See the beautiful Italian city of Florence from a new perspective: sail down the Arno River on a traditional boat and admire the Ponte Vecchio from the water.
Florence: Arno River Boat Cruise
Da Vinci, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Raphael… All of these Renaissance artists, while rivals on many other occasions, agreed on one thing: you don't truly fall in love with Florence until you see its magnificent monuments reflected in the Arno River. See if its true for yourself! Meet up at 5:45 pm at 6 Piazza della Signoria and walk over to the nearby Uffizi docks ready for your romantic boat cruise down the Arno.
Sailing down the river on a traditional Tuscan boat, very similar to the iconic Venetian gondolas, you'll enjoy a unique perspective of Florence's beautiful riverside sights. Firstly, you'll cruise under the arches of the famous Ponte Vecchio. These days, it's a popular site for marriage proposals, but the Medieval bridge hasn't always had such a love-struck history... your English speaking guide will reveal the turbulent history of one of the city's most emblematic landmarks.
Continuing onwards down the Arno, you'll pass under the Ponte Trinità, where you'll see the elegant architecture of the Frescobaldi and Lanfredini Palazzos. Do you know who their former inhabitants were? Learn all about the intriguing Vasari Corridor and its use by Florence's nobility throughout history.
Your boat trip on the River Arno will come to an end back at the original departure dock at 6:45 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 14 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children between 3 and 14 years oldUS$ 22.50
Children under 3 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Boat cruise on the Arno River.
English speaking guide on board.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - this activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Piazza della Signoria, 6.