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Mercato del Porcellino: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    1. Florence: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with an English-speaking guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

    Well organised. Rosa has excellent knowledge and explained everything with enthusiasm. Very enjoyable.

  • Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    2. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza S. Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on PIazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

    Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind

  • Florence: Walking Tour

    3. Florence: Walking Tour

    Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide.  Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio and the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome at the cathedral, and see the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    4. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

    SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

  • Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    5. Accademia Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    Take a guided walk through the piazzas of Florence's historic center and learn about the city’s fascinating history. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, which has the biggest masonry dome in the world.

    From your guide, hear about the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the oldest building in the city with its splendid Gates of Paradise. Cross the Ponte Vecchio, stopping to admire the tiny jewelry shops that used to be butcher stalls. 

    Continue to Dante's district and then finish the walking tour in the political center of Florence at Piazza della Signoria, home to many original sculptures by Renaissance artists.

    Then, after skipping the long ticket lines, you’ll enter the Accademia gallery. Begin your tour with a visit to the Medici family’s collection of musical instruments. See the most expensive Stradivarius in t...

  • Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    6. Uffizi Gallery: Tour with City Walking Tour

    Take a half-day journey of discovery into one of the world’s most artistic cities. Known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence is a city of unforgettable elegance. During the tour, you'll get to marvel at some of Florence's best-known treasures, including the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. In the company of an expert guide, stroll through handsome squares and see impressive monuments on every corner. Listen to facts and secrets from 2,000 years of Florentine history, and cross the famous Ponte Vecchio Continue your tour with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important art collections in the world. Skip the long ticket lines to enter and discover how the art of painting developed over the centuries. Your guide will explain works by some of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, R...

  • The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

    7. The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

    Florence is a city full of highlights and hidden gems, everywhere you walk has a story and a famous mastermind behind it. While this might sound interesting to you, what if you are traveling with your whole family? This family-friendly tour is the perfect solution. A friendly local guide is ready to take you and your family to see the best their city has to offer and they know the perfect ways to keep everyone entertained, especially your kids.  Start off at the perfect place to see the mix of highlights and hidden gems, the center and heart of Florence, Piazza della Repubblica. The place where everything started and where you’ll get an introduction into how Florence became the powerful center of the Renaissance. Then discover the pride of Florence, its beautiful cathedral with its dome that rises high, dominating the view of the city. Climb up the cathedral and enjoy a picture perfect ...

  • Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

    8. Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral: Tour with Dome Access and City Walking Tour

    Gain insights into the historical treasures of Florence on this guided walking tour. Get a closer view of Michelangelo's David, as well as the landmark of Florence, the Duomo. After meeting your guide, head to the Accademia Gallery. Hear about the purpose of the museum, which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Discover the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and how the museum ended up with its large collection. Learn about the story of David and its creator Michelangelo, and admire this famous sculpture up close.  Next, head to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly known as the Duomo. Admire the priceless treasures of Gothic and Renaissance art as you tour around the inside of the impressive cathedral. Take a moment to appreciate the monument's colossal size and beautiful marble decorations. Climb Brunelleschi's dome and the bell...

  • Florence: Eat & Go Florentine Street Food Walking Tour

    9. Florence: Eat & Go Florentine Street Food Walking Tour

    Explore the fantastic world of popular gastronomy along the streets of Florence. Get to know the city and its local people through getting to know the local cuisine. Eat and go at four different stops on this guided walking tour. Enjoy snacks and tastings of schiacciate (flatbread) with ham, salami, and others to the first courses of the season. Walk to iconic foodie spots including the Market of Sant'Ambrogio and try classics like lampredotto (dish with cow meat), ribollita (bread soup), cantuccini (almond biscuits), and Vin Santo (sweet dessert wine).

  • Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

    10. Florence Classics Private Walking Tour

    Explore the iconic sights of Florence according to your own interests either on a full-day of half-day tailor-made sightseeing tour. A licensed guide will meet you at your hotel, or in front of the monument of Manfredo Fanti at Piazza San Marco, and take you to the attractions that you want to see. See one of the most visited landmarks in Europe at the Duomo, known for its dome by Brunelleschi. See the octagonal baptistery on Piazza del Duomo, and see the slender Campanile by Giotto. Skip the long lines to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's masterpiece statue of David. Enjoy fast track entry to the Uffizi Gallery, and admire works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. Discover wonderful examples of Florentine architecture on Piazza Signoria, and stroll past some of the city's most iconic landmarks, such as the Porcellino bronze fountain of a boar that is said to b...

    My husband and I joined a private tour to Florence. Our guide was most informative regarding the history and day to day living in Italy. Florence was a wonderful experience and a lovely site with so much information and photo opportunities. Definitely the highlight of our visit. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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What people are saying about Mercato del Porcellino

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 849 reviews

Franceso was terrific! Highly recommend this walking tour. Two hours was perfect to know where everything is and learn a bit of history too. We were very lucky to have Franceso .

The tour was very entertaining and entertaining. Our guide was technically extremely competent and knew how to relate the various information to each other.

Very immersive experience with excellent guide that seemed like she was living and breathing Florence. Very much recommended.

Good experience. The guide allows to take some pictures and spend time in the point of interest

Great guide, nice atmosphere with extensive expertise. Great tips for your own activities.