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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours

If you want to know what Florence was like before the Renaissance revolution, this free tour is ideal for you. We'll walk through the historic centre while discovering its rich medieval past - an absolute masterclass.

If you want to know what Florence was like before the Renaissance revolution, this free tour is ideal for you. We'll walk through the historic centre while discovering its rich medieval past - an absolute masterclass.

Medieval Florence Free Tour

At the agreed time we'll meet at Piazza Santa Maria Novella in order to commence the walking tour that will take us to discover an unknown side of Florence. Are you ready to delve into the city's medieval past?

Although the capital of Tuscany is famous for its Renaissance aesthetics, on this free tour of Florence we'll focus on how people lived here during the Middle Ages and discover why this period reflected a fundamental moment in the history of the city. 

We'll stroll through narrow streets, admire old churches such as the Holy Trinity and take in the façades of emblematic palaces such as the Antinori, Bartolini Salimbeni, Spini Feroni and Strozzi. We'll also delve into the rivalries that existed between the wealthy families of the Middle Ages while we'll see medieval towers that once served to show the power of the most important dynasties.

During the tour, you'll learn all about the beliefs and traditions of the Middle Ages and learn how heresy was fought against in Florence

After two hours of sightseeing, we'll round up the free tour of Florence in Piazza Santa Croce.

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Covid-19 Measures

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Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Piazza Santa Croce

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Where does the activity end?

Piazza Santa Croce