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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Renaissance Court Banquet in Florence

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.


  • 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
  • Tiramisu and Bavarian cream

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A lovely evening! Had so much fun! Very professional entertainers and the food was EXCELLENT! Very good value for money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Enjoyable evening of entertainment and great food. What else can I say.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing ... for sure I'll take it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an excellent night out the venue was the Piazzali Borghese which was the former very opulent home of Pauline Bonaparte the Favourite but scandalous sister of Naploeon.. On arrival we were given a glass of Bubbly which was a nice touch made us feel welcome.. The meal and Wine was excellent plenty of it and and the staff were all very pleasant and the service was first class ..The entertainment was really good took us back to the Renaissance as promised and everyone seemed to be having a good time.. I was invited to dress up which was fun and I have some great pictures to remind me of a very enjoyable evening out in Florence which I would certainly recommend ..
When looking for the Venue it is next to the Borghese Palace Art Hotel which is no 174 Via Ghibellina and the Venue is 110 Via Ghiballina note that the street numbers don't follow on so keep looking .. Also the street had a different name on either side so we walked straight passed at first so you need to look at both sides of the street when looking for Via Ghiballina the easiest way would be take a tax but they are not cheap in Florencei!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a fun evening and great food. It was a little hard to find, because did not understand the address and colors. Their was so much food it never ended. The games were fun too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The evening itself was Fantastic - the meal outstanding and the entertainment was enjoyable. However there were a few things that need to be improved - I did not want to rate the experience negatively but these issues are ONE STAR. First - the venue is located at a hard to locate building. CAF Tour who was the point of contact for this evening sent me to the wrong location - they google mapped the address and directed me while on the telephone to a wooden door that was on the side of a building next to Viktoria Lounge Bar - THIS IS NOT THE LOCATION. Giving up we started to walk back to the hotel and passed another building with the same address 200 meters up the street. We were not the only ones late - about 30 other folks came about an hour later after us. Apparently there is a north and south address - Funny that the Tour organizer did not know this. The second issue was the listed dress code. It specifically stated no sandals. Well - when we finally got to the venue, everyone was dressed up and many were wearing sandals - cant really get dressed up wearing sneakers.... This was a great evening after we overcame the challenges - CAF and Viator are doing this business a great disservice by not fully understanding where the venue is located and what actually happens during the evening. I would hope someone at CAF would work with their staff to educated them on this venue's location - and Viator update the dress code restrictions. More people should experience this fun evening and wonderful food.

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.

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