Private City Stroll through Florence - the Duomo Square & Ponte Vecchio

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Location: Florence
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size: 25
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Dive into the city of Florence on this private, guided stroll
Discover renowned sites and hear behind-the-scenes tales from your expert historian guide
Marvel at the famous Giotto bell tower in the Duomo Square
Find your place in the historical line-up of statues at the Loggia dei Lanzi
Take in the spectacular views of the River Arno from the Ponte Vecchio
Summary
Find your Florentine feet with this private walkthrough of the historic center of Florence - that’s ‘Centro Storico’ to the locals. Living up to its name, this area hosts streets from the middle ages, connecting squares that were once the playground for the most famous names of the Italian Renaissance. Your expert local guide will point out all of the essential sites, with a few not-so-well-known stories weaved in to make sure you take in everything around you. 
Description
This experience begins in the Piazza del Duomo, or Cathedral Square, where your private guide will give you the details on the Santa Maria dei Fiore - the Duomo dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Hear about its impressive history, going all the way back to the 13th century, while your guide points out the elements of the intricate facade that you may have missed on your own. Just next door is the free-standing bell tower (campanile), an innovative architectural design from one of Florence’s world-renowned Masters, Giotto. Then your expert guide will show you the fascinating octagonal Baptistery nearby, host to the bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed ‘the Gates of Paradise’, and the site of the baptism of Dante himself. 

Next up, the incredible Piazza della Signoria - the central meeting place of Florence since the Roman era, accessed by following the lively Via dei Calzaiuoli. Look out for the copy of Michelangelo’s David, holding the original location of the Master’s work outside the Palazzo Vecchio, the traditional seat of power of the Medici family. Learn about the riveting ups and downs of one of the most powerful families of the Renaissance, a gripping story that is bound to the history of Florence itself. The open-air star of the square, the Loggia dei Lanzi, boasts a formidable collection of statues underneath its beautiful arches and your guide will point out the pieces that can’t be missed. 

Passing through the square of the Uffizi Gallery - literally the office of the Medici - you will head for the River Arno and the most famous bridge in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio. Originally home to butcher shops and tanners, an effort was made to elevate the bridge to the status it has today of being host to the city’s jewelry shops and goldsmiths. You’ll hear about the intriguing Vasari Corridor and the tour will end with insider knowledge of the Oltrarno - the part of the city on the other side of the Arno River. This tour is just the beginning, your local guide will leave you with recommendations and must-see sites to check out in the rest of your time in Florence.
Commentary Italian: Guide
English: Guide
Included Local guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Excluded Entrance Tickets (should you wish to enter a site)
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Know before you go This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, sites may occasionally close. We make every effort to stay as close to the advertised itinerary but substitutions/omissions may be necessary.
No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 6n, Firenze, 50122, IT
Directions: Meet your guide in front of the shop called "Leather" with the big red writing on the top.
Notes: Meet your guide in front of the shop called "Leather" with the big red writing on the top.
Start Location Notes Piazza del Duomo, 6n, Firenze, 50122, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 TO DATE RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Group 2-99 years €249.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

Confirmation necessary? No
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