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Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

1. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Hop on an electronic golf cart and discover the history of Florence in an entertaining, relaxing, and eco-friendly way. After meeting your driver, head to Ponte Vecchio and follow the Ponte Santa Trinita to reach 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. Here, admire the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome. Next, 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 facade. Finally, arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your tour and visit the iconic Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Florence: Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour

2. Florence: Accademia, Uffizi Gallery and Walking Tour

Discover many of Florence's cultural highlights and two of the most famous museums in Europe with this walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both museums so as not to waste your precious time in the city. In the Uffizi Gallery, admire numerous portraits from the Medici Family by Bronzino, an incredible rendition of Madonna and the Child by Lippi, and the most famous paintings of the Renaissance including Primavera and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. Enjoy an explanation of the paintings and artists from your professional guide. Then, begin your walking tour of the city in San Marco Square. Learn about the history of the city and the turbulent relations between Florentine families as you stroll through the heart of Florence. See the iconic Duomo, Piazza Della Repubblica, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the mysterious Vasari Corridor.  To finish, head to the Accademia Gallery, home to the famous David and one of the must-see museums in Florence. See numerous works by artists such as Michelangelo, Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, and Andrea del Sarto.

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Florence: 3-Hour Private Wine Tour

3. Florence: 3-Hour Private Wine Tour

The tour starts on the Ponte Vecchio and continues on to Oltrarno, Santo Spirito, San Frediano districts as you listen to stories about the old bridge, Vasari Corridor, Pitti Palace and the Medici dynasty. These districts are further afield from the usual tourist places with beautiful squares, gardens, palaces, and history. Your guide will help you feel the atmosphere of Florentine life happening here. Then, you will reach your first stop for an aperitif of typical Tuscan Chianti wine accompanied with special snacks known as crostini prepared for you by a local cellar. This is a magical place so you will proceed to explore the area while enjoying the wine and see true Florentine life filled with artisan shops, goldsmiths, and restorers that kept alive this city for centuries. You will pass another brigde, Santa Trinita Bridge, and stop for a magnificent view of the Ponte Vecchio.  The tour will continue to the classical historic center of Florence, where the cradle of the Renaissance was born, and also visit the political and religious city center. Here, you will definitely stop to fill your glasses with, this time, organic wine and continue your exploration of the city. You will stop again to fill your glasses with wine.

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Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

4. Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

Experience the city from a different perspective on a rafting boat adventure through the Arno River. Paddle along the central section of the Arno aboard an inflatable boat. See beyond the numerous Renaissance monuments and take in romantic landscapes. Discover the attractive fisherman's hut, S.Niccolò, and admire the old Bridge Ponte Vecchio passing under its outstanding arches. Let yourself be carried peacefully by the stream and enjoy snacks and local Tuscan wines during the aperitif time on the River. Don't forget to take unforgettable pictures of the fantastic views.

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Florence: Guided Walking Tour

5. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Start your walking tour at Piazza del Duomo where you will meet your expert guide. After a short debrief about the Basilica, continue on to the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, the home of the first Medici Palace in Florence and the Medici Chapel. Check out the neighborhood's famous open-air market specializing in leather goods and clothing. Learn more about the Medici family and the part they played in Florentine history from your expert guide as you wander through. Next, come upon the most iconic landmark in Florence: the Duomo. Marvel at the complex comprised by the Baptistery, Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Nearby, find Dante’s house and the Bargello, a former prison that now serves as an art museum. Stop by Il Porcellino, a bronze boar statue, and rub his nose for luck. Then head to Piazza della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi to admire the beauty of the Palazzo Vecchio. Learn about the history of the palace and stroll through the open-air museum at the Loggia. Continue along the Vasari Corridor to reach your last stop, Ponte Vecchio.

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Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

6. Florence Highlights Walking Tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

Start your day by meeting your fun and informative guide at the designated meeting point. From here, your guide will lead you on a fascinating walking tour along the streets and piazzas of Florence, exploring the city’s rich history. At the historical Palazzo Strozzi you can examine the perfectly preserved courtyard, and also see the lesser known, but no less impressive Palazzo Davanzati, a truly marvellous example of a Medieval Palace. Passing by the renowned "Porcellino" (little pig) market, you'll head to the famous Ponte Vecchio, the city’s oldest bridge, built in the 1300s. Whilst appreciating the stunning views of the hills that surround Florence, you will get the opportunity to listen to insights into the bridge’s history, and the famous Vasari Corridor that dramatically changed the shops built on the bridge. You will also visit Piazza della Signoria - the political heart of the city. The Uffizi Gallery, formerly the offices of the Grand Duke, is located on one side of the square and on the other side, Palazzo Vecchio, the former home of the Florentine government. After a pleasant wander through the oldest parts of the city where you can admire tower houses from the 1300s, you'll enter Piazza Duomo where the imposing Duomo (Cathedral of Florence) is located, with its original marble decoration and Brunelleschi's dome, an architectural triumph and a symbol of the Florentine Renaissance, both for its unique design and also the architectural achievement itself. The tour ends in front of the Baptistery with its stunning Porta del Paradiso, along with Giotto's bell tower, a perfect example of 12th-century architecture. You will be totally enchanted by Florence and benefit from your guide’s suggestions to enjoy the rest of your stay.

