Florence's dome: "high above the skies, wide to cover all Tuscan people with its shadow" The Piggy Market - or as locals would call it, Il Mercato del Porcellino – will be our starting point, a central hub that has been there for centuries when Florence was famous across Europe for the quality of its embroidered silk and wool items. Piazza della Repubblica, Florence’s very heart showcases instead the different layers of the historical centre with many secrets to be revealed, from the Roman Age to the splendour of the Renaissance. Still today it is one of those places where people meet at any time of the day, Eli loves referring to it as Florence’s bellybutton! As we continue our walk we’ll unveil the secrets about the construction of the magnificent Cathedral or Duomo, overlapping a century and half, made possible by the vision of the city government and the generosity of the local families and guilds. To name one above all, the Medicis, that inspired books movies and lately a tv series.
Born and bred in Tuscany, like the majority of the locals she is very blunt! After working in tourism for several years she found her true vocation in being a tour guide, she often says "it's the only job that I could do for 18 years or more" She is very energetic and curious, loves meeting and interacting with different people as well as travelling the world. She has a very strong voice as she sang during her high school years and that's when the passion for opera started. Still there is something she can't resist too ... sweets and particularly gelato, something she would enjoy with her guests after a tour!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Florence with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Florence. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Faith 🏴🌅 M.
30 May 2021
A lovely tour with so much to see and learn about..... Fab!
Christine (Medicine Hat, Alberta) D.
30 May 2021
Excellent! We were literally in Florence 5 years TO THE DAY of Eli’s tour. So wonderful to experience it once again with a guide that is so well versed in the city!
29 May 2021
Great tour in a very busy Firenze.
29 May 2021
would be interesting to visit INTERIOR of a building or parts of the Duomo
29 May 2021