A fantastic 2-hour walk in the footsteps of the most exciting Medieval and Renaissance romances; the tour takes place in the morning and there is also the possibility to have a delicious Tuscan Lunch in a historic restaurant at the end.
What to Expect
A romantic journey through the old town during which a professional and enthusiastic guide will take you to the places where the most poignant romances, the most secret passions, the most exciting intrigues and the most unmentionable betrayals took place. An original itinerary exploring the Renaissance and Medieval Florencefor couples in love of all ages without neglecting the important historical-artistic commentary about the city's historical center.
The tour begins in the religious heart of Florence, where you will be enchanted by the magnificence of the Cathedral and famous Brunelleschi's Dome, the Baptistery with the glittering Porta del Paradiso (Gate of Heaven) and the magnificent Giotto's Bell Tower. Precisely this square has been the scene of a famous contrasted love story, an intriguing web of betrayals and tricks with a surprising epilogue!
Proceed to discover the city by entering the medieval quarter, where, among the narrow streets and the tower houses, the commentary of the guide will make you relive the atmosphere of that period. Find yourself in the place of Dante Alighieri who was born and lived here,and of his wonderful Beatrice, an angelic woman and muse of the "Great Poet", and hear the story of their love affair, one of the most romantic love stories of all time.
The walk continues till the famous Ponte Vecchio, one of the most evocative spots in Florence, where, in addition to the history of the bridge symbol of the city, you will learn about the romance between two young Florentine aristocrats which triggered a conflict between their families that resulted in the bloody war between the Guelphs and Ghibellines.
Finally, arrive to the elegant Piazzaledegli Uffizi where you will be told the story of Simonetta Vespucci, icon of the Renaissance beauty, model of "Venus" and "Primavera", the two masterpieces by Botticelli, desired and loved by nobles, poets, and artists and who Giuliano de’Medici fell madly in love with.
Reach Piazza dellaSignoria, a true open-air museum: admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, monumental Neptune’s Fountain, the perfect copy of Michelangelo's David, and the Loggia deiLanzi with its wonderful statues made by important Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Giambologna and Benvenuto Cellini. Here you will immerse yourselfin the history of the Medici family, great lords and patrons of Florence.
The fascinating story of court intrigues, arranged marriages, and intense and secret romances born in the shadow of this family that marked the entire period of the Florentine Renaissance will end this extraordinary city tour.
- Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the meeting point
- Guided visit
Know Before You Go
Children under 12 years old are not admitted; adult price starts from 12 years old.
Show a document proving children’s age upon request.