If you want to discover the best of Florence with a friendly professional guide and in the meantime, you want to feel free from time constraints, this innovative walking tour is perfect for you! In fact, the purchase of this tour will give you a pass valid for 24 hours (or 48 hours, depending on the option selected) with the possibility of joining the tour in the morning or in the afternoon, starting from the very heart of Florence, Piazza della Signoria: every day you can choose between different timetables (*).
You will be guided in an exciting 3-hour itinerary consisting of two different circuits with a duration of 1 and a half each one. You can decide to follow the tour for the entire duration or to complete it at different times of the day, taking your time to go shopping, to take a coffee or to have lunch. You can really organize your time as you see fit!
Your guide will let you live an exciting journey through time, by revealing to you history, anecdotes and secrets kept in this wonderful city. From the still visible traces of the Roman foundation of the city (in 59 BC), to the medieval era, up to the glorious Renaissance, a period in which Florence was ruled by the powerful Medici family.
You will admire the most iconic squares and monuments of Florence such as Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Strozzi, the spectacular basilicas of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Trinita and you will cross the Arno river to enter the picturesque district of Oltrarno, between noble palaces and artisan shops. You will be able to discover the ancient Basilica of San Lorenzo by entering the district of the Medici family, admiring their first residence and the chapels where they are buried. You will be breathless in front of the beauty of the Duomo monumental complex, with the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the famous Brunelleschi's Dome, elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the beautiful Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni.
What’s more: if you want, in addition to the guided tour, you can also experience an audio-guided tour provided by the APP included in the tour price. In this way you can explore other aspects of the city on your own and in total freedom by experimenting the thematic itineraries available on the app, including "Florence seen by Dante" dedicated to the great poet who was born and lived in Florence until his exile.
(*) you can join the tour by choosing one of the following departure times: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm
• Check-in and Meeting Point:
Both circuits depart from Caf Tour & Travel Agency – Via dei Tavolini, 15red – 50122 Firenze at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm. Your Local Guide waits for you at the meeting points wearing a blue t-shirt and "Vox City" logo.
You can join and leave the walking tour circuits as many times as you want, starting from the following meeting points:
1: Caf Tour & Travel Agency (starting point)
2: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
3: Piazza San Giovanni (Florence Duomo Complex, at the corner with Via Cerretani)
4: Piazza di Santa Croce, 2
5: Piazza Pitti