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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour
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About
With its many pedestrian-only streets and limited parking, Florence is best seen on a guided walking tour. With a guide on this tour, you’ll visit a mixture of landmarks (Brunelleschi’s Dome or Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower) and hidden gems, and discover secrets and scandals you'd likely miss if exploring independently. Plus, you’ll receive recommendations for the best places to eat, drink, and shop during your time in the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Discover hidden Florence on a walking tour featuring icons and hidden gems 
  • Small-group tour is a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves 
  • See Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptsitery (Battistero), and the Duomo in less time 
  • Gain insight into the Florence's rich history with detailed narration of sights
What to expect
  • Start your tour near the Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence, where you’ll greet your guide and enjoy an introduction to the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. Explore highlights like Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery (Battistero), and the Duomo, as you listen to tales of feuding painters, Medici rulers, and religious fanatics who all left their mark on the city. Discover charming piazzas and backstreets, and recieve insider tips about gelato shops, restaurants, and bars. Your tour concludes at Piazza del Duomo. Shoulders and knees (for men and women) must be covered when entering sacred sites.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Discover hidden Florence on a walking tour featuring icons and hidden gems 
  • Small-group tour is a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves 
  • See Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptsitery (Battistero), and the Duomo in less time 
  • Gain insight into the Florence's rich history with detailed narration of sights
What to expect
  • Start your tour near the Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence, where you’ll greet your guide and enjoy an introduction to the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. Explore highlights like Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery (Battistero), and the Duomo, as you listen to tales of feuding painters, Medici rulers, and religious fanatics who all left their mark on the city. Discover charming piazzas and backstreets, and recieve insider tips about gelato shops, restaurants, and bars. Your tour concludes at Piazza del Duomo. Shoulders and knees (for men and women) must be covered when entering sacred sites.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6144P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Santa Trinita
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Strozzi
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Duomo
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Via Roma, 1r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy Corner of Piazza Della Repubblica and Via Roma outside the Bar/Restaurant called Gilli
  • Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Tour ends at the Duomo
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless/backless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Group cannot enter churches (including the Duomo) during mass/other closures
  • From April 2017 onwards, new priority entry regulations to the Duomo require viewing a mandatory 30-minute video at a theatre nearby. ArtViva management has thus decided to omit entering the cathedral during the walking tour until these regulations are repealed/changed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Santa Trinita
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Strozzi
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza del Duomo
Departure details
  • Via Roma, 1r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy Corner of Piazza Della Repubblica and Via Roma outside the Bar/Restaurant called Gilli
  • Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Tour ends at the Duomo
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Tour ends at the Duomo
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless/backless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Group cannot enter churches (including the Duomo) during mass/other closures
  • From April 2017 onwards, new priority entry regulations to the Duomo require viewing a mandatory 30-minute video at a theatre nearby. ArtViva management has thus decided to omit entering the cathedral during the walking tour until these regulations are repealed/changed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Roma, 1r
    Via Roma, 1r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    Corner of Piazza Della Repubblica and Via Roma outside the Bar/Restaurant called Gilli
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza della Repubblica
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Palazzo Strozzi
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Piazza Santa Trinita
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Ponte Vecchio
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Corridoio Vasariano
  • 6
    Piazza della Signoria
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Piazza del Duomo
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Tour ends at the Duomo
    See address & details
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Andrew H
Westport, CT3 contributions
Terrible customer service
Apr 2020
We booked this trip in Feb and had to cancel soon afterward due to travel restrictions. The terms and conditions clearly offered a full refund. They resisted for weeks and hid behind the Italian government decree which required them to offer vouchers instead. Even after assuring us they would provide a refund, they have gone dark for 3 months. Disputing with our credit card company now as they hide behind their Munich Germany based payment provider which is a lengthy process. Needless to say, we will never use this service again and will recommend that Rick Steves also takes off his recommendation of these people.
Written May 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ArtvivaManagement
Hi Andrew H We have no record of your booking. Do you think it’s fair that you can damage our reputation while you remain anonymous? In any case you may have noticed that there is a worldwide crisis caused by Covid 19. Most of our thousands of great customers who have had to cancel their trips to Italy have been patient and understanding. Not you, you are a part of the problem, not the solution. Tripadvisor itself advises: “Support this operator: Times are tough for the travel community right now. To show your support, consider leaving a review or posting photos of tours and experiences you have taken. Your support will go a long way in helping tour operators worldwide get back on their feet down the road” We have a staff and a community of people we support that rely on tourism for their livelihoods here in Italy. They need this income to support themselves and their families. Italy has been under the severest lockdown in Europe. We were not allowed to go to our office and work for months. Our staff have been furloughed as advised by the government. We’ve done our best despite these unprecedented conditions to work with our clients to resolve this situation to the best of our ability. Our business is based in Italy and we are subject to Italian laws. We are waiting for grants and support that has not yet arrived. The Italian law Legge 24 Aprile 2020 N 27 Articolo 88 Bis provides that our business can offer a voucher and is not required if unable to give a refund. The Italian government is trying to protect businesses and livelihoods in Italy- not have them suffer serious economic damage by reviews such as yours. We have gone a step further and are working with our clients to provide vouchers if required until the end of 2022. We look at every client’s needs on a case by case basis. We treat real hardship with compassion. You indicate you are in the process of a credit card dispute and you threaten to also damage our reputation by recommending Rick Steves delist us. Please know that we don’t kowtow to threats to destroy our reputation. We’ve been recommended by Rick for 20 years and for good reason. We are in business because we have good customer service and the thousands of good reviews over the years will attest to that. And by the way if you look at Rick’s own Coronavirus FAQ page, you’ll see that his wonderful company is dealing with the massive task of refunding and crediting for future tours as well. If you actually are one of our customers, we advise you work positively with us to become a part of the Covid 19 solution and stop being a part of the problem.
