This walking tour is thought for people who wants to discover the less known and more local part of Florence: Oltrarno, which means on the other part of the Arno. It is to enjoy some art, stories, curiosities, shops and local places, a mix of things to discover a real taste of the city. We will have the walk in the narrow streets discovering: - The Old Bridge from the other side - A street of Borgo San Jacopo with its characteristic towers from the 11th and 12th centuries and its hidden spots - A small typical Florentine square with its curiosities - The square and the Church of Santo Spirito also inside, the last design by the Dome's architect: Brunelleschi. The square is a favorite meeting place of locals in the evening Upon request, we can visit the cloister in the church and see the crucifix made by Michelangelo, ticket costs €2 - Local craftsmen and shops with particular clothing, ceramic, handmade jewellery - The Pitti Palace, a huge new Medici residence in the 16th century - The silent churches of San Felice and Santa Felicita with hidden gems - Lungarno with a beautiful view over Florence and many others...
Hi, I'm Joanna, I was born in Poland but I live in Florence since 2004. I'm passionate about the art, the history, the local traditions and the hiking. I love to share my passions with tourists that's why I work in tourism and as a licensed tour guide. Even if I have lived here for so many years now, I still look at this city like in the very beginning, my very first impressions.... That's why I can immagine your first amazements. I would like to propose you some different tours that I don't do usually during my work and I would like to show you different aspects of this beautiful city in an exchange of experiences and points of view. So, let's go!
We will visit the less known places like: churches, squares with local markets, tiny streets with shops and typical restaurants, workshops and food shops, churches. We will talk about the local life, the culinary traditions with many curiosities and some art and history of the city.
In the church of Santo Spirito, we can visit the cloister and the crucifix made by Michelangelo. The ticket costs € 2. You can decide in the moment. For any info or special request, please write me. The visit can be also done: in French, in Italian or in Polish but only upon previous request.
Unusual Florence - Oltrarno walking tour