Florence at first sight

Language English
Price 130,00 EUR for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 10 people
Duration 2 hours

This is the orientation tour for first time visitors and basically what you need to get familiar with Florence downtown! A walking tour showing the highlights of the city that starts from Piazza del Duomo, with the impressive three colors marble decoration of Santa Maria del Fiore, the gothic Cathedral topped by the majestic Brunelleschi's dome, masterpiece of the early Renaissance architecture.

In front of the church we will admire the Baptistery and its golden doors, known as the "Gate of Paradise" and the Giotto's bell-tower.

Then we move to the medieval quarter, exploring its alleys and the typical tower-houses up to the Dante's house, supposed to be the place where the Italian most famous poet (the author of the Divine Comedy) spent his childhood.

After a quick stop at the Porcellino Market to rub the nose of the wild boar, we reach Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, dating back to the 14th century and famous for jewellery stores.

So we get to Piazza della Signoria, where the massive Palazzo Vecchio (the city hall) is surronded by a real "open air museum": the replica of Michelangelo's David, the Neptune Fountain, the Perseus and the Rape of the Sabines are some of the statues displayed here to recreate the Renaissance in front of your eyes.

Our tour ends in Piazza Santa Croce, named after the church built in the 13th century for the Franciscans; this building is a shrine full of art works and houses the tombs of the greatest Italians, such as Michelangelo Buonarroti and Galileo Galilei.

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