The Charms of Florence: Villas, Gardens & Prosecco

The Charms of Florence: Villas, Gardens & Prosecco

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  • See what’s outside the city center
  • Visit villas, parks & a botanical garden
  • Take a natural break surrounded by green spaces
  • Go off the beaten track with a local
  • Privately guided by your favorite local
  • Enjoy a glass of prosecco & the amazing views

You will meet here: Piazza Giampietro Vieusseux

What you can expect

Discover more than just the city center of Florence, take the off the beaten track to the natural treasures that the city has hiding in plain sight. Visit beautiful gardens in splendid villas that used to be owned by some of the wealthiest families to ever live in Florence and are now home to museums & galleries. Take a breath of fresh air while you walk through green spaces blooming with local plants and flowers. Take a sip of prosecco while enjoying the view and listen to the incredible stories your favorite local has to share with you!

Florence is more than just what’s inside the small city center, but that’s something most visitors don’t get to discover. So, why not follow your favorite local outside the touristy path and discover the Stibbert Garden, a romantic place filled with grottoes, fountains, and a small neoclassical temple? Feel free to roam around this place, admire the collection displayed inside and uncover its hidden secrets!

Catch a glimpse of the local daily life and explore the Baden Powell gardens, a place where local families love to enjoy a nice picnic. And feel the opulent vibes of Villa Fabbricotti, once inhabited by the infamous Strozzi family. Admire its beauty but remember, not everything that shines is gold! Behind this place, there are tons of historical gossip you need to know about. At the end of the villa, you’ll spot a small restaurant. Here, you’ll take a prosecco “on the go”! Take your drink to the garden of the villa and simply enjoy the view, this is the perfect way to admire the beauty of Florence!

Gardens & flowers are also art and Florence were all into that, adopted these traits and created its own unique Horticultural Gardens. Follow your favorite local and discover the natural wonders planted in this place. This modern park is home to statues, a greenhouse with different plants varieties and a restaurant but what’s also worthy to know about this place is the peculiar story of the soul and operator of this place. Learn about a local character, Auntie Caterina and her one of a kind taxi! Her story will restore your faith in humanity!

This tour will give you another perspective of Florence, a more natural & green one! And to make it even more unique, let your favorite local personalize the tour around your preferences and likings.


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Piazza Vieusseux 2
Stop 1
Start your tour with this fascinating park where you can find anything from Egyptian temples to statues of Greek gods
Stop 2
Have a stroll around a magical garden or a short break at a picnic table
Stop 3
Hear the story behind the impressive villa that lies in a beautiful garden whose story dates back to the 14th century
Stop 4
Let's have a prosecco on the go as locals do before we continue, in a small local caffe
Stop 5
Find the perfect spot with a breathtaking view over the city to enjoy your drink in yet another iconic Florentine park
Stop 6
Visit the Botanical garden and walk around this beautiful park to hear incredible stories like the one of Taxi Milano 25
Final Stop
Take your time to relax in the park or go grab a bite in the park's restaurant

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Piazza Giampietro Vieusseux
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.