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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour

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Overview
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.
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Via dei Sassetti, 1
Via dei Sassetti, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, ItalyOur office is on the second floor.
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  • 1
    Piazza della Repubblica
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Palazzo Strozzi
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Piazza Santa Trinita
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Ponte Vecchio
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Corridoio Vasariano
  • 6
    Piazza della Signoria
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Piazza del Duomo
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, ItalyTour ends at the Duomo
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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via dei Sassetti, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Andrew H wrote a review May 2020
Westport, Connecticut3 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Response from ArtvivaManagement, Owner at Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
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.
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ATLRoswell wrote a review Jan 2020
Roswell, Georgia32 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ArtvivaManagement, Owner at Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks!
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George J wrote a review Nov 2019
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina4 contributions
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,
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Al_Doyle_Seattle wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington245 contributions78 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kayleighsrussell wrote a review Nov 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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