Florence audio tour: Palaces and Piazzas: The Highlights of Florence

Palaces and Piazzas: The Highlights of Florence

Walking Tour

40 mins

About the Tour

Florence is a city filled with tourists. Locals are hard to find, and unless they have to be somewhere nearby, they try to stay away. But this walk with Elisabetta Marchi, who grew up here and has guided people through the city for over a decade, will leave you with the insight of a local.

You'll explore the historic city center, with its many centuries-old churches, cathedrals and piazzas. You'll walk through the Uffizi Gallery courtyard (where the most iconic Renaissance paintings are on display) and piazza della Signoria where Michelangelo's real David once stood. You'll hear stories about the fabulously rich and powerful Medici family, about Dante, and about Brunelleschi. But most of all, you'll leave feeling like you got to know Florence from the inside.

Tour Producer


Elisabetta Marchi

I am a Tuscany native and a licensed guide passionate about wine and gourmet food, especially gelato! I speak four languages including Italian, English, German and French. I also love to travel abroad and was very pleased to be selected to inaugurate the important exhibit "Renaissance and Siena" for the National Gallery of London. Among my many hobbies is my love of the cinema - I have seen more than 1300 films to date (and counting!).

Major Landmarks

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

  • Church and Museum of Orsanmichele

  • Ponte Vecchio

  • Palazzo Vecchio

  • Uffizi Gallery

Directions to Starting Point

The route starts in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, on Piazza del Duomo.

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Places to stop along the way

Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Orsanmichele, Piazza Santa Felicita, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, The Uffizi Gallery, fashion outlets like Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Pitti Palace, Galleria Palatina, and many more.

Best time of day

During daylight hours.


Keep an eye on your belongings, and make sure you check the opening hours of the attractions before you go.


Thank you so much!

Posted by Elisabetta , over 3 years ago

Nice introduction to Florence!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 3 years ago
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Palaces and Piazzas: The Highlights of Florence