Explore the charming yet little-known Oltrarno district on our guided evening walk. We’ll take you through centuries of intrigue and down ancient cobblestone streets. To famous Renaissance palaces bristling with stories of crime and punishment. To breaktaking riverside views of the Ponte Vecchio. And into the sordid story of the bitter and bloody feud that divided Florence for centuries.
Begin in Piazza Davanzati, in front of our very own office. Learn about the ‘Black Art of Poisoning’ used in Renaissance Florence. Plus, we’ll tell you about the nefarious branch of chemistry endorsed by Cosimo I and the Medici.
Our evening walk will take you on a whirlwind of history. Journey back in time to the eleventh and twelfth centuries and to life in the Middle Ages. Learn how adept the Medici family was at court intrigue and murder. Hear stories of palace rumors, court lovers and Romeo and Juliet style trysts. Visit the artisan districts and workshops that are the same since the Renaissance. See old Florence’s favorite medieval flagellation spot.
We’ll tell you the influential names and faces that changed history. Some names you’ll be sure to recognize. We’ll tell you about Dante Alighieri and his exile by the Pope. About Michelangelo’s dark mast. About the cunning mastermind that was Machiavelli (you’ll know him as the author of the The Prince!).
We’ll do all this, and more, while showing you some of Florence’s most stunning views. Our evening walk will take you around Florence in the golden hours before sunset. Tour ends with an elegant cocktail on a rooftop terrace. There, you can enjoy a glass of red or a classic Negroni while overlooking one of Oltrarno’s most famous Piazzas.
Ghost stories and murder mysteries – learn about the dark side of Florence as we take you across the Arno river and off the beaten path. Explore historic neighborhoods and finish the evening with an elegant cocktail overlooking one of the city’s favorite piazzas.