Enjoy breathtaking views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence with amazing stories about the city and its monuments told by a 5-Star Local Guide. Visit the Basilica San Miniato al Monte, one of the best Romanesque buildings in Tuscany.

  • Visit Piazzale Michelangelo with a 5-Star Private Guide
  • Enjoy the best panoramic view of Florence
  • See the Duomo, Santa Croce and other iconic monuments
  • Visit the Romanesque Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
  • Immerse yourself in the history and legends of Florence

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  • 2 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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Piazzale Michelangelo is a famous terrace overlooking the panorama of Florence, the bridges crossing the Arno and the hills of Settignano and Fiesole. On this exclusive walking tour you can enjoy these breathtaking views together with a 5-Star Local Guide, who will introduce you to the history and monuments of Florence. Let us show you a different side of the City of Lilies!

Choose the 2-hour option to visit Piazzale Michelangelo and the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte. You will meet your Private Guide near Piazza Poggi and go up the “Poggi Ramps” to Piazzale Michelangelo, an elegant 19th century square built by architect Giuseppe Poggi and dedicated to the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo. It is full of replicas of Michelangelo statues, including a second copy of the David. The terrace is the most popular place to enjoy the sunset in Florence. At any time of the day, Piazzale Michelangelo offers an unparalleled view of the historic center and its many towers, domes and bridges. Your 5-Star Guide will point to the most important sights, including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina, while sharing interesting facts and myths about the capital of Renaissance. Another highlight will be a visit inside the nearby Basilica of San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain which is one of the finest Romanesque buildings in Tuscany. Don’t forget to ask your guide where to buy the famous liqueurs, honey and herbal teas from the Ovietan monks!

  • Private walking tour of Piazzale Michelangelo and the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Breathtaking views from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Free entry to the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
  • Exclusive experience tailored to your pace, needs and interests

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Serristori Palace - Residence a Firenze, Lungarno Serristori, 13, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy. Please do not enter the hotel, it is only a meeting point and the staff is not informed about the tour.

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo is located up a hill so it’s best to wear comfortable shoes as you will walk a lot.
  • The Basilica San Miniato al Monte is open from 9:30 AM to 1 PM; 3 PM to 7 PM on Monday-Saturday and from 8:15 AM to 1 PM; 3 PM to 7 PM on Sunday. Please book a tour that covers these hours if you wish to visit the church.
  • Guided tours inside the Basilica during masses and scheduled events are limited. If the church is closed, the guide will provide all information outside.
  • It is advised to cover your shoulders and knees when visiting the churches in Florence. Please behave and dress appropriately and note that there are security checks in some churches.
  • For the comfort of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests. If there are 26-50 people in your group, we will provide the service of 2 licensed guides so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well.