This is a 3 hour walking tour of Florence, in slow motion, enjoying every moment, focusing on artistic beauty, la dolce vita, funny stories, mysteries and curiosities of this city. This private walking tour of Florence is not a history conference, but a relaxing and pleasant stroll throughout the historical centre of Florence.
Piazza del Duomo is the religious centre of the city. You will discover here one of the oldest architectonical monuments, the Baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto’s Bell-Tower. Your private tour guide will reveal you the legends, the funny stories and the most important episodes that occurred in these suggestive places in Florence…
The small church of Santa Margherita de’ Cerchi, built in 1032, is the place where Dante Alighieri, the greatest Italian poet, used to meet the love of his life, Beatrice. Like for Romeo and Juliet, this was a sad love story as they never got married. But Dante is renowned especially for his “Divine Comedy”, a poetic masterpiece of all times. The house where he was born in the 13th century was completely restored and today is a museum dedicated to the Florentine poet.
Piazza della Signoria is an open air museum, unique in Tuscany and even in Italy with its magnificent statues. Here we will admire Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s Town Hall, one of the most important palaces in Florence. From here, we will walk towards Piazza Santa Croce.
Ponte Vecchio is the Paradise of jewelry lovers, but also the oldest bridge in Florence, the only one that the Germans spared during the World War 2nd.
We will walk towards the former straw market that Florentines call Mercato del Porcellino( The Piglet Market), because of the bronze statue of a wild boar with a shining nose. If you rub his polished snout and throw a coin into the fountain, you will definitely come back to Florence!
The last stop will be in Piazza della Repubblica, the heart of the city in Roman times. Today the square is famous for its historic cafés and pastry shops