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Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale)
Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale)

Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) Tours and Activities

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The renovated Central Market (Mercato Centrale) is a trendy gastronomic mecca in the heart of Florence. On the ground floor, you’ll find 19th-century architecture and traditional food stalls; upstairs, there’s an urban food court featuring more than a dozen stands and shops, as well as a cooking school.

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Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit

Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit

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Try your hand at Italian fare during this cooking course and market tour in Florence. Begin with a walking tour through the San Lorenzo Market, choosing fresh ingredients for your dishes. Then head back to the kitchen and learn how to prepare a 4-course Tuscan meal under the guidance of a chef. Sit to feast on your creations and take recipes home at the end of your class. The lesson is divided into two groups, with a maximum of 15 people per chef for a more personal experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.36
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$89.36
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Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato

Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato

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Explore Florence cuisine with a local foodie on a 2.5-hour culinary tour of the city that includes tastings at markets, shops, and cafés along the way. Sample Florence foods that range from fresh pasta and truffles to gelato and pastries. This 3-hour tour is limited to 15 people for individual service from the guide, and in between treats, you’ll walk by some of the city’s most beloved landmarks and local neighborhoods.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.04
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$50.04
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Food Tasting Tour in Florence

Food Tasting Tour in Florence

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Delve into the Florentine culinary culture with this 2-hour food-focused tour. Learn about the history of Italian food and drink through insightful commentary and visits to several landmark bakeries and restaurants, including Florence's oldest bakery and the San Lorenzo Market. All food and drink tastings at five different locations are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.06
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$106.06

Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence

Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence

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Try your hand at Florentine cuisine on this cooking class. Journey first to the city’s Central Market alongside expert chefs to select local ingredients for your lunch. Then head to the cooking school to learn how to make Tuscan favorites such as bruschetta, homemade pasta, and dessert. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Chianti wine.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.95
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$117.95
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Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

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Indulge in a true taste of Florence on this food and walking tour. Led by a foodie guide, travel through the streets of the Renaissance city and stop at the top local haunts. Check out the fresh produce at the San Lorenzo Market, try the bold flavors of an Italian coffee, and peruse a Florentine delicatessen. You’ll sample plenty of specialties along the way, including cheeses, breads, olive oils, gelato, and Italian wine. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.40
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$83.40
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Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence

Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence

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Learn to prepare a full Italian meal from scratch during a small-group cooking class in Florence. Your instructor is a professional chef who takes you first on a shopping excursion to the Central Market, then leads you through the steps of preparing the multicourse meal. Includes lunch with wine, and recipes to take home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.70
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$153.70
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Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour

Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour

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Learn how to cook like an Italian on this full-day culinary experience from Florence. Led by an expert guide, shop for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before traveling to the wine region of Chianti. There, begin your cooking class inside the walls of a historic villa under the guidance of a prominent Florentine chef. Prepare a delicious 4-course meal and then sit down to taste the fruits of your labor, complemented by top Chianti wine. Numbers are limited to 12 to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.92
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$184.92
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Florence Sightseeing Tour for Kids & Families

Florence Sightseeing Tour for Kids & Families

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Dig into the history of the Tuscan capital in a way the whole family will enjoy with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Florence for families. Join a kid-friendly guide as you explore Santa Croce, the San Lorenzo Market, the Porcellino, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Keep kids engaged with interactive games and activities.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.25
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$76.25
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San Lorenzo Market Food and Wine Tour in Florence

San Lorenzo Market Food and Wine Tour in Florence

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Dig into the delicious culinary history of the Tuscan capital with this 4-hour food and wine tour of Florence. Join a knowledgeable local guide for visits to 7 places to eat or drink in the historic center – trattorias, restaurants, pastry shops, gelaterias, wineries and more. Check out the food vendors in the bustling San Lorenzo Market. Take this tour on your first day in Florence so you can eat better for the rest of your stay. Come hungry!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.04
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$106.04
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The Best of Tuscany in 4 days for 18 - 39's

The Best of Tuscany in 4 days for 18 - 39's

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Explore the sights, tastes, and history of Tuscany with your fellow travellers aged 18-39 on this four-day, guided tour with three nights’ accommodation included. Begin your journey in romantic Florence and travel through Pisa, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, and the Chianti region led by a guide. Look out at the scenery between wine tastings and vineyard tours and discover the cities and coastal villages that make this area memorable.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$576.66
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$576.66
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Florence by night with aperitivo

Florence by night with aperitivo

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See a different side to Florence on an evening tour that provides a great introduction to the Tuscan city for first-time visitors. Perfect for solo travelers and groups looking discover Florence’s nightlife, this tour includes an Italian buffet and drinks at one of the city’s liveliest bars, a place favoured by locals rather than tourists.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.79
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$29.79
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Highlights of Florence for Kids & Families

Highlights of Florence for Kids & Families

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See Florence in family-friendly style during this half-day, guided tour that’s designed with kids in mind. Play games, tackle trivia questions and hear stories about the city’s sights. Visit San Lorenzo Market, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchi and more and enjoy a little free time to indulge in locally made gelato and other treats.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.53
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$177.53
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Private 3-Hour Food Tour of Florence

Private 3-Hour Food Tour of Florence

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Taste your way through Florence's local cuisine during this 3-hour small-group food tour. Follow your culinary expert guide to local food purveyors in the streets and alleys of Florence, listening to stories and interesting facts about the city as you stroll. Start your day with an authentic Italian espresso, then stop Central Market of San Lorenzo to walk among the stalls of fresh produce. Taste some local Chianti, Ribollita (Tuscan soup) and fluffy pastries at a Florentine bakery. Finish your tour with a classic gelato. All tastings are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.54
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$79.54
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Walk in Florence Historic Center

