Guided tour

Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

From £17.20 per person

Discover the history and sights of Florence on a walking tour. Choose from a variety of departure times and see the city’s most magnificent palaces and bustling markets.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll through Florence and behold the medieval and Renaissance monuments
  • Admire the city’s most beautiful churches, palaces, streets, and squares
  • Hear stories of history, art, and curiosity from a local guide
  • See the shops that were built into the bridge in medieval times
  • Taste homemade ice cream at one of the most famous ice cream shops in Florence
Full description

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscan capital with a local guide. Explore the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where you can admire the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, and the Medici Chapels. Begin with a visit to the elegant cloister, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Then, take in the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo. 

Marvel at the striking cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower. See the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise. Next, stroll along the Arno River to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "Jewelry Bridge". Continue to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia and the Fontana del Porcellino.

Finally, go to Piazza Della Signoria, a marvelous outdoor sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Possibility to choose between different departure times
  • Unlimited access to a mobile city guide
  • Audio commentary
  • Homemade gelato
  • Audio-mobile device
  • Headphones
  • Entry to attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office, close to the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • In the case of adverse weather conditions, the tour may be canceled
  • In such cases, you will be entitled to a full refund, or you can join the tour on another day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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It was good. It was a small group which made it nice. I also booked a tour to Pisa , but the instructions for the meeting place were not clear and we missed the bus. It upset me because we couldn’t find the place and I lost a lot of money.

24 September 2019

Good contact with the city.

A tour that allows you to get in touch with the city by seeing the main places of interest. The guide was very friendly and professional, and her explanations were useful, with the added difficulty that she gave the explanation twice: English and Spanish, as in our case it was a mixed group. This slows down the journey a bit. It must be clarified that the interior of any of the Churches or buildings is not accessed, but it allows to get an idea of the places and their history and then visit those that interest us the most.

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1 May 2017

the guide Elisa is very kind and nice, she made the tour unforgetable, i enjoyed my time much)

2 July 2019

Product ID: 4423