Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Guided Walking Tour

1. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with a professional guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

Florence: Cathedral Tickets with Brunelleschi's Dome Pass

2. Florence: Cathedral Tickets with Brunelleschi's Dome Pass

Explore Florence's Cathedral with an entry pass to this iconic landmark. Visit the top of the Dome, the Baptistry, the Crypt, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Enjoy your self-guided tour of the Cupola and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, and more. You can also discover the fascinating interiors of the Cathedral, including the Baptistry and Crypt. Learn more about these treasured historic features of the Cathedral with your audio guide. NB. The time slot that you select it is only for the Cupola climbing, you can start visiting the other museums included starting from the morning of the day selected for the climbing. Plese do note that on Sunday the opening time is restricted due to religious celebrations. If you have purchased the option with digital audioguide included you need to exchange your voucher at the local partner's office (Slow Tour Tuscany) at Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 10 black. If you have purchased the option "Ticket only" you will receive your digital entry tickets by whatsapp, text message or/and email the day before and you will be able to go directly to the entrance of the Cupola with NO voucher exchange.

Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

3. Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding and will be accompanied by a registered commentary that speaks of the city and its unique stories. Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Florence: Arno River Cruise with a Live Concert

4. Florence: Arno River Cruise with a Live Concert

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. the cruise through the heart of the city lasts 1 hour including boarding, it will be accompanied by a real live concert violin music or other instruments or the sweet voice of a live singer will brighten your journey with the view of beautiful Florence. Admire the reflections of the sun or evening lights on the calm waters of the Arno and the warm colors that the bridges and buildings take on.

Florence: Arno River Cruise with Aperitivo

5. Florence: Arno River Cruise with Aperitivo

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water, while enjoying an aperitivo and soft music. The aperitivo consists of Tuscan products and white wine supplier by La Prosciutteria on Arnboat. For children under 18 years old, a non alcoholic drink will be offered instead. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding.Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Florence: Guided Walking Tour

6. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Begin your tour by visiting the most important buildings in the heart of Florence. See the Duomo, the Baptistery of Saint John, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo,  which is a museum containing many of the original works of art created for the Cathedral of Florence, and Giotto’s Bell Tower which stands adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, move towards Piazza della Signoria where you can admire the sculpture of David by Michelangelo, placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici. Next, visit Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the most famous bridge in Florence and undoubtedly one of the city’s most illustrious landmarks. Throughout the tour, your professional guide will show you hidden places that most people don’t notice while walking in the city. With a perfect mix of information, covering history, and curiosities about the Medici and the Renaissance, you will understand the essence of this beautiful city.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

7. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

Explore Pisa & Florence, two of Tuscany's most important cities, on this day trip from Rome. Take a comfortable bus ride and listen to the guided tour that your guide will give you on the bus. You will be traveling along the Tuscan countryside while you learn about this stunning region and its impressive history, which was of great importance to the creation of the Italian language. The first destination is Pisa, and in Piazza Dei Miracoli, you will admire the Romanesque-style Cathedral of the city. In the same square, find the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, you must stop to take the famous photo of you holding the tower! Then you will be able to enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. Next, hop back on board the bus and continue to Florence, a perfect Renaissance city where you will enjoy a panoramic city tour provided by your guide, visiting the important landmarks, like Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Nuovo, Vecchio Bridge, and more. Afterward, you will have some time to go on your own through the city, you can add an audio guide to make the most of your experience. You must try the delicious Tuscan delicacies and desserts before hopping back on the bus.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

8. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

9. Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes you through the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

From La Spezia: Florence & Pisa Cruise Shore Excursion

10. From La Spezia: Florence & Pisa Cruise Shore Excursion

Discover Florence and Pisa with a roundtrip transfer from La Spezia. Explore Florence, known as the Cradle of the Renaissance, at your own pace or see the city on an optional walking tour. Head on to Pisa and admire the famous monuments before you return to La Spezia. After arriving easily at the meeting point following the instructions provided, you will be welcomed by an easily-identifiable staff member who will provide you with the map of the city, the code to use the Wi-Fi, and priority access to the bus that will take you to the the Santa Maria Novella area of Florence. Once you arrive start exploring the city, the cradle of the Renaissance, considered an open-air museum, and its numerous masterpieces. With 3.5 hours of free time, visit the San Lorenzo market, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Republica, and the old bridge. Choose to explore the small alleys set between medieval and Renaissance palaces or wander through the shopping streets as well as taste some typical local dishes. Make the most of your time by choosing the walking tour option. This walking tour covers the main monuments. Continue to the second stop in Pisa for 1.5 hours of free time where you can see sights the wonders of the Meadow of Miracles. Select the best pose to immortalize your time at the leaning tower of Pisa. Return on time guaranteed.

