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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Florence, Florence

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Explore historical Florence on a guided walking tour. Discover Piazzale Michelangelo, reproductions of Michelangelo's art. Travel back in time by walking through a monumental graveyard within the bastion of the Basilica of San Miniato. The tour starts from the Ponte Vecchio and along the Arno you come to an ancient and secret staircase. From here you go up to Piazzale Michelangelo, the terrace that reveals a unique view of the Renaissance city. Piazzale Michelangelo was built in the nineteenth century as a tribute to the creativity of the great Florentine sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti. At the centre of the large square stand the nineteenth-century reproductions of the most important sculptural works of the immense Genius, including the famous David. We will continue on a further staircase to visit the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, a pearl, Romanesque Basilica on the slope. The view of Florence from the San Miniato hill is stunning.

What's Included

Professional guide

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio is the most famous bridge in Florence.
It earned its name, "Old Bridge," by surviving a long and exciting history. Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge across the Arno in Florence until 1218. It's possible that the bridge existed in some form during the Roman Empire, but it was first recorded as being a defensive structure in Medieval Italy. The current bridge was rebuilt after a flood in 1345. During World War II it was the only bridge across the Arno that the fleeing Germans did not destroy.

The bridge, built of stone and wood, crosses the most narrow point of the Arno River and connects the City Center to the district of Oltrarno. The structure is such an anomaly because it doubles as a marketplace for gold goods & fine jewelry.

Ponte Vecchio is an international tourist destination and a place of business for some of the finest artisans in Italy and the recognizable Rolex. The best view of the bridge & its multi-colored buildings is from a boat trip along Arno River.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piazzale Michelangelo
The Piazzale Michelangelo is a 19th century square by Giuseppe Poggi and is full of replicas of Michelangelo statues, including a second copy of the David. This piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of Florence. The Piazza is located on a hill, giving you a beautiful 360-degree view of Florence and the surrounding area. You are looking at the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientists and enthralling history of discovery and power that has filled novels and movie theatres. Take photos of the winding river Arno, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Santa Croce basilica and the Duomo.

Enjoy the view over the Florentine skyline and the Tuscan hills.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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