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Dark Side of Florence Night Walking Tour

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Uncover the dark history of Florence as you explore the city after sunset. Hear the unknown stories of war, treachery, cut throat businesses and even love stories.

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Walk around the city of Florence to see the remarkable places such as Palazzo di Bianca Capello, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Learn about the old stories, legends and mysteries including scandals and violence that characterized Florence during the Medieval Ages. Hear from your local guide about the period when streets were too dark and closed as a matter of public safety, traitors were burned and hung out in public as a warning to the people, even feuding families, tragic love stories and the series of events that led to the attempted assassination of the Medici heirs. A truly different perspective of the dazzling Florence!
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Schedule & Location
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  • 19:35 Meet Your Local Guide at Piazza degli Strozzi
  • 19:45 Your tour begins!
  • Palazzo di Bianca Capello
    See Palazzo di Bianca Cappello, a palace built by the Grand Duke for his mistress, Bianca Cappelo. Discover the cause of their mysterious deaths which only recently brought up with the help of modern science.
  • Palazzo Strozzi
    The palace is built for Filippo Strozzi the Elder, a rival of the Medici who came back to the city 1466. He desired for the most majestic palace which serves as a political statement of his status and for his family's continued prominence.
  • Palazzo di Parte Guelfa
    Visit Guelph's Palace, a historical building which was once the headquarters of the Florentine Guelph party.
  • Piazza della Signoria
    Marvel at the L-shaped square, Piazza della Signoria which is the center of origin and history of the Florentine Republic and is still the political hub of the city in the present.
  • Galleria degli Uffizi
    12744_Florence_Skip_the_Line_Uffizi_Gallery The Uffizi Gallery is one of the largest and most renowned art museum in the world. It's a home to a collection of art works, particularly from Italian Renaissance period.
  • Ponte Vecchio
    Dark_Heart_of_Florence_-_Walking_Tour_of_Florence_by_Night (3) Take a scenic view of the Old Bridge over the Arno River, popular for the numerous shops along the bridge.
  • Palazzo Pitti
    The palace is currently the largest museum complex in Florence, housing treasures of paintings, plates, jewelries and more. It was originally the town residence of Lucca Pitti, a Florentine banker. It also became home to the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
  • Finish at Local Gelateria
    Drop by at one of Florence's best gelaterias, for a gelato of your choice.
  • 21:45 Tour Ends at Ponte Santa Trinità
    • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance, as well as strollers or baby carriages on group tours.
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  • Any cancellations made after 18:30 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)


by: Nina
Brilliant tour, you get to see an hear a different side of Florence which I found interesting and informative. Angelo was a great enthusiastic guide, can`t recommend him enough. The gelato was a nice ...more
by: Laura
A fantastic tour which took us off the beaten track and away from the usual tourist sites, offering a very interesting and gory insight to the dark heart of medieval Florence. Our tour guide, Angelo, ...more
by: Stephen
Great intro. to the City during the cool of the evening
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