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Walking Renaissance Initiation Tour (1,30pm)

Your guru: Atahualpa
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  • Florence
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Atahualpa

I'm an authorized tour leader, with official license. I'm also a physicist, immigrant in Europe, astronomer, father of an adolescent girl, world citizen, concerned about the environment, seeker of a healthier life in an increasingly entangled world.

I'm an authorized tour leader, with official license. I'm also a physicist, immigrant in Europe, astronomer, father of an adolescent girl, world citizen, concerned about the environment, seeker of a healthier life in an increasingly entangled world.

About the tour

This walk (the same as the Initiation tour at 10.45 but made backwards) will lead you to the heart of the Renaissance in Florence: from the buildings and works of art visited to its atmosphere and life in 14th and 15th centuries. It is the best way to start your visit to the city, or to get to know the most important sites in the historic center so that you can spot those deserving a thorough visit in the near future. Ideal for getting your bearings and having fun!

Places visited during the walk:

1. Santa Maria Novella square and church.

2. Medici's Chapel, San Lorenzo church and Medici-Riccardi Palace.

3. St. John's Baptistery.

4. Duomo (Cathedral), Giotto's Bell tower.

5. Old Florentine Benedictine Abbey, Bargello Museum.

6. San Firenze square, Santa Croce square and church.

7. Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria.

8. Loggia dei Lanzi, Mercato del Porcellino.

9. Alleyways and hidden squares of medieval Florence.

10. Ponte Vecchio, Vasarian Corridor, Pitti Palace.

For logistical reasons, the tour must be booked at least 12 hours before the starting time. Consider that once reached the maximum number of participants the tour will be closed., so you better book now. Thank you.

You can have a thorough, panoramic view of Florence, its churches, towers and bridges, by joining me in the tour Florence from above:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/5631-florence-from-above-alleys-gardens-and-views

Under specific request -day and time to define- you can get to know the not-so-tourist Florence in the walk The B side of Florence:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/6911-the-b-side-of-florence-high-fashion-history-and-bohemian-life

If you need a specific day or time, do not hesitate to contact me: we could work out a solution. Have already some plan in mind? Get in touch with me and I could give you some useful information. Here or through guideatahualpa@gmail.com

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of Hotel Santa Maria Novella, beside the middle of the square.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 84

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Kendry

19 days ago

Atahualpa es un excelente tour guide. Tanto mi madre, hermana y yo quedamos encantadas con todo lo que nos mostró de Florencia. Se le nota su pasión por la historia, la arquitectura y todo lo relacionado a esta hermosa ciudad. Nos quedamos cortas para describir lo afortunada que nos sentimos de haberlo tenido como guía, ya que siempre fue amable, respondía todas nuestras preguntas, su español excelentísimo y una vibra super positiva.

Por último, tuvimos la suerte de ser las únicas en el tour, lo que nos brindó mayor flexibilidad.

Gracias Atahualpa y hasta una próxima vez en Florencia.

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Mercedes

7 months ago

El tour nos ha gustado mucho, ha sido una pena que al final nuestro día en Florencia haya acabado en lluvia, pero aún así, hemos disfrutado mucho. Atahualpa, las vistas desde el mirador muy buenas y los cánticos gregorianos también y la recomendación de los paninis en All’ Antico Vinaio, para repetir

Muchas gracias

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Mercedes!
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Javiera

7 months ago

Muy buen Guia, nos contó varias anécdotas, respondió nuestras dudas y nos habló de mucha historia

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡ Muchas gracias Javiera!
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Marcela

7 months ago

Nos encantó el tour! Atahualpa es paciente, buenísima onda y está informadísimo.

Nos dio unos tips y recomendaciones 100% recomendado

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡ Muchas gracias Marcela!
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Jennifer

8 months ago

We had a great tour with Atahualpa. We walked most of the city. It happened just to be myself and my friend on the tour which made it even more enjoyable. I'm normally not that into art but he had lots of interesting stories so the tour flew by.

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Response from Atahualpa:

Many thanks Jennifer!
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Cristina

9 months ago

Tour muy enriquecedor, Atahualpa un guía muy recomendable

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Response from Atahualpa:

¡Muchas gracias Cristina!
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