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Private Florence Walk with Duomo Square & Ponte Vecchio

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2 hours

Private Tour

Why take this tour?

Get your bearings with this express, private overview of Florence’s ‘Centro Storico’, or historic center. As you stroll through the medieval streets and piazzas, your local, expert guide will show you the must-sees and share their fascinating stories, giving you the context necessary to truly appreciate this jewel of the Italian Renaissance. This tour is a private experience with the added benefit of being for your group only, led by a private local guide. These private experiences enjoy a more intimate setting along with the ability to tour at your desired pace. This tour is operated by one of our partners. We searched the world to find expert partners offering incredible experiences in locations you want to go - so wherever you go, you can #takewalks!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Discover the city like a true Florentine on a private, local-led walk
  • Created with Sketch.Explore some of Florence’s most iconic outdoor attractions with stories from your expert guide
  • Created with Sketch.Admire Giotto’s famed bell tower at the Piazza del Duomo
  • Created with Sketch.Traverse the Ponte Vecchio for panoramic views of the Arno River
  • Created with Sketch.Survey the 14th-century Loggia dei Lanzi and learn of its world-famous statue collection

Walk in the Footsteps of the Medici Family, Dante, and Michelangelo

Your private guided walk begins at the Duomo Square (Piazza del Duomo), where your guide will begin with an overview of Florence’s Cathedral, the Santa Maria del Fiore. You’ll hear the story of its construction as you admire the façade and take in the adjacent bell tower known as ‘Giotto’s Campanile’. Next, turn your attention to the ancient Baptistery of Saint John (San Giovanni Battista) and its world-renowned bronze doors - which Florentine sculptors Lorenzo Ghiberti and Andrea Pisano got to design after winning an art competition.

Continuing along the bustling Via dei Calzaiuoli, you’ll come to the awe-inspiring Piazza della Signoria - the beating heart of Florence. No doubt you’ll re...

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Your private guided walk begins at the Duomo Square (Piazza del Duomo), where your guide will begin with an overview of Florence’s Cathedral, the Santa Maria del Fiore. You’ll hear the story of its construction as you admire the façade and take in the adjacent bell tower known as ‘Giotto’s Campanile’. Next, turn your attention to the ancient Baptistery of Saint John (San Giovanni Battista) and its world-renowned bronze doors - which Florentine sculptors Lorenzo Ghiberti and Andrea Pisano got to design after winning an art competition.

Continuing along the bustling Via dei Calzaiuoli, you’ll come to the awe-inspiring Piazza della Signoria - the beating heart of Florence. No doubt you’ll recognize multiple monuments here, including a copy of Michelangelo’s David. This square’s 800 year history centers around the Palazzo della Signoria - also known as Palazzo Vecchio - the political seat of the Medici Family during the Renaissance. Stopping by the 14th-century Loggia dei Lanzi, you’ll learn about its incredible statue collection, including multiple statues by celebrated sculptor Giambologna.

The architectural marvels continue as you walk along the arched corridors and squares of Galleria degli Uffizi, where you’ll hear about some of the treasure kept inside. Finally, you’ll reach the bank of the Arno River with its picture-perfect Ponte Vecchio. This historic and colorful bridge makes a stunning backdrop for photos, which you’re free to take as your guide unfolds its 700 year history, famed for its gold and jewelry shops. Our tour ends with a short introduction to the Oltrarno (the district ‘beyond the Arno’ or ‘the other side of the Arno’), after which your guide will happily offer you some recommendations for things to see and places to eat as you continue your visit to Florence.

  • Sites Visited
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Duomo (outside)
  • Giotto’s Campanile (outside)
  • Baptistery of St John and bronze doors by Ghiberti and Andrea Pisano (outside)
  • Via dei Calzaiuoli
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo della Signoria or Palazzo Vecchio (outside)
  • Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Galleria degli Uffizi (outside)
  • Arno River and Ponte Vecchio
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour of Florence’s historic center
Price varies by group size