Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch
- Duration: 13 hours
Lace up your hiking shoes and put your art hat on: you're finally ready for that walking tour of Florence! But why not get a headstart on a few interesting facts your guide might not cover?
Florentine writers such as Dante and Boccaccio were among the first to abandon Latin in favor of Tuscan, which went on to become Italian. Still, Latin's decline was hardly overnight!
Though British by blood, the founder of modern nursing was named for the city of her birth. Her sister was less lucky. Born in Naples, she was given its ancient name - Parthenope!
Florence is home to some of the world's most renowned galleries, including one of the oldest - the Uffizi. The city is reported to hold almost a third of the world's art treasures!
Though the harpsichord was already a popular Renaissance-era instrument, the pianoforte was invented in Florence by Bartolomeo Cristofori, originally from Padua.
Florence's heart is fairly easy to cover by foot and most walking tours clock in at just an hour or two, unless they include tours of the Uffizi or other galleries and museums. If you're concerned about lasting the length of even a short tour, we'd advise you to check the itinerary doesn't include a climb up the Duomo's 463 steps, or uphill to the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Free walking tours are perfect for those visiting on shoestring budgets or simply unsure how much to pay in advance. There is a catch, though! Remember the guides do this for a living so bring some cash and pay what you think it was worth at the end. Otherwise, brace yourself for a guilt-trip!
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It was fully worth it. The guide alexssando ( sorry if I spelt it wrong) was amazing and managaging everyone the group and time made it look so effortless. A day trip to cinque Terre will allow you to visit this amazing places without taking extra day for the trip and in such a cheap price if you have pack schedule in Italy. If you are in Florence and nearby area and want to visit please don't hesitate. I booked at last minute and it was my best decision on my week long Italy trip.
MANOLO OUR TOUR GUIDE IS AMAZING!!!!!! The bus ride was smooth and air conditioned. The multiple options for travel or not to hike or food was perfect for us as we wanted to walk as little as possible in the heat. Bring your swimwear if you want to dip into the water! I can’t talk much about the hike as we opted out, but do OPT IN FOR THE LUNCH! it was great food that’s served fast. Definitely do this tour if you can!
Amazing walking tour through the city. We learned so much about the city and history of Florence that isn't covered by the museums and attractions. Our guide Erica was amazing, filled with passion and knowledga about all things Florence. This is a must do tour upon arriving in Florence to give you a great backdrop of the city and its sights. We left with a new perspective on one of our favorite cities in the world!
There is nothing more pleasing in travelling abroad than when everything turns out well: excellent weather, wonderful tiny little villages, blue sky, warm sea for swimming, calm sea for boating, good fellow passengers and a knowledgeable tour guide. Thank you Gabriel.
Our guide, Rosa, was very friendly and informative. The icecream was very nice, and the view from the top of the dome was excellent.