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Description
  • Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Florence - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. On your private, guided tour of Florence’s Oltrarno with a local:
  • - Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine as you wander this little-known, ancient neighbourhood
  • - Hear how locals describe Florence - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests
  • - Spend a few hours walking around the hilltops overlooking Florence
  • - Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending down the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo
  • - Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets
  • - Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favourite cafe
  • - Learn first-hand what locals love about Florence from someone who knows each of its ancient roads
  • With its grandiose stucco swirls and ornate frescos, Tuscany’s cultural capital boasts a richly-historical and glorious artistic patrimony. Spellbinding statues and monuments rise up from ancient streets once strolled by the fathers of Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto. However, to find the best of the city’s hidden treasures, you need to venture off the beaten path to neighbourhoods thronging with locals but lacking in the tourist buzz. To do this - cross Ponte Vecchio to the west and venture to San Miniato al Monte - Florence’s highest point - for your private local tour of Florence
  • Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover Florence’s western district - which tourists often miss. As you snap pictures of the awe-inspiring vistas, hear the hilltop’s millennia of history. There are no substitutes for anecdotes and first-hand insight – which is why we’ve built this tour: so that you can have a local’s insider knowledge to help you swerve tourist traps, lengthy queues and over-priced nonsense. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Tuscany’s capital. Your walking tour is immersive - introducing you to local Florentines who have made home amidst a revolving door of tourists. Let a Florentine convince you that Florence is the best city in Italy over an espresso or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Florence,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your trip
  • Pro-tip: To avoid walking the vertical hillside to your tour start, take a quick taxi ride from the city centre to San Miniato al Monte
  • Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Florence - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. On your private, guided tour of Florence’s Oltrarno with a local: - Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine as you wander this little-known, ancient neighbourhood - Hear how locals describe Florence - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests - Spend a few hours walking around the hilltops overlooking Florence - Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending down the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo - Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets - Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favourite cafe - Learn first-hand what locals love about Florence from someone who knows each of its ancient roadsWith its grandiose stucco swirls and ornate frescos, Tuscany’s cultural capital boasts a richly-historical and glorious artistic patrimony. Spellbinding statues and monuments rise up from ancient streets once strolled by the fathers of Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto. However, to find the best of the city’s hidden treasures, you need to venture off the beaten path to neighbourhoods thronging with locals but lacking in the tourist buzz. To do this - cross Ponte Vecchio to the west and venture to San Miniato al Monte - Florence’s highest point - for your private local tour of Florence Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover Florence’s western district - which tourists often miss. As you snap pictures of the awe-inspiring vistas, hear the hilltop’s millennia of history. There are no substitutes for anecdotes and first-hand insight – which is why we’ve built this tour: so that you can have a local’s insider knowledge to help you swerve tourist traps, lengthy queues and over-priced nonsense. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Tuscany’s capital. Your walking tour is immersive - introducing you to local Florentines who have made home amidst a revolving door of tourists. Let a Florentine convince you that Florence is the best city in Italy over an espresso or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Florence,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your trip Pro-tip: To avoid walking the vertical hillside to your tour start, take a quick taxi ride from the city centre to San Miniato al Monte
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Version 5 – July 20, 2020 08:20

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
  • In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Know Before You Book
  • This is a walking tour
  • Cost of transportation on the day is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport

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Included
  • An espresso or a glass of wine at a local cafe
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded
  • Additional food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Cost of transportation on the day. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Description Summary
  • Enjoy a tour of the Oltrarno neighbourhood with a private local guide.
  • Enjoy a tour of the Oltrarno neighbourhood with a private local guide.
Description
  • Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Florence - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. On your private, guided tour of Florence’s Oltrarno with a local: - Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine as you wander this little-known, ancient neighbourhood - Hear how locals describe Florence - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests - Spend a few hours walking around the hilltops overlooking Florence - Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending down the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo - Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets - Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favourite cafe - Learn first-hand what locals love about Florence from someone who knows each of its ancient roadsWith its grandiose stucco swirls and ornate frescos, Tuscany’s cultural capital boasts a richly-historical and glorious artistic patrimony. Spellbinding statues and monuments rise up from ancient streets once strolled by the fathers of Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto. However, to find the best of the city’s hidden treasures, you need to venture off the beaten path to neighbourhoods thronging with locals but lacking in the tourist buzz. To do this - cross Ponte Vecchio to the west and venture to San Miniato al Monte - Florence’s highest point - for your private local tour of Florence Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover Florence’s western district - which tourists often miss. As you snap pictures of the awe-inspiring vistas, hear the hilltop’s millennia of history. There are no substitutes for anecdotes and first-hand insight – which is why we’ve built this tour: so that you can have a local’s insider knowledge to help you swerve tourist traps, lengthy queues and over-priced nonsense. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Tuscany’s capital. Your walking tour is immersive - introducing you to local Florentines who have made home amidst a revolving door of tourists. Let a Florentine convince you that Florence is the best city in Italy over an espresso or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Florence,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your trip Pro-tip: To avoid walking the vertical hillside to your tour start, take a quick taxi ride from the city centre to San Miniato al Monte
  • Travel isn’t just abouttravel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Florence - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. On your private, guided tour of Florence’s Oltrarno with a local:Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine as you wander this little-known, ancient neighbourhood. Hear how locals describe Florence - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests.Spend a few hours walking around the hilltops overlooking Florence.Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending down the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo. Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets. Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favourite cafe.Learn first-hand what locals love about Florence from someone who knows each of its ancient roads.With its grandiose stucco swirls and ornate frescos, Tuscany’s cultural capital boasts a richly-historical and glorious artistic patrimony. Spellbinding statues and monuments rise up from ancient streets once strolled by the fathers of Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto. However, to find the best of the city’s hidden treasures, you need to venture off the beaten path to neighbourhoods thronging with locals but lacking in the tourist buzz. To do this - cross Ponte Vecchio to the west and venture to San Miniato al Monte - Florence’s highest point - for your private local tour of Florence. Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover Florence’s western district - which tourists often miss. As you snap pictures of the awe-inspiring vistas, hear the hilltop’s millennia of history. There are no substitutes for anecdotes and first-hand insight – which is why we’ve built this tour: so that you can have a local’s insider knowledge to help you swerve tourist traps, lengthy queues and over-priced nonsense. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Tuscany’s capital. Your walking tour is immersive - introducing you to local Florentines who have made home amidst a revolving door of tourists. Let a Florentine convince you that Florence is the best city in Italy over an espresso or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Florence,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your trip. Pro-tip: To avoid walking the vertical hillside to your tour start, take a quick taxi ride from the city centre to San Miniato al Monte.
Highlights
  • Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine
  • Learn first-hand what locals love about Florence from someone who knows each of its ancient roads
  • Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending down the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips
  • Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favourite cafe
Cancellation Notes
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund