Walk over Ponte Vecchio to Oltrarno

Art & Culture

Loredana A.

Florence
English (Native), Italian (Native)
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Cross the Ponte Vecchio to one of the coolest neighborhoods in town. Literally meaning “over the Arno,” Oltrarno is the name of the part of town where you’ll find the magnificent Pitti Palace, the beautiful Santo Spirito church, Medieval towers, but also artisan shops, antique dealers, trendy wine bars, and restaurants. Join me as I lead the way, off the usual tourist itinerary, to characteristic streets and squares. Hear curious facts and interesting tales discovering the other side of town.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel or at the Ponte Vecchio

09:00

Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence. Discover how it managed to survive disastrous floods and World War II. Learn how it became a major part of the Grand Duke's plan to avoid assassination.

09:30

Medieval towers, artisan shops

Cross to the other side of town, get a great view of the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio for a great photo opportunity. See Medieval Towers and learn about their construction. Continue to stroll, passing by artisan shops on off-the-beaten-path streets and alleys. Discover the best places for quality souvenirs to take back home.

10:00

Pitti Palace

See the imposing facade of the grand Pitti Palace, the residence of the Medici Grand Dukes. Continue strolling, passing by the Renaissance palace with the typical 16th-century Florentine ornamentation, and hear the story of its scandalous resident.

10:30

Santo Spirito Church

Walk over to the lively Piazza Santo Spirito. Opt for a visit inside Santo Spirito church and see beautiful Renaissance altarpieces in the stunning architecture of Brunelleschi, or walk to the nearby gelateria for some of the best gelato in town. At night this square becomes the center of Florentine nightlife.

Ending Point

Piazza Santo Spirito

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding services.

What‘s not included

Refreshments.

Important Information

I provide tour guiding services and can arrange for local transportation to the city center and back to your cruise port for shore excursions.

The itinerary may include entrance inside a place of worship. Visitors are kindly asked to dress in an appropriate manner with shoulders and knees covered.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$220/ per group

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