(from North to South, to West and to East of the city):
Duomo , Baptistery (with its 3 famous doors, one of which is called the “ gate of Paradise”), the Duomo's bell tower
Through Via Calzaiuoli and stop at the church of Orsanmichele. A "strange" church :)
Piazza Signoria (one of the most beautiful square Italy's !) with its Palazzo Vecchio (the Town Hall), the Loggia dei Lanzi. Among the many statues of the square there is one that represents the person who sponsored the Uffizi ! .
Through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery we will arrive to the Arno river.
Walking to the Ponte Vecchio ( Old Bridge ) and crossing it we will be on the other side of the Arno river, the south side . This area of Florence is known as “ oltrarno”.
In few steps we reach the Palazzo Pitti ( Pitti Palace, once the residence first of the Duke of Florence, then of Grand Dukes of Tuscany and at the end of the King of Italy).
We will leave the Pitti Palace and through a small, narrow street ( so typical in this area of Florence) we will reach Piazza Santo Spirito , one of the most "florentine" square and the Chiesa di
Santo Spirito whose first project was made by Filippo Brunelleschi (the same architect that built the Dome).
The Santo Spirito church played an important role in the life of Michelangelo !
Now we are about leaving the “ oltrarno” area but we will use another bridge to came back to the north side of the Arno river : we will cross the famous Ponte Santa Trinita .
This bridge was destroyed as the other bridges of Florence (except the Old Bridge) in World War II but it was reconstructed “ were it was “ and “ how it was ” , why?
After crossing the Santa Trinita Bridge we enter Via Tornabuoni (probably the richest street Florence's), with its famous fashion brands.
On Via Tornabuoni faces a side od the Palazzo Strozzi , one of the most beautifull renaissance palaces in Florence. The Strozzi family was one of the reachest family of Florence. We will walk through the courtyard of the palace, a typical “ renaissance courtyard “.
From the Strozzi Palace we will be in few steps at Piazza della Repubblica . What was there before being a square?
After Piazza della Repubblica we walk to Piazza Santa Croce (the square of the Holy Cross ) with its famous Chiesa di Santa Croce ( church of the Holy Cross )
A Walking Tour considers to see the sites from outside
The normal lenght for this private Tour is 3 hours
Num max people tour : 7
Duration: 3.5 hours
Tour Categories: Walking, Architecture, Culture