Guided tour

Florence: Dark Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

52 reviews

Activity provider: Tour-Tale

Florence: Dark Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tour-Tale
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Likely to sell out Booked 17 times yesterday

Peel back Florence's shiny veneer and explore its dark history and legends on this guided walking tour. Listen as your guide reveals tales of ghosts, murders, betrayals, and facinating curiosities.

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Duration 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Uncover the secret histories of murders committed by the powerful Medici family
  • Listen to spine-chilling ghost stories and hear about brutal serial killers
  • Admire stunning works by Brunelleschi, the father of Renaissance architecture
  • Hear about local mysteries and superstitions as you explore ancient streets
  • Pass through the political heart of the city once ruled by the notorious Medici
Full description

Immerse yourself in the macabre side of Florence on this guided walking tour. Hear about local superstitions, conspiracies, saints, and miracles. Find out about the bloody serial killer known as the Monster of Florence and engage with unsettling topics like mysteries and torture.

Meet your guide near the statue of General Fanti in the centrally-located Piazza San Marco. Make your way to the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata where you can admire the design created by Brunelleschi, the father of Renaissance architecture. 

Pass through the colorful Via dei Servi street on your way to marvel at the iconic dome on the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Connect with the city's dark past as you walk along old streets like Via del Campanile, Via dello Studio, Via del Corso, Via Santa Margherita, and Via Proconsolo. Admire the Italian Gothic architecture of the Palazzo del Bargello and enter the political heart of the city at Piazza della Signoria. End your tour at the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge.

  • Guide
  • Themed-walking tour
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Look for the guide with a green umbrella near the statue at the center San Marco Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Some topics may trigger sensitivities and may not be suitable for those under the age of 18
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 52 reviews

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This tour was engaging and informative. We were all given ear buds and could hear the guide very well. The guide was a very good speaker and leader. It was a nice way to start our stay in Florence as we saw several prominent places in the city as well as a few hidden areas. All 4 in our group enjoyed.

August 7, 2022

A great talk and walk around Florence to learn about some of the darker history of the city. Angela was very knowledgeable and entertaining. A really nice way to spend an hour or 2 in the evening and still had plenty of time for a nice dinner. It's free, just tip accordingly and you can't lose??

July 10, 2022

Great tour if you want to experience a different spin on Florence than the usual Renaissance and art side of things. I learnt many interesting tidbits about various historical buildings/places that most tourists would walk past during their visit. Our tour guide, Angela, was funny and captivating. Definitely would recommend!

July 7, 2022

Product ID: 414632