Panoramic Florence

(104 reviews)
Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
40 mins

About the tour

Set on the left bank of the Arno river, piazzale Michelangelo shocases the bronze replica of Michelangelo's David sculpture and offers a the most classic panoramic view of Florence. Locals and travellers love coming here for a spritz or a glass of wine at one of the cafés while they breathe all this beauty in ... at sunset there'll often be a musician providing a live "soundtrack". From here we'll talk a stroll down stopping at the Torre San Niccolo', one of Florence's former city gates, the only one showing the original crenellation and preserved in its full height: its dimension still witnesses how big Florence was in the Middle Ages and how wealthy and powerful it also wanted to appear!!! Walking along the embankment of the Arno river framed by elegant palazzi, we'll walk to piazza Santa Croce where the largest Franciscan church is to be seen. Many would refer to this building as Florence's Pantheon because like the other two in Rome and in Paris, it became through the centuries the burial site of illustious personalities. Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Niccolo' Machiavelli and Gioacchino Rossini to name a few.

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

Linda B.

02 March 2021

Very enjoyable trip with a lovely guide, thank you

Katie L.

02 March 2021

Fantastic tour with Eli!

Virginia H.

02 March 2021

Lovely views thanks

Kerry A.

02 March 2021


Nina B.

02 March 2021

Personable and informative. Will definitely book again with her

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