Florence Highlights: half a day guided tour


2 hours 30 minutes

If you are in Florence for the first time, I recommend starting with this walking tour.

We will visit the most important sites and monuments. You will have the opportunity to discover the history of the city, understand how and why the Renaissance was born, who the Medici were, and hear about the most significant artists, traditions, and some curiosities.

There will also be a lot of practical info to make it easier for you to explore on your own as well. The visit takes place outdoors, so you don’t need to buy any tickets.

The tour can be easily adapted for children with more curiosities, fun stories, etc.


DAY 1 -

This is a sample itinerary for the tour, some of which may change depending on weather conditions, events in the city, and the like.

  • Santa Maria Novella Square and church (meeting place)
  • Strozzi palace
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Piazza del Duomo: cathedral, baptistery, bell tower
  • Dante Alighieri’s birthplace
  • Church of Orsanmichele
  • Piazza della Signoria with Loggia dei Lanzi and Palazzo Vecchio
  • Mercato Nuovo
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Oltrarno district and Palazzo Pitti

The visit lasts 2 and a half hours. During the summer heat, it is better to plan it in the morning.

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