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Medieval and Renaissance Florence 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 4423
Visit the most important sites of medieval and Renaissance Florence on a guided walking tour. See the city’s most famous squares, admire the architecture of magnificent cathedrals, churches and palaces and stop at lively markets.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a complete guided walk through Florence and behold the medieval and Renaissance monuments
  • Admire the city’s most beautiful Churches, Palaces, Streets and Squares such as Basilica of S. Lorenzo, Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Signoria Square
  • Learn history, art, curiosities and anecdotes from a passionate local guide
  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio and see the shops that were built into the bridge in medieval times
Full description
With your engaging local guide, start from the historic Central Market, with its workshops and multicolored stalls, where you can find the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family. Visit the elegant cloister, designed by Brunelleschi, the architect of the famous Dome: a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district.

Admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the impressive Cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise.

The tour continues with a visit to the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri (the great Poet of the “Divine Comedy”) and Beatrice lived and where you also can find the beautiful Badia Fiorentina with the characteristic hexagonal tower.

Further ahead is the austere Bargello. Walk along the Arno river to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "jewels bridge". Then proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market), and the famous Fontana del Porcellino. Not too far away, there is the elegant Piazza della Signoria, a great "outdoor sculpture museum", dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Next to it is the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. By crossing the bridge, you will reach the wonderful Pitti Palace where your tour ends.
  • 2.5-hour guided tour
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Earphones for groups of 15 or more

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Meeting point

Piazza San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Square), at the statue located in the center of the square. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time. An assistant will be waiting for you wearing blue clothing.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes are suggested
• The guide service can be provided in 2 languages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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It was good. It was a small group which made it nice. I also booked a tour to Pisa , but the instructions for the meeting place were not clear and we missed the bus. It upset me because we couldn’t find the place and I lost a lot of money.

24 September 2019

Buena toma de contacto con la ciudad.

Un tour que te permite una toma de contacto con la ciudad viendo los principales lugares de interes. La guia fue muy amable y profesional, y sus explicaciones útiles, con la dificultad añadida de que daba la explicacion por partida doble: Ingles y Español, al tratarse en nuestro caso de un grupo mixto. Ello enlentece un poco el recorrido. Hay que aclarar que no se accede el interior de ninguna de las Iglesias o edificios, pero permite hacerse una idea de los lugares y su historia para despues visitar aquellos que mas nos interesen

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1 May 2017


Visita completa con guida molto preparata e disponibile

Tour piacevole e completo per avere in poco tempo un assaggio di tutta Firenze. La guida che si è divisa tra noi , italiani, e i 4 americani e stata molto gentile e disponibile senza mai spazientirsi. Ci ha fatto conoscere un po' di storia di Firenze dandoci, su nostra richiesta, anche consigli per cio' che valeva la pena approfondire. Utile qualche consiglio su trattorie non turistiche vista la nostra specifica richiesta. Mi è piaciuto il fatto che non ci abbia spontaneamente consigliato negozi o ristoranti dove magari poteva avere un suo possibile tornaconto. Brava!

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20 March 2017

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Product ID: 4423