Florence: Walking Tour of Dante's Florence with a Guide

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Discover Florence on a guided tour with a focus on its medieval history and the life of the poet Dante. Travel back in time to Dante's Florence and visit sites like Duomo Square and Ponte Vecchio.

Highlights

  • You'll walk through the steps of the Divine Comedy
  • We will move to the Dante Studies Center and Ponte Vecchio
  • Admire one of the most beautiful statues of Dante

Description

Discover Florence and its medieval history. Walking around this extremely fascinating city and visit places where one of the most famous poets of Italy lived: Dante Alighieri. Explore places where Dante Alighieri lived from his birth (1265) to his exile (1302). Find out with us all the places that belonged to Dante! You'll discover with us 'Fiorenza', as Dante used to call Florence when Giotto's Bell Tower, Brunelleschi Dome, and even Palazzo Vecchio did not exist. During Dante's life, the city was a network of narrow streets, stone-built houses, and wooden houses. The city was full of towers, small churches, and studios. You'll walk in the footsteps of Dante, investigating through monuments, tombstones, characters, houses, towers, and historical streets that lead to the great poet. During this walking tour, you'll walk through the steps of the Divine Comedy, so you'll understand better also the masterpiece of Dante. Our tour starts in Duomo Square, where stands the oldest building of the city and the baptistery of San Giovanni. In medieval times, this square was the entrance of the city, from here begins the so-called “Dante's District'. In fact, if you walk looking upward, you can see the words of Dante carved on the walls of the ancient Florentine towers. During this tour, we will visit the place where he is thought he was born and where he first saw Beatrice. Then, we will move to the Dante Studies Center and Ponte Vecchio, where according to the legend the struggle among Guelphs and Ghibellines began, and the city was divided into two parts. At this point, we will reach the heart of Florence during medieval times: Piazza della Signoria and its Palazzo Vecchio, where Dante's funerary mask is kept inside. At the end of this amazing tour, we will see one of the most beautiful statues of Dante, in Piazza Santa Croce, you'll admire such an amazing marble statue of Dante Alighieri holding in his right hand the Divine Comedy.

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Tour Guide Earphones will be provided only for groups with over 15 participants.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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