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

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

Paula T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A terrific way to see Florence and learn some of the more intriguing stories in the city's history. Our guide was excellent - knowledgeable and entertaining.

Liz F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A truly enjoyable experience led by our guide who gave a lot of information in the most compelling manner.

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Angelo made this tour come alive and kept us all engaged in the mysterious side of Florence! He's a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humor, going above and beyond our expectations. We appreciated the little known facts and their link to the 'great' families that established Florence as a power. We highly recommend this tour!!

Michael r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very informative, took us to some extremely interesting places that we could never find again in daylight. Small group and all were issued with headsets which was a professional touch. Good pace walking around Florence and guide welcomed questions. Would recommend to all visiting Florence

christinafitz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Stefano was a knowlegeable historian and guide to the lesser known areas of Florence. Highly recommended tour.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent. Very knowledgeable guide Stephano.

Danielle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour and stories. Our guide was knowledge and relaxed and we walked through little side streets you probably would not notice by yourself. And you finished with gelato!!

Pamela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fabulous tour for an education of the not so widely known history of Florence. Great tour around back streets that tourists wouldn't necessarily visit. Annette was informative and entertaining. Loved the tour!

Morgane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very fun, and the gelato at the end was perfect.

Mary Z USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Mel was our guide and after I had spent 5 weeks in Florence studying and touring, she was able to make the tour interesting and connected places with stories of intrigue and romance.

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