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The best Free Walking Tours in Italy

In this article, you will find the list of the best free walking tours in the main Italian cities.

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If you plan to visit a city in Italy, you might consider joining a free walking tour with a local guide.

These tours are slowly becoming more common in Italy and are the best way to meet other people and explore new places with the help of an experienced guide without spending too much.

What is a Free Walking Tour?

A free Walking Tour is where a local guide takes participants to explore the city without a fixed cost. Typically, they last from 2 to 4 hours and have free cancellation.

Does this mean that the tour is 100% free? It depends. Even though there is no fixed cost, it is still a good habit to tip your guide. If you have no idea how much to give, don’t worry. At the end of the tour, the guide will indicate how much people usually tip (most of the time is at least 10 euros per person), but, as mentioned, there are no obligations.

Remember that since it’s a walking tour, you won’t most likely visit places of interest such as museums or monuments, but you can still return later.

Best Free Walking Tours in Italian Cities

Below, you will find the list of free walking tours in some of the most visited cities in Italy. Check out this page for all other tours (in more than 120 different destinations),

1- Free Walking Tours in Rome

There are currently 3 free walking tours in Rome:

In this article, you will find my detailed guide on what to see and do in Rome and here, an article on how to visit Rome on a budget.

2- Free Walking Tour in Venice

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There are 3 free tours in Venice as well.

In this article, you will find my guide on what to see in Venice on a budget. Here is my guide to the Island of Burano.

3- Free Walking Tour of Florence

  • This free tour of Florence will take you to the most iconic places in the city, such as the Medici Chapels, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Piazza Della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery, etc. The tour lasts two and a half hours.

4- Free Walking Tour of Naples

As many as 4 free tours are available in Naples:

  • This free tour will take you to the most popular areas of Naples, starting from Piazza Plebiscito. It lasts a total of two hours.
  • I recommend this tour of Naples Old Town to those who love history; in about two hours, it will take you through everything you need to learn about the city’s past.

5- Free Walking Tour of Palermo – Sicily Island

Palermo has, for the moment, only one free tour:

6- Free Walking Tour of Turin

In the Piedmontese capital, you can book two different free tours:

7- Free Walking Tour of Bari – Apulia

  • This free tour will allow you to get to know the capital of the Apulia region with the help of a local guide. It lasts for about two hours.

8- Free Walking Tour of Catania

Have you tried any of the tours mentioned above? Did you enjoy them? Let me know in the comments. Soon, I will also post an article with a list of free walking tours in major European cities.

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