- 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
As you walk around the cobbled streets and piazzas with your guide, hear of the scandals that stigmatized the city during the Middle Ages, and of the Medici family around whom the scandals invariably centered. See Palazzo di Bianca Cappello, built by the Grand Duke Cosimo Medici for his mistress, and hear about the couple’s mysterious deaths – brought to light only recently through the use of modern technology.
Pass Palazzo Strozzi, a majestic building created from rusticated stone, and learn how it was built for one of the main rivals of the Medicis – the Strozzi family. Continue strolling along Florentine streets etched with history and see Palazzo di Parte Guelfa, a lavish palace that another political rival – the Guelph family – made their headquarters.
Alongside the sights of medieval Florence, your tour also takes in some of Florence’s A-list attractions. Walk from Piazza Signoria (the hub of medieval Florence), passing the Uffizi Gallery and then marvel at the nighttime reflections of the River Arno from the Ponte Vecchio – Florence’s iconic bridge. As you admire the sights, your guide will regale you with some of the lesser-known stories about them, leaving you snippets of intrigue about this oh-so-charismatic city.
Stop at one of the city’s leading gelaterias, and after choosing from a wide selection of flavors, finish your night just as the Florentines do – strolling through the romantic streets with a refreshing gelato. Your tour ends at Ponte Santa Trinità in the center of town.
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.
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.
My flight was diverted from Florence to Bologna and I didn't make it to the tour. I wish I had. I'm sure I would have enjoyed the experience.
Wonderful guide who gave us great insights and comments throughout the walking tour. The tour was on our first night in Florence and it helped give us an overview of Florence.
Really fun and interesting insights, stories, and (likely) urban legends in Florentine history from pre-Rennaissance to WWII. Wonderful night setting - away from the crowds - and through quaint streets and alleys. Finished off with the best gelato we've had yet! A favorite!
This was a wonderful tour. I so enjoyed learning the stories that truly tell about the character of the Florentines. And not only in the medieval ages, but through the present day. I respect that the Florentines are very proud people, and rightfully so. Engaging and wonderful.
Our guide was very good. He had worked at Pompeii and was very knowledgeable from a history perspective which was important to my husband the history buff. Ending the evening with gelato was the perfect ending to a wonderful tour.
This was a delightful tour. Engaging, fun, and a great way to spend the evening strolling through Florence. Would recommend it.
Best tour I have had in Italy. Having only hosted the tour a few times, our guide was animated, well informed and very engaging. She made it come alive and kept us guessing as to what the outcomes would be... at the next stop. The gelato was good too. Take it, you will have fun and learn some interesting things.