We invite you to join us in a marvelous morning tour of Florence. Our itinerary follows the itinerary: Piazza San Lorenzo, Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Pitt. This is the most complete and exciting guided walking tour of the city, whose itinerary also leads to the discovery of many places described by Dan Brown in his "Inferno”. So, on the wake of this great bestseller, the local Guide will not fail to comment on these places also with hints of reference to the book.
Price: € 25.00
With our engaging local Guide we start from the historic Central Market, with its workshops and multicolored stalls, where you can find the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, where we visit the elegant cloister, designed by Brunelleschi, the architect of the famous Dome: a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. We admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and in no time we reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the impressive Cathedral with the Cupola del Brunelleschi, Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery of S. John with the Gates of Paradise. The Tour continues visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri (the great Poet of the “Divine Comedy”)and Beatrice lived and where you also find the beautiful Badia Fiorentina with the characteristic exagonal tower. Further ahead is the austere Bargello Palace. Walking along the Arno river you reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "jewels bridge". Then we proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market), where is the famous Fontana del Porcellino. Not too far away, there is the elegant Piazza della Signoria, a great "outdoor sculpture museum", dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Next to it the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. By crossing the bridge, you will reach the wonderful Pitti Palace where our tour ends. Available: everyday except December 25th and January 1st. The cathedral cannot be visited on Holidays. ATTENTION: tour includes entrances to places of worship: no shorts and sleeveless tops. Tour includes: guide, entrance fees where required, earphones for minimum 15 participants. Language: English only. Departure: Piazza Stazione 51/r in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station (Station Square corner Unità Italiana Square, in front of Newspaper Box), at 9:15am. Return: 11:45. Free for children under 8. Tour operator can only confirm an excursion when minimum number of persons required is reached. If tour is not confirmed, cost of the visit will be entirely refunded. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual changes or cancellations to the programs offered. Please send us by e-mail the name and fax number of your hotel in Florence so we can send you the confirmation there one working day prior to the tour date. Cancellation policy: There will be no penalty for cancellations of excursion bookings comunicated at least eight days prior to the booked excursion date. Between eight and two days prior to the excursion, we will refund 90% of paid import; less than two days prior to the excursion payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.