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Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto

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    What to Expect
    Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet up with your guide. Travel through the bustling Piazza della Signoria, home to the impressive Palazzo Vecchio, and see the Uffizi Gallery before approaching the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s historic bridge.
    Hop aboard your boat and enjoy a 1-hour cruise down the scenic Arno River. Translating to ‘little boat’ in Italian, the barchetto was used centuries ago to transport building materials down the river for Florence’s city walls.
    As you journey across the water, learn the stories behind the architecture and grand palaces that you pass. Cruise under the Ponte Vecchio and get a riverside view of the Uffizi Gallery. While your guide pours you a chilled glass of Prosecco, hear about the secret passageway of the Vasari Corridor, connecting the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti so that members of the Medici family could travel stealthily through the city. You’ll also pass the brilliant Baroque design of the Corsini Palace and the Santa Trinita Bridge.
    After your Florence river cruise concludes, you will return to your original departure point.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    This tour is relaxing and provides great views of the city from the river. Especially the Ponte Vecchio can be seen from various angles - a nice "bonus" for any photographer. The pace is appropriately slow and provides enough time to take in the sites...More

    Thank Jorg R
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Our guide, Laura, is fantastic. She made the experience all the more pleasant. It's a short adventure, but very enjoyable. Thank you Laura! Glad we found you!

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I went on this river cruise with my mum. We learnt a lot about the history of the city and enjoyed looking at it from a different perspective; on the river. Our leader was Lisa; she spoke perfect English and was a genuine, lovely lady......More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 5footwide
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We took this cruise on our first night in Florence, it was perfect and beautiful introduction to the city!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ferrara10101
    Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

    Amazing and relaxing gondola tour with a personable and fun guide. I reccomend this tour cor thise who want to enjoy the best of what Florence has to offer.More

    Thank Loren S
    SocialFlorencetown, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

    Dear Loren S, we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this marvellous review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best and...More

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    19 April 2018|
    Response from ThomasV3728 | Property representative |
    Hi Carrie H. , thank you for your question. at maximum a barchetto can transport 24 people ( that is the maximum size of the tour). However there are different sizes of barchetto, and we do our best to make people at ease... More
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