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Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Enjoy a private 3-hour walking tour in Florence with a local guide through the medieval and Renaissance areas of the city. See the famous sights including the Medici Chapels, Florence Cathedral, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Ponte Vecchio, and Pitti Palace.

Highlights

  • Discover the medieval and Renaissance history of Florence during a 3-hour walking tour
  • See the Medici Chapels and the Basilica di San Lorenzo in the Central Market area
  • Admire the magnificent architecture of Florence Cathedral, located in Piazza del Duomo
  • Explore Piazza della Signoria, an open-air sculpture museum overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio
  • Walk across Ponte Vecchio to reach the wonderful Pitti Palace

Description

The most complete and thrilling guided walking tour starts from the peculiar Central Market area, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls. Here the Medici Chapels and the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, are located. In a short time you will reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto, and Saint John Baptistery with its Paradise Door. The tour continues by visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find Palazzo del Bargello before reaching Piazza della Signoria, a great open-air sculpture museum overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. You will then head to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. Then you will proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (straw market) where the famous Piglet Fountain is located. Walk along the street that leads to Ponte Vecchio, the bridge known for its jewelry shops, before crossing the bridge to reach the wonderful Pitti Palace where our tour ends.

Includes

Meet and greet/pickup from your hotel in Florence (if centrally located) Private local guide for 3 hours Earphones for groups of more than 9 participants
Optional gratuities Any extras not indicated in the itinerary

Important Information

  • Access to the Cathedral cannot be booked, so the internal visit will only be possible if there is no long line; in case of a long line the visit inside the Cathedral will be replaced by the exterior and interior visit of the Orsanmichele Church where you can admire the famous Tabernacle by Orcagna, the Altar of Saint Anna by Francesco da San Gallo and other amazing Medieval and Renaissance artworks
  • The Cathedral is closed on Sunday morning, on national holidays and during religious celebrations
  • Entry to the cathedral is forbidden if you are wearing shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats, or sunglasses
  • Access to the Dome, the Campanile, and the museum does not allow bulky bags and backpacks inside; there is a cloakroom is located at the ticket office of the Museum

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