Medieval and Renaissance Florence Complete & Easy Walking Tour

An unforgettable itinerary through art and history, culture and curiosity in the ancient civil and religious heart of Florence.
Medieval and Renaissance Florence Complete & Easy Walking Tour
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An easy stroll – a complete experience!

Technical organization CAF Tour and Travel Srl
Provided by CAF Tour and Travel Srl

Overview

Discover Florence on this lovely morning tour! Your complete & easy Walking Tour will take you from Piazza San Lorenzo to the Piazza Duomo, from there to the Piazza della Signoria, across the Arno river on the Ponte Vecchio, and finally to the Piazza Pitti.

Guided by an experienced multilingual guide you'll take an easy stroll through the most charming and famous parts of the city, which cannot be reached by tourist buses. An unforgettable itinerary through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, art and history, culture and curiosity in the ancient civil and religious heart of the old city center.

The itinerary of this most complete and exciting guided walking tour of the city also leads to the discovery of many places described by Dan Brown in his "Inferno” - your local guide will not fail to comment on these with reference to the book.

Itinerary:

  • Piazza San Lorenzo
  • Piazza Duomo with Cathedral, Bell Tower, and Baptistery
  • Palazzo del Bargello
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market) and Piglet Fountain
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Tours are not available on December 25 and January 1
  • On holidays, the cathedral cannot be visited
  • Tour price includes: guide, entrance fees where required, earphones for minimum 15 participants.
  • Tour is available only in English
  • Free for children under 8

ATTENTION: Tour includes entrances to places of worship: appropriate clothing is required - no shorts and sleeveless tops!

Meeting Point: Departure is from the piazza located at the Santa Maria Novella train station (Piazza Stazione 51/r at the corner with Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, in front of Newspaper Stand), at the time and date indicated.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours

Tour operator can only confirm an excursion when minimum number of persons required is reached. If tour is not confirmed, cost of the visit will be entirely refunded. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual changes or cancellations to the programs offered. Please send us by e-mail the name and fax number of your hotel in Florence so we can send you the confirmation there one working day prior to the tour date.

Cancellation Policy

  • All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour to be reimbursed free of charge.
  • If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date,10% of the fee will have to be paid.
  • From two days prior to the course beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

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Details

Your easy & complete Walking Tour through Medieval and Renaissance Florence starts from the characteristic central market neighborhood, with its workshops and multicolored stalls, where the Medici Chapels and the Basilica di San Lorenzo - the family church of the Medici - are located.


Just a few minutes walk away, you'll reach the Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the Cathedral, including a visit of the inside, and its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell tower by Giotto, and the Saint John Baptistery with its magnificent “Gates of Paradise”.


Your tour continues with a visit of the medieval neighborhood where Dante Alighieri and his adored Beatrice lived.



From there, you'll discover the Palazzo del Bargello, which now houses the National Museum. Only a few minutes walk through the lively streets, and you'll find yourself on the famous Piazza della Signoria, with the 14th-century Loggia dei Lanzi (also called Loggia della Signoria or sometimes, after its architect, Loggia di Orcagna), Florence's most captivating outdoor sculpture gallery. The Piazza della Signoria is dominated by the Palazzo Vecchio, which is lined with a series of sculptures, including the life-sized reproduction of Michelangelo's David – arguably the most famous sculpture of all time. The Palazzo Vecchio's famous neighbor, the Uffizi Gallery, is one of the most important museums in the world.


Your guide will then take you on to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market), which dates back to the 11th century. It received its lovely Renaissance Loggia during the 15th century and has since then been called the “New Market.” This is where the famous “Piglet Fountain” is located, a Renaissance copy by Giambologna's student Pietro Tacca. The piglet is dear to the Florentines who rub the bronze boar's shiny snout for luck.


Your path through the heart of Florence next takes you to the Ponte Vecchio, the “jewels bridge” across the Arno river. Be prepared for stunning views onto the city - and into the windows of the jewelry shops that line the bridge. By crossing the Arno, you will reach the Oltrarno district and Florence's princely Pitti Palace - once home to the Medici, the Lorraines, and the Savoy Kings of Italy - where your tour ends.

Prices

Price per person: € 25.00

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