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The Essence of Florence Walking Tour
  • AVAILABILITYAll year round
  • DURATION2 hours
  • STARTS10:00 am
  • LIVE GUIDEEnglish / Spanish
Available Shared Group and Private Group, choose your preferred

Please note – Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price


With this Florence walking tour you’ll make the most of your time to discover the history, culture and curiosities of the city rightly defined as the “cradle of the Renaissance”. Palaces of noble families, secular churches, medieval alleys and squares that are real open-air museums, as is the whole old town. Don’t just see nice stones but go further, straight to the soul of this charming city!


  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Headphones if needed

What To Expect

The starting point of our Florence walking tour tour will be Piazza Santa Maria Novella, in the immediate vicinity of the railway station, right in front of the front of the church. This Basilica is an authentic jewel of Gothic architecture with the only Renaissance marble facade, masterpiece by Leon Battista Alberti.

A few minutes’ walk, and we will reach Palazzo Strozzi, perfect example of Renaissance architecture, and then continue to Piazza del Duomo where the piers of the Cathedral, the Baptistry and the famous Bell tower of Giotto stand out. Once here, the great Brunelleschi Dome, the Renaissance work par excellence, will certainly not escape the view. Five centuries of history and art in one square!

We will then head towards the River Arno we will cross Piazza della Repubblica and, after crossing the Church of Orsanmichele (old barn of the city), we will arrive in Piazza della Signoria. A true open-air museum composed of the Palazzo della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio) the Statue of Neptune and the copy of Michelangelo’s David, as well as the characteristic Loggia dei Lanzi. To close in beauty, we will finish our path in the outer courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery.


Piazza Santa Maria Novella, in front of the marble facade


Additional Info

Suitable for people with disabilities

Remember: comfy shoes

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the experience, in case of no show no refund expected