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Tour Code: Tour 6
Florence boat tour makes you explore Florence from an unusual point of view. An enticing group tour which will show you the importance of the Arno river in the history of the city, a river which for a long time was navigated by the “barchette” (“boats”) of the Renaiolis.
For many centuries, the Arno river was one of the most important commercial channels of the Medici-reign. For example the salt commerce between Florence and Pisa took place along the Arno. A legend tells that the beginning of the famous salt-free traditional Tuscan bread recipe is due to the Pisan ban of the river trade. Up till the end of the second world war the river was a busy place for sand and stone extraction, not to mention the complicated turbine systems that moved mills and various machines in the near town outskirts.
This group tour is rather short, but it gives you unexpected emotions, such as watching the Homeland Defender statues overlooking the Arno river from the Uffizi side, or passing under the Ponte Vecchio enjoying the sights and listening to its stories. A real “Florence boat trip” where our guide will enchant you with celebrated facts and deeds, including some difficult moments like high waters and floods. Comfortably seated you will move through the renaissance Florentia, going back in time. An absolute “must-see” to include into the program of your visit to Florence, suitable even for a day-stay.
A renowned Florentine Tiziano Terzani once said: “You can really understand the cities only after you have boated along their rivers”. Reserve your “tour of the Arno” to become acquainted with the Renaissance capital, to discover its heart. Your boat is leaving! Book now a group experience that you will hardly forget.
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