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  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Ponte Vecchio

Florence: Welcome Orientation City Stroll & Gelato

Product ID: 77773
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Explore the streets of Florence with a local expert guide who will show you the biggest attractions like the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, as well as hidden gems, good restaurants and the best neighborhoods to get lost in later during your visit.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Meet a local, expert guide who will show you around Florence, getting you familiar with the most important sites and streets
  • See top attractions including the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio
  • Get restaurant recommendations and answers to all your questions about Florence
  • Sample Florence’s famous gelato
Full description
Meet your local guide and an intimate group of 15 persons to start your tour at 17:00 in central Florence. From there, explore Dante’s old neighborhood, gape at the massive dome of the Florence Duomo and pause at Michelangelo’s house and the lovely Santa Croce Church. You’ll also pass the world-famous Sant’Ambrogio Market - a spot that all serious foodies return to for lunch at least once during their stay.

Next, stop in the Piazza della Signoria to marvel at the many statues that decorate it, including the famous replica of Michelangelo’s David. Dwarfing them all is the Palazzo Vecchio, the home of Florence’s government during the Renaissance and still one of the city’s most impressive buildings. From there, you’ll head across the iconic Ponte Vecchio Bridge and into one of the most interesting neighborhoods, the Oltrarno, to see where locals eat and hang out. You’ll also be introduced to less visited gems like the Palazzo Pitti and Piazza Santo Spirito, along with the birthplace and portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the woman who modeled for da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa.

After 2.5-hours and a delicious scoop of Florentine gelato on your guide, you’ll know your way around the city and have a mental map of the spots you want to come back and visit when you have more time. Your guide will also offer plenty of advice and restaurant recommendations to help you plan for the coming days.

Includes
  • Gelato
  • Expert local guide
  • Small group of maximum 15 persons
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Just outside the "Farmacy S.Antonino" on Piazza San Giovanni 17R. Meeting Point Directions: Piazza San Giovanni is located next to Piazza Del Duomo (where you can find the Baptistery and the Cathedral of Florence). There are two pharmacies in this square. Meet outside the pharmacy next to Cafè Scudieri.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Comfortable walking shoes recommended
• Pantheon is closed on Sundays, so you will see it only from the outside.
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Walks of Italy

Product ID: 77773