4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Great value - tour guide told a fabulous storey linking the buildings to people and events over the ages- well worth two hours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The Medieval times were dark and mysterious, but our tour guide helped us unravel some of the family fights and history in Florence before the Medici. My favorite part was trying the original flavors of Gelato at the Santa Trinita Gelateria.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was a fantastic tour focusing on the Medieval and Renaissance periods of Florence's history. My friend and I booked this for our first evening and thought it was a wonderful way to get to be introduced to the city. Our guide was charming, humorous and extremely knowledgable. Her enthusiasm and passion for Florence was infectious and we felt swept up in our 2 hour journey. At night the streets take on a whole different atmosphere! The tour covered elements of social, political and religious history and was a real mine of information. Romance, intrigue and murder all featured in what was a highly enjoyable evening. We covered quite a lot of the city as Florence is very compact, so this was a great way to find your bearings and also to see some of the lesser known streets that we may have otherwise missed. We finished with an amazing gelato, which for us topped off a really absorbing evening!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was excellent. We got to see some of the out of the way small lanes and back streets, whilst hearing tales of days gone by. Highly recommend this tour, and the gelati at the end was simply the best I've ever had!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We had a wonderful time walking the city of Florence with Helma at the end of our 1st day in Firenze. The tour focused on the history and stories of Florence, focusing on buildings, and architecture, monuments and art, as well as fascinating people and what they did in that city. The tour was a couple of hours on your feet at the end of the day, so folks with museum feet should take that into consideration. We started at the Palazzo Strozzi and wound our way through the city, over the Ponte Vecchio, and past the Palazzo
Pitti. One point, the stories were more focused on Renaissance Flirenze rather than Medieval Firenze, but those were likely more interesting times. All in all a wonderful night, topped off with terrific gelato at a gelaterria south of the Arno.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We had a great time on this tour and our guide, Angelo was very knowledgeable about Florence. We covered a lot of distance in the 3 hrs., but there were times to stop and sit. The Gelateria where we ended the tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

It was interesting and fun. Great ice cream at the end - we recommend trying the sesame...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Guide Helma was amazing! Her story of non-popular historical character beside the norms were intertwined with the places that we visited. Made us to know more and even more and I am not even a history affectionados.
Ending with a gelato can never go wrong.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Loved this tour. The guide was very nice, and very interesting. She kept a good pace, great stories and very interactive with the group. Everyone seemed to be very happy with the tour and our guide. The only improvement, it would be good to know where the tour was ending up as it was after dark so the client can be sure to have a known route back to their hotel. Over all, highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Very interesting information and a great night out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Very interesting! Tour guide was great and the ice cream was delicious. We moved at a good pace, allowing for many stories without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Our guide "Angelo" was great. Very knowledgeable, kind, and funny too. I think this trip would be best early in the trip to give you a historical overview of the city of Florence if you have never been.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour walking through the mysterious alleys and streets of Florence. What made it even more interesting was our guide Mr. Angello with his amazing knowledge of the subject and his great sense of humour. Wish we had more time in Florence, would have loved to do another tour with Angello.
We loved the city and look forward to visiting again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Loved the tales and walk down streets we would not have chosen otherwise. Our guide Helma was a great storyteller.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Michele (how he told us it was spelled, though he pronounced it Me-kel) was excellent. One of the "ideas" of the tour is to emulate the famous "Jack the Ripper" evening walking tours in London, and Michele did his best to do that. Of course, the Medicis killed lots more people than Jack ever did, but they did it in pre-sensationalist-newspaper days and so there were no gory stories and hype written anywhere that could be preserved (though I'm sure the rumor-mill of the day did much the same). Fortunately, after mentioning the deaths (and their usual politically complicated contexts), Michele moved right on to explain the city and its sights, and the little peculiarities -- 15-story towers in pre-elevator days, little "wine windows" -- that make it so interesting. And the 2.5-hour tour ended with a stop for excellent gelato (included in the price!) where we got to sit and speak with Michele for a while and learn what it is like to live in Florence (a difficult place economically).

Joseph R
Switzerland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

It was fantastic! And the tour guide made it even more so... A must do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent and most enjoyable. I believe our guide was Gary(?) and again he was most informed and enjoyable to spent the evening with.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The guide was great and we went to areas not covered in the tourist guide which were residential areas South of the Academia Bridge. I have to say that the nightime gondola ride was one of the most romantic settings I've experienced. Great Tours, and thank you very much!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Dark Heart was the company who ran this 2 1/2 hour walk. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. Talked about the buildings and pre- and post-Rennaissance history of Florence. I'd definitely recommend the tour and the company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Very interesting and excellent guide

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2015

What a hoot! This one was a tour in a downpour, our first evening in Florence. We had a small group and an informed tour guide. Learned a great deal of the sordid history of Florence.

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2014

In general this was an interesting tour that I would recommend to others. On the down side, it was a little expensive (for a family of four) and our guide was obviously tired. She had some translation problems and lost the thread of her narration a couple of times. It was a shame because I think on another night she would have been brilliant and I might not have kept thinking that we should have been given another guide. Perhaps she had to replace someone at the last minute? Also - just a little point - the meeting flag should have been more bright for a night tour. We had instructions to look for a yellow flag but it ended up being red! Overall though we learned a lot of interesting facts about Florence that stayed with us during our visit.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

A good walking tour for those interested in learning about Florentine medieval history. It was a small group of 7 people, and a interesting guide who was passionate about Florentine history, especially the Medici family and epic Italian love stories! we went off the beaten track, going to lesser known places in the city. we also learnt information about well known sites, like Ponte Vecchio, they most tourists dont know. The tour was unique as the guide used multiple resources to discuss florentine history including videos and pictures, different from other tours we have done so this was good. The tour finished with a delicious gelato and a great night view of Ponte Vecchio.

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