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Guided walking private tour of Florence's historic center

Guided walking private tour of Florence's center

Guided tour of Florence's historic center to appreciate Florence's major monuments, including, the DuomoPiazza della Signoria, Palazzo VecchioPonte Vecchio, and Palazzo Pitti


The guided tour through Florence's center will let you get to know its key monuments in the company of a qualified guide who will tell you the stories behind the beauty you'll come across in the city streets. You'll see the Piazza del Duomo, which features three key monuments: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Bell Tower, and the Baptistery. The walking tour continues with a discovery of Florence's political center in Piazza della Signoria where you will learn about the history of Palazzo Vecchio. You'll continue walking along the Arno River and then crossing it to Palazzo Pitti, the Medici family's best-known residence. A walking tour through the streets of Florence's historic will make you appreciate the city all the more!

Tour details
Duration: 3

Start time: Your choice between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm.
Availability: Every day of the year.
Price includes: Licensed guide service for three hours, headsets for groups of more than 10.

Guided tour itinerary
This walking tour of the historic center of Florence lasts about 3 hours. The tour can be customized to meet specific visitor requests. The tour usually includes a first section at the Santa Maria del Fiore complex, better known as the Duomo, which includes the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery, and includes a tour inside the Duomo (if the entrance isn't too crowded. Entrance cannot be booked and the wait to enter may be long).
The tour continues to Piazza della Signoria where you can admire Palazzo Vecchio and the statues in the square and Loggia dei Lanzi. We cross the Piazzale degli Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio and end the tour at Piazza Pitti, where we can appreciate the Medici's magnificent summer residence.
Upon request, the tour route can be changed, either extending the tour length or changing the monuments to be seen – Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the Chapel of the Magi by Benozzo Gozzoli... the options are endless.

The city of Florence abounds in art treasures, including beautiful monuments, historic buildings, statues, bridges, fountains, basilicas, squares, and streets chock full of history and art. On this tour, in the company of an expert guide who knows every corner of Florence, a city unlike any in the world, you'll discover the magnificent art and history that has rendered it a genuine open-air museum. 

Our guides
All Italy Travels guides are licensed by the Province of Florence, have extensive experience, and work at the highest levels of professionalism, skill, and excellence. Our staff is committed to always providing top-notch service to our clients. We offer our guests the best guides working in Florence. Most of our guides are art historians and teachers in the humanities. All tours with admission to Florentine museums always include tickets with bookings that let you skip waiting in line at the ticket offices.

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Duomo di Firenze Cupolone di Brunelleschi
Piazza Della Signoria Firenze

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