Medieval Florence Evening Walking Tour

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Overview

Discover the sights and stories of medieval Florence a time of scandal and intrigue and see the citys showstopping attractions alongside lesser-known palazzos on a 2-hour evening walking tour. Hear of the Medici family dynasty who ruled the city for centuries and learn of the fierce political rivalries and love stories that set medieval tongues wagging. Your tour includes sites like Palazzo di Bianca Cappello, as well as the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Signoria, before finishing up at one of the citys best gelaterias!

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide

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Meet your guide in the center of town and set off on a walking tour, learning about the city in medieval times – the era that shaped Florence and laid the foundations for its golden age Renaissance. An affluent time for the city, the Medieval ages, saw Florence as one of Europe’s leading commercial centers; but with its wealth came power struggles and cut-throat business dealings, which in turn led to it becoming one of the city’s (arguably) most interesting times.

As you walk around the cobbled streets and piazzas with your guide, hear of the scandals that stigmatized the city during the Middle Ages, and of the Medici family around whom the scandals invariably centered. See Palazzo di Bianca Cappello, built by the Grand Duke Cosimo Medici for his mistress, and hear about the couple’s mysterious deaths – brought to light only recently through the use of modern technology.

Pass Palazzo Strozzi, a majestic building created from rusticated stone, and learn how it was built for one of the main rivals of the Medicis – the Strozzi family. Continue strolling along Florentine streets etched with history and see Palazzo di Parte Guelfa, a lavish palace that another political rival – the Guelph family – made their headquarters.

Alongside the sights of medieval Florence, your tour also takes in some of Florence’s A-list attractions. Walk from Piazza Signoria (the hub of medieval Florence), passing the Uffizi Gallery and then marvel at the nighttime reflections of the River Arno from the Ponte Vecchio – Florence’s iconic bridge. As you admire the sights, your guide will regale you with some of the lesser-known stories about them, leaving you snippets of intrigue about this oh-so-charismatic city.

Stop at one of the city’s leading gelaterias, and after choosing from a wide selection of flavors, finish your night just as the Florentines do – strolling through the romantic streets with a refreshing gelato. Your tour ends at Ponte Santa Trinità in the center of town.

Inclusions for Medieval Florence Evening Walking Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Gelato

Exclusions for Medieval Florence Evening Walking Tour

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Not suggested for strollers or baby carriages

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Medieval Florence walking tour was great. Our tour guide knew all the ins and outs of Florence proper and kept everyone interested. She was knowledgeable and it was fun to hear her individual stories about the sights.

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

  • 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!!

  • Interesting tour of the back streets of Florence with stories of Medici intrigue along the way and ended superbly with a ver good gelato. Tour was a little too long to do on an empty stomach. I should have had an early dinner.

  • 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

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

  • Excellent. Very knowledgeable guide Stephano.

  • 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!!

  • 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!

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

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