Palazzo Vecchio & Ponte Vecchio

(251 reviews)
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
40 mins

About the tour

Standing on piazza della Signoria, the square dominated by the imposing architecture of the Town Hall, one has the feeling of being immersed in an open air museum: fountains, sculptures, equestrian statues … a full display of beauty and power at the same time. Continuing over the Uffizi courtyard we are surrounded by the statues of illustrious Tuscany personalities: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante Alighieri etc. … Interested in learning more about the role Dante played in transforming the local Florentine vernacular into the established Italian language? Then follow Eli as we’ll get to Ponte Vecchio just before the sun will be about to set.

Meet your local guide


Born and bred in Tuscany, like the majority of the locals she is very blunt! After working in tourism for several years she found her true vocation in being a tour guide, she often says "it's the only job that I could do for 18 years or more" She is very energetic and curious, loves meeting and interacting with different people as well as travelling the world. She has a very strong voice as she sang during her high school years and that's when the passion for opera started. Still there is something she can't resist too ... sweets and particularly gelato, something she would enjoy with her guests after a tour!

Eli has been guiding since Jul 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Florence with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Florence. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Ellen D.

24 February 2021

Fabulous guide

Claire J.

24 February 2021

Lovely guide and beautiful tour.

jennifer w.

24 February 2021

Very knowledgeable, enjoyed the tour

Debbie C.

24 February 2021

So knowledgeable and friendly, she caught the sunset perfectly too. I really want to visit in real life!

Susan O.

24 February 2021

Another fantastic tour with Eli. She shares her knowledge of Florence in an easily assimilated way. Her tour pace and commentary are great. It was interesting to see Florence in sunshine and shadow. Thank you.

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