Set on the left bank of the Arno river, Piazzale Michelangelo showcases the bronze replica of Michelangelo's David sculpture and offers the most classic panoramic view of Florence. Locals and travelers love coming here for a spritz or a glass of wine at one of the cafés while they breathe all this beauty in ... at sunset there'll often be a musician providing a live "soundtrack". From here we'll talk a stroll down stopping at the Torre San Niccolo', one of Florence's former city gates, the only one showing the original crenellation and preserved in its full height: its dimension still witnesses how big Florence was in the Middle Ages and how wealthy and powerful it also wanted to appear! Walking along the embankment of the Arno river framed by elegant palazzi, we'll walk to piazza Santa Croce where the largest Franciscan church is to be seen. Many would refer to this building as Florence's Pantheon because like the other two in Rome and in Paris, it became through the centuries the burial site of illustrious personalities. Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Niccolo' Machiavelli and Gioacchino Rossini to name a few.
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 60 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.
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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.
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🇨🇦 Ginny (Kitchener Ontario) E.
31 May 2021
30 May 2021
excellent tour covered a very large area of Florence not normally seen
29 May 2021
29 May 2021
Thank you Eli for your enthusiasm for your city. It was lovely to hear of your plans for the tour. The tour was well paced and had a lot of detail. Unfortunately the focus went a few times but on the whole it was lovely. I remember climbing the hills of Florence when we visited. It was wonderful to see the sights without doing the climb ourselves. Hearing about the soccer games and tournaments on the piazza in front of the cathedral is so foreign to us. The fact that the game has been played in that piazza for centuries is fascinating. It was a great tour. So many interesting features.
29 May 2021
cant get enough of Florence = thanks again for a lovely tour Eli