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Welcome to Florence: Orientation Tour, City Stroll & Gelato

by Walks of Italy
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Perfect way to orient yourself & discover must-see sites

  • Top attractions like Duomo, Palazzo Pitti & Ponte Vecchio

  • Local guide to give restaurant tips & share facts & stories

  • Opportunity to sample Florence’s famous dessert—gelato

  • Small-group tour with 20 people or fewer

Highlights

  • Perfect way to orient yourself & discover must-see sites

  • Top attractions like Duomo, Palazzo Pitti & Ponte Vecchio

  • Local guide to give restaurant tips & share facts & stories

  • Opportunity to sample Florence’s famous dessert—gelato

  • Small-group tour with 20 people or fewer

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Welcome to Florence: Orientation Tour, City Stroll & Gelato

Activity Location

Florence

Florence

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Just outside the "Farmacia S.Antonino" on Piazza San Giovanni 17R

    17r Piazza di San Giovanni

    Firenze 50123


Description

Get a lay of the land and start you time in Florence off right with a relaxed evening stroll around the capital of the Italian Renaissance. Meet up with your guide in the early evening and set off through the streets of Florence at a leisurely pace, picking up insider tips and getting acquainted with the charms of this romantic city. Gaze up at the grand Duomo—Florence's renowned 13th-century cathedral—and step into the less-touristed Santa Croce neighborhood, where Inferno poet Dante and artist Michelangelo both lived. Pop into a gelateria to sample the city's favorite dessert and learn how to distinguish good gelato from the not-so-good.

Pass by the vibrant Sant’Ambrogio Market, where locals stock up on fresh produce and gourmet goods. Then, cross the outdoor sculpture gallery in the Piazza della Signoria, where a perfect replica of Michelangelo's David is displayed in the exact spot where the original masterpiece once sat before the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall.

From there, traverse the medieval span of the iconic Ponte Vecchio to go off the beaten path in the Oltrarno area. Your guide leads the way to the imposing Palazzo Pitti—the palace the ruling Medici family once called home—and the birthplace of Lisa Gherardini, the mysterious woman behind da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Your tour ends in the Piazza di Santo Spirito, among laidback cafes clustered around a lively square where a daily market is held.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Florence

  • Gelato

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities


Know Before You Book

  • Children younger than 2 are complimentary.

  • Please note, this tour is wheelchair accessible with some difficulties. We advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Maximum group size of 20 people per guide.


Welcome to Florence: Orientation Tour, City Stroll & Gelato ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

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4 out of 5

5/5 Aug 30, 2019

Bernardo was full of fun and enthusiasm while teaching us about his home. He helped bring the stories of the history to life. My daughter and I both enjoyed the tour and his company very much

5/5 Jul 1, 2018

Ishmael was a great guide. Very friendly, helpful and full of information about the history of Florence. He answered lots of questions and showed us some areas to find the best food. The gelato shop he took us to was amazing - so much so that I tracked it down again the next day to get some more! Would definitely recommend this tour as an introduction on your first day in Florence. It’s great for getting a feel of the different districts, knowing where the famous landmarks are and asking any questions you might have before you go off exploring yourself.