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 start on Mondays and Thursdays at 9am and at 5.30pm or on other dates and times upon request