WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
- Typology: Small Group - max 12 people
- Duration: 1.5 hour
- Starting time: 7 p.m.
- Included: River cruise on Arno
- Operating Days: Sun; Mon; Tue; Wed; Thu; Fri; Sat;
- Meeting Point: Piazza della Repubblica
The Arno river is the history of Florence. It was its first supply source. It first divided the city. It then united it through marvellous Middle Ages and Renaissance bridges. Its riverbanks house some of the most beautiful ancient noble palaces.
Nowadays it perfectly reflects the romantic, elegant, slow flowing soul of Florence.
This small-group VIP tour will let you discover this soul in the most picture-perfect moment of the day: at aperitivo time, right before dinner, right before sunset, where Florence is flooded by the most magic light, and even the cold stones seem soft and warm, with an enchanting yellow finish that distinguishes the city.
Meet your guide and then enjoy a nice short walk through Piazza Signoria and under the Uffizi Gallery, seeing the Pontevecchio (old bridge) from the bank, all the way through to the “embarcadero”.
Get aboard the “barchetto”, one of the very few traditional wooden boats left in Florence, conducted by a “barcaiolo”, a true florentine tradition holder that will guide the boat with his long-reaching pole. No noisy engines, only the charm of tradition and the voice of your expert guide to unveil the secrets of the Arno river, as you stroll on its calm waters, pass under the magnificent florentine bridges and discover its history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed.
After this romantic boat ride, an aperitivo in a fascinating location on the river will be served, letting you enjoy the whole sunset from one of the most exclusive places on the riverbanks, as you savour a cool Prosecco wine.