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Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

7. Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Florence on a walking tour with a local guide. Feel the charm of the city that's known for its beautiful Renaissance monuments. Stroll through the city squares, learning about fascinating Florentine history and culture.  In a small group, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio while admiring the small jewelry shops, an integral part of this area. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Florence, and the artists that have shaped the city. Visit numerous sites, including the Uffizi Gallery from the exterior, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Complex with Giotto's Bell Tower. Marvel at the Church of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the Dome, designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Continue the tour from the Dante Alighieri Quarter to Orsanmichele's church. Finally, you will visit Piazza Santa Croce and the fascinating facade of the Gothic-style Basilica, where artists such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini are buried.

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Florence: Walking Tour with Piazzale Michelangelo

8. Florence: Walking Tour with Piazzale Michelangelo

Meet your guide at Piazza Duomo to begin your walking tour. Hear about the Duomo, the icon of Florence. This is where the Baptistery of Saint John, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower are. Just next-door, your guide will show you Dante's House and the former prison turned art museum, the Bargello National Museum. Head to the Piazza Santa Croce, where you will find the Santa Croce Basilica, the resting place of geniuses. Then, try to swing fortune in your favor at Il Porcellino, the bronze boar statue that can bring you luck if you rub its nose. Continue to Piazza della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi to marvel at the beauty of the Palazzo Vecchio. Explore the history of the palace and admire the open-air museum at the Loggia. Then, pass through the Vasari Corridor to reach Ponte Vecchio. Cross this famous bridge to reach your last stop, the equally celebrated Piazzale Michelangelo. Delight in panoramic views of Florence city center from above, take amazing photos from the terrace and learn more about the iconic buildings.

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Florence: Academy and Michelangelo's David Small-Group Tour

9. Florence: Academy and Michelangelo's David Small-Group Tour

Enjoy the highlights of Florence and visit the Accademia Gallery on this guided tour. Meet your guide in San Marco Square. Skip the line and step into the Accademia Gallery, admire artworks by Allori, Lo Scheggia and Botticelli and most importantly, marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo's David. Admire the iconic Duomo and the Santa Maria della Fiore Cathedral. Explore Piazza della Signoria, the center of Renaissance Florence. Discover Palazzo Vecchio, home of the Medici Family and the stories it holds and view a replica of Michelangelo's 'David' standing in the place where the original was before being moved into the Accademia Gallery. Learn about the Vasari Corridor and why it was built. Reach Ponte Vecchio, one of the most iconic locations in Florence that now holds picturesque local shops. End the tour at Santa Croce Church to experience the place where the most brilliant Italian geniuses are buried, Michelangelo and Galileo are among those resting at this magnificent location.

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Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

10. Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

Begin in the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery and the Piazza della Signoria, home to the prestigious Palazzo Vecchio. Gazing up at the Loggia dei Lanzi, marvel at these admirable works of art while learning about their history. Follow narrow alleys to the renowned square of Santa Croce. The church here, a smaller version of Florence’s iconic Duomo, is the final resting place of many illustrious Italian historical figures like Dante Alighieri and Michelangelo. Traverse the external path of the Vasari Corridor to Ponte Vecchio, a picturesque bridge with charming goldsmith shops.  Then explore the most authentic districts of Florence: famous for their artisan shops and their ancient tower houses, the Oltrarno district and the neighborhoods of S. Frediano and Santo Spirito boast an international flair mixed with local traditions that provide insight into Florence’s vibrant local scene. From Ponte Santa Trinita, move on to Via Tornabuoni and stroll through the Piazza della Repubblica before coming face to face with Florence’s iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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What people are saying about Vasari Corridor

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 363 reviews

Our experience was amazing. We would definitely recommend you pick listening to the tour guide rather than the audiobook- it is far more personal and engaging this way. Our tour guide, Sarzani, was friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. You learn things other people may not know and it is overall an excellent experience. We called it the ‘Heineken tour’ because it reaches places other tours cannot reach.

We (family with 1 daughter, 17 years old) had a great tour through Florence with Francesca, she gave us a very entertaining tour of Florence with a lot of competence and interesting insights. Individual questions were also answered very competently! Always my pleasure

ROSA IS VERY FRIENDLY. IT ADAPTS TO OUR CENTER OF INTEREST AND DOESN'T LEAD HER PAIN. VERY INTERESTING VISIT THANKS TO HER. TO RECOMMEND

Marco was pleasant and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Marco. We highly recommend this tour and guide.

Great tour with little extra points! Very nice explanations. Big compliments to Roberta!