3- 4 hours sightseeing tour by comfortable a/c M.B. sedan or van, the most comfortable way to visit in and around the medieval city. We start to stop on top of the enchanting “Piazzale Michelangelo” hill, one of the most beautiful and famous panoramic view above Florence. In the centre of the square we can admire the XVIIIIC bronze copy, of the original DAVID by MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI. The original is inside the Academy Gallery, San Marco.

The Poggi architect designed the square as well a kind of gift, to the Florentines, from the city hall.
The view is really gorgeous, from the square you can understand very well the location of the walled historical centre, the medieval FLORENTIA, setting down the Arno valley. The Arno river divide the city in two banks: the Left or Oltrarno, and the Right, where the Roman founded Florentia.

Left the square we drive back down the walled historical centre of Florence, to enjoy the most interesting masterpieces, to discover the Oltrarno (the left bank of the Arno river), the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Garden, driving around the medieval Borghi of San Frediano and Santo Spirito. We cross the river to reach the right bank, Santa Croce, San Marco, San Lorenzo, Santa Maria Novella, Duomo square and Signoria square.


We do one stop in the exact centre of the city: Piazza della Repubblica. This square was the Roman Forum, in the centre of the square there is the Colonna dell’Abbondanza, XVC, on top one statue by Donatello. The column sign the meeting point between the DECUMANO and the CARDUS, the ideals lines to link the North to South and East to West. Around the Decumano and the Cardo the Roman built the first fortification and the four gates of the ancient FLORENTIA.

On our shoulders the religious centre: the main religious centre, Duomo square and San Giovanni square, the XIIIC Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the 4th largest in the world, and the VIIIC San Giovanni Baptistery.


From the square we go straight to the Ponte Vecchio, but first we visit the political centre of the city, today a kind of live museum: Signoria Square. The XIIIC Palazzo Vecchio, still today the city hall. In front to the entrance of the Palace, the original spot of the statue of David, the masterpieces by Michelangelo. Today, the original statue replaced by a white marble copy. Linked to the Palace, the Uffizi Gallery museum, the named XIVC Loggia dei Lanzi or dell’Orcagna or della Signoria. Under the open Loggia same famous statues: Cellini’s Perseus, the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna, Hercules and the Centaur by Giambologna and six Classic Roman statues brought from Rome.

After our short city tour you will be able to walk around the city by yourself.



3 hours walking tour inside the ancient city centre, the area around Duomo square, the Signoria square and the Ponte Vecchio to see the wonderful Romanesque and gothic churches, the charming historical Renaissance palaces and private residence.




Tuscany tour operator           |          Tuscany guided tours           |          Private excursion           |          Italian tour operator partner