Walk in Florence Historic Center

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Join us on this walk through Florence's historic center. Cradle of the Cultural Renaissance, we will go through the main sights of the city. I will tell you about the famous painters and architects who left their mark on the Palaces and Churches, such as Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci. On the way I will also tell you gossip, legends and "stories" of a family that for centuries was the most important in Europe: The Medicis. Our tour ends with a wonderful view of the Arno River from Ponte Vecchio.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.15
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$33.15

Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

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Soak up the evening light in Florence during a private sunset walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. With its Renaissance treasures and beautiful architecture, Florence is always lovely but takes on an even more romantic glow as the sun goes down and famous attractions like Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio become illuminated.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$287.76
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$287.76
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Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

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When your cruise calls at Livorno, set off to explore Florence and Pisa on this private 9-hour shore excursion. With a personal chauffeur, travel to Pisa to admire the Leaning Tower and continue to Florence to see its Renaissance treasures independently. Perhaps choose to visit the Accademia Gallery (own expense) to see Michelangelo’s ‘David,’ and take in the likes of the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Upgrade to include a 3-hour guided tour in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$417.01
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$417.01
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Guided walk Private walking tour of the main monuments (external only)

Guided walk Private walking tour of the main monuments (external only)

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An orientation walk lasting 2 hours in the historic center to recognize the main monuments and museums. The Guide provides a map of the city and the timetables and prices of the individual monuments to make your stay in Florence easier. The Guided Walk includes the Medici Quarter with a visit to the exterior of: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the Medici Parish (the Basilica of San Lorenzo) and the area of the colorful Central Market. Walking tour of the religious center of the city: the monumental Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Walk in the political center of the city with Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, an open-air museum with the monumental sculptures David, Perseus and the Rape of the Sabines. Crossing the courtyard of the Uffizi we arrive at the characteristic Ponte Vecchio, a strategic place to reach the Oltrarno or to travel along the riversides.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.80
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$166.80
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San Lorenzo Food Tour - Florence

San Lorenzo Food Tour - Florence

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A gastronomic trip to discover the flavors of the traditional Tuscan and Florentine cuisine. We will take you to places where the Florentines use to go to do their daily food shopping .. You will taste typical Tuscan dishes as well as local cheeses and cold cuts. There will be tastings of different types of fresh pasta, local wines, local specialties that have made Tuscany one of the most famous places in the world. But that's not all .. A licensed tour guide will answer to all your questions and will show you some of the most symbolic places of Florence such as the church of San Lorenzo and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.19
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$98.19
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Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from Livorno

Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from Livorno

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Spend the day exploring Florence—and opt to see sides of the city that many visitors miss—on this full-day, private shore excursion from Livorno. Meet your guide directly at the port, and hop into your air-conditioned minivan. You’ll drive through the scenic Chianti region en route to Florence. Upon arrival, discover the city’s most in-demand landmarks (including the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazzale Michelangelo). You can also upgrade to add on an extensive, multi-hour walking tour of the city and its lesser-known attractions.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$911.41
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Florence for beginners - best walking tour

Florence for beginners - best walking tour

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Get the perfect introduction to Florence with this small-group walking tour around the historical streets and piazzas. Aimed at Florence beginners (aka first-time visitors) to the city, the tour showcases the must-see sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, and more. Enjoy guided commentary about Florence, and make the most of greater interaction with your guide in a small group of just eight people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.17
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$88.17
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Half-Day Market Tour and Tuscan Cooking Experience in Florence

Half-Day Market Tour and Tuscan Cooking Experience in Florence

More than just a cooking class, our Tuscan Cooking Experience goes one step further. Visit to the Sant' Ambrogio Market with our guide and buy some fresh vegetables and all the necessary for our cooking class. Our philosophy focuses on tradition and getting back to the roots of authentic Florentine cuisine. As such, we will share some of the recipes passed down through generations of our family. Furthermore, we will give you insights into the cooking techniques that with respect to tradition enhance and highlight the quality and flavors inherent in the ingredients. Together we will prepare a four-course meal; appetizer, handmade pasta, main course and dessert. The menu will be based on seasonal traditions and the availability of fresh produce. In the end, sit, relax and enjoy the meal you prepared.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.19
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$113.19
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Christmas in Florence Tour for Kids and Families with Local Guide

Christmas in Florence Tour for Kids and Families with Local Guide

Explore the magical streets of Florence, as they are lit up for Christmas, and don't worry about your kids getting bored. This walking tour is specially tailored toward traveling families and takes you to see important landmarks as well as Christmas markets.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.47
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$46.47
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Florence Street Art & Food tour with The Central Market

Florence Street Art & Food tour with The Central Market

If it’s your first time in Florence, you cannot miss this informative and tasty tour. Thanks to the help of a professional local guide you will pass by the main attractions of Florence and taste the typical street food that you can eat on the go. Some of the delicacies you will try are fresh pasta, pizza, gelato, truffles etc. You will eat all this on the go while marvelling at Florence’s main beauties such as: the Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Basilica of Santa Croce and so much more. The real treat of the tour will be the the visit at the local food market, a true authentic experience where you see locals shopping for their daily food. This tour is perfect if you want to be introduced to the culture and traditions of Florence and want to share with fellow foodies the love for Italian food.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.04
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Wonders of Florence guided tour

Wonders of Florence guided tour

Spend a wonderful day discovering the birthplace of the Renaissance. Your guide will show you the best of Florence and you can skip the long line to see Michelangelo's famous David!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.23
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$102.23
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) costs USD 16.58. Guided Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) tours start around USD 16.58 per person.
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