Private Florence walking tour from Duomo to Santa Croce
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Private Florence walking tour from Duomo to Santa Croce

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Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Join a walking tour of Florence and learn its history exploring a number of historical landmarks along the way
  • Discover Palazzo Strozzi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the amazing Cathedral and much more
  • Take in the stunning views and wander through the tower houses and picturesque alleys
What to expect

Join a guided walking tour of Florence that will take you through the winding alleys and beautiful piazzas of this amazing city; you'll get to learn its history, especially the Renaissance period, exploring a number of historical landmarks along the way.

At the historical Palazzo Strozzi, you'll have the chance to examine the perfectly preserved courtyard as well as the less-known Palazzo Davanzati, a great example of medieval architecture. Passing by the renowned Porcellino market, you'll head to the famous Ponte Vecchio, the city’s oldest bridge, built in the 1300s. While you take in the stunning views of the hills that surround Florence, you’ll listen to insights into the bridge’s history, and the famous Vasari Corridor that dramatically changed the shops built on the bridge.

You'll then visit Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. The Uffizi Gallery, formerly the offices of the Grand Duke, is located on one side of the square and on the other side, Palazzo Vecchio, the former home of the Florentine government.

After a pleasant walk through the oldest part of the city, where you can admire tower houses from the 1300s, you'll enter Piazza Duomo where the imposing Cathedral of Florence is located, with its marble decoration and Brunelleschi's dome, an architectural triumph and the symbol of the Florentine Renaissance both for its unique design and for the architectural achievement itself. The tour ends in front of the Baptistery with its striking Porta del Paradiso, along with Giotto's bell tower.

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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
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Private walking tour
    What's not included
    • Entrance tickets
    • Pick-up and transfers
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-18): free of charge
    Where

    Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in front of the white marble statue of Dante, by the church steps.

    When
    • Every day at 9.00am and 2.00pm
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    Provider
    Raphael Tours and Events
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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