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Via de' Tornabuoni: Our most recommended tours and activities

Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. Best of Florence: 2-Hour Walking Tour

If you’re interested in the culture of Florence and the beauty of its architecture, join this 2-hour guided walking tour that takes in the most important monuments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour begins at the Piazza San Firenze; home of the Bargello and the Tribunale Fiorentino. Walk first to the Church of Santa Croce, home to many well-known masterpieces and burial place of some of Italy's most important personages. Next come to Piazza Signoria known for Neptune's Fountain, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the lovely Piazzale degli Uffizi. Cross the Ponte Vecchio; the medieval stone bridge famous for its gold jewelry shops, and arrive at the spectacular Pitti palace; former residence of the Medici family. Head back toward the Arno and the historic center along Via Maggio and Ponta Santa Trinita, passing along Via Tornabuoni where you will see some of Florence's top fashion boutiques. Stop at the Strozzi Palace; prototype of Renaissance architecture and then finish with the impressive Piazza Republica and the magnificent Florence Cathedral.

Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

2. Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

Enjoy a full-day private shore excursion of Pisa and Florence from Livorno Port and discover the cradle of the Renaissance, one of the most important periods for art and architecture in history. Sit back and relax as you drive through the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. As you approach Florence, drive up the Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most impressive views of the city. Follow an uphill road, bordered by ancient walls, to Forte Belvedere, built by the Grand-Duke Ferdinand to protect his Medici villas. Enter the city via the Porta Romana to Pitti Palace, home to the Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum, and Silver and Porcelain Museums, as well as the magnificent Boboli Gardens. The next stop is the Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by historical literary cafés. Following the Via De'Calzaiuoli, admire masterpieces of Renaissance architecture around the Duomo. Your driver is completely at your disposal and will be happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce Church to see where many famous Italians are buried. Cross the elegant Ponte Vecchio, still home to gold and jewelry vendors. For shopping hounds and hungry souls, explore the stores and trattorias of the city center, and sample a scrumptious plate of pasta or grab a smart new leather jacket. The most important street for shopping is Via De' Tornabuoni, with designer boutiques like Prada, Gucci, Armani, Cartier, and much more. You can also discover local crafts in small workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighborhoods. Or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market. In the afternoon, you will drive to Pisa and explore the gentle town as it recalls the days of the Pisan Republic. See the astonishing Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), home to the medieval Duomo, Baptistery, and legendary Leaning Tower.

Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

3. Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

Begin in the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery and the Piazza della Signoria, home to the prestigious Palazzo Vecchio. Gazing up at the Loggia dei Lanzi, marvel at these admirable works of art while learning about their history. Follow narrow alleys to the renowned square of Santa Croce. The church here, a smaller version of Florence’s iconic Duomo, is the final resting place of many illustrious Italian historical figures like Dante Alighieri and Michelangelo. Traverse the external path of the Vasari Corridor to Ponte Vecchio, a picturesque bridge with charming goldsmith shops.  Then explore the most authentic districts of Florence: famous for their artisan shops and their ancient tower houses, the Oltrarno district and the neighborhoods of S. Frediano and Santo Spirito boast an international flair mixed with local traditions that provide insight into Florence’s vibrant local scene. From Ponte Santa Trinita, move on to Via Tornabuoni and stroll through the Piazza della Repubblica before coming face to face with Florence’s iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Florence: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

4. Florence: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

Discover Florence while riding on an electric scooter and leave a minimal environmental impact. The scooter is comfortable and easy to drive and your sightseeing tour starts with a short lesson on handling the scooter.  During your tour visit the most important places in Florence such as the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo Square, Dante's Tower, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, Via Tornabuoni, the Strow Market with the Porcellino, Piazza Della Repubblica, Palazzo Medici, Piazza Santa Croce, and much more. As you scoot through the city follow your guide and listen to them as they tell you about the history and interesting stories about the city.

