Florence by bike

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze, Italia (0)

Description

An engaging, ecological and fun way (also the fastest!) to visit all of Florence’s historical center in a few hours!
Duration: 3 hours

These are the most important stops during our tour:

We’ll meet at the Santa Maria Novella train station where we’ll get our bikes.
Piazza Santa Maria Novella: one of the city’s most elegant squares of Florence with the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, founded by the Dominican friars in the first decades of the 13th century.
The San Lorenzo Market, one of the most authentic and lively open air markets in Florence.
The Church of San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels: the church and shrine of the Medici family
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, first residence of the Medici Family.
Piazza San Marco where we find the convent of San Marco, decorated with the splendid frescoes of Beato Angelico,
Piazza Santissima Annunziata, the elegance and the symmetry of the architecture of Brunelleschi.
The religious centre of the city with the Romanesque Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Belltower.
The Piazza della Repubblica, where the old Forum of the Roman city of Florentia once proudly stood making it both the oldest and the most modern square of the city surrounded with its historical cafès dating back to the mid 19th century.
Orsanmichele, where once the grain market stood, now stands this beautiful yet unusual gothic church of the Florentine Guilds.
The Mercato Nuovo with its fountain of the Porcellino, one of Florence’s lucky charms.
Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, the political center of Florence since the Middle Ages, the Loggia dei Lanzi with its Roman and Renaissance sculptures, an open-air sculpture museum
The Loggia of the Uffizi, one of the world’s oldest and most famous museums and symbol of the power of the Medici family
Lungarno and Piazza Santa Croce, the history of the square, the neighbourhood and the basilica founded by the Franciscan monks in the 13th century.
Lungarno and Ponte Vecchio with its charming jewelleries pending over the river Arno.
Piazza Pitti and Palazzo Pitti, last residence of the Medici Grand Dukes.
Via Maggio, with it’s antique shops and the palaces of the Florentine nobility.
Piazza Santa Trinita, the small triangular square
Piazza Santa Trinita, this little triangular square has monuments on all sides built in different centuries.
Via Tornabuoni, elegant shops from all the top ëmade in Italy’ brands.
Palazzo Strozzi, a flamboyant example of Renaissance architecture.

Return to the train station of Santa Maria Novella where we’ll return our bikes.