Walking tours

Heart of Florence walking tour

based on 12 reviews
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • See the best of Florence: the Cathedral, Giotto Bell Tower, Baptistery and more
  • Follow your guide: learn more about the history
  • Wander through the streets of this marvelous city
  • Explore the outdoor museum of Piazza della Signoria
What to expect

Visit the best of Florence in less than two hours: the Cathedral, the Giotto Bell Tower, the Baptistery, the Orsanmichele Church, the Straw Market, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Loggia dei Lanzi.

The appointment with your guide is in the heart of the historic center, the splendid gothic Loggia del Bigallo overlooking Piazza Duomo. From here your discovery of the amazing complex of monuments that characterize the religious center of Florence begins: the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni with the Gates of Paradise, and the elegant Giotto bell tower.

The walk continues along the lively Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. Then you'll reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous pig and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck!

Continuing on, you can admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewelry shops. Finally, you'll arrive in Piazza della Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political center of the city. In this true outdoor museum, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvelous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenelated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence.

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What's included
  • Expert and friendly guide at your side during the walk
  • Caf Tour’s staff assistance at the meeting point
  • Earphones for a minimum of 15 people
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children 0–6 years old: free of charge
  • Children 7–12 years old: reduced fee
Where

Via degli Alfani, 151, 50122 Florence FI

Meeting point:

At 2.40pm at CAF TOUR Agency – Via degli Alfani 151/R.

When
  • From April to October
  • From Tuesday to Sunday 2.45pm
  • Check-in time: 15 minutes before departure
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Provider
Caf Tour & Travel - Gray Line Florence
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.
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