Indipendenza Walking Tour, Florence

Indipendenza Walking Tour (Self Guided), Florence

The Indipendenza area encompasses some of the wonderful features that make Florence such a great city to visit. They include spectacular architecture, history and shopping. When you are in buying mode, wander in and out of the area's colorful shops for delicious foods from all over the world. Browse the always busy Central Market which is situated in a cast-iron building that dates back to 1874. This is a superb place to come for fresh produce and Italian food specialties. At the outdoor San Lorenzo market, purchase leather goods, clothing and souvenirs.

With your history lover's hat on, go to the National Archaeological Museum, housed in a 17th-century palace. Examine the rich collection of Roman, Etruscan, Egyptian and Greek artifacts. See statues that are more than 2,000 years old, ancient ceramics, mummies and a pillar from the tomb of Seti 1, an Egyptian pharaoh.

For stunning architecture, visit the Basilica di San Lorenzo, a beautiful Renaissance building that was consecrated in the 15th century. This is one of the largest churches in the city. Then stop by Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), an early 15th-century building that is considered to be a good example of early Renaissance architecture.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Indipendenza Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Indipendenza Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: Xena
San Lorenzo Church

1) San Lorenzo Church

San Lorenzo Church

2) San Lorenzo Church

Via Nazionale

3) Via Nazionale

San Lorenzo Market

4) San Lorenzo Market

San Lorenzo Market

5) San Lorenzo Market

Palazzina della Livia

6) Palazzina della Livia

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

7) Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

8) Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

9) Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

10) Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

National Archaeological Museum

11) National Archaeological Museum

Giardino della Gherardesca Entrance

12) Giardino della Gherardesca Entrance

Walking Tours in Florence, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Florence

Create Your Own Walk in Florence

Creating your own self-guided walk in Florence is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Florence Food Tour

Florence Food Tour

Food is one of the great Florentine passions, and the great thing about having a delicious authentic Tuscan meal, a snack, delicatessen, or a quality gelato here – besides the abundant variety – is not having to spend a lot of money for it.

In general, the “osterias” and the eateries nestled in Sant’Ambrogio Market will offer cheaper and more casual food with an emphasis on home...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour

Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour

Michelangelo spent over 20 years of his life in Florence – the birthplace of the Renaissance – during which time he created some of the most beautiful masterpieces the city had ever seen. The most famous of them – the David – was larger than life, and brought a larger-than-life image to the artist. No amount of photos or copies of the statue will do it justice, so to see it with your own...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Arno South Bank Walking Tour

Arno South Bank Walking Tour

The area south of Arno river, also called Oltrarno ("Beyond the Arno"), is a quieter place but not less interesting. Here you can find the Pitti Palace whose collection of paintings is second only to the Uffizi, and the vast Boboli Gardens once enjoyed by the Medici and the royal family. One of the first and most important examples of "Italian Gardens", they later served as...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Duomo Walking Tour

Duomo Walking Tour

Located in the very heart of historic Florence, the Duomo area is deservedly considered the city’s religious and civic center, replete with numerous landmarks. Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, the two most important squares in the city, are steeped in history and the sights and activities found here are truly endless.

The most prominent of these, undoubtedly, is the breathtaking...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Florence's Hidden Art Treasures

Florence's Hidden Art Treasures

The “Cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence is one of Europe’s most beautiful and busiest destinations, home to some of the world's greatest pieces of art and architecture. The iconic masters like Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael and Michelangelo, as well as their somewhat less-known but equally talented counterparts, such as Ghirlandaio, Sangallo and Castagno, have blessed this city with...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Dante's Florence Walking Tour

Dante's Florence Walking Tour

Dante Alighieri was arguably the greatest – albeit also most controversial – of Italy's poets. After having served as one of the six priors governing Florence, his political activities – including the banishing of several rivals – led to his own banishment, upon which he wrote his masterpiece, “The Divine Comedy”, as a wanderer, seeking protection for his family in one town after...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles

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