The 'Rive Gauche' - Florence Oltrarno

On the left bank of the Arno river lies the characteristic Oltrarno district

This area of Florence, which is an integral part of the historic center, houses gardens, Renaissance palaces, monuments and churches.

It is the district of Florence where the artisans and the traditional shops still survive and you can experience the atmosphere of the old Florence. Its picturesque squares are often animated by a lively nightlife.

Let's find out together the Oltrarno district with the itineraries that I propose here!

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Guided Tours of Pitti Palace Complex and Museums, Florence . After having belonged to the Pitti family for about a century, the majestic palace was bought by the Medici in the mid-sixteenth century and transformed into the most sumptuous residence of the grand dukes of Florence. Enlarged over the centuries up to the present forms, the Pitti Palace was since then the seat of all the ruling dynastie...

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Guided Tour of Santo Spirito and Oltrarno District of Florence . The church of Santo Spirito, which gave its name to an entire district of the Oltrarno, is the result of an ambitious project by Filippo Brunelleschi. The square in front of it, animated by a market and buzzing with people at any time of day or night, is one of the liveliest in Florence. . The visit of this fascinating district will ...

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Guided Tour of the splendid frescoes of the Brancacci Chapel, an absolute masterpiece of Masaccio and Masolino . The fire that in 1771 destroyed most of the basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine fortunately spared the splendid frescoes of the Brancacci Chapel. Among the few surviving parts of the church there are the ancient sacristy and the transept, where the Corsini Chapel and the Brancacci Chape...

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Visiting Piazzale Michelangelo is in itself an experience to live if you come to Florence . but if you have the opportunity to do it in the late afternoon, around sunset, when the roofs and houses are tinged with red and the sun disappears slowly on the Arno behind Ponte Vecchio you will bring with you a unique and unforgettable memory. . We will start from the Lungarni, crossing Ponte alle Grazie...

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Do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a personalized visit together according to your particular interests.

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Maria W.

Wow! Duccio’s tour is phenomenal. We’ve taken a couple tours in Florence and we learned the most by far in this tour. Duccio is incredibly educated, well spoken, and knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Florence. He’s the best tour guide I’ve ever experienced with his calm ability to recount specific dates, minute details, and countless historical references.


Really informative and well-structured walking tour that hits a lot of high-interest and historical sights within a relatively small (and so, highly walkable) area of the city. We booked this tour as a private group that included my older parents, whose mobility can be a bit limited a times, and Duccio's pacing was perfect: we all learned so much, but without the tour leaving us too tired to keep exploring on our own afterwards!


This was the first tour we did in Florence and was the absolute best way to start our trip! Incredibly interesting and informative. Beautiful arch of the story and history of the city starting with the romans in piazza Della Republica and ending with the war bombing of the bridges on the Arno. Duccio was great!


He was very responsive and I'm glad to have gone on the tour with him. We went for about 2 hours and 15 minutes! I thoroughly enjoyed him as a tour guide, he is extremely knowledgable and is well studied. He is full of facts that goes beyond Florence. If you enjoy history and human geography, I would highly recommend booking with Duccio. Florence is more than historical sites given how rich the culture is and for its institutional background. Thank you again for the great tour!


Duccio was a great guide. It was a pleasure meeting him and showing me around Florence. I appreciated his passion for Florence and all of fun facts about the city that I didn’t know about. His walking tour would be great for first time visitors to Florence as well as people who have been to the city before. 10/10 would recommend and would do another tour with Duccio again. Grazie mille Duccio!


Duccio gave a tour that was a fantastic combination -- history (which was very helpful for context), architecture and art, and some memorable anecdotes. (For example, did you know the reason there's an unfinished stone ring under the Duomo dome? I do now!) Great tour!

Fariba S

He gave us a tour on academia gallery. He was very patinante about what he was telling us and a real story teller. Enjoyed the tour and will definitely use this guide again!


Duccio led our 1/2 day tour of the Accademia and highlights of Florence. We found him very knowledgeable. He never lacked for commentary and never consulted any notes. We will use him again and will recommend him to anyone who asks.


I visited Florence this summer with my extended family and was looking for a competent guide. I was lucky enough to find Duccio. He organized for us a spectacular 3-days visit. He took care of our reservations and did not require advance payment. We hired him for three hours a day but he did not mind to show us around other sites when the time was over. He gave us time to take pictures but, honestly, we were so captured by all that he had to say, that we took very few breaks. When I saw his curriculum on the web I expected a good service but his knowledge exceeded my expectations by far. He is very organized, efficient and friendly. Let him know about your background/knowledge of history and he will adjust his explanations so that you don't miss anything. We could not be happier. I'd say: look no further, you have just found one of the best guides in Florence!

Cameron T

My friend and I arrived at the Uffizi Gallery and were offered a tour which we accepted, and we could not have been more fortunate to have Duccio. Duccio is incredibly well versed and knowledgeable about all aspects of the gallery. His English was great (even if he doesn't think so). I would highly recommend booking with Duccio if you plan to visit the gallery, you will not be disappointed.

Fons C

We are in Florence and on Thursday had a very informative and educational tour of the Accademia Galley where the famous Statue of David resides. The tour company is called Guide Florence Tour and the guide was Duccio Tiracorrendo who was extremely knowledgable, polite and patient. I'd highly recommend Duccio. Cheers Fons (Australia)

Diane B

Duccio was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable and pleasantly answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this nice gentleman.


Thanks Duccio for an interesting excursion