Florence Free Walking Tour

What to do in Florence?



What's the best thing to do in Florence? A walking tour!

Our "free-tours concept" are based solely on donations.

The JM Walkingtour project is dedicated to all those who, thanks to our guided visits, wish to get to know the cities and at the same time contribute to the fundraising for the removal of architectural barriers which hamper the day-to-day life of people with disabilities.

Our volunteers are authorized no-profit guides and carry out their tasks for free, in favor of all those joining the program; the love for their own city and their art-historical competences make our tours unique.

We are strongly convinced, and this is why at the end of the tour we will ask you for a donation, that a remuneration in exchange for a bit of extra knowledge would be fair and gratifying for all. Thank you for your generous contribution.

This tour is accessible to people with reduced mobility, it is ideal for families with children and strollers, or for those who do not want to be separated from their four-legged friends.

Florence Free walking tour presentation

Through the centuries-old history of Florence and its art, our local guide will reveal the secrets of the city to you, revealing the details that tourists normally fail to see.

From the Duomo to Piazza del Mercato and the Colonna dell’Abbondanza, from the Ghetto to the Galleria dell’Accademia and Ponte Vecchio, you will discover the traditions, the habits and the anecdotes of this marvelous city, built on the river Arno.

Florence and its renaissance architecture has been defined by the Medici dynasty, Michelangelo’s David and the Ratto delle Sabine by Giambologna, are just two among the many masterpieces commissioned by the Medici family. The square with the Palazzo della Signoria, once a political and economical site of the city, remains sadly known for the execution of Girolamo Savonarola.

The magnificent Duomo, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, its construction paid by the Medici family, will draw your attention from almost every corner of the city. The Medici also had the burden of banishing Dante Alighieri from Florence because of his controversial political activities, and while wandering from one city to another he wrote The Divine Comedy, giving life to the current Italian Language, iconic is the last verse of the Paradise, "The love that moves the sun and the other stars", which concludes his masterpiece.

The itineraries we have chosen have been specifically studied and tested to be easily walked by everyone, families with children, grandparents, visitors traveling alone or in couple, travelers with reduced mobility and of all ages, who in this way will have the opportunity to meet new people and maybe even making new friends.

The meeting point is located in Piazza Santo Spirito, in the Oltrarno District, where you will find our guide waiting for you, with the JM Walking tour sign.

How does Florence Walking Tour work?

Please arrive 15 minutes early, so that we may start the visit on time.

There will be no breaks during our tours, we therefore suggest to wear comfortable clothes depending on the season, to wear trainers, and to carry a bottle of water with you.

Do not forget to bring an umbrella in the event of rain or sun during hot summer days.

The itinerary may vary due to weather conditions.

The tour will take place exclusively on foot, it lasts about two hours and may include a maximum of 20 participants.

In order to make the most out of our suggestions, we suggest to attend the JM tour at the beginning of your stay.

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