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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

Gail S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We really enjoyed this tour, learning about the darker side of Florence. Our guide Federica was great, lots of fun and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Karen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We loved this tour! Our guide Claudia was wonderful, funny, and very imformative. Florence is filled with fascinating stories about the founding families. We loved the gelato stop at the end as well.

Lucas O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Gina was great, so enjoyable, fun, informative and told us many things you would never know of even find reading. Must see at night if you are new to Florence area.

Paul United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amazing tour. We completed this on our first night in the city and it was a great introduction to beautiful Florence.

Aine Ahearne Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour - great way to get to know the history of the city. Our guide Alexia was excellent funny and informative.

Raymmond S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Just excellant, nothing more needs to be said.

LAURA-MAY T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Walking tour was a brilliant introduction to Florence where we saw the beauty of this city in the evening and was given a download on the complex families of Florence. Tour guide Elisa? was knowledgeable and friendly. Gelato was absolutely delicious and we, certainly, kept in mind of the tour-guide's advice on this Italian's specialty.

Akshay N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Angelo is a great guide, who is knowledgeable, energetic, fun, and a genuine story teller. His grasp on the dark side of Florence is absolute, and when he mixes it with his wit and humour the tour just becomes epic. It was well worth the and the gelato that we got in the end was the cherry on the cake. We went to the gelato place every night after that.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who does not mind walking for two hours and then enjoying a nice gelato.

rgarnett928

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

So much fun! Learned so much about Florence and our guide, Angelo, was so entertaining and fun. We loved learning about the lesser known aspects of Florentine life. Wouldn't miss this one!

Ravi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour guide was highly knowledgeable. Took us to unknown places and showed us history within the lanes of Florence which is difficult to access on our own. total value for money. Would like to do it again

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