With this unusual walking tour in the heart of Florence you will discover the origins of the street names of the historic centre. Led by our expert guide you will eXPerience a fun and inspiring way to learn the secrets about the history of Florence and its eternal treasures.
Florence is a city full of details and hidden secrets, and as such can only truly be appreciated by foot.This walking tour focuses in particular on the names of the city’s streets and numerous alleys, and on the way in which they have been changed over the centuries. Visitors often ask about the origin of the name of the places they visit: this Florence tour represents the best opportunity to satisfy this curiosity.
A professional guide will take you to discover the narrow streets of the centre, through this alternative tour that you will show, from a completely different point of view, places you thought you already knew.
Exploring the heart of Florence you will discover the history, anecdotes and everything that characterizes this magical city: discover a little alley means to analyze its name, to understand its origins, admire the surrounding buildings and learn about its habitants... An informative and unique eXPerience, but that does not neglect the most enjoyable aspects!
Our walking tour begins in the centre of Florence, in Piazza della Repubblica, the ancient public square, the heart of the Roman bisectors. We will continue passing by Via dei Calzaioli, Via del Corso and the characteristic Dantesque district, looking for traces of the medieval city and the verses of the Divine Comedy.
Then, we will head to the Palazzo Vecchio and, finally, you will be able to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce (Holy Cross), where the magnificent Franciscan church will welcome with its history and traditions. Do not forget to admire the square in front (Piazza Santa Croce) that can transform into theater and playground for the Calcio Fiorentino (an “historic Florentine football”, dating back to the 16th century).
Join this magical journey back in time that will satisfy your curiosity about the history and traditions of Florence, starting from the streets and squares that have made this city one of the most desired and coveted travel destination in the world.
If you are interested in this kind of tour, you might also affect the Guided Tour of Villa Bardini in Florence.
Instead, If you want to learn more about the history of Florence, we recommend the Tour of Florence in the footsteps of the Medici family or the Tour of Florence discovering Galileo Galilei and his Science!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and wear sunglasses and a sun hat in the summer months.
Also, appropriate clothing is required for the entrance to museums and places of worship.