Listen to the stories that make Florence one of Italy’s most captivating cities. Tales of tragic love and of gruesome Medici family feuds, you will learn about the city’s historical faces. You will visit some of the famous sites, such as Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio and when the darkness takes over the night you will hear the stories and legends they do not share on other tours.
This tour reveals sordid tales of the true Florence of the Medieval Ages. When business was cutthroat and protecting your home from intruders meant always having a cauldron of boiling water ready for use. It was a time when streets deemed 'too dark' were closed as a matter of public safety and traitors were burned and their bodies hung out in public as a warning to all. Hear about the series of events that led to the attempted assassination of the Medici heirs (in a church no less) and the love stories that set medieval Florentine tongues wagging.
Your expert, English-speaking guide will lead you around the city uncovering the history hidden behind these stonewalls. You will see Palazzo di Bianca Cappello, a palace built by the Grand Duke for his mistress discovering the cause of their mysterious deaths…Which was only recently brought to light through the use of modern technology. With Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio on route, you will see some of the most famous sites of Florence! The stories that your guide will share with you are ones less known to the public. It is not all treachery and treason though. Your tour will end on a sweet note with a stop at one of Florence’s best gelaterias for a gelato of your choice!