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Florence: Arcetri Urban Hike


Explore Florence's Arcetri hills, an area full of panoramic and cultural sites. Walk in off the beaten path through magnificent Villas and churches

In the morning or at sunset, a tour of great scenic and historical interest around the Florentine hills of the Oltrarno. We will visit scenic and prestigious places such as Pian de Giullari and the hills of Arcetri, admire the famous Villa of Poggio Imperiale, the basilica of San Miniato a Monte, San Leonardo in Arcetri, Forte Belvedere and Costa San Giorgio for a unique tour of the city.  

In the evening version of the tour, we will walk through streets where history meets nature and these magical places will give us magnificent glimpses of Florence illuminated by the evening lights. 

The route starts from Piazza di Santa Maria Sopr'Arno and continues slightly uphill to the Pian de Giullari area, through a scenery dotted with historic residences surrounded by Mediterranean gardens. 

A stop is planned at Piazzale Michelangelo and its famous view of the historic center. It is Florence's most famous panoramic terrace, a must-see destination for tourists visiting the city. We will admire the Renaissance monuments from a different perspective, enjoying views ranging from Brunelleschi's Duomo and Giotto's Tower to Ponte Vecchio, from the Civic Tower to the Arno River

We will continue with an off-the-beaten-path itinerary through magnificent villas, churches and historic parks strolling the ancient medieval streets used since the Middle Ages by pilgrims and merchants to discover hidden corners that tell the story of Florence and those who lived in, such as the Medici and Galileo Galilei.

The highlights in this proposal:

  • See the historical Galieo Galilei Villa
  • The terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo
  • The hill of Arcetri and Forte Belvedere
  • San Miniato church on Monte Abbazia
  • The landscapes from Pian de’ Giullari

The tour will take place on Thursdays from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26 at 9:30 a.m. or at other times upon request.


Prices include

  • Organization
  • Guiding and assistance from professional hiking and nature interpretive guide, L.R. 86/2016 with RCT insurance

Supplemental charges

Anything not mentioned in "Prices include"


Meeting point

Piazza S. Maria Sopr'arno


  • Uphill: +150 meters
  • Level: easy
  • Characteristics: panoramic walk with cultural and naturalistic interests
  • Start: 9:30 am
  • Meeting Point: Piazza S. Maria Sopr'Arno
  • The tour will take place with a minimum of four participants or privately with equivalent fee
  • What I have to bring for the walk, Snacks, water, walking shoes, comfortable clothes, sunhat, rain gear (depending on weather), small backpack, face mask

and no-show policies

  • The guide reserves the right to make changes to the excursion to ensure the safety of the group, or to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather and / or alert
  • The tour will take place with a minimum of four participants or privately with equivalent fee


Landscape Walking Tours
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