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See Florence in a whole new light on a 2-hour evening walking tour. Led by an expert guide, learn about the rich history, scandal and intrigue of the medieval era as you pass lesser-known gems like the Palazzo di Bianca Cappello and Palazzo Strozzi. Hear tales about the powerful Medici family before concluding at one of the city’s most famous gelato shops. Headsets will also be provided so you can hear the commentary clearly while you walk. 


  • 2-hour medieval Florence walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Hear about the city in the Medieval ages
  • Learn about the Medici family who ruled Florence for over 300 years
  • See the sites of medieval scandal like Palazzo di Bianca Cappello and Palazzo Strozzi
  • Discover lesser-known details about top Florence attractions like the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery
  • Finish your tour with a gelato stop at one of the city’s leading gelaterias

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What You Can Expect

Medieval Florence Evening Walking Tour

Enjoy Florence by night!

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide and set out into the evening. As you travel the historic streets and squares, hear about how the medieval era paved the way for Florence’s Golden Age. Your guide will discuss how the city’s commercial wealth during that period was off-set by dangerous power struggles and cut-throat business dealings.

No trip to Florence is complete without hearing the name Medici, the influential family who found themselves at the center of many scandals throughout the Middle Ages. Visit the Palazzo di Bianca Cappello, constructed by Cosimo Medici for his mistress and hear the story behind the couple’s mysterious deaths. Then, head past the residence of the one of Medicis’ greatest rivals, the Palazzo Strozzi, built for the Strozzi family. Continue on to the lavish Palazzo di Parte Guelfa, the headquarters of the Guelph family, another political rival of the Medici family.

Afterward, follow your guide toward some of Florence most beloved sites, such as the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces from Botticelli, Michelangelo and more. As the sun goes down, stroll to the Arno River and admire a scenic view of the Ponte Vecchio.

Your final stop will be at one of Florence’s top gelato shops, where you can select from a wide of array of delicious flavors and walk the streets like a real Florentine, with ice cream in hand. After two hours of history, intrigue and sightseeing, your tour will conclude in central Florence, at Ponte Santa Trinità.

Customer Reviews

Alexandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic! We did this on our first night there and it was a great way to explore an unfamiliar city. If you are a lover of medieval politics like I am, then this tour is definitely for you, but the material is not so arcane that it would leave the other members of your party disinterested. Plus, the gelato at the end is definitely some of the best I have ever had in Italy. Angelo was a spectacular guide to Firenze! :

For the other planners and itinerary leaders out there: the timing of this tour also has a logistical advantage. It starts at 7:45 PM, which gives you plenty of time after the other attractions close to grab dinner. In our case, we got into Florence later in the day, so having something interesting and engaging to do before the day was over definitely helped us to feel as though we had still accomplished something, despite the long day of travel.

Colin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This is a great introduction to Florence, well informed genuine guide.
Not too much walking and a gelato to finish!

Craig S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome tour with an awesome guide!

Joan D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Did this tour on our first night and it was a great way to see the city in a less hectic and more personal way. We had a terrific tour guide and the walk was easy and went by so quickly. Highly recommend.

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really enjoyed this walk. Perfect length, not too long, but saw and learned a lot. Our guide Angelo told us lots of interesting history and I saw parts of the city I wouldn't have found on my own.

Ioanna Greece

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing! A must see, so different from the other tours of Florence. You learn the little bits of history that made this city what it is. Highly recommended!!
PS: The gelato was amazing too!

Ronald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fredricka our guide was so enthusiatic and informative. Had a good sense of humor. Really enjoyed the stories and the back street atmosphere for them. Gelato good too. Highly recommemded guide.

Cheryl D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Vanessa was an excellent guide and gave us a new perspective on Firenze history!

Mrs. S C Reekie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Angelo was without doubt the finest guide we have ever had. His knowledge and humour made it 2 hours of true entertainment. Could not fault Angelo or the tour in any way.

Sandra T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Nice way to start our visit. Our guide was full of interesting information about Florence. She was able to answer our questions and worked hard to please us.

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