ESSENTIAL FLORENCE with the BEST STORYTELLERS - Renaissance and Medici Tales

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Quality Verified Registered on February 26, 2019

We’re a group of friends and authorized tour guides of Florence, although we’d prefer to introduce ourselves as storytellers! Explaining history as a TALE is part of our NAME, BRAND and SOUL. We’re in love with our hometown and we’d like to transmit it to you, through its many stories, funny anecdotes and curiosities, that will make you travel into the past and LIVE IT as if it was a tale, and you, the main character. Afterwards, you'll be able to decipher Florence's symbols and read its architecture and statues on your own, like you're wearing Renaissance glasses.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

*This tour is the complementary sibling of the tour the Dark Side of Florence, Mysteries and Legends. 

Book both free tours to get the full experience! 


Are you fascinated by the city of Florence? Would you like to discover its astounding history and culture?  If you're looking for a fun and engaging way to explore Florence, then look no further than this tour!

Here we'll share with you all the secrets of this breathtaking city. We take you on a journey of Florence's most mind-blowing stories, hidden gems and unheard anecdotes from the city's extraordinary past, all told by the most charismatic storytellers. The experience is guaranteed to leave you with an unforgettable insight into the heart of the city and will leave you longing to return for more! 

What should you visit in Florence? How did the Renaissance change the world? Why did this Italian region give birth to many geniuses like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci or Galileo? How did the Medici family become such a powerful dynasty? Which were their secrets and intricacies? 

These are just some of the questions we will try to answer on this exciting tour through the most famous streets of Florence. Our expert and friendly guide will provide you with lots of knowledge and special tips, such as food and leather recommendations, rooftops with stunning views…) to help you enjoy Florence to the fullest.

The tour covers the main historical sights of the city, such as San Lorenzo Square and Church, Palazzo Medici, Duomo square and Cathedral complex (Baptistery, Dome, Bell Tower), Dante Neighborhood, Signoria Square, Loggia de’ Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, The outside of the Uffizi Gallery and The Ponte Vecchio. Besides, you'll also get to explore some hidden corners along the way, curiosities and treasures that you won't see in any other tour.

What are you waiting for? Book now and immerse yourself in this thrilling adventure and let yourself be transported back in time through storytelling at its best! 

Rated 4.9/5

Recommended by 99% of travelers

Winner of the Traveler’s Choice Award in 2021 and 2022. 
#1 in Italy and #11 in the world

* Are you up for more? Book also the complementary and alternative free tour: The Dark Side of Florence, Mysteries and Legends:

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 11, 50123 Fire...
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 11, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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    Piazza San Lorenzo (in front of the church, at the stairs ) - You’ll see the guides with a GREEN UMBRELLA

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Kim ... 28 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Learned a lot on this informative and entertaining tour.
Gonçalo 28 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Michelle is a lovely person and a really good guide! He explained the history of the city in a very engaging way! We learnt the most important historical facts but also a lot of curiosities from the city and its people. He told us how the city became the birth place of the Renascence and the influence of the Medici family in the city from their rise to their fall.
Silvia 28 Mar 2023
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Great tour..informative…would definitely recommend!
Ethan 28 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
This is THE tour if you want to learn more about Florence. Fabio our guide is a star, he’s very passionate, caring, and knowledgeable. He didn’t just cover the history but also some of the arts/statues information and food culture :)
Ola ... 28 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
The tour was amazing! Thank you Fabio! Apart from lots of historical information, he also gave many good recommendations. The story about Michelangelo's David was great.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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