4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Make like Renaissance nobility, and spend an evening in a Florentine ‘palazzo’ with a lavish 4-course banquet accompanied by Chianti wine, music and dancing. In the palace’s opulent banqueting hall, feast on Tuscan dishes, such as ‘cinta senese’ pork, as dancers and classical musicians in 15th-century costumes provide the entertainment.

Highlights

  • Renaissance banquet and entertainment evening in Florence
  • Spend the evening in the banqueting hall of a beautiful Florentine palazzo
  • Enjoy music by harps, flutes and a soprano singer while watching 15th-century dances
  • Feast on a 4-course banquet, enjoying delights such as cured beef and ravioli
  • Sip Chianti wine and coffee, and take home a certificate of your experience

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What You Can Expect

Renaissance Court Banquet in Florence

Soak up the atmosphere of a 15th-century Florentine banquet!

Meet your host in central Florence, and take a short stroll to one of the city’s beautiful palazzos for your evening Renaissance banquet. Head inside the exquisite banqueting halls of the noble residence, and take a seat at your table as music is provided by harps, flutes and the sweet, high-pitched tones of a soprano singer.

Take in the surrounds, enjoy the entertainment and watch the waiting staff, jesters and dancers — all dressed in beautiful Renaissance costumes — work their way around the room. If you are lucky, you may be selected to dress up in costume and even learn some of the elegant 15th-century dances!

As the show around you continues, savor your 4-course meal and sip on a glass of Chianti wine. Finish the meal with coffee and receive a personalized parchment certificate, bearing the emblem of the palace, before leaving.

Sample Menu:

First course:
  • Cured beef with arugula (rocket leaves), cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and mozzarella
Second course:
  • Risotto with asparagus, ricotta and spinach ravioli with tomato and basil sauce
Third course (choice of one):
  • Beef with roast potatoes
  • Breaded sirloin of cinta senese with roast potatoes
  • Fillet of sea bream with scalloped potatoes and a mussel sauce
Dessert:
  • Tiramisu and Bavarian cream

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great time!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

What a fabulous way to start our visit to Florence. The Palace is magnificent and the entertainment was quite charming. The food and wine were of a very high quality and most enjoyable.A wonderful evening!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a terrific night and the entertainment was so much fun, I even got dressed in the medieval clothes and danced with the male dancer to one of the dances. The food was wonderful and there was so much of it and there was plenty of wine. Everyone got into the spirit of the night and we all bonded and had a great night. The room was just stunning with all the gold, mirrors and candelabras. This night will not be forgotten.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our delightful evening at the Renaissance Banquet in Florence. From start to finish the gracious staff made us feel welcome and pampered. Each course of the meal was delicious, especially the prime rib and lemon cake. Even our very picky 11-year-old came home completely full. The musicians were talented and provided added ambience. Throughout the evening members of the audience were selected to participate in different aspects of the entertainment, which added to the amusement. The ambience of the Palazzo Borghese adds heavily to the evening. The dining area is stunningly beautiful. After dinner some of the wait staff proudly gave us a tour of some of the other rooms. It was just a lovely and perfect evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Absolute must see and experience. Better then I expected. Great night excellent food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Fabulous evening out. Not easy to be sure of the venue but look out for the large arched portico doors - it's on the Florence Lions Club. Amazing decor and much much MUCH more enjoyable than the Viator description. No hidden costs and lots of wine + multi choice main courses. top entertainment. V gd

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2014

There was no one to greet us once in the building and there was lack of direction on where to go until someone arrived. There was no clear introduction and seating was confusing. It seemed somewhat unorganised and that the staff where in their own world. The food/drink and entertainment were sufficient.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2015

Unfortunately I could not attend because of that did not attend the bus in nearby shed and waited more than an hour and I was communicating with Viator administration

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