Enjoy a fabulous small group walking tour of Florence, led by an expert fully licensed guide to see all the main sites in the city!
With our 3 hour small group walking tour of Florence, you will be able to visit all the key sites of the Renaissance capital of the world! You will get to know all about the history of this fascinating city, and the artists and architects that shaped it, accompanied by a fully licensed guide who will have your whole group hanging on their every word.
You will meet your guide and group in Piazza della Repubblica ready to start you Florence small group tour, to discover all the marvels of the city. This elegant square has been the heart of Florence since Roman times, where it was the so-called Forum of the city. Today Piazza della Repubblica hosts trendy cafes and bars, which have been frequented by famous artists and writers for many years. Here your entertaining guide will introduce your group to the history of Florence, particularly the Renaissance period for which the city is most famous.
Next your guide will accompany your group to the stunning Duomo of Florence, otherwise known as the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Flower. An iconic building, you will be blown away by its unique decoration. The Duomo’s orange dome was designed by Brunelleschi, whilst the belltower was designed by Giotto. In fact, the whole cathedral has been named a UNESCO world heritage site and you will soon see why. Your guide will be able to explain to your group all about how the religious and artistic culture of Florence have been intertwined over the years.
Your small group tour of Florence will shift from the religious to the political as you continue to Signoria Square. The political heart of Florence, Signoria Square is lined by Renaissance statues, a symbol of the political power and importance this piazza held. In Signoria Square you will admire the outside of Palazzo Vecchio, which was once a residence of the extremely important Medici family. Your guide will explain to your group all about the central role the Medici family played in Renaissance Florence, their political control, artistic patronage and intense rivalries with other powerful families.
No walking tour of Florence would be complete without a visit to the Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio). Its romantic position on the Arno river make it the perfect place to capture some amazing photos! Finally your Florence small group tour will finish at the Holy Cross Church. The burial place of Michelangelo and Galileo, this is the perfect place to end your exploration into Florence’s Renaissance past.
Piazza della Repubblica, by the Carousel.
Dress code: Comfortable walking shoes, to enter into churches and places of worship shoulders and knees must be covered.
This tour is not suitable for people with hearing disability. People with hearing disabilities can contact us and we will be happy to customize a private tour.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
This tour is an outdoor tour, entrances are not included.