Rafting is a river descent on a special boat called "raft". You sail on the river thanks to the paddles, tools similar to oars, all in complete safety.
Thanks to this excursion, which includes the descent of the Arno into the city center with a tour guide on board, you can admire the enchanting landscape of Florence, the National Library, the Uffizi, the Vasari Corridor, Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinità from an unforgettable point of view. Along this stretch of about 2 km, starting from Lungarno Serristori and ending in Lungarno Soderini, the river is very peaceful. This will give you the opportunity to take wonderful photographs and bring beautiful memories home. The descent of the fishing of S. Niccolò will give you great emotions and will make your journey fun. Particularly romantic, however, is the passage under the arches of the enchanting Ponte Vecchio with the goldsmith's shops that frame it.
Passing under Ponte Vecchio, built in 1345 by Taddeo Gaddi, you will notice its particular lowered arches, the first built in the world, which allowed the debris brought by the floods to flow away more easily. Did you know that on the Ponte Vecchio in the '300 there were popular shops, including the ancient butchers and vegetable farmers who unloaded their waste directly in the Arno? The construction of the Vasari Corridor in 1565, commissioned by Cosimo I de 'Medici, led over the years to the transfer of the butchers and other poor shops elsewhere, while goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewelers settled on the bridge, activities much more appreciated by the nobles who they walked daily from here.
Available days: Every day from Monday to Sunday
Bookable Starting Time: From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
English and Italian
Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!
Child rate: Activity not suitable for children under 4 years
Meeting Point: at the "Habana 500" kiosk of the riverside gardens on Lungarno Guglielmo Pecori Giraldi, Florence
Additional Information: WHAT TO BRING: slippers / sandals / shoes to wet, camera / phone and a bottle of water