This “talk about” tour will walk you through the city, highlighting sights and history that is often missed or passed over by the average tourist. Sure you can stand in line at the Duomo and again to see Michelangelo’s David but on the way why not see the Petrified Woman or one of the world’s oldest pharmacies?
Your download will also include a printable PDF map created specifically for this tour.
- Purchasing tickets at the train station
- Santa Maria Novella
- Piazza Santa Maria Novella
- Gothic architecture; what is it?
- One of the world’s oldest pharmacies
- A great little wine store; Vini e Delizie
- The Petrified Woman of Florence
- Pass by the Duomo
- An interesting place to grab some Gelato
- The history of Dante and his home
- Dante’s Church and true love’s tomb
- Piazza Signoria; Pallazzo Vecchio, Loggia, Michelangelo’s David
- Where to get tickets for the Uffizi Gallery
- The Ponte Vecchio (old bridge)
- The lover’s locks
- Suggestions on other off the beaten path attractions to check out.
By purchasing this audio guide you can easily download the entire album of tracks to your MP3 player or ipod and explore the city at your own pace. There’s no need to follow a group or pay outlandish prices to have someone dictate how long you can linger and enjoy the sights. The low cost of this downloadable tour, which can be shared with others in your family, ensures you have more money to spend on a wonderful Italian dinner or superb bottle of wine. We believe enjoying your time in Florence means going at your own pace, understanding the rich history behind what your looking at and saving your money for the extras that make Europe great. Be aware that while this tour takes you by the Duomo we won’t actually be discussing the history of the Basilica. If you’re interested our other tour of Florence, Essential Florence, does go into great detail about the Religious Center of Florence as well as Piazza Signoria, another stop on this tour. Essential Florence would be a great companion piece to this tour.
Please be aware that we at noambit pride ourselves on giving you real advice from real travelers. For this reason our tours are not narrated by professional actors reading a script in some studio far removed from the experience they talk about. Each and every one of our tours is written ,read and created by the travel passionate editors of noambit, Ryan Sexton and myself, Chris Cook.
Audio : 38 Minutes
Tour Duration: 2-3 hours
Distance Traveled: 1.5 Miles / 2.4 Kilometers
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