Walks of Italy

Walks of Italy
Book Tour
View Tours
Welcome to Florence

Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: 2.5hrs
  • Start Time: 5PM

Tour Highlights

  • Wandering the streets of Florence, you’ll see top attractions like the Duomo & Ponte Vecchio.

  • Explore hidden parts of the city rarely seen by visitors like Dante’s old ‘hood and the Oltrarno area on the other side of the river.

  • Tips and recommendations on where to eat & visit will help you get the most from your vacation.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge Sunset over Florence Get a first view of Florence Duomo Santa Croce Church Santa Croce Church Piazza della Signoria Piazza della Signoria Piazza della Signoria Ponte Vecchio Bridge See sites not usually visited by tourists Palazzo Pitti Palazzo Pitti

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

SEE FLORENCE THROUGH THE EYES OF A LOCAL

Your first evening in a new city can be as intimidating as it is exciting. Make sure you get off on the right foot with Florence on our intimate city stroll. Meeting in the late afternoon, you’ll spend 2.5 hours with a local guide seeing the top attractions of the city, walking its most important streets and exploring those quieter neighborhoods that hold the best restaurants and bars.

Armed with a plethora of local tips you'll know how to navigate the city and track down the most authentic food from day one.

A BALANCE OF TOP ATTRACTIONS & HIDDEN GEMS

Your tour starts at an easy-to-find spot: Piazza del Duomo, the Square of the Dome. Your guide will give you a brief introduction before leading you into the quieter streets of the Santa Croce neighborhood. This is where Dante used to hang out and where Michelangelo both lived and was buried. Few visitors venture into this part of town but, as you’ll see, that’s their loss.

Along the way, your guide will point out Sant’Ambrogio Market which will be a definite must-visit for foodies but is also a good focal point for authentic and reasonably-priced restaurants on this side of the river.

Together you’ll see Piazza della Signoria, Florence’s most impressive outdoor sculpture gallery and the old home of Michelangelo’s David. Eventually, he proved too beautiful to sit outside but you’ll see a replica in its original position in front of Palazzo Vecchio.

Make your way towards the river and across the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge to the quiet neighborhood of Oltrarno. Again, few visitors ever see this part of the city and again, they're really missing out. You’ll see the foreboding Pitti Palace and get recommendations for some of the most authentic restaurants and bars in the city (with the most affordable prices).

Piazza Santo Spirito is a great area for eating, so this is where your guide will leave you at around 7.30PM. That’s dinner time in Florence, so what better time to test out their recommendations?

During your ramblings you’ll enjoy a gelato break to sample the city’s famous dessert and get some tips on how to tell a good gelateria from a bad one (hint, it’s all about the pistachios). In just 2.5 hours you’ll get to know Florence through a local's eyes, guaranteeing a better vacation all around.

Sites visited

  • Florence Duomo (outside)
  • Dante’s neighborhood
  • Michelangelo’s house (outside)
  • Piazza Santa Croce
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio (outside)
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Pitti (outside)
  • Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Note: All sites are visited from outside

Included

  • Gelato
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small group of 15 or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 7 Customer Reviews

Very nice introductory walk on our first evening in Florence. Elvira was very pleasant and an enjoyable guide.
My family and did the Twilight city stroll in Florence. This tour was very good, and relaxing. I recommend all this toursand this company to anyone visiting Italy!
We took this tour with Bernardo and it was fantastic. He told us so much about the history of the buildings in the old part of Florence, even pointed out that the Canadians were the first over the Ponte Vecchio during the liberation of Florence in WWII. Great introduction to Renaissance Florence!
Our Welcome to Florence tour with Costanza was a great way to start our stay in this beautiful city. Thank you Walks of Italy
We had a wonderful walk around the historical center of Florence with Teresa. She was very knowledgeable and shared so much information in an interesting and easy way.
Book Another Tour Now & Save 10%!
(Offer valid on these tours only)
When booking this tour you’ll have the option to add any of the below to your cart.
Book both tours together and save 10% on the second tour.
Offer only valid on listed tours purchased at the same time. Non-transferable.
SAVE
10%
Skip the line Florence Duomo climb
Florence Duomo & Accademia
$106.97
More Info
from
$96.27
SAVE
10%
Uffizi Tour & Tickets
$77.69
More Info
from
$69.92
SAVE
10%
Florence Food Tour
$84.45
More Info
from
$76.01
(No comment)
We did the evening Welcome to Florence tour with Charles. Due to scheduling, this was on our last night in Florence, so Charles had to adapt his normal welcome talk. We ended up having a wonderful walking tour learning lots of background information about the city and its architecture. Overall, Walks of Italy provided stellar guides, and tours that really made the trip worthwhile. We'll be using you again on our next trip!
Very nice introductory walk on our first evening in Florence. Elvira was very pleasant and an enjoyable guide.
My family and did the Twilight city stroll in Florence. This tour was very good, and relaxing. I recommend all this toursand this company to anyone visiting Italy!
We took this tour with Bernardo and it was fantastic. He told us so much about the history of the buildings in the old part of Florence, even pointed out that the Canadians were the first over the Ponte Vecchio during the liberation of Florence in WWII. Great introduction to Renaissance Florence!
Our Welcome to Florence tour with Costanza was a great way to start our stay in this beautiful city. Thank you Walks of Italy
We had a wonderful walk around the historical center of Florence with Teresa. She was very knowledgeable and shared so much information in an interesting and easy way.