Walking Tour + Piazzale Michelangelo

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    Italy Pass Tours

    At Italy Pass Tours we want you to love Florence and Rome as much as we do. We are a dynamic team of professional tour guides with passion and dedication for the art and culture of these two historic cities. Our tours are designed to deliver an unforgettable experience in Florence and Rome immersing you in the rich cultural heritage and making the best of your visit. Sights, accessible art + design, exceptional food and drinks, and beautiful weather – over 260 sunny days per year. We love it and want to share it with you!!

    • 1.5 Hours
    • Tuesday-Sunday
    • Florence

    Enjoy the breathtaking view from Piazzale Michelangelo on our 1.5-hour guided walking tour. Discover the picturesque streets of the birthplace of the Renaissance as you walk through historic piazzas and pass palazzos owned by prominent families such as the Medici. You will arrive in Piazza Santa Croce where your coach will be waiting to transport you to the Piazzale. As you take in the panoramic view, your guide will give you the history of this famous terrace built in 1869 by architect Giuseppe Poggi to commemorate Florence’s reign as the capital of Italy while pointing out the sites from above. The tour ends at the Ponte Vecchio on the Arno where golden dreams await.

    Meeting Location

    Meeting point 20 minutes prior to your tour time

    Piazza del Duomo in front of Lindt store

    Highlights

    • Stroll the streets of the historic center and the oldest neighborhoods
    • Admire the stunning view from Piazzale Michelangelo
    • Hear tales of political intrigue between the Medici and other prominent families of Renaissance Florence
    • Learn about the many Davids that dot the city
    • Total walking tour distance 1 km

    Price Includes

    • 1.5-hour walking tour with a professional guide
    • Coach transportation to/from Piazzale Michelangelo
    • Expert local guide
    • Private bookings only
    • Audio headsets provided for groups of more than 6 persons

    Price Excludes

    • Gratuities/Tips
    • Food and drink

    What to Expect

    Your professional tour guide will meet you in front of Lindt chocolate store in Piazza del Duomo at the Cathedral. You will discover the incredible history of Florence while walking in the footsteps of the Medici and other prominent Florentine families.

    Hear about the palaces, churches, and turbulent political turmoil that made Florence the economic powerhouse of Europe. As you walk through Piazza della Signoria your guide will recount the history of Palazzo Vecchio, the civic center of Florence, then take you through medieval and renaissance streets until you arrive at Piazza Santa Croce. Here stands a statue of Dante Alighieri the father of modern Italian language. The coach will be there to carry you up the cypresses lined roads to reach Piazzale Michelangelo and the replica of David who overlooks Florence.

    Your guide will explain to you the history of the terrace and point to the main attractions in the city. Bring your cameras for one of the best photo ops of the city.

    Prices

    Adults: 35 euro
    Children (3-12): 25 euro
    Infants (0-2): free

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