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The historic and happening Oltrarno, which sits on the opposite side of the Arno River from the Duomo, the Uffizi, and the Accademia, is one of Florence’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Home to the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, the quarter is also known for its artisan workshops, restaurants and wine bars, and nightlife.

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Craftsmen Workshop Tour in Florence

Craftsmen Workshop Tour in Florence

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Discover Florence’s thriving craft scene on a half-day insider’s tour of the places and people that are carrying on artistic traditions passed through the centuries. Visit the private workshops of local leather workers, goldsmiths, paper makers and more to watch these skilled artisans practicing their crafts. Learn about the traditional methods that have made Florentine goods highly sought after since the 13th century, and have a chance to purchase unique handmade items straight from the source.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$142.00
per group
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$142.00
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Off the beathen path Florence walking tour

Off the beathen path Florence walking tour

With its iconic Renaissance masterpieces and stunning architecture, Florence is rightly one of the most-visited cities in Italy. But to avoid the crowds, seek out some of the city’s hidden gems with our tour. Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence. This is a quieter part of the tourist-heavy city. Tour the labyrinthine streets around Palazzo Pitti where you will find a wealth of tiny artisan shops, from shoemakers, goldsmiths, and leather bookbinders, to shops for ceramics and inlaid stones. If you are truly inspired, learn the craft of shoemaking as an apprentice at the Stefano Bemer shoe atelier. A short distance away from the impressive Piazza Pitti, you will visit some of the extraordinary workshops and admire local artisans at work in San Frediano district
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.77
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$132.77
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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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Check off the best bits of Italy’s Renaissance capital on this comprehensive walking tour of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.46
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$95.46
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Florence Sunset Wine Tour

Florence Sunset Wine Tour

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Experience the magic of a Tuscan sunset in Florence with a traditional Italian aperitivo on this evening tour. Soak up the atmosphere of the Renaissance capital after dark as you follow your guide on a walking tour around the historic center and the districts of Oltrarno and San Frediano. Admire illuminated landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito church, and the Duomo as you explore the city, and stop along the way to sip Chianti wine and nibble on delicious Tuscan ‘crostini’.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.40
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$70.40
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

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With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltrarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$357.97
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$357.97
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Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour

Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour

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Tuscany is renowned for its cuisine, but to really understand Italian food, you need to do more than just eat it. This immersive tour offers the chance to sample Tuscan delicacies at Florence’s historic bottegas, shop for local ingredients, and learn to make traditional dishes such as gnocchi, cannelloni, and risotto during an expert-led cooking class; and tuck into a delicious homemade lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.79
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$177.79
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The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

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Savor the tastes of Florence's Oltrarno district with this 4-hour food walking tour. Walk through a neighborhood with a Bohemian vibe, stopping at 9 places to sample locally-made food and wine, and learn how to make biscotti (Tuscan cookies).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.85
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$97.85
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Evening Food Tour of Florence

Evening Food Tour of Florence

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Get to know Florence’s beer and brewery scene on this walking tour that includes beer and food tastings. In the Oltrarno quarter on the south side of the River Arno, visit local pubs where you’ll taste four different styles of Italian craft beer. Each is paired with a food sample. This is a great way to experience a different side of Italian culinary culture with a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.27
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$94.27
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Sunset Walking Tour

Sunset Walking Tour

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Florence is one of the most crowded touristic cities, but only in some specific areas. With your pocket guide you risk to spend your day in masses of people, probably loosing the best what the city has to offer. Participating at this tour will give you an opportunity to see Florence with the eyes of the insider. We will give you many useful tips about local life, food and drinks. Don’t loose your chance to follow the unbeaten tracks that remain secret to the most. Our walking tour of Florence starts in the middle of piazza S.Maria Novella; the tour will be guided in english and spanish. Our guides are all licensed!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6.63
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$6.63
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Private Renaissance Discovery Tour of Florence

Private Renaissance Discovery Tour of Florence

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Discover Florence’s artistic and architectural treasures with the help of a local expert on this private, 3-hour walking tour. Wander through a labyrinth of winding medieval streets as you learn the legends behind famous landmarks like the Palazzo Vecchio, Vasari Corridor, and the Duomo Cathedral. Set your own pace and take advantage of personalized attention from your guide for a fascinating introduction to the birthplace of the Renaissance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.82
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$208.82
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Best of Florence: Half, 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Florence: Half, 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

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If you’re visiting Florence for the first time, opt for a personalised experience of the Tuscan city on a private 1- or 2-day tour that allows you to customize your itinerary according to your interests. You can choose between getting skip-the-line entry to the Academia Gallery; ascending to the top of Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori); taking a boat along the River Arno; and many more activities. Plus, a guide takes care of reservations and tickets so that you don’t have to. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$538.14
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$538.14
per group
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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and Michelangelo’s David

Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and Michelangelo’s David

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Skip the long lines with reserved tickets to see Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze. Embark on a 1-hour tour led by an art historian with a small group of just 15 other travelers. Entrance ticket not included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.53
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$83.53
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Florence: Top Private Classic Walking Tour

Florence: Top Private Classic Walking Tour

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Explore Florence on foot with the benefit of guided commentary on this walking tour. Spend just a few hours getting acquainted with the ancient city, listening to your guide talk about the history, culture, art, and architecture as you visit some of the most famous sights. Stops include the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza della Repubblica, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, and others.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.37
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$149.37
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Private Tour Around Local Handcrafts

