Discover the sights and stories of medieval Florence – a time of scandal and intrigue – and see the city’s 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 city’s best gelaterias!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ponte Vecchio, Florence, TuscanyYour 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.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Basilica di Santa Trinita, Florence, TuscanyPassing byPass By: Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, TuscanyPassing byPass By: Piazza della Signoria, Florence, TuscanyPassing byPass By: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Florence, TuscanyPassing by