The Private Accessible 3 hour Florence Guided Tour is a perfect tour for disabled travelers who want to get a “taste” of Florence and don’t have time for a full day tour. You will hear and witness the story of Florence through the architecture throughout this beautiful Italian city.
Your guided tour of accessible Florence will begin as you meet your professional tour guide in the lobby of your accessible Florence hotel OR a designated meeting point depending on the location of your Hotel.You will then make your way to the Piazza della Repubblica, one of the main squares and city center of Florence. The Column of Abudance, marks the place where the Roman Forum once stood and, during medieval times, was heavily populated. Today, you might see a host of street artists and impromptu shows! From there, visit the Ponte Vecchio, meaning the “Old Bridge”, which was the only bridge across the Arno in Roman times. Since the 1200’s, merchant shops have been gracing the length of this bridge, although the trades were limited to goldsmiths and jewelers in the late 16th century.
Another highlight of this accessible guided tour of Florence is the Mercato del Porcellino. Here you will have the opportunity to shop for unique items such as items made from Florentine straw, hand-embroidered items and leather goods. With so many vendors to see, you might try negotiating a better price on that “must-have” item! After a little shopping, continue on to the Uffizi Palace, a U-shaped square of State Magistracy buildings that connect the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi.This open-air gallery that was a sort-of exhibition space for sculptures. Each statue displayed represent Florence history---see if you can determine which political references are shown!
Your Florence accessible guided tour will conclude with a view of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore. A magnificent cathedral located in the Piazza del Duomo. Known affectionately to Florentines as the “Cathedral of Florence”, it is the fourth largest churches in the world and the most important landmark in the city.
- Piazza della Republica
- Column of Abundance
- Ponte Vecchio
- Mercato del Porcellino
- Uffizi Palace
- Piazza dellaSignoria
- Loggia deiLanzi
- Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore