ESSENTIAL Florence with the BEST STORYTELLERS - Renaissance and Medici Tales, curiosities and anecdotes

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
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. After this tour, you’ll see Florence from a completely different standpoint, and you’ll be able to decipher its symbols, and read its architecture and statues by yourself, as if your wore 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 a funny and easy-going introduction to Florence, perfect either for beginners and experts, from children to seniors. With us you’ll get a general overview of the city, passing by its main highlights, but you’ll also discover some thrilling stories, hidden gems and unknown fun-facts that will awake your curiosity and make you want to know the next chapter.

In an amusing walk by Florence’s wonders, you’ll understand why this city became the cradle of the Renaissance and changed our global history. You’ll also dive into the intrigues of one of the most powerful dynasties of all times, the Medici family, and you’ll realize their astounding impact, visible even in our daily lives. And many more! We’ll also give you useful information and tips about many different things: from how to avoid leather scams to how to choose the best gelato! Little by little everything you see in this town will make sense and you’ll feel and see Florence with the heart and eyes of a local.
We’ve also been tourists so we try to give you the kind of visit we’d like to find: friendly and professional, with a good balance between information and humour, so that you’ll learn and enjoy at the same time.

The route includes the main attractions and landmarks of this town: 

  • 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
  • The Ponte Vecchio.


* Would you like to enjoy an 360° experience? Book also our complementary and alternative tour: The Dark Side of Florence, Mysteries and Legends


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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 35R, 50123 Fir...
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 35R, 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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Ana 09 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Fue maravilloso descubrir Florencia a través de las historias tan interesantes. Un guía fantástico!
TONI 09 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Recorrido muy interesante. Giulia fue una excelente guia, amena, profesional y divertida
Rosa 08 Dec 2022
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Travelled in family - Nov 2022
Al final el grupo fue más grande de lo esperado y ofertado, pero el guía atendió todo con mucha profesionalidad
Sandra 08 Dec 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Muy buena experiencia! Muy profesional y entretenido, repetiría!!
Raúl 07 Dec 2022
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Travelled in family - Dec 2022
El guía fantástico!! Lo único que el grupo era demasiado numeroso casi 40-40 personas!! Aunque el guía lo gestionó a las mil maravillas
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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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