Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

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Florence Walk and Talk On the Medicis Footsteps

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the history of the Renaissance city on this walking tour of Florence. Led by a guide, see the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, and the bustling Piazza della Signoria, and many more. Enjoy stories of the city and its characters, including famous artists and rulers.
  • Walking tour of Renaissance Florence, with a guide
  • See top Florence attractions including the Piazza della Signoria and Duomo
  • Enjoy a delicious local gelato tasting
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • earphones for groups more than 5 pax
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interior visits to the buildings and monuments

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Florencetown
    Piazza Mentana, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Meet your guide at  FLORENCETOWN BOOKING OFFICE, located in Piazza Mentana (opposite side of the Arno River). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

End point

  • Piazza della Signoria
    P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

Your walking tour begins in central Florence, where you join up with your guide to explore some of the world’s greatest architectural and artistic masterpieces. Your guide discusses in detail how Florence became the ‘cradle of the Renaissance’ as you walk. Learn about the patronage of the Medici family, Leonardo da Vinci’s plans for the city, and scandalous events in Florentine history.

Travel through Piazza della Repubblica, and continue to the site of the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the iconic Duomo, featuring Brunelleschi's Dome.

See the magnificent churches of San Lorenzo, Santo Spirito, and St. Trinity, before following your guide to the Arno River for views of the Ponte Vecchio.

After a tasty gelato break (included) near Pitti Palace, head to Piazza della Signoria, a popular hub of activity that hosts the Palazzo Vecchio, an open-air sculpture display and shops and cafes.

FlorenceTown/Towns of Italy (Pass By)

Piazza della Repubblica (Pass By)

Piazza del Duomo (Pass By)

Basilica di San Lorenzo (Pass By)

Via de' Tornabuoni (Pass By)

Ponte Santa Trinita (Pass By)

Basilica di Santo Spirito (Pass By)

Palazzo Pitti (Pass By)

Ponte Vecchio (Pass By)

Piazza della Signoria (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour runs rain or shine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No-shows will not be refunded
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We are sorry to inform you that pets are not permitted on our tours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Waking the city is even more important than visiting the museums.


220 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 220 reviews
Great experience
Greg_W, Sep 2023
Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand! This was a great way to orient ourselves in the historic part of the city.
Okay , but could have been so much more detail
Carrollanne_l, Sep 2023
Whilst the guide showed she could have bought een good, the level of detail was suitable for those who know little about history or Italy.we booked this as a Medici tour - asking who knows “what the capital of Italy “indicates the level expected. I don’t blame the guide - I think she know much more .I would have loved a better view of the Medicis. The guide is to be commended for the route she chose which left out some of the most over touristed areas of the city .
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience with our shared tours. We appreciate your feedback, and we are taking this situation as an opportunity to improve our experiences. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you on one of our tours again in the future. Best regards, Florencetown - Towns of Italy Customer Care
Brilliant tour and Marta was a brilliant guide
John_M, Aug 2023
Really great tour. Very informative. Marta was so friendly and knowledgeable. Thoroughly recommend tour.
My tour guy Marta? was...
Susan_M, Jul 2023
My tour guy Marta? was one of the best guides , I have ever had snd I have traveled extensively!! So knowledge but so much more than that Friendly approachable . Interesting and got the group involved She is a gem
Florence Walking Tour
John_B, Jun 2023
Easy paced informative and enjoyable walking tour with a very friendly personable and humorous local tour guide.
The medici walk
Carolyn_F, Apr 2023
The tour guide was very nice. Unfortunately the audio quality was hard to hear ( the street noises and construction didn't help) If you have some knowledge of the Medici family or have ever seen the Netflix series Medici, this is a really neat way to bring it all together.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your precious feedback, which we appreciate very much. I am truly sorry to hear that the tour didn't fully meet your expectations. Since we value our guests and their opinion very much, we've taken good note of your opinion about this experience and positively applied it, in order to improve our services. I am sure that this was an unfortunate situation, and that if you'll have the chance to try our services soon, we'll show you the quality, professionalism and kindness listed by thousands of customers who left enthusiastic reviews on our page. Kindest regards, Customer Care
OK use of time
Joseph_A, Oct 2022
Was an ok tour if you have extra time. Probably not worth the cost but tour guide was nice and tried to give a good experience.
Highly recommend for all age adults. Nice to stop for gelato, well paced, great guide.
Lynda_Z, Oct 2022
Great guide, Francesca, who knew her art history and made the walk informative in a very nice way. We were not rushed, and at each stop she gave plenty of time to answer any questions and some tips about Florence along the way. It’s a great tour to get a feel for where everything is, pretty close to each other.
Great tips to plan your visit.
Dale_R, Oct 2022
We learned lots of great tips for where to go for the best of Florence! From food to fashion to art.
Very interesting Guide was excellent
Ed_M, Oct 2022
The legends I love legends The guide told a number of “legends “ which is always interesting to me Viewing the Medici building and hearing the Medici history was most interesting
A must do in Florence!
Theresa_B, Aug 2022
This walking tour was great! Our guide was knowledgeable about the history of Florence, the rich art history and provided tips on shopping, food and navigating the city!
Strolling Through Florence’s History
Darcy_G, Jul 2022
Our guide Sarah was phenomenally knowledgeable and interesting. Watched out for us on the busy streets and found quieter ones to stroll on when able. The tour was a perfect pace and length.
Brian_H, May 2022
This was the 1st of 4 tours we did in Florence and received the lowest review. The tour was ok, but I struggled with the language translation and as soon as I had understood what was said, the next piece of information was being spoken, so I was always trying to catch up. The tour guide really tried to be helpful, but I would probably not go on the tour again.
Great Walking Tour
Judith_Y, Jan 2022
This was a perfect walking tour for our first day in Florence. It gave us a great overview and we found many attractions that we wanted to go back to. Our guide was great and spoke English very well with no accent. I recommend this highly.
Great way to begin our time in Florence
Jackie_K, Jul 2021
Our guide was informative & passionate about the city of Florence! She was attentive, helpful and patient with our many questions! I would recommend this tour & specifically the guide (laura I think?) we had. Thank you
Sarah_R, Jun 2021
Laura was amazing and so patient with us and our infant (3.5 month old). We loved it and it was so informative. Laura was knowledgeable and we had thee best gelato.
Perfect tour of Firenze
Anna, Nov 2020
Thanks for a great experience! My guide Francesca was interesting, committet and brought the history of Firenze to life. It was clear that Francesca had a love for her town and town history. It was wonderful to walk around with someone who is as committed as Francesca. Thanks for the tips for good restaurants and for the tasty gelato :) Finally, thanks for not cancel the trip, even though I was the only participant.
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Dear Anna, Thank you for your kind review. This moment is really challenging for us and for all our industry. We decided to provide tours thes summer to support all travelers who decided to visit our town, to make them live the best experience as possible. Also Francesca will be glad to read this ! This is exactly what we always hope to transmit to our guests: High quality level and professionalism. Best regards FLorencetown staff
Amazing Tour that did NOT cancel!
Elizabeth_T, Jul 2020
With all the COVID-19 travel restrictions, it is very difficult to find a tour that will not cancel on you. I booked 3 on my trip to Florence and 2 canceled on me, but not this one! I was so happy that this company did NOT cancel on me even though I ended up as the only person on the tour, and it was a wonderful experience! My guide was very knowledgeable and shared all the conspiracy theories of the Medici with me! It was a great and personal experience! She even went out of the way to show me where I can buy quality souvenirs I was looking for and where to eat! Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. This moment is really challenging for us and for all our industry. We decided to reopen some of our tours to support all travelers who decided to visit our town this summer, to make them live the best experience as possible. This is exactly what we always hope to transmit to our guests: High quality level and professionalism. Today more than ever before! Thank you from all of us
VICTORIA_B, Feb 2020
Our guide Federica was very nice and helpful. Walking around Florence was nice and Federica gave us a lot of historical details
Walking tour with Maria T!
Rosene_C, Feb 2020
What a fantastic way to get aquatinted with beautiful Florence! Maria T. Was engaging and informative and she gave an unforgettable insider’s peek into the city. Grazie mille, Maria!

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