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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.87mi , Attraction : Famous Bridge
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Ponte Vecchio, 58 R, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
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Ponte Vecchio
We will begin our tour on the banks of the Arno River. There are plenty of parking lots if you are driving, and there are public transportation stops here, making for a good place to get underway. Follow your navigation and we will begin shortly. 

Let's cross, using the Ponte Vecchio. This bridge isn't just any old river-crossing; it's a survivor of wars, floods, and the kind of tales that feel more like legends. As you wander its cobbled path, you're not just walking – you're weaving through a little piece of history.

Back in the day, this spot was home to butchers and tanners, but today, it's a treasure trove of jewelry shops and crafts that kind of feel like they've got a story to tell. You can almost picture the folks who've walked here before you, centuries back, with the Arno River flowing beneath and a city full of life on either side.

Wander to the east side, and there's a covered corridor, like a secret passage in plain sight. It's the Vasari Corridor, the city's captivating enigma. Picture this: the Medici clan created it, weaving it high above the shops, a private walkway connecting the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery to the grand Pitti Palace across the river. 

Place #2
Distance: 1.29mi , Attraction : Museum
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Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
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Uffizi Gallery
Our next point of interest is The Uffizi Gallery, a symphony of masterpieces that resonates through time, drawing art enthusiasts and wanderers alike into its hallowed halls.

Situated in the heart of Florence, this treasure trove of creativity holds within its walls a captivating narrative of human expression. As you step through its majestic entrance, you're transported into a realm where the Renaissance's finest minds come alive on canvas, sculpted in marble, and etched in history. From Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," to Michelangelo's intense "Tondo Doni," every corner whispers the names of legends who shaped the artistic legacy of the world. This is one of the most famous museums in Italy. Established in the 16th century, it’s also one of the oldest museums in the world. This ‘galleria’ gave name to all the art galleries in the world.

We will now be making our way towards some striking architectural structures, and delving into more history of this wondrous city. 

Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Ponte Vecchio
Map Pin Place 2 Uffizi Gallery
Map Pin Place 3 Torre di Arnolfo
Map Pin Place 4 Piazza della Signoria
Map Pin Place 5 Fontana del Porcellino
Map Pin Place 6 Piazza della Repubblica
Map Pin Place 7 Giotto's Bell Tower
Map Pin Place 8 The Baptistry of St. John
Map Pin Place 9 Duomo
Map Pin Place 10 Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Map Pin Place 11 David di Michelangelo
Map Pin Place 12 Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Map Pin Place 13 Basilica di San Lorenzo
Map Pin Place 14 Cappelle Medicee
Map Pin Place 15 San Lorenzo Market

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