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Private Tour of the Dark Heart of Florence at Sunset

Florence, the cradle of Renaissance, home of the greatest artists of history has a less bright side which will conquer you. Let yourself be captivated by the intrigues, legends and mysteries of Florence in a journey to the dark side of this wonderful city! We will walk through the charming streets of Florence where, in the Middle Ages, it wasn’t safe at all to walk and looking at some surviving medieval tower-houses, you will learn about daily life in those dark centuries when scandals and violence were commonplace as well as conspiracies and blood feuds. We will see some Renaissance palaces where ruthless families lived and you will hear the story of how they made their fortune and how they fought their enemies. You will discover the destiny of Florence during World War II and find out about the floods of 1966...This tour of Florence at sunset will give you a very different perspective of this amazing city revealing to you hidden corners and less touristy areas!

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  • What's included :
    • Licensed tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, 50123, Florence Italy

      Discover the history of one of the most powerful families of Florence and how they conspired to get rid of their ennemies.

      Duration: 15 hours

      Stop At: Via de' Tornabuoni, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy, Florence Italy

      Looking at elegant palaces, residences of old Florentine families, you will learn about the intrigues and the clever tricks they used to get more power.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

      See the major church of Florence where one of the bloodiest conspiracy in the Florentine history took place.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

      Discover the political messages and the warnings hidden behind the many statues in Signoria square; learn the story of the Pazzi family and how they were hanged outiside the windows of the Bargello palace.....

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

      See what happened in Florence during World War II. Your guide will show you some pictures of Florence during the dramatic floods of 1966.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

      See the last residence of the Medici family, the rulers of Florence and Tuscany and learn about their ascent to power.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Via Maggio, Florence Italy

      Walk in this long street lined with elegant Renaissance palaces. Discover the love story between Francesco Medici and Bianca Cappello and how it tragically ended up....was it poison or a fatal illness?

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence Italy

      Enjoy the view of Ponte Vecchio at night and taste a delicious gelato in the nearby gelato place!

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, Piazza del Limbo, 1, Florence Italy

      Visit a Medieval district of Florence. Get ready to see some typical tower-houses and learn about daily life in the Middle Ages!

      Duration: 10 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/17/2019 - 10/22/2021
      Monday:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
      Tuesday:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
      Wednesday:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
      Thursday:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
      Friday:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
      Saturday:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
      Sunday:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      St Trinity Bridge, Ponte Santa Trinita, 50100 Firenze FI, Italy
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Stroller accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Please, let me know if you have any food allergies.
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    English - Guide

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    Organised by Guided Tours of Florence

    Activity ID: V-221157P9

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