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Welcome to Florence Orientation Tour: City Stroll and Gelato

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and group of no more than 15 in central Florence. Then, set out into the medieval streets for an introduction to this Renaissance city.
    Florence may be very walkable, but it still offers numerous surprises and little-known neighborhoods. As well as providing an overview of the major sights, your tour will take you pff the tourist track to discover these off-the-radar gems. Your guide will also proffer recommendations on great restaurants along the way.
    Explore ‘Dante’s District,’ where Italy’s famous 13th-century poet lived, and admire Florence’s Duomo, with its magnificent Renaissance dome. Pause at Michelangelo’s House, once owned by the sculptor, and see the marble-coated Basilica of Santa Croce.
    Pass the Sant’Ambrogio market – a great lunch spot for foodies — and contemplate the statues in the Piazza della Signoria, including the replica of Michelangelo’s David. Admire the Palazzo Vecchio, once the Florentine seat of government, and cross the Ponte Vecchio bridge into Oltrano, where locals relax and eat out.
    Enjoy a delicious Florentine gelato, and stop to see the Palazzo Pitti and birthplace of Lisa Gherardini, the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa.’
    After about 2.5 hours’ exploring, your tour concludes at the Piazza Santo Spirito.
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    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    This tour is a great way to get your bearings in Florence. Our guide, Eleanora, was very engaging and offered lots of interesting and useful information. Thanks for a great intro to your city!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank LisaJM477
    Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

    This was a great tour. Very knowledgeable guide. Saw a general working knowledge of Florence. Then guide gave us great tips about Italian gold and Leather.

    Thank H7675UOseant
    Reviewed 21 January 2019

    In September, we booked an evening walking tour of Florence with Walks of Italy. Bernardo was our tour guide. He is an art history professor in Florence and an excellent guide. Bernardo's wealth of knowledge of Florence, art and history made it an very memorable...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Katherine8183
    Reviewed 18 October 2018

    This the perfect tour at the start of your vacation in Florence as it gives you a great overview of the most important historical places. Alessia has a wonderful sense of humor, keeps the tour light and is quite engaging. She is quite knowledgeable about...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Claudia G
    Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

    We did this tour the afternoon we arrived in Florence. Angelo A, our guide (and archeologist) was really welcoming and professional. His historical knowledge of the city and the changes it has been through is amazing. It was thoroughly enjoyable. We were expecting a bit...More

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