- A soft trekking activity in Florence
- Amazing natural landscapes
- The beauty of Boboli and Bardini gardens
- A different way to discover the city
Have you ever thought about combining a sightseeing tour of a city with a healthy physical activity? The city of Florence, surrounded by gentle and panoramic hills, gives you that opportunity! An unusual easy speedy walk to enjoy some of the green areas to reach an unforgettable viewpoint from which your gaze will embrace one of the most beautiful Italian cities!
Meeting with a private licensed tour or hiking guide in Florence, for a pleasant soft trekking activity, not an easy walk but at a brisk pace to enjoy Florence and its outskirts, through the so-called “vagabonding”. From Ponte Vecchio, you will reach Oltrarno, on the opposite riverbank to reach the most important city green area: Boboli gardens, which extend from the hill behind Pitti Palace, belonged first to the Medici and then to the Lorraine families. You will rise along the Amphitheatre, admiring lovely meadows, avenues, small groves and beautiful panoramic views dotted with fountains, statues and grottoes.
After you have reached its highest part, you will stop to appreciate Fortezza Belvedere, a fortification built to protect the centre of government in Florence and the Medici family if the city had been under attack, used by Galileo Galilei for his astronomical observations, thanks to its strategic position.
Then you will enter the nearby Bardini garden, walking along the baroque flight of steps and the wisteria tunnel, which both lead to the Kaffeehaus. Your “detox” speed walk will end in Piazzale Michelangelo named by the remarkable Loggia in perfect neoclassical style, with the bronze statue of David by Michelangelo, surrounded by four allegories: night, day, twilight and dawn. From here, you cannot miss to take a photo of a postcard-like Florence, with its landmarks: the Dome by Brunelleschi, Giotto Tower, the Civic Tower, the Arno River and its bridges.
Comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are suggested.
Meeting point: the meeting point with the tourist guide or the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.
In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.
On demand: transfer to-from other cities by car/minivan; different number of participants (from 1 to 10 or more).
The tour is advised to those who have an adequate physical training. Comfortable shoes and water are recomended. Pets are not allowed. In springtime and autumn time the tour will be available also starting from 02:30 P.M. and 03:00 P.M.
In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:
• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.
For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).
The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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