Off-the-Beaten-Path Florence Private Walking Tour

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  • 2.5 hr

Enjoy the best panoramic view of the city of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, as you embark on an off-the-beaten-path walking tour in the Oltrarno district with a private tour guide.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Florence is one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities, and venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local tour guide, and it's worth every moment of serenity. On your private, off-the-beaten-path walking tour of Florence you will:

  • Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Florentine as you wander the Oltrarno district, a little-known, ancient neighbourhood.
  • Pop into San Miniato al Monte before descending the winding hills to Piazzale Michelangelo for one of the best panoramic views of the city.
  • Discover the bronze replica of the David, located in the centre of Michelangelo Square.
  • Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-path side streets.
  • Discover the work of artisans and artists as you visit a Florentine Art School.
  • Visit a very famous perfumer who makes customised perfumes. 
  • Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in Il Rifrullo, in one of the most beautiful districts of FlorenceSan Niccolo.
With its grandiose stucco swirls and ornate frescos, Tuscany’s cultural capital boasts a richly-historical and glorious artistic patrimony. Spellbinding statues and monuments rise up from ancient streets once strolled by the fathers of Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto. However, to find the best of the city’s hidden gems, you need to venture off the beaten path to neighbourhoods thronging with locals but lacking in the tourist buzz. 

Your private tour guide will help you discover Florence’s western district - which tourists often miss. As you snap pictures of the awe-inspiring vistas, hearing the hilltop’s millennia of history will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain sight in Tuscany’s capital. 

Pro-tip: To avoid walking the vertical hillside to your tour start, take a quick taxi ride from the city centre to San Miniato al Monte. 


Tour duration
2.5 hours 30 minutes

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
An espresso or a glass of wine at a local cafe. 

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off is not included.

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Attractions along this route:

Piazzale Michelangelo
Located at the top of the Oltrarno neighbourhood there's Piazzale Michelangelo. This square offers one of the best panoramic views of the city of Florence and can be reached by climbing up the stairs from Piazza San Niccolò, or through the path from Piazza Poggi.

Basilica San Miniato al Monte
The Church of San Miniato al Monte is located at one of the highest points of Florence and it's best known for its romanesque architecture. The facade of the church can be seen all over Florence but remains a hidden gem waiting to be visited and discovered.

San Niccolo Tower
The oldest ancient tower from 1324, the Tower of San Niccoló is part of the city's former defensive wall that protected one of the wealthiest medieval republics: Florence.

Bronze David
A bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David can be found at the centre of Piazzale Michelangelo. It was built in 1860 and was designed by the architect Giuseppe Poggi. As it's located at the top of a hill, it offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the beautiful city of Florence.

Maison Villoresi
The Maison Villoresi is a custom perfume house founded in 1990 in Florence. The perfume is bottled in a hexagonal container that makes it a distinctive and modern feature.
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