Spend a morning being entertained as Florence's history is brought to life during this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Learn about Florence's Medieval and Renaissance eras, hear fascinating stories behind the historic attractions, walk through the city's most magnificent squares, and visit the spectacular Duomo.
Meet your guide near Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence to begin your walking tour of this famous city.Learn about some of the important people who helped shape the city, including artists and politicians. Find out who met his fiery end in one of Florence’s most splendid piazzas. Hear about the feud between two of the world’s greatest master artists – Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci - that never abated.Hear intriguing stories about the Medici family who long ruled over the city of Florence. See the Vasari Corridor running atop the Ponte Vecchio. Pass Medieval towers, Renaissance palaces, and striking edifices, as well as sculptures, frescoes and paintings by master artists that pepper the city.Walk through picturesque piazzas, visit decorated churches, and meander through charming streets. Be mesmerised by the ornate façade of the most splendid and iconic construction in the city, Florence’s imposing cathedral - the Duomo. Learn about the weird and wonderful Brunelleschi and his architectural feat in building the impressive dome over the cathedral. See Florence’s oldest monument, the Baptistery, and hear about its so-called Gates of Paradise. Find out about the construction of Giotto’s Bell Tower.Along the way, get insider tips from your guide about the city's best gelato and other treats.Please note: This tour enters 2-3 churches. Knees and shoulders must be covered for church entry. Group may not enter churches during mass/other closures. On these occasions, all information will be provided externally. The Duomo is free to enter, so you may return on your own at a later time to visit. All other locations are seen from the outside. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested.