Tours2024-02-21T22:32:46+01:00

Free walking Tours of Florence

10:30 AM

Morning Free walking Tour

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Southern half 2 h 30 min 2.5 km /1.5 miles 15 min break

Medici and Michelangelo

Most Florentine landmarks you see today were owned, financed or commissioned by the Medici family. During this tour you will learn how they came to power and their relationship with Michelangelo. You will visit 3 churches, 2 shops, 2 bridges and have a cappuccino break.
This tour runs in the morning, when our guides are fresh and have a great sense of humor.

This is a private free tour, you pay as you wish

10:25Check-in
10:30Intro + map
10:40Contemporary art
10:50Oldest perfumery
11:00Medici family in 1400s
11:30Michelangelo explained
12:00Medici family in 1500s
12:20Vasarian Corridor
12:30Jewelry bridge
12:40David explained
  • The tour ends at 13:15 behind the Uffizi Gallery near all the sandwich shops

Timeline:

10:25 Check-in begins in Piazza Strozzi
the square at the entrance of the Strozzi Palace, in front of the restaurant “Colle Bereto”

Interdependent tours

Interdependent tours

Afternoon Free Walking Tour

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Northern half 2.5 h 3 km / 1.9 miles 15 min

Geniuses of the Renaissance

This tour is for technical nerds, you will learn some of the most complicated concepts of Renaissance – point of view, vanishing point, linear perspective, engineering and architecture, geometry and archaeology through biographies of Florence’s most iconic characters: Leonardo, Donatello and Brunelleschi. Max 6 people.

This is a private free tour. You pay what you wish

14:55Check-in
15:00Intro + map
15:10Cinema
15:35First renaissance statue
15:45Linear perspective
16:00Gates of Paradise
16:10First renaissance dome
16:40Dante
16:50Hot chocolate
17:10Bargello prison
17:15Florentine Pantheon
  • The tour ends near Santa Croce Square with bars and restaurants nearby

Timeline:

14:55 Check-in begins in Piazza Strozzi
the square at the entrance of the Strozzi Palace, in front of the restaurant “Colle Bereto”

3:00 PM

Our meeting point is Piazza Strozzi, next to the Colle Bereto restaurant.

FAQ

About the booking2024-02-16T21:28:12+01:00
  • Booking is essential. We accept a maximum of 10 people per tour, after which the tour is sold out.
  • If you’re booking the tour right upon arrival to Florence, please note that your train will be late and your hotel check-in will take longer than usual. Trains in Italy are always late.
  • If you realize you can’t make it to the tour, please cancel your booking by replying to the confirmation email. Even if you realize that 10 minutes before the tour starts – let us know anyways.
  • Please provide an email address you actually check, as it is the only way for us to communicate with you in case the tour gets canceled, postponed or if the guide is late.
  • If you’re booking the Afternoon Free Tour months in advance the starting time of the tour in the timeline might be different from what was on the website. At the bottom of the confirmation email you have Event Details – there you find the correct starting time.
Who is this tour suitable for?2024-02-16T21:28:55+01:00

These private free tours are perfect for families, couples and solo travelers.
People above the age of 30 enjoy our tours the most.
It will be a huge plus if you’re also interested in art, since the Renaissance in Florence is all about art.
Our tours are not accessible for baby strollers and wheelchairs, as you will be entering a lot of buildings with steps.

What is a private free tour?2024-02-16T21:30:15+01:00
  • Private free tour is the same as a private 300€ tour, provided using the “pay what you wish” model
  • The total number of tourists in the group must be a maximum of 10 people.
  • Guides don’t use a microphone with an earpiece or a microphone with a loudspeaker.
  • The tours are structured so that the group is taken inside every landmark available to visit for free or that is under 10 euros per ticket.
  • If the weather is really bad the guide will improvise a coffee stop in a bar

The tour is done in a dialogue format where you can ask questions talk and meet people.
The guide is available to take photos of you and your family on your smartphone.
If you need an ATM or WC the guide will take you there.

How to combine these tours with the museums?2024-02-16T21:30:47+01:00

It is best to book the Uffizi gallery for 2:30 or 3 pm after the Morning Free Tour.
And it is best to see the Bargello Museum, Santa Croce church and climb the dome of the Cathedral before or after the Afternoon Free Tour.

What is an average tip?2024-02-16T21:31:22+01:00

A tip is that extra you give for a job well done to someone who receives a salary paid by someone else. We use the “pay what you wish” model. What you give is our salary. Usually, we get 20€ to 30€ per person. But if you’d like to pay more it will be highly appreciated.

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