Private Tour Around Local Handcrafts

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Beyond fine art, Florence is known for its rich artisan heritage. Discover how local artisans are keeping this tradition alive on a private handcraft tour that gives new meaning to the phrase ‘Made in Italy.’ Depending on your interests, visit workshops specializing in leather, jewelry, paper, furniture, watches, and other Florentine goods that have been made by hand for centuries using time-honored methods.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.15
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$199.15
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Independent Rome Day Trip to Florence: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Independent Rome Day Trip to Florence: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Hop on the train in Rome and enjoy an independent journey through the Italian countryside. Once you arrive in Florence your local host will be ready and waiting to show you all the highlights of their city. From the city’s political hub to the beautiful Ponte Vecchio bridge. Stroll through the lively old town and take in the charming architecture. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, Florence’s most popular landmark. Marvel at its beauty and if you are feeling active, climb to the top for a picture-perfect view of the city. Now it is time to discover some hidden medieval gems! Follow your new friend to some well-preserved historical buildings full of history. Plus visit a special tower that has survived a civil war, or two! Continue your interesting chat with your new friend over antipasto and wine! Discover where the Florentines have lunch and feel like one of them. Take in the local vibes and friendly atmosphere while you continue learning about Florence’s culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.15
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$186.15
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Florence Street Art & Food

Florence Street Art & Food

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See Florence off-the-beaten-path and discover the New Florentine Renaissance: the Street Art that you see in the streets, on the walls and the signs around the city center. This is not the classic Florence walking tour: come with us to the Oltrarno, on the other side of the Arno river, and experience the real Firenze, its street food, wine windows and street art. We will mix art with food which, when in Florence, are always a perfect match, and learn about the Oltrarno and its artists. The Street Art & Food tour will last about 3 hours and, after 5 food stops, we are sure you will be satisfied.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.22
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$137.22

Sidecar tour in Florence and Chianti with wine tasting and lunch

Sidecar tour in Florence and Chianti with wine tasting and lunch

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This option is for wine lovers. With 45 minutes ride we’ll get to the Chianti area and meet one of our favourite winemaker. We’ll visit the winery, the vineyards, the cellar and then we’ll have a tasting and/or Tuscan lunch. Don’t worry, you can drink as much as you want, we’ll be driving! The sidecar experience will give you the chance to take picture (and short movie!) on the most beautiful landscape in the world, the Chianti, and to visit a couple of Medieval small town where the time seems to be stopped in XV century…
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$237.46
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$237.46
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Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

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Soak up the evening light in Florence during a private sunset walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. With its Renaissance treasures and beautiful architecture, Florence is always lovely but takes on an even more romantic glow as the sun goes down and famous attractions like Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio become illuminated.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$288.19
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$288.19
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Private Florence Wine Tour

Private Florence Wine Tour

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Drink in the most picturesque sights in Florence while sipping authentic Chianti on this private wine tour through the cradle of the Renaissance. Learn about the city’s long and artistic history from an expert guide as you walk past famous landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace, plus the uncrowded districts of Oltarno, Santo Spirito, and San Frediano. Enhance the journey with stops at several wine bars and cellars to taste Tuscan wines along with typical Italian snacks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.75
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$220.75
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Guided Early Morning Walking Tour of Florence

Guided Early Morning Walking Tour of Florence

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Would you like to see Florence when you wake up? This is the tour for you! A pair of comfortable shoes, a water bottle and you will be ready for a dynamic and healthy walk of about two hours in the silence of the early morning with few people around and without traffic noise. We will start from the historic centre and through the southern hill we will reach one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city: Piazzale Michelangelo which, with a bronze replic of David in the centre, dominates Florence. An unmissable opportunity to admire Florence and its monuments from above: the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Museum, the Duomo and its Dome, Piazza della Signoria and many other places for which we will not fail to tell you the history and a little of anecdotes. The photos you take with the light and colours that only early morning can give you will remain as a unique testimony of your trip to Florence!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5.97
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$5.97
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Private Florence Walking Tour

Private Florence Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the arts and crafts of Florence with this half-day, art-focused tour. With a guide in the lead, you'll stop by artisan workshops you may not otherwise find on your own. Make your way around the Oltrarno neighborhood with insightful guided commentary teaching you about the area's culture and history. You'll also stop by the historic Medici residence, Pitti Palace.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.16
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$149.16
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Florence for beginners - best walking tour

Florence for beginners - best walking tour

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Get the perfect introduction to Florence with this small-group walking tour around the historical streets and piazzas. Aimed at Florence beginners (aka first-time visitors) to the city, the tour showcases the must-see sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, and more. Enjoy guided commentary about Florence, and make the most of greater interaction with your guide in a small group of just eight people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.30
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$88.30
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Master Craftsman shops and Michelangelo experience, small group tour

Master Craftsman shops and Michelangelo experience, small group tour

Walking Tour in the Oltrarno to discover the artisans' workshops and Michelangelo's Crucifix in Santo Spirito. Please note that this tour will start with a minimum of 2 participants. An irresistible tour that you won’t want to miss, where you will meet with people who still embody the true Florentine character between fantasy and genius, intuition and originality. The tour begins in the spectacular Piazza Pitti, from which you will be able to assist at the creation of the famous marbled Florentine paper of a long-standing tradition that is used in a vast variety of designs and colors. Afterwards we will proceed to a unique Florentine mosaic workshop and learn about this technique. Our exploration leads us then to the charming and picturesque Piazza Santo Spirito. We will enter the beautiful Church of Santo Spirito where we will admire a crucifix, carved by Michelangelo. After fully enjoying this masterpiece, we will top this experience with a final stop at a workshop of a craftsman.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.86
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$112.86

Tastes of Florence Food & Wine Tour

Tastes of Florence Food & Wine Tour

You can eat your way through Florence's city center on this most extensive walking food and wine tour in the city!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.02
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$173.02
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Oltrarno tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Oltrarno can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Oltrarno 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Oltrarno costs USD 5.97. Guided Oltrarno tours start around USD 5.97 per person.
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