Private tour

Florence: Famous Historical Families Private Tour

Activity provider: Withlocals

Florence: Famous Historical Families Private Tour

Activity provider: Withlocals

From US$ 107.88 per person

Go beyond the usual facts and figures of most sightseeing tours and learn the personal stories behind some of the most famous families of Florence. Enjoy a 3-hour private tour full of tales of drama, conspiracies and tragic love.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Get the hidden history of Florence
  • Learn about the rivalry between the Medici and Strozzi nobles
  • See the Renaissance palaces of some of the city's wealthiest gentry
  • Discover how the Medici family was brought to ruin by a tragic love story
Full description
Get the gossip on all the conspiracies, drama and tragic love stories of Florence in centuries past on an amazing storytelling tour with a local guide. Learn the hidden history behind some of the city's most beautiful squares, such as the rivalry between the noble Medici and Strozzi families on Piazza Strozzi. Marvel as history is brought to life before your eyes as you stroll around the Cradle of the Renaissance. Hear why the poppy became the symbol of the Bartolini Salimbeni family and what helped make them rich! See the elegant palaces of some of the city's wealthiest gentry, such as the Buondelmonti family whose story involves tales of severe punishment and conspiracies too good to be missed. Hear how Piazza Limbo got its name, discover the dark history of Piazza della Signora and learn how the Medicis were ruined by the tragic love story between Francesco I and Bianca Capello.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Guide
  • Pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet by the Column of Abundance (the column in the center) in Piazza della Repubblica.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Wonderful experience, Martina an excellent guide, nice, engaging, funny and very prepared ..... recommended the tour, recommended the guide

March 7, 2022

Martina is super fun and lively. She knows everything about Florence and a lot of secret findings - Also great recommendations about food and restaurants - we loved it!

January 8, 2022

Really brought the city alive for us, full of knowledge and interesting facts - thoroughly enjoyed

November 1, 2021

Product ID: 161997