Walking Florence: 3-hours guided walking tour to Piazzale Michelangelo
This walk starts in the heart of the city, at the Baptistery, and goes as far as the "Gate of Paradise" of San Miniato al Monte Church.
Meet the guide in front of the Baptistery, with its large gilded bronze doors decorated with scenes from the Old and New Testament. This octagonal building is entirely covered, inside and outside, with geometric decorations, mostly made with marble from the ruins of the ancient Roman "Florentia".
The next stop will be Orsanmichele, the most important church in Florence dedicated to an angel. A unique building that is also a monument to the ancient corporations that governed productive activities during the Middle Ages. Here the Archangel Michael is the pillar that supports the entire construction and protects the city and its people.
We will continue along the Arno river and cross the ancient medieval walls of Florence to the door of San Miniato. From here we will begin to climb the hill.
After a brief stop at the Rose Garden with Folon sculptures, we will reach the church of San Miniato al Monte and its "Porta del Paradiso". Mysteries and symbols inhabit this sacred space, built following the heavenly rules and connections. We will enter a space where time and death lose their power, as we can read in the inscription on the inlaid marble carpet. A space where Christian, pagan, Islamic and Oriental art are living together in a dimension that took shape a thousand years ago and still exists.
- Guided walking tour through the center of the city
- Headphones for groups larger than 7 people
- Professional and certified Tour Guide;
- Small groups (max 15 participants).
Meeting point: Under San Zanobi's Column in Cathedral's Square at 8.50 am.
Start: 9.00 am
Last: 3 hours
If the customer cancels at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, he'll receive a 100% refund.
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.