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Free Walking Tour of Florence
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Free Walking Tour of Florence

  • English English
  • 2 hours

The historic centre of Florence, capital of Tuscany, is an open-air museum dedicated to the Renaissance. Discover its past with this free tour!

Free Walking Tour of Florence

We begin close to the central Piazza del Duomo, and observing the majestic facade of the Cathedral of Santa María del Fiore, a masterwork of Renaissance architecture, and discover interesting facts about the history of the Tuscan capital. And in the very same square, we'll see the iconic  Brunelleschi bell tower, the story-book campanile di Giotto and, in the centre of the square the Battistero di San Giovanni where the famous 'gates to paradise' can be found. Each one a jewel of Renaissance architecture!

Our Florence free tour then continues, heading towards the Orsanmichele where you can appreciate the magnitude of the sculptures made by renowned artists such as Donatello. The next stop is in one of the very nerve centres of the city: the Piazza della Signoria. Outside the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall, we'll recount some of the specifics about Florentine government throughout the ages. And next to the palace you can find a replica of David: the famous sculpture by Michelangelo.

From here we'll make our way to one of the most important and famous museums in Florence: the  Galleria degli Uffizi. We'll explain the most important of Da Vinci. Botticelli, Rafael and Caravaggio's works, none of which should be missed if you would like to visit this world famous gallery.

And the tour will continue to immerse you in the history of Florence, crossing the Arno river using the emblematic Ponte Vecchio, and from the other bank, we'll see the outside of another of the main Florentine buildings dating back to the Medici family: the Palazzo Pitti. Do you know why it's been given this name?

The tour ends in Piazza di Santo Spirito where we'll recommend some spots where you can try the famous Tuscan gastronomy.

You decide the price

Our guides work exclusively for tips from their guests. At the end of the tour, you decide the price you feel the service deserves.

Important Information

  • This free tour does not admit reservations for more than 6 people. If you are a larger group, you should reserve our private tour of Florence.
  • Children should come accompanied by an adult. The maximum permitted is three children for each adult.
  • The tour does not visit the inside of any of the museums or monuments, rather we will visit their outside.

Price

Adults Children under 16
Free Tour in English
Free
Free

Free Tour in English

  • Adults

    Free
  • Children under 16

    Free

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide, specialised in the history of Florence.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Florence).

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Free!

Meeting point

Piazza del Duomo, 9, in front of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Cancellations

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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