- City: Florence
- Duration: 3hrs
- Start Time: Varies
Experience the best of Florence in just 3 hours including the Duomo & Michelangelo's David
Explore the beautiful streets, piazzas & bridges of the city (including the Ponte Vecchio) on a Florence walking tour.
- With small groups of just 15 people your guide will be easy to hear and interact with, for a more personal experience.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
THE BEST OF FLORENCE IN JUST 3 HOURS
From the Ponte Vecchio to the Duomo, Florence’s most famous sights are famous for good reason – don’t miss a single one! On this Florence walking tour you’ll discover all of the city’s top sights, travelling in small groups of only 15 people or fewer. With skip the line access at Michelangelo’s David we make the most of every second we have together, while our expert guides bring the city to life with stories and details from Florence’s long and dramatic past.
SAVE TIME WAITING IN LINE TO SEE DAVID
Feel like a VIP with pre-reserved access into the Accademia, Florence, shortening your wait time significantly and avoiding general access entrance lines that can last for hours.
Once inside, your expert Walks guide will reveal the fascinating history of Michelangelo’s David, whose beauty and size have to be seen to be believed. You’ll also see his unfinished Slaves. Emerging from crude blocks of marble, they give an incredible insight into how Michelangelo worked and how difficult it must have been to achieve that butter-like softness in his sculptures.
VISIT THE INCREDIBLE FLORENCE DUOMO
Another sure highlight will be Florence’s famous cathedral, the Duomo. As you admire the sparkling mosaics and exquisite frescoes, you’ll discover how the architect, Brunelleschi, had to re-learn knowledge lost for more than a millennium to build the cathedral’s world-famous dome. We’ll explore Florence Duomo inside and out, admiring the painted interior of the dome and the stunning marble work on the cathedral floor.
Before leaving the picturesque Piazza del Duomo, you’ll stop at the Baptistery. During a close look at the world-renowned golden Gates of Paradise, your guide will tell you stories of cutthroat competition that created the sparkling masterpiece. Don’t forget to ask any questions you have—that’s the beauty of a tour with only 15 people, maximum!
ENJOY A FLORENCE WALKING TOUR OF THE BEST PIAZZAS, OUTDOOR ART & PONTE VECCHIO BRIDGE
But your exploration isn’t over yet. At Piazza della Signoria, you’ll admire Florence’s other world-famous sight, the towering Palazzo Vecchio, visiting the original site for Michelangelo’s ‘David’, where an exact replica stands (but why is it so much less impressive?)
Hear the stories behind the statues at Orsanmichele Church, rub the Porcellino pig’s nose for good luck, and feel swept up by history at the Piazza della Repubblica, the ancient Roman forum that later became the city’s Jewish ghetto. Top it all off with a stroll on the Ponte Vecchio, the most picturesque bridge in all of Florence – perhaps all of Italy.
By the end of your time with us, you won’t just have “seen” Florence’s most famous sights. With the help of our expert, local tour guides you’ll have discovered their histories, stories, and what makes them so notable – most important of all though, you’ll have had fun doing it!
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