Free Florence Walking Tour Map -Self Guided Firenze Italy
Free Florence Walking Tour Map -Self Guided Firenze Italy

Free Florence Walking Tour

Location: Florence’s City Center
Cost: Free (optional costs below)
Style: Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour (Self Guided)
Start: Florence Cathedral (Duomo)
End: Ponte Vecchio Bridge
Walking Distance: 1.8 Miles
Time Required: 60 Minutes for walk (with all sights 6 hours)
Fun Scale: 10 out of 10

Overview of Central Florence:

Not only is central Florence the heart of town, but since the 1500s it was also the heart of the Italian Renaissance.  While many of Florence’s neighbors never recovered from plagues and famines, thanks to its river access, powerful military, and ruthless Medici rulers, Florence grew into a European powerhouse in the Age of Enlightenment.  We hope to give you a glimpse of the town’s glory on this free Florence walking tour.

Free Florence Walking Tour:

1. Florence Cathedral (Duomo):

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Free Paris Walking Tour Map - Latin Quarter & Notre Dame

About The Duomo: Through the Middle Ages Florence was a fierce competitor to Siena and even to this day they compete for tourists.  Each of the cities has its selling points as Florence is a booming Renaissance metropolis filled with amazing works of art, while Siena feels like it’s smaller little brother a little more frozen in Medieval times.

We love visiting Florence as a day trip from Siena to see their contracts which will help you love Tuscany even more.  While Siena never modernized after plagues and famine that crushed the population in the late-1300s, Florence came back strong thanks to its river access and military might to rule the Renaissance.  On a day trip from Siena to Florence, you can see work by some of Europes best master sculptors, climb the most impressive cathedral dome in Italy, stroll the river, sample Florentine cuisine, and take in one of Europes best sunsets,

Getting Here: It will take you about 1 hour to drive, 1 hour and 15 minutes by express bus, or 1.5-2 hours by train.  The express buses run late into the evening and are much closer than the train station which makes it a great option.  Rating As A Day Trip From Siena: 10 out of 10.

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