A Magnificent Balcony Over Florence
This ring route is extraordinary for the variety and density of its historic and architectural testimonials and the landscape of the area through which it passes, close to the city centre and,at the same time ,remote in the calm,almost surreal, of lonely streets.
Starting from Piazzale Michelangelo we go up to “Arcetri”, known for the “Osservatorio Astrofisico “ (one of the most important in Europe) and “Villa Gioiello” where Galileo Galilei lived ,confined to house arrest. We enjoy beautiful landscapes of the city, passing through a succession of villas,parks,gardens,churches,, and we arrive to “Villa Poggio Imperiale”(now a State school) and then we come back to piazzale Michelangelo.
Characteristics of the trail:
-Total length: about 8 km.
-Total climb altitude: about Protected content .
-Difficulty level: Easy.
-Actual travel time (without stops): approximately 3,5 hours, only morning .
-COMPULSORY Equipment: face mask for Covid rules, trainers sneakers with carved sole,clothing suitable for the season and weather condition ,water supply.
-Recommended gear: hand sanitizer, ,camera.
-Minimum participants required: 6 people..
We will be together with an English speaking guide, who will explain about the history that characterize the area we've visiting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: according to Covid rules this tour is only for residents of Florence , not other municipalities.
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