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Walking tour of Florence with optional Cathedral visit

Free cancellation
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English, Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Admire the cradle of the Renaissance through the eyes of an experienced local guide

Enrich your Florentine experience by skipping the queue to the Cathedral

What to expect

Discover two thousand years of history of the cradle of the Renaissance through the eyes of an expert local guide, who will show you the most beautiful squares and monuments of Florence. The city of the Renaissance is literally dotted with architectural wonders and works of art: joining this unforgettable tour you'll be able to admire with your own eyes the sites and monuments that have made Florence one of the most visited destinations in the world.

Start your enlightening guided promenade in Repubblica Square, one of the most elegant squares in Florence, where the most refined cafés of the city are located. Follow your guide through the most characteristic streets and alleys until you reach the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, home to a delightful leather market, where you will find out how to win good luck caressing the nose of the famous Porcellino, the city’s statue of a piglet. At a stone throw, there is the suggestive Ponte Vecchio, a true icon of the city, which is famous for hosting the most exclusive jewelry stores of Florence and for its unique structure, and also for being the only bridge of the city spared from the bombings during the Second World War.

Then reach the Accademia dei Georgofili and the Uffizi Square, and discover the beating heart of Florence, Signoria Square, a real open-air museum dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and the magnificent Loggia dei Lanzi, which houses wonderful original statues including the Perseus by Cellini and the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna. Your discovery of the wonders of Florence will culminate in San Giovanni Square, home of the wonderful Florence Cathedral with its Brunelleschi's Dome, the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower.

If you are still not satisfied with so much art and beauty, you can continue the experience inside the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, literally skipping the long queues at the entrance and taking advantage of the company of your expert guide who will reveal all the secrets of this immense wealth of art and architecture.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Professional guide

Guided walking tour

Earphones for larger groups

Priority access to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (if selected)

Guided tour inside the Cathedral in a small group (if selected)

Entrance tickets to the Museo della Misericordia in Florence (if selected)

Location

Via Camillo Cavour 36R, 50129 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

At the sales office of the local operator Ciao Florence. Please be at the meeting point at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

Provider

Ciao Florence Tours & Travels Srl

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Important: the only option currently available is the walking tour of Florence WITHOUT Cathedral tickets
  • Due to security controls at the entrance of the Cathedral, waiting time may be longer than expected
  • Duration: 1.5-hour walking tour + 30-minute Cathedral visit (optional)