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Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with a professional guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

Florence: Cathedral Tickets with Brunelleschi's Dome Pass

Florence: Cathedral Tickets with Brunelleschi's Dome Pass

Explore Florence's Cathedral with an entry pass to this iconic landmark. Visit the top of the Dome, the Baptistry, the Crypt, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Enjoy your self-guided tour of the Cupola and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Once you've arrived at the top feel as if you are taking a skywalk above the city. Marvel at the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and Florence city center including Fiesole, the Chianti area, the central market, Santa Croce Church, the Synagogue, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, and more. You can also discover the fascinating interiors of the Cathedral, including the Baptistry and Crypt. Learn more about these treasured historic features of the Cathedral with your audio guide. NB. The time slot that you select it is only for the Cupola climbing, you can start visiting the other museums included starting from the morning of the day selected for the climbing. Plese do note that on Sunday the opening time is restricted due to religious celebrations. If you have purchased the option with digital audioguide included you need to exchange your voucher at the local partner's office (Slow Tour Tuscany) at Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 10 black. If you have purchased the option "Ticket only" you will receive your digital entry tickets by whatsapp, text message or/and email the day before and you will be able to go directly to the entrance of the Cupola with NO voucher exchange.

Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding and will be accompanied by a registered commentary that speaks of the city and its unique stories. Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Florence: Arno River Cruise with a Live Concert

Florence: Arno River Cruise with a Live Concert

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. the cruise through the heart of the city lasts 1 hour including boarding, it will be accompanied by a real live concert violin music or other instruments or the sweet voice of a live singer will brighten your journey with the view of beautiful Florence. Admire the reflections of the sun or evening lights on the calm waters of the Arno and the warm colors that the bridges and buildings take on.

Florence: Arno River Cruise with Aperitivo

Florence: Arno River Cruise with Aperitivo

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water, while enjoying an aperitivo and soft music. The aperitivo consists of Tuscan products and white wine supplier by La Prosciutteria on Arnboat. For children under 18 years old, a non alcoholic drink will be offered instead. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding.Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Begin your tour by visiting the most important buildings in the heart of Florence. See the Duomo, the Baptistery of Saint John, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo,  which is a museum containing many of the original works of art created for the Cathedral of Florence, and Giotto’s Bell Tower which stands adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, move towards Piazza della Signoria where you can admire the sculpture of David by Michelangelo, placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici. Next, visit Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the most famous bridge in Florence and undoubtedly one of the city’s most illustrious landmarks. Throughout the tour, your professional guide will show you hidden places that most people don’t notice while walking in the city. With a perfect mix of information, covering history, and curiosities about the Medici and the Renaissance, you will understand the essence of this beautiful city.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

Explore Pisa & Florence, two of Tuscany's most important cities, on this day trip from Rome. Take a comfortable bus ride and listen to the guided tour that your guide will give you on the bus. You will be traveling along the Tuscan countryside while you learn about this stunning region and its impressive history, which was of great importance to the creation of the Italian language. The first destination is Pisa, and in Piazza Dei Miracoli, you will admire the Romanesque-style Cathedral of the city. In the same square, find the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, you must stop to take the famous photo of you holding the tower! Then you will be able to enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. Next, hop back on board the bus and continue to Florence, a perfect Renaissance city where you will enjoy a panoramic city tour provided by your guide, visiting the important landmarks, like Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Nuovo, Vecchio Bridge, and more. Afterward, you will have some time to go on your own through the city, you can add an audio guide to make the most of your experience. You must try the delicious Tuscan delicacies and desserts before hopping back on the bus.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes you through the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

From La Spezia: Florence & Pisa Cruise Shore Excursion

From La Spezia: Florence & Pisa Cruise Shore Excursion

Discover Florence and Pisa with a roundtrip transfer from La Spezia. Explore Florence, known as the Cradle of the Renaissance, at your own pace or see the city on an optional walking tour. Head on to Pisa and admire the famous monuments before you return to La Spezia. After arriving easily at the meeting point following the instructions provided, you will be welcomed by an easily-identifiable staff member who will provide you with the map of the city, the code to use the Wi-Fi, and priority access to the bus that will take you to the the Santa Maria Novella area of Florence. Once you arrive start exploring the city, the cradle of the Renaissance, considered an open-air museum, and its numerous masterpieces. With 3.5 hours of free time, visit the San Lorenzo market, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Republica, and the old bridge. Choose to explore the small alleys set between medieval and Renaissance palaces or wander through the shopping streets as well as taste some typical local dishes. Make the most of your time by choosing the walking tour option. This walking tour covers the main monuments. Continue to the second stop in Pisa for 1.5 hours of free time where you can see sights the wonders of the Meadow of Miracles. Select the best pose to immortalize your time at the leaning tower of Pisa. Return on time guaranteed.

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What people are saying about Ponte Vecchio

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4.6
(8,060 reviews)

Definitely recommend. Our guide was not only knowledgeable about the history of the city, but she clearly had a strong love for it which made the whole tour that much more enjoyable. The walking tour was awesome - we got to see the popular Piazza's Signoria, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, among other wonderful buildings. Thanks.

We really enjoyed this tour. They broke it up into two parts so perfectly so it didn’t feel too long and drawn out considering how long it is. Both guides were wonderful and we really enjoyed them both!

Luigi is a very attentive guide and knew how to captivate us with his knowledge and humor. He pointed us to some great restaurants. We highly recommend it

Wonderful! Guido was kind and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic tour of some of Florence’s hidden gems. Recommend!

Really good fun, better than I expected for the price.