Walking tour of Florence with optional Cathedral visit
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Walking tour of Florence with optional Cathedral visit

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • 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
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
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
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • 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
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • 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)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where

    Via Camillo Cavour 36R, 50129 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At the sales office of the local operator Ciao Florence.

    What to remember
    • 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
    • An appropriate dress code is required to enter the Cathedral. Please make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
    • It is strictly forbidden to bring large bags or luggage inside the Duomo

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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Duration: 1.5-hour walking tour + 1-hour Cathedral visit (optional)
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    Provider
    Ciao Florence Tours & Travels Srl
    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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