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We have three free walking tour per day, every day.  In the morning, in the early afternoon* and in the evening*.

During the morning and the afternoon we will walk through the historical center visiting the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and all the historical places from the Renaissance and Middle Age, with the histories of artists and families who made Florence great.

By our tour at Sunset we will visit the Oltrarno, the other part of the city on the other side of the Arno river, the most authentic and cool part of Florence.

*During the summer season the afternoon and evening tours are usually postponed by an hour

 
10.30 a.m.   Signoria & Santa Croce (Length approximately 2 kilometers - Duration approximately 2.5 hours)

This walking tour starts at piazza S. Maria Novella. After a short introduction we will talk about the history of Florence in front of the Church of S.Maria Novella.

We will walk through via Tornabuoni, where among the luxurious shops you can admire some 19th-century buildings, that date back to when Florence was the capital of Italy.

We will see then Palazzo Strozzi, one of the finest Renaissance buildings, built upon the commission of Filippo Strozzi, who belonged to one of the richest Florentine merchant families - the Strozzi - enemies of the Medici.

We will reach piazza della Repubblica, that was the site of the local market during the Roman Empire, but it was entirely renovated in the 19th-century.

Walking through via Calzaiuoli we will reach the Church of Orsanmichele, built in 1337 as wheat market and then converted into a church and used as a chapel of the main Florentine guilds.

In piazza del Mercato Nuovo, a cover market, we will see the famous Fontana del Porcellino, (if you rub its nose, you will come back to Florence!).

Therefore, we will reach Piazza della Signoria, the best place to show you the power of the Florentine Republic: Palazzo Vecchio and the famous open-air gallery of sculptures: the Loggia dei Lanzi.

After this, we will move to Piazza S. Firenze and we will walk through via de’ Neri where we will stop in two little local shops for small bites of typical Florentine food.

At the end we will reach Piazza Santa Croce where we will talk about the Basilica di Santa Croce and the marble statue of Dante, the father of Italian language. The tour ends here.

 
02.30 p.m.   Duomo & Ponte Vecchio (Length approximately 2 kilometers - Duration approximately 2.5 hours)

After a short introduction in front of the Church of S. Maria Novella,  we will reach the Basilica di San Lorenzo, one of the oldest and most important churches of the city where also Brunelleschi and Michelangelo had worked.

We will reach Palazzo Medici Riccardi that is considered the place where Renaissance took place. This building has been the first place where the Medici family lived  and where artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo, Paolo Uccello, Benozzo Gozzoli and Botticelli have worked.

After this we will go to Piazza del Duomo, the heart of Florence, dominated by the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del FioreBrunelleschi's Dome, Giotto’s Campanile and the Battistero di San Giovanni.

Through Via del Proconsolo, we will reach Piazza San Firenze and we will stop in front of the Museo del Bargello, one of the main museums of the city (and of the world!) full of pieces of art made by artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti, Cellini, Giambologna and many other important sculptors.

We will walk through via dei Leoni and via de’ Neri, where we will stop in a couple of little local shops for small bites of typical florentine food.

The tour will move toward the Arno river where our guides will tell you something about the Ponte Vecchio, the Corridoio Vasariano and the Uffizi museum, that are together with the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, at five minutes walking from the end of the tour.

The tour will finish in front of the Museo Galileo in a place from where you will be able to admire the amazing Basilica di S. Miniato.

 
06.00 p.m.   The Oltrarno & Pitti (Length approximately 2 kilometers - Duration approximately 2 hours)

Our walking tour in Oltrarno starts in the middle of Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

After a brief introduction in front of the Church of S. Maria Novella, we will walk along via della Vigna Nuova and the elegant via Tornabuoni

Among the luxurious shops and nineteenth-century buildings we will admire Palazzo Strozzi, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces built by Filippo Strozzi; a rich merchant belonging to one of the richest families in Florence, traditionally hostile to the Medici faction.

We will reach the beautiful Piazza Santa Trinita and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita, a Renaissance bridge with a beautiful view of the Ponte Vecchio.

We are now on the other side of the Arno river, called Oltrarno, one of the most fascinating areas of Florence, where the most authentic Florentines still live.

We will arrive at Piazza della Passera, a hidden jewel, full of artisan shops, gastronomic delights and a rich history.

Through via Toscanella, a narrow and hidden street with beautiful murals, we will arrive at Piazza Pitti, where it will be possible to observe the monumental Palazzo Pitti, a fortified building on a small hill and historic residence of the Medici family.

Last part of the tour we will arrive at Ponte Vecchio, where the tour will end.

Then you can decide whether to cross the bridge and walk towards Piazza della Signoria or return to the lively nightlife of the Oltrarno.

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