We arrived in Florence on Monday, August 1st, 2016. It began to rain a couple of hours before our scheduled tour. We waited and fortunately the skies cleared. This was an absolutely brilliant choice.
Our very grateful thanks to our lovely guide Gina. She was wonderful. Good humored, knowledgeable, patient and very competent. Gina made the tour come alive with her little anecdotes, her dramatic revelation of dark secrets and facts that may not be easily googled.
We could not have asked for a better introduction to this beautiful city. We as a family are also indebted to Gina for introducing us to the 3rd Best Gelato in Italy. We are hoping to return so that we may repeat that delicious experience.
Thank you Gina and Viator
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.
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.
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
Amazing tour. We completed this on our first night in the city and it was a great introduction to beautiful Florence.
Aine Ahearne Ireland
Excellent tour - great way to get to know the history of the city. Our guide Alexia was excellent funny and informative.
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.
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.
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!
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
This should be your first tour when you arrive in Florence! I will book this tour again with the same guide!!! The Gelato at the end was a plus. Thank you
Very interesting and fun tour. Angelo our guide was very engaging, with perfect English. I expected the gelato at the end to be lame, but was actually one of the best we've had in Italy. We went back there the next day for more.
Angelo who gives this tour is amazing! He is super nice, entertaining and a little bit mysterious -
I really recommend this tour as it gave me a whole new perspective on Florence and its history!
Totally fun, exciting behind the typical areas and very interesting stories
Amazing DARK, FUNNY, AND ADULT, tour. Wonderfully, historical and entertaining.
Oh my gosh! This tour is fantastic! I did this my first night in Florence and what a great introduction to the history of the place. This tour isn't about art or the beauty of Florence but gives you a great guide to the different families of medieval Florence and how the city was constructed. The tour guide is fantastic and has such enthusiasm for the topic, then to top it off you get a gelato at the end from an amazing gelateria. 100 recommend!
Excellent tour, Angelo was a very good guide who really enjoyed telling about the history of Florence
Fantastic! We did this on our first night there and it was a great way to explore an unfamiliar city. If you are a lover of medieval politics like I am, then this tour is definitely for you, but the material is not so arcane that it would leave the other members of your party disinterested. Plus, the gelato at the end is definitely some of the best I have ever had in Italy. Angelo was a spectacular guide to Firenze! :
For the other planners and itinerary leaders out there: the timing of this tour also has a logistical advantage. It starts at 7:45 PM, which gives you plenty of time after the other attractions close to grab dinner. In our case, we got into Florence later in the day, so having something interesting and engaging to do before the day was over definitely helped us to feel as though we had still accomplished something, despite the long day of travel.
This is a great introduction to Florence, well informed genuine guide.
Not too much walking and a gelato to finish!
Joan D United States of ...
Did this tour on our first night and it was a great way to see the city in a less hectic and more personal way. We had a terrific tour guide and the walk was easy and went by so quickly. Highly recommend.
Really enjoyed this walk. Perfect length, not too long, but saw and learned a lot. Our guide Angelo told us lots of interesting history and I saw parts of the city I wouldn't have found on my own.
Amazing! A must see, so different from the other tours of Florence. You learn the little bits of history that made this city what it is. Highly recommended!!
PS: The gelato was amazing too!
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