Our local expert Guide will enchant you with stories and anecdotes about the Renaissance on this stroll through the streets and piazzas of Florence. Every corner, every palace is a testimony to the flourishing period some of the most prominent people of the Renaissance belonged to! Admire the perfectly preserved courtyard at the stunning others along the way, hidden in the back of our Medieval Palaces.
We will pass by the famous little pig market, better known as the Porcellino, on our way to the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge if Florence dating the 1300’s. While admiring stunning views of the hills that surround Florence, enjoy the stories behind the bridge , and the Vassari Corridor that dramatically changed the many shops situated on the bridge.
Our Small Group Walking Tour then takes us to the political centre of the city in Piazza della Signoria. The Uffizi Gallery, now a famous Art Museum, that used to house the Grand Duke’s offices, is only a few steps away! While Palazzo Vecchio on the other that was once the seat of Florentine government. Enjoy myths and anecdotes about some of the rulers of Florence including the notorious Medici Family whose fortunes fueled the Renaissance movement.
On our off the beaten track stroll through one of the oldest parts of the city, you now get to admire tower houses from the 1300’s. This is the neibourhood Dante Alighieriwas born and raised, the writer of the Divine Comedy. We now approach Piazza Duomo to enjoy a magnificent view of the Duomo, the Cathedral of Florence. You will be enchanted by the unique marble decoration and above all by the Brunelleschi dome, an architectural miracle and symbol of Florentine Renaissance movement.
We finish our tour by the Baptistery with its magnificent Doors of Paradise or better known as Porta del Paradiso, along with Giotto’s bell tower, an marvelous example of architecture from the 1300’s before completing this guided tour of Florence that will help you orientate yourself to the city of Florence and allow you later to explore the city on your own.
Piazza Strozzi in front of the entrance of Palazzo Strozzi
Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria , Palazzo Vecchio , Orsanmichele church , Duomo , Giotto’s bell tower , Baptistery , Medieval and Renaissance Florence
Took 2 tours with this company – one to Cinque Terre and the other in Florence. In both, our guide was very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. We managed to do everything on the itinerary. Really recommend it. Thank you, Global City Hoppers.
We have used this company before for private tours in Rome and we are really impressed with their customer service. We have come back in Italy and It was simple to book two new tours. They were so accommodating and we had a great time. Totally recommend it.