There's no better way than a Florence river cruise on the Arno to tap into the city’s secrets. The enchanting boat tour of Florence starts from the Arno River to regale you with breathtaking scenic views. The magnificent river divides Florence, the splendid Renaissance capital, into two, joined by the spectacular sight of its tiled roofs up to the Duomo — the Italian name for cathedral — of its world-famed cathedral.
Florence from the River, Florence from the Hills: this sums up this exciting tour sure to thrill and impress with the centuries-old charm of two different, equally amazing, points of view.
Everyone knows Florence. Anyone can appreciate Florence's medieval streets and architectural masterpieces, strolling through its old center.
Yet only a select few can admire it from a whole new angle: from a Florence river cruise on the river. Drifting down the Arno, riding on a traditional “barchetto” — Florence's answer to the gondola — as a succession of historical buildings and churches parade before your eyes reflecting in the river's silvery water. Far from the crowds, the noise of the town, Florence's monuments will amaze from this entirely new perspective as you cruise under its famed bridges.
These monuments, always imbued with a sense of grandeur and authority, reveal themselves in a new light. Just one Florence river cruise opens new glimpses on Florence and Italy's life, commerce, and history.
After the Florence boat tour, we'll get out of our boat on the river bank and walk up to enjoy one of Florence's most incredible scenic views from the Bardini Garden as its wisteria frames a vision of pure poetry. Your gaze will sweep over Florence's bell towers, domes, bridges, all the way to Fiesole in the distance. Every detail is like a gift waiting to astound you, as you discover the town's hidden symbols and messages that we can't see walking through Florence’s streets.