Free Walking Tours Florence

This major town in the heart of Italy is a popular travel destination for both locals and tourists. The bustling, exciting, and picturesque city is one of the few in Italy that is free of tourist traps and money-grabbing attractions. The residents of Tuscany are friendly, humble, and eager to show you around.

The city is also known for its medieval and Renaissance art, including Michelangelo’s famous masterpiece, the David. There is so much to be seen in this beautiful city that it can feel overwhelming! So joining a free walking tour is by far the smartest way to see all the essentials in the shortest time!

What are your Free Tour options in Florence?

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Which are the Best Free Tours in Florence?

Italy is a tourist paradise. Enjoy the best Free Tours in Florence with an English speaking guide; most depart several times a day and are compatible with other excursions and tours.

These are the top highlights of Florence you absolutely must visit on an essential free tour:

  • The superb Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a symbol of Florence’s unrivaled power during the 13th and 14th centuries.
  • The curiously shaped Baptistery of San Giovanni.
  • El romántico Ponte Vecchio, donde puedes tomar maravillosas fotografías del Palazzo Vecchio.
  • The fascinating Pitti Palace, the regal residence of the Medici family.

Additionally, we invite you to discover why Florence’s skyline is like no other. Standing on top of Piazzale Michelangelo, you can overlook the whole city in its magnificent entirety. For more stunning panoramic views, tourists can also pay a ticket to walk up Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo and take in some of the most fantastic views of the area.

Florence is also a worldwide mecca for art enthusiasts. Be amazed at the massive Uffizi, visit the original statue of David showcased at the Accademia Gallery, and spend at least two or three days perusing around the many world-class museums and art boutiques that you will find on every street.

After so much walking, boost your energy indulging in Tuscan pasta dishes and gelato. Or join a Food Tour for a complete culinary experience guided by a local.

And what about the nights? Once the sun sets, a new magical Florence emerges from the shadows. To explore all the mysteries kept by this ancient town, we recommend booking a Free Myths and Legends tour around Florence. Walking along centuries-old cobbled streets, you will discover the esoteric meaning of many buildings, learn shocking historical facts, and understand many secrets behind Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpieces.

Book today the free tour of your preference to discover Renaissance Florence or a more alternative Florence. Your guide will also give you useful advice to continue your adventure with excursions to Naples, Palermo, Pisa or Milan!

More Free Tours in Florence

Since many of the attractions in Florence are located in the city centre, walking tours are a perfect way to see it all in a short amount of time. Check out some of the free walking tours that are available throughout the year, and enjoy everything that Florence has to offer free of charge!

Free Walking Florence

This 2,5 hours long tour takes you from Piazza Santa Maria Novella, through the narrow streets of the historic center, to Piazza Santa Croce, where the tour ends. It’s an essential walk that will let you admire the main monuments of Florence in a short time, while you listen to stories about the Medici family and all the artists of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo.

Florence Free Tour

The guides promoting this tour promise you’ll see Florence from a completely different standpoint, and learn to decipher Renaissance architecture and statues by yourself. It’s an easy-going introduction to the main sights of Florence, perfect either for beginners and experts, from children to seniors. You will listen to entertaining stories and understand why this city became the cradle of the Renaissance and changed global history.

Free Walking Tour Florence at Sunset

Enjoy seeing the sunset in the city of art, music and Tuscany as you wander along the streets of Florence with official local guides. You will discover a shade of orange as the sun goes down beneath the Cathedral of Florence, Piazza del Duomo and many other important landmarks. This tour starts at 6 pm and it’s perfect for hot days of summer in Florence!

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!