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Itinerary
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Stop At: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Tuscany

Meeting Point
Piazza della Repubblica is a city square in Florence, Italy. It is on the site, first of the city's forum and then of the city's old ghetto, which was swept away during the city improvement works or Risanamento initiated during the brief period when Florence was the capital of a reunited Italy, work that also created the city's avenues and boulevards. The ghetto has disappeared from the square, and the Loggia del Pesce from the Mercato Vecchio was moved to Piazza Ciompi. Among the square's cafes, the Giubbe Rosse cafe has long been a meeting place for famous artists and writers, notably those of Futurism.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Tuscany

After visiting the historic center, having traveled on the banks of the river, crossed the bridges, given the majesty of Palazzo Pitti and the small artisan shops of the Oltrarno district, it is time to climb the hill and see Florence in all its splendor from a unique vantage point: Piazzale Michelangelo.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, Tuscany

Once you get off the Piazzale Michelangelo it is time to go back to the center, but before the tour comes to an end we will once again pass by the river, in front of the National Library and the enchanting square of Santa Croce.
The Basilica of Santa Croce located in the square is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo. The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories.
When Stendhal visited the Basilica of Santa Croce he was overcome with emotion. He wrote:
I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Florence, close to the great men whose tombs I had seen. Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty ... I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations ... Everything spoke so vividly to my soul. Ah, if I could only forget. I had palpitations of the heart, what in Berlin they call 'nerves'. Life was drained from me. I walked with the fear of falling.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Florence, Tuscany

external of the church

Pass By: Museo Casa di Dante, Florence, Tuscany

exteral

Stop At: Piazza San Firenze, Florence, Tuscany

palazzo Gondi, San Filippo Neri Complex, Bargello museum

Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany

External of the Duomo complex

Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany

external of the church

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany

Perfect view of Ponte Vecchio

Pass By: Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence, Tuscany

external

Pass By: Mercato del Porcellino, Florence, Tuscany

external

Inclusions
  • Multilanguage Audioguide
  • Golf cart
  • Expert Tour Leader
Exclusions
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point
Piazza della Repubblica, 42, Piazza della Repubblica, 42, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Booking is cancellable 3 days prior to service date.

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Reviews

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  • Jennifer B

    2018-08-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    Ana was a great tour guide. This was an awesome way to see parts of the city we would not have seen on foot.