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Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

1. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

2. Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

Meet your professional kid-friendly guide in Piazza Santa Croce (below the statue of Dante) and start a marvelous 2.5-hour experience through the streets and squares of Florence. Your guide will tell you secrets and interesting stories of the Renaissance. You will be visiting the city center from Piazza Santa Croce to Ponte Vecchio bridge without missing the beautiful Loggia in Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo from outside, the area of the Uffizi Gallery and then Palazzo Vecchio the center of the Government of Florence. The tour will then end with Piazza della Repubblica, St. Lorenzo Market and the Porcellino. Your guide will play games, activities, scavenger hunts and will entertain and engage the whole family!

The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

3. The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

Florence is a city full of highlights and hidden gems, everywhere you walk has a story and a famous mastermind behind it. While this might sound interesting to you, what if you are traveling with your whole family? This family-friendly tour is the perfect solution. A friendly local guide is ready to take you and your family to see the best their city has to offer and they know the perfect ways to keep everyone entertained, especially your kids.  Start off at the perfect place to see the mix of highlights and hidden gems, the center and heart of Florence, Piazza della Repubblica. The place where everything started and where you’ll get an introduction into how Florence became the powerful center of the Renaissance. Then discover the pride of Florence, its beautiful cathedral with its dome that rises high, dominating the view of the city. Climb up the cathedral and enjoy a picture perfect view of Florence or wander through the museum inside, your friendly local can arrange everything you wish to visit and see.  Here’s the kid’s favorite part: a gelato stop. Try the best gelato in town while you immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere and conversation. Once their sweet tooth is satisfied, go on a fun paper decorating demonstration and get crafty. Afterwards, learn how a market got turned into a church and visit the Fontana del Porcellino. Then, head to Piazza della Signora, a hotspot for political events in Florence for centuries. For the last stop of the tour, head to Ponte Vecchio.

Florence through the eyes of a child

4. Florence through the eyes of a child

Discover the city of Florence on a walking tour perfect for children and the whole family. Learn the city's history, how it was born, and local life while seeing the streets, palaces, churches, city walls, and more. Benefit from a tour designed with young learners in mind. Walking through the city, spot the Cathedral and its dome, designed by the great architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Then, visit the city square Piazza della Repubblica where you will discover the ancient center of the city and the Porcellino Market. Then, walk to the city hall, Palazzo Vecchio, and visit the lively Piazza della Signoria where the legends and myths of Perseus, Neptune, David, and Hercules will be told. Later, reach the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Hear all the fun mysteries, myths, and legends of the area as you near the end of your journey.  

Florence: Eat & Go Florentine Street Food Walking Tour

5. Florence: Eat & Go Florentine Street Food Walking Tour

Explore the fantastic world of popular gastronomy along the streets of Florence. Get to know the city and its local people through getting to know the local cuisine. Eat and go at four different stops on this guided walking tour. Enjoy snacks and tastings of schiacciate (flatbread) with ham, salami, and others to the first courses of the season. Walk to iconic foodie spots including the Market of Sant'Ambrogio and try classics like lampredotto (dish with cow meat), ribollita (bread soup), cantuccini (almond biscuits), and Vin Santo (sweet dessert wine).

Florence Food Tour with All’Antico Vinaio skip the line

6. Florence Food Tour with All’Antico Vinaio skip the line

Experience the tastes and aromas of Tuscany on this guided walking tour in Florence. Uncover curiosities and hidden corners that only Florentines know while trying a variety of food and drinks. Stroll through a local market and enjoy skip-the-line access to the All’Antico Vinaio sandwich shop. Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office and begin your tour from the heart of the city. Begin your gastronomic journey the Italian way, with a “caffè al bancone” (coffee at the counter) and a sweet local pastry.  Listen to historical anecdotes on the way to the Renaissance Loggia del Pesce fish market. Walk through the vibrant Sant’Ambrogio district and stop at an ancient market. Follow your guide through the market and watch as locals buy fresh meat, fish, cheese, fruits and vegetables. Try a variety of mouth-watering Tuscan food and Chianti wine. After leaving the Market, continue to a wine shop to try two Tuscan wines. Pass through narrow, charming streets on your way to where Michelangelo lived. Head to the Piazza Santa Croce square. Have the unique opportunity to taste the most renowned Schiacciata sandwich in the world, with skip-the-line entry to the famous sandwich shop All’Antico Vinaio. Make your way to Piazza Signoria with its magnificent statues with a stop for more Chianti before returning to your starting point. Finish your tour with a sweet surprise.

Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral

7. Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral

Florence is literally dotted with ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS and WORKS OF ART. On our tour, you will admire firsthand the sites and monuments that have made Florence one of the most visited destinations in the world. To start your tour, you will head to REPUBBLICA SQUARE, one of the most elegant and historically important “piazzas” in Florence, overflowing with refined cafés and luxury shopping. Follow your guide through the characteristic streets and picturesque alleys until you reach LOGGIA DEL MERCATO NUOVO, where your guide will demonstrate a symbol of good luck by caressing the nose of the famous PORCELLINO (wild boar) BRONZE STATUE. On this tour, you will learn all sorts of local legends, fascinating stories, and unexpected facts about Florence. Right around the corner, your guide will lead you to the intriguing PONTE VECCHIO - a true icon of the city. This bridge is famous for its exclusive jewelry stores, unique structure, and for being the only bridge spared during the bombings during the Second World War. Then, follow your guide to ACCADEMIA DEI GEORGOFILI and UFFIZI SQUARE, where you will discover the heart of Florence - SIGNORIA SQUARE. This true open-air museum is dominated by the imposing PALAZZO VECCHIO and the magnificent LOGGIA DEI LANZI, home to fascinating statues such as PERSEUS by Cellini and the RAT OF THE SABINE WOMEN by Giambologna. Your journey through Florence will lead to SAN GIOVANNI SQUARE, home of the wonderful FLORENCE CATHEDRAL and BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME, as well as the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower. Continue your tour by visiting the INTERIORS OF THE CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE, saving your time by SKIPPING THE LONG QUEUES at the entrance and taking advantage of your expert guide, who will reveal all the secrets of this immense wealth of art and architecture.

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What people are saying about Mercato del Porcellino

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 893 reviews

Giorgio was a very likeable guide who kindly adapted the tour to include an age appropriate treasure hunt and a stop at the Lego store for my 6 year old upon request. Definitely recommend it!

The driver is friendly and caring! this tour takes you out of the hyper center and the crowds to show you great views and lesser known monuments of Florence. We recommend

Although it started late, it was well worth it As you can see the main sites of the city in a few hours

A good overview of the city and its main buildings, where we wanted to return next.

Definitely recommended. Was simply sensational and great guide Simon.