Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Italy: Segway through the City of Florence

With having 3 and a half days in Florence, we knew we had to make most of this time and what better way to explore the city with a segway tour. This actually was not planned at all in advance, but after hearing on our food tour in Rome how good it is from a fellow tour member, we got this booked the night before and geared ourselves up to explore this wonderful city in style.

The tour overall was 3 hours so you can imagine there were many stops along the way. We honestly couldn't be thankful enough for the segways - if we were to walk all this there would've been a high chance of tears! But this was a dream.

The first stop was Repubblica square, followed by Strozzi palace, Santa Maria Novella square, Tornabuoni & Santa Trinita church.

  • We also had a quick stop at the Porcellino, followed by Signoria Square, Uffizi square and we also stopped alongside the Arno river, where we admired the sequence of bridges that paint the Florentine scene! 

  • Along with each stop, our guide told us about the historic facts and even had some videos to show us as we stopped, which we thought was a great touch to get that extra feel of how the city's history unfolded.

  • The once thing we did notice is that Florence has a lot squares. The next few stops were Santa Croce square, San Firenze square and finally, we ended the tour at Duomo square, where we took our group photo and headed back to the main office to give back the segways.
With the speed we built up between stops, the tour allowed us to see all corners of the city and gather a well rounded picture of the Florence lifestyle, history and modern day touches. It was very much worth the extra amount of money you pay for this type of tour and therefore we would most definitely recommend this experience if you are in Florence for a short amount of time. 

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  1. Oh wow, this looks so fun! Florence is on my bucket list so hopefully I’ll go at some point. Segwaying through it is so different and fun; I love it!
    Hayley x

  2. Wow, how beautiful is Florence?! I have only ever been on a Segway once, I did a tour of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter on one and it was so much fun! I’m absolutely crap at balancing so I struggled to get the hang of segwaying but I got there in the end (with quite a few wobbles haha)! It was a great way to explore Belfast and see a lot of things in quick succession that we could then go back to later, and it seems like the experience Florence was much the same! I got really nerdy when reading this post because in the museum where I work, they have copies of a couple of the sculptures you’ve photographed here which made me much too excited haha! Florence is definitely on my bucket list now!

    Abbey ❤️❤️

  3. I've seen a couple of people on segways when I was in Budapest but never realised you could do tours on them. I was always a bit terrified at the thought of getting up on a Segway but you make it sound so fun that I might just try going on one sometime. I'd love to go on a trip to Florence.

  4. Your photos are so beautiful, they're making me want to visit Florence immediately! I've never been on a segway (I'm so clumsy I'm not sure I trust myself haha!) but this looks like such a fun and time-saving way of seeing so much of the city. I'll have to check these kind of tours out next time I'm away!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety


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