Wine on water: a private boat tour in Florence with a floating Tuscan aperitif

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  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1 hr

Chianti Classico, typical "schiacciata", fresh tomatoes and truffles. All these delicacies will get an even more unforgettable taste, if enjoyed on a traditional rowing boat, cruising silently and smoothly along river Arno, at the heart of Florence. This exclusive tour will bring you under the arcades of Ponte Vecchio and down to Palazzo Corsini, with an unusual view of the town centre. The beauty in your eyes will only compare to the wonder of your palate.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Ponte Vecchio

One of the symbols of Florence, well known all around the world, it was initially built in 1345, after the collapse of a previous bridge on the same site. Since 1442, the city authority ordered the local butchers to gather on the stores of Ponte Vecchio, for hygienic reasons. This, together with the construction of the "Vasarian Corridor" in 1565 - to connect safely Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, gave to Ponte Vecchio its characteristic and unique look of a "inhabited bridge.

Pass By: Gallerie Degli Uffizi

One of the most prestigious and best known art galleries in the world lies in the heart of Florence. The Uffizi are hosted in a large and articulated building whose construction started in 1560, under the direction of Giorgio Vasari; the main core of the building is a U-shaped structure, facing Palazzo Vecchio on one of the short sides and river Arno on the other. The building, initially meant for public offices of the city authority under the Medici's government, is connected to Palazzo Pitti, on the other side of the river, by an elevated path called "Corridoio Vasariano".

Pass By: Chiesa di San Jacopo Soprarno

This church, initially built in a Romanesque style, was later modified in a Baroque manner, until its completion in 1660. For several centuries, traditional regattas for small rowing boats in rover Arno started from here and were actually organized and funded by the church prior.

Pass By: Ponte Santa Trinita

Destroyed several times between the 13th and the 16th century, due to Arno floods, the bridge was reconstructed in its current appearance in 1557, under the direction of Bartolomeo Ammannati and on Michelangelo Buonarroti's design. Broken down by the retiring German Army in 1944, it was later rebuilt with the same features between 1952 and 1958.

Pass By: Palazzo Corsini

Built between 1656 and 1737 in a Baroque style, this impressive building was meant as the main residence of Corsini family, a dynasty of bankers who had reached an outstanding wealth and social status. Today, the palace is still partially inhabited by the family descendants, but mainly hosts art exhibitions and events. It can be visited on demand.
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