Florence by Night Guided Walking Tour
The evocative setting of Florence by night walking tour
offers an unmissable opportunity to discover an alternative city, full of stories and visuals, far away from the confusion of the daytime hours.
When the wind coming from the Arno refreshes the space of Piazza della Signoria it is the moment when you can begin to roam around, in order to discover the major monuments and, above all, to immerse yourself in the medieval alleys of the town, the silent custodians of the events of men and women whose tourists cannot enjoy during the day.
Piazza della Signoria, an open air museum
We start from Piazza della Signoria, where the famous artists’ works – such as Michelangelo’s David, Cellini’s Perseus, Giambologna’s Raptus of Sabinas – or even the bulk of Palazzo Vecchio, hide many stories to tell.
Between Via del Corso e Piazza de Cerchi you will know the stories of the ancient rival families, the ones often described by Dante and which marked one of the most dramatic but also most fascinating pages in the history of medieval Florence.
Crossing the Arno river on Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno
We will cross the Arno by passing on Ponte Vecchio which, being the oldest one in the city, is a place full of secrets that escape to the many visitors who crowd it every day.
The visit of ‘Oltrarno’ – the other bank of the river as it is locally defined – offers to visitors the less touristy image of Florence, that frequented by Florentines who still love to linger in the evening drinking a good red wine at the “Vinaio” shops that you can find in this area of the town.
Coming back to the center, we will pass from Ponte Santa Trinita, which is where you can enjoy a picturesque view of the Lungarno, another place where to uncover stories about important event for the city, like the important meeting that here Dante Alghieri had with a very special figure . The hour is late, silence has fallen and Florence now offers itself in all its magic.