Climb aboard for a magical journey in Florence. Marvel at the beauty of the city's canals and waterways as you glide along in a classic boat. Float past historic architecture and iconic landmarks while soft music fills the air. Take in the sights and sounds of the city from a new perspective. This Florentine cruise is sure to enchant and delight. Experience an unforgettable adventure on the water and let the city of Florence cast its spell over you.
Hour in one
On the Arno river, sail on the "Florentine Gondola" to enjoy a romantic and one-of-a-kind "Aperitivo" cruise! This excursion will offer a complete different view of Florence. You can enjoy a relaxed trip as you float down the River Arno, providing a stunning sight of the city.
Embarking on the Florentine Gondola, known as the "barchetto", comes after meeting your guide. Only four original traditional wooden boats remain in Florence, and a "barcaiolo", a Florentine tradition holder, will guide the boat with his long-reaching pole. The boat has no noisy engines but rather holds the charm of tradition while your expert guide narrates, uncovering the secrets of the Arno river. The tranquil waters offer a relaxing stroll as you discover the history and beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. The mysterious Vasari Corridor awaits after passing under the unique Pontevecchio bridge. You'll also be treated to the picturesque Uffizi gallery which crowns many historical treasures.
Amidst your travels, the opportunity presents itself to explore Palazzo Corsini and Santa Trinita Bridge. Afterwards, you can indulge in a revitalizing "aperitivo" accompanied by a chilled glass of wine to commemorate your stay in Florence. Just be aware that the morning departure provides an authentic Italian breakfast instead of wine aperitivo.
Experience the relaxed comfort of an old, gondola style, traditional boat as you witness the splendour of this special city. The tour is very enjoyable and safe, with informative and entertaining commentary that may include a few colourful local stories.
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A Florentine Gondola, offering an approximately 50 minute mini cruise on the Arno River is a wonderful experience that you wouldn't want to miss.
- The perfect children's soft drink: Cool Wine aperitivo
- Fully licensed guide for historical knowledge fluent in English-speaking
- For the highest quality, only in English
Included on the morning departure is a scrumptious Italian breakfast, replacing the customary wine aperitivo.