Our unconventional guided tour of Florence at sunset is the best tour for those who want to escape from the heat of the day seeing Florence when the tour groups have left and discovering its most unconventional and darker stories. Florence is universally known as the cradle of Renaissance, a place where the arts thrived under the protection of generous patrons, the city where geniuses such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci lived.
Old stories, legends and mysteries will be at the center of our walking tour which will start around sunset, a perfect time for our journey to the dark side of Florence! We will walk through the streets of Florence where in the Middle Ages, it wasn’t safe at all nor clean to walk and looking at some examples of 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 beat their enemies. Walking over Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge of Florence, we will talk about the city during World War II and the destruction it caused, not to mention the huge floods of 1966.
We will go further to the Oltrarno, the southern district of Florence and the most authentically Florentine neighborhood, to see the palace where the beautiful Bianca Cappello lived and you will learn about her controversial love story with a member of the powerful Medici family and how it all mysteriously ended. This tour of Florence by night will give you a very different perspective of this amazing city revealing to you hidden corners and less touristy areas and to provide you with a delightful end to your day we will end our walking tour at one of the best gelato places where you will taste the most authentic Italian gelato! The perfect conclusion to our unconventional and sinister Florence at sunset guided tour !
ADULTS. VISITORS WHO WANT TO ESCAPE FROM THE HEAT AND CROWDS OF THE DAY, LATE ARRIVERS.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
Palazzo Strozzi, Via Tornabuoni, Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, the Medieval district and its tower houses, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace.