The historic centre of Florence, capital of Tuscany, is an open-air museum dedicated to the Renaissance. Discover its past with this free tour!
Free Walking Tour of Florence
At the indicated time, the tour meets in Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, not far from the emblematic Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Here, we will start our free tour of Florence, discovering the essence of the historic center of the Tuscan capital.
First it's the Medici Chapels, the burial place of the Medici family, whose fascinating history will be revealed on the tour. Then just around the corner is the San Lorenzo Basilica, one of the main places of worship in the city, which stands in the square of the same name. Ready to explore the colourful stalls of the San Lorenzo Market?
The route then continues towards the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its famous dome by Brunelleschi and the imposing Giotto bell tower. Near the Cathedral, you can also find the Baptistery of San Giovanni, well known for its beautiful exterior. Then it's on to the Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza della Signoria, the beating heart of Florence.
The walking tour then heads to one of the most important cultural landmarks in the city: the Uffizi Gallery. And then we will visit the Arno, the river crossed at its narrowest point by Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence, with a long history behind it dating back to 1218.
The tour then finishes in Piazza Santa Croce, one of the most iconic places in Florence.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide, specialised in the history of Florence.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.
Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Piazza dell'Unità Italiana.