Our walking tour of Florence Italy starts at the Santa Maria Novella train station and is the main train station in Florence. Indeed, it’s just a few steps away from the Duomo and the church of Santa Maria Novella.
Walking to the Duomo in Florence, Italy
We start walking from the train station to tour the Duomo, the most famous one in Florence, Italy. The Duomo is one of the most famous churches in the world. After visiting the Duomo inside, we started walking to the Fontana del Porcellino (The fountain of the Boar). There, you can toss a coin in the mouth of the Boar and rub its nose for good luck.
Piazza Della Signoria
After our tour to the Fontana del Porcellino, we are walking to Piazza Della Signoria, the political center of the city of Florence. Here you can see Palazzo Vecchio (City Hall), the replica of the David of Michelangelo, and the Perseus of Cellini.
Florentine Lunch Done Right!
We will stop for a typical Florentine steak for lunch before we visit the Uffizi Gallery. We had the most famous cut of beef “Bistecca Alla Fiorentina”. Indeed, this giant t-bone steak cooked over charcoal is a must-try when visiting Florence.
Visiting the Ponte Vecchio and Boboli Gardens
In the afternoon, our walking tour of Florence Italy, takes us to Ponte Vecchio, the iconic bridge of Florence. In medieval Florence, this bridge was lined with butcher stores. Unfortunately, they used to throw the meat scraps in the Arno river. The Medici Family decided to change the stores to jewelry because of the smell of meat.
After visiting the Ponte Vecchio, we walk to Palazzo Pitti to visit the Giardino Dei Boboli. This garden is the quintessential Renaissance garden with fountains and statues.
Piazzale Michelangelo the Best View in the World!
Later in the day, our walking tour of Florence Italy, continues to Piazzale Michelangelo. There, you can see the entire city and have one of the most beautiful views in the world. Before walking back to the train station, we stop at Santa Croce. There, you can admire the graves of the most famous Italians in history. And last, we end our walking tour of Florence Italy at the San Lorenzo Market for a little snack before walking back to the station.