Florence: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Florence: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Make the most of your time in Florence with a 2-hour walking tour past the most important sites and monuments. Florence is not a large city, but its historical importance, as well as its concentration of monuments and museums, are truly amazing.  Meet your guide in a central spot of the city and explore Piazza della Repubblica, where the ancient Roman Forum originally was. Walk to Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. Listen to the history of the Florentine Republic, the Medici family, and the Palazzo Vecchio. Admire the sculptures that make this piazza one of the most famous in the world. Proceed to the Ponte Vecchio to admire its jewelry and hear the unique history of the Vasari Corridor, passing above it. Arrive at the Pitti Palace, which was once the private residence of the grand dukes and admire its splendor. Continue your walk through the Oltrarno, the bohemian area of Florence, which is full of artists, workshops, and lovely cafés. Cross the Ponte Santa Trinita and stop for a stunning picture of the Ponte Vecchio from this side. The tour continues along Via Tornabuoni, the fashion designer street, where you will be amazed by the beautiful window displays. Pass through Palazzo Strozzi's courtyard and admire the essence of the Renaissance architecture. Continue your walk to the Duomo to admire the Cathedral, Brunelleschi's Dome, and the Baptistery.

Florence: Palaces and Plazas Downloadable Audio Guide

6. Florence: Palaces and Plazas Downloadable Audio Guide

Ditch the large tourist crowds with an audio guide of Florence’s best palaces and plazas. Download the app to your phone, then get going at your own pace and see from the outside the city’s top highlights, from the Uffizi Gallery courtyard to the Piazza della Signoria. Begin at the Piazza del Duomo. Plug in your headphones and get to know the voice narrating your audio guide, Elisabetta Marchi, who grew up in the city and has guided people through the city for over a decade, leaving you with the insight of a local. Start and stop the audio whenever you want. Stroll around Florence’s many centuries-old churches, cathedrals and piazzas. See iconic Renaissance paintings, the spot where Michelangelo's real David once stood, and hear stories about the Medici family, Dante, and Brunelleschi. Enjoy the freedom of spending as much time as you like at each spot.

Florence: "6 Underground" Minicar Experience

7. Florence: "6 Underground" Minicar Experience

Six contemporary heroes, a green car, and the monuments of the cradle of the Renaissance comprise this unique experience. Your tour will combine a passion for action movies alongside the setting of the beauty of one of the most famous cities in the world: Florence. An authentic minicar will be your form of transportation, as you visit the locations where Michael Bay's action movie was filmed. You'll be sure to recognize the courtyards of Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Medici Riccardi, as well as Piazza Santa Trinita and the Column of Justice. It is at this location that the cars have staged a carousel, miraculously avoiding pedestrians and dogs. You will later arrive in Piazza della Signoria, traveling through Piazzale degli Uffizi up to the balcony overlooking the Arno River. Here you will discover one of the location highlights from the Netflix series, just under the arches of the Vasari Corridor. Finally, you will travel from the feet of the statue of Ferdinando I Medici from where you will be able to appreciate views of Brunelleschi's Dome. This monument is the symbol of Florence, and is at the same time a parkour playground for one of the protagonists of the film: the Acrobat.

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What people are saying about Via de' Tornabuoni

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 272 reviews

The tour guide was very personable and very committed to imparting knowledge about the city. The distances were short, the stories exciting and varied. In addition (in my case) it was very easy to understand, even for non-native speakers of English. At the end there was a free ice cream according to her recommendation, which I can confirm as excellent. All in all, the tour wasn't too long, the sights were varied and it was really worth the money.

Hello, today the professionalism, seriousness and friendliness of our guide Alessio has enriched us with history and anecdotes in the streets of splendid Florence. We highly recommend it. Thanks Alexis

We spent two very pleasant hours with Alessio, an affable and above all very prepared guy where he explained to us in a very exhaustive way the monuments and history of Florence.

We had a very knowledgeable guide with a great enthusiasm for Michelangelo. was fun

Walking tour organized in detail, two hours without getting bored.