Written June 16, 2020
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ATLRoswell
Roswell, GA32 contributions
Loved it!
Oct 2019
We pre-booked the Florence in One Glorious Day (or Two) tour, and planned for two separate days. We thoroughly enjoyed both parts of the tour and had excellent guides. The guides speak very good English, are extremely knowledgeable about Florentine and Italian art and history. We were very impressed with our guides! The tour lengths were perfect.
Written January 2, 2020
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ArtvivaManagement
Thanks!
Written June 16, 2020
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George J
Mount Pleasant, SC4 contributions
Fascinating Florence Guided Walking Tour
Nov 2019 • Family
Terrific way to be introduced to Florence! Our guide Florinda was amazing! Her knowledge of history, architecture, and art was incredible. We learned so much and the length of the tour was perfect. She also provided us with recommendations for sites to see, how to gain access, helpful hints, and restaurant suggestions. We highly recommend this tour, you won’t be disappointed!!! Thank you Florinda!!!
Written November 24, 2019
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Al_Doyle_Seattle
Seattle, WA242 contributions
A Worthwhile Walkabout
Oct 2019
Florence came alive for us in the approximately two-hour guided tour. Our very knowledgeable tour guide helped us make sense of the town, understand the culture and wake up to the depth of the treasures that many walk by without noticing. This walk added value for our entire stay. This is a first-class tour company with highly knowledgeable and personal guides.
Written November 21, 2019
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Kayleighsrussell
Portsmouth, UK15 contributions
Informative and fun
We read liked this tour as the staff are super friendly, our tour guide Angelo was very informative and brought the story of Florence to life! Was a nice way to see Florence.
Written November 13, 2019
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kayleigh r
11 contributions
Very informative and fun facts
Nov 2019 • Friends
I really liked this tour to learn fun facts as well as informative historical information on Florence.
Written November 13, 2019
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Julia S
Holmfirth, UK6 contributions
Superb insight to Florence with our guide Hilde
Oct 2019
We were in a small group of just our family of four and another couple from the USA. Hilde our guide took us through the streets of Florence and gave us an in depth guide to the buildings and statues and history of Florence.
Hilde's tour has given me the inspiration to want to research this history more. As for my husband he already had a bank of knowledge from this era and was full of questions which Hilde was able to answer. As we went round we made mental notes of where we would like to go back to in the afternoon.
This tour was great value and would highly recommend to get an insight into this beautiful city.
Written November 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dzumbush
Denver, CO7 contributions
Professional, informative, easy to hear
Oct 2019
As first-time visitors to Florence, we took this three-hour walking trip to orient ourselves to the city. We wanted something small and longer than the usual two-hour tour so we'd have a more in-depth understanding. There were only eight people on the trip, and we had ear pieces that functioned well, so we were always able to hear, even when our guide was facing away from us and walking ahead. Our guide was Florentine and extremely knowledgeable. We got insights into medieval and renaissance Florence that we would not otherwise have had. She also offered advice on places to visit, shop, and eat when we asked (she wasn't pushing any particular places). The tour was well-paced, with a stop for bathrooms and gelato about two hours into it. Later in our stay, we took a walking tour with a different tour company, which was pretty much a waste of time, so I can definitely say that this tour is a cut above some others. All in all, I felt it suited our needs very well and would recommend it if you want a more in-depth exposure to the city.
Written October 22, 2019
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Mary D
1 contribution
1/2 day walking tour Florence
Great tour-guide ( Martina) was great-extremely knowledgeable inspiring history/art/customs etc., friendly-highly recommend.
Written October 22, 2019
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Tom D
Temecula, CA49 contributions
Tatyana Is a Superb Tour Guide!
We thoroughly enjoyed the Florence walking tour guided by Tatyana. She was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant company. The storytelling manner in which she provided the tour made it much more significant and particularly memorable. This is the tour to take to learn about the wonderful City of Florence!
Written October 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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