Florence City Walking Tour with Statue of David

Also visit the Ponte Vecchio, Florence Duomo and Piazza della Signoria

Lines at the Accademia Gallery can get lengthy. Luckily on this skip the line tour, you can see Michelangelo's David without the lines. On this tour, visit the Accademia Gallery, Florence Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.

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While this is a walking tour, there are no hills.

3 h
max 16
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1 Accademia
2 Duomo
3 Filippo Brunelleschi's Dome
4 Baptistry Doors
5 Florentine Gelato
6 Piazza della Signoria
7 Leather Market
8 Bronze Boar
9 Lampredotto/Trippa
10 Orsanmichele Church
11 Dante's District
12 Dante's Church
13 Ponte Vecchio

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Statue of David
Leather Market
Accademia Gallery
Duomo Exterior
Dante's District
Ponte Vecchio

Discover the best of Tuscany's capital city, including the David statue, on a guided Florence walking tour. This is your chance to see the lasting legacy of Dante, the Medici family, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Leonardo Da Vinci's lasting legacy on Florence. Under the guidance of an English-speaking guide, visit to the Accademia Gallery, Florence Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. This 3-hour tour includes:

  • - Skip the line Accademia tickets
  • - A walking tour of Florence
  • - A Maximum group size of 16
  • - A professional English-speaking guide

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Visit the Accademia Gallery

This Galleria dell'Accademia is home to one of the most celebrated statues in existence: the David. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was the only artist in Florence willing to work with this block of white marble, and he turned it into a masterpiece! Right behind the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery is the most visited museum in Florence. This means that long lines are usually par for the course. Luckily, we reserve your skip the line Accademia tickets ahead of time. This means, that the only line you will stand in is a short security line.

Short delays at the security check may occur during the busiest months, June and July. However, our team of experts works to prevent delays as much as possible.

The Duomo of Florence - Exterior

This iconic Duomo is Florence's most recognized landmark. Florence's cathedral towers over the city, the cathedral is topped by a magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. From outside the Duomo cathedral, learn about the amazing piece of architecture, and get a look at the famed bronze Baptistry Doors. 

Florentine Gelato

One Florentine man changed the dessert habits of Italy for the better. His name was Bernardo Buontalenti, and because of him, gelato was born. On this Florence walking tour, we pass by one of the best gelato shops in Florence. You're welcome to stop and buy one or take note of where the shop is for later on.

Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Filled with statues, fountains and beautiful architecture, Piazza della Signoria is the historical and emotional heart of Florence. The most prominent feature of the piazza is Florence’s town hall, the Palazzo Vecchio. Note the Loggia dei lanzi, the beautiful exterior corridors of the Uffizi Museum, as walk by and learn about the Medici Family’s impact on the history of Florence.

Dante's District and Church

If you're a fan of the Divine Poet, the next stop on the itinerary is not to be missed. See the outside of the house he grew up in, which now operates as a museum. Plus, see the little church of Santa Margherita. It's said that this is where Dante and Beatrice fell in love. Dante writes of Beatrice in his most famous work, "The Divine Comedy". Beatrice is buried in the church where a marker commemorates her life. 

The Old Bridge

Ponte Vecchio means “Old Bridge” in Italian. Shops have lined the famed Ponte Vecchio since the 13th century. Originally, there were many types of shops, including fishmongers, butchers and tanners. These shops caused such a great stench in the area, that in 1593 Ferdinand I de’ Medici proclaimed that only jewelers were allowed to ply their trade on the bridge.

After you visit the bridge, stroll to the Piazza San Marco and say arrivederci to your guide and group. If you've worked up an appetite, remember to ask your guide where to eat and drink in Florence, as locals they know tons of spots to try out.

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