astounding events that shocked the city’s local inhabitants. Witness famous the famous sculptures, frescoes and paintings of the churches of Santa Trìnita, Orsanmichele, and the Florence cathedral*. See the Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi’s dome, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, medieval towers, Renaissance palaces, famous shopping streets, and so much more!

This tour meets daily at 9:15am. If you wish to begin at a different time, please visit our private version of this tour.

Sites Visited: 

  • 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 delle Repubblica
  • Museo Davanzati (external)

*On Sundays and religious holidays, the churches of Santa Trìnita, Orsanmichele, and the Duomo are closed for religious services. Please note that there is no priority entrance for the Duomo; entrance is strictly a first come, first served basis. In cases where lines are too long, the Duomo is covered externally only.

 

Start Location: Florence
End Location: Florence
Dress Code: Don't forget to cover knees and shoulders to enter the churches!
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