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.
What you get with this tour
What you will see on this tour
- Filippo Brunelleschi's Dome
- Baptistry Doors
- Florentine Gelato
- Piazza della Signoria
- Leather Market
- Bronze Boar
- Orsanmichele Church
- Dante's District
- Dante's Church
- 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
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
At the big statue in San Marco Square. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.
What to bring?
Bring a little cash with you, for gelato and trippa (if you dare!). Since this is a walking tour, you'll need comfortable shoes. Avoid bringing large bags, both the Uffizi and Accademia require you to check them.
Q: Do we get to go inside the Duomo?
A: This tour includes a visit to the outside of the Cathedral and a chance to see the Baptistry Doors. It does not go inside. We want to make sure we cover as many sights as possible in a day and consider the Duomo to be far more magnificent from the outside. If you wish to climb the dome, we do offer a Florence Highlights Tour that proved tickets to do so.
Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Bring a little cash with you, just in case you want to stop for gelato (not included in the tour price). Since this is a walking tour, you'll need comfortable shoes. Avoid bringing large bags, the Accademia requires you to check them.
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Florence walking tour with statue of David
Great 3 hour tour of Florence. Got a better sense of the city and was able to skip the line at the Accademia to see the real Statue of David and other sculptures. I enjoyed the tour and would book through the Roman Guy again.
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Took the guided tour with Alessandra around Florence, she was well informed on the history of Florence and knew a lot about the gothic paintings that we saw. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing Florence with her, she was easy to listen to and took her time on the tour. We just love tours with The Roman Guy!
What a wonderful experience we had using the Roman guy tours.....we had a great tour in Rome the day prior, and then our guide Francesca did a WONDERFUL job in Florence......she is from Florence and was very proud of her city. She showed us many of the sites there, and gave us numerous tips for our next trip there as well...We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and can't wait to get back to Florence.......HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Roman Guy Tours!!!