Best of Renaissance and Medieval Florence walking tour
Morning guided walking tour of medieval and renaissance Florence: Medici Chapels,
Basilica of San Lorenzo, Dome complex, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Pitti
The most complete and thrilling guid- ed walking tour starts from the peculiar Central Market zone, characterized by its workshops and multicoloured stalls, where the Medici Chapels, and Basilica di S. Lorenzo, the church of Medici’s Family, are located. In a short time you can reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the Cathedral and its dome by Brunelles- chi, the bell-tower by Giotto, Saint John Baptistery with its Paradise Door. The tour continues by visiting the medieval quar- ters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find Palazzo del Bargello. Not too far, there is Piazza della Signoria, a great “open-air sculpture mu- seum”, overlooked by the imposing Pala- zzo Vecchio. Next to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museum all over the world. Then you proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (Straw market), where the famous Piglet Foun- tain is located. You walk along the street that leads to Ponte Vecchio, the “jewels bridge”. By crossing the bridge, you will reach the wonderful Pitti Palace where our tour ends.
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