Exploring the other side of the Arno river

This is the perfect tour for people who love beautiful views and less known areas. Be prepared for uphill walking and stairs but… it will be worth it!
  • Basilica San Miniato

Duration: 3 hours

Period: All year round

Languages: Italian or English

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N.B. Basilica of San Miniato open Monday-Saturday 9,30 am-1 pm; 3,00 pm-7,00 pm Sunday 8,15 am-7,00 pm Eucharistic celebrations Sunday and Festivities 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 5:30 pm (in Latin and Gregorian chanting) Gregorian chantings Week days 7:15 am and 5:45 pm

Description:
Starting from the central Piazza della Repubblica, we will cross the Ponte Vecchio and enter the Oltrarno area (the other side of the Arno river). Walking along the Arno river we will reach Piazza Poggi with the beautiful medieval tower of San Niccolò and the Piazzale Michelangelo located on top of the hill overlooking the city. The views are spectacular so the “hike” up the hill is worth every step of the way!
A short walk and we will arrive at the beautiful church of San Miniato, dating back to XI century it is one of Italy’s most beautiful examples of the Romanesque style and definitely worth a visit. The views from the front of the church are unique.
Along our downhill walk we will enter the Rose Garden which houses a wonderful collection of roses and numerous sculptures by Jean-Michel Folon.
Finally we reach the area of San Niccolò, vibrant with cafes, artisan workshops and little restaurants. We will end with a delicious ice cream

What is included:
Private walking tour with Chiara or Adri
Piazzale Michelangelo
Rose Garden
San Miniato church according to opening times

Not included:
Anything not specified in the above itinerary
No tickets required

Meeting point:
Your hotel in central Florence or other central location to be decided

Time:
9,00 am or 1,30 pm

Rates:
Please contact us. Our tours are personalized and rates vary according to number of participants

Discounted rates for families
10% discount for multiple bookings

Tips:
This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes!
Some hiking is required for this tour.

All of our tours are private and customized so we can be flexible regarding meeting point as long as centrally located, and timed according to season and type of tour.