Splendors of Florence Private Walking Tour


  • Get a complete overview of the city: its history, art, and culture with an expert guide
  • Admire the Dome of Florence Cathedral and hear the curious tale of its construction
  • Take in a spectacular view of the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio

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Stroll through beautiful squares, landmark sites, and quaint streets with your own local guide. Learn all about the city’s fascinating history from its foundation to its Renaissance Golden Age. Hear intriguing tales about the Medici and artistic geniuses like Michelangelo and Brunelleschi.

The first stop on the itinerary is Palazzo Medici, the prototype of the Renaissance palace. It was once home to the Medici bankers, including Lorenzo the Magnificent, who made a fortune and funded the flourishing of the arts in fifteenth-century Florence.

Then walk to Piazza San Lorenzo. Here is the first Renaissance church designed by Brunelleschi with the patronage of the Medici. Find out why its façade was never finished and how Michelangelo was considered an outlaw and fled from Florence.

Next, follow your guide to the Cathedral Square to admire the dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and hear all about its construction and the history of the Duomo.

Continue to Piazza della Repubblica which was once the forum, the center of the ancient Roman city of Florentia, and learn about how the city was founded.

Head to Orsanmichele, a lovely medieval building with a peculiar history. Learn how it was transformed and later adorned with sculptures by Donatello, Brunelleschi, and others.

Then move on to the banks of the Arno River, passing through the Straw Market and famous Porcellino statue. See views over the Arno and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Discover how the oldest bridge of Florence survived floods and wars throughout history.

Finally, pass through the Uffizi Courtyard. Follow your guide through the spectacular Piazza della Signoria and admire beautiful Renaissance sculpture and the landmark Palazzo Vecchio, the medieval palace, and the town hall.

The tour can be customized, so it is ideal for those visiting Florence for the first time as well as for seasoned visitors.

Price Includes

  • 2-hour Private guided tour
  • Local, expert guide
  • Bottled water
  • Radios with headsets

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pickup and transportation
  • Any personal expenses

From € 129.00


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+ 39 389 931 8401

Meeting point

The meeting point is inside the Florence Specialist office at Via Ricasoli 119 (RED Numbers) next to the Carrefour Supermarket.

What to bring

For children, please bring their passports or ID cards with them

Important information

  • We cannot hold the tour for late arrivals because it would be disrespectful to other guests. If you need more info contact us in advance, not at the last minute.
  • If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point for any reason, refunds will not be issued.
  • Arriving at the right check-in time is the best way to enjoy the experience right from the beginning.
  • Wear Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring a hat and/or sunscreen for summer days.

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