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Walk through the dark side of history

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Claudia

2 hoursHosted in English and Italian
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people

What you'll do

We'll walk together through the historical center of Florence to discover the darkest and bloodiest side of its history. From the Middle Ages to the late Renaissance, I'll tell you about murders, crimes, plots and punishment that really happened in the past. And of course, a Dark Florence tour can only take place with darkness, so this is a evening tour.

The Dark Florence walking tour will touch some of the most famous places of the city, such as Piazza della Signoria and piazza Duomo, but you'll be able to see them from a different point of view: as crime scenes of very cold cases.

I'll dig inside of the Medici's closets to resume their hidden skeletons and I'll show you some almost invisible details of Florence revealing the passion of florentines for unforgettable and creative punishments.

This is not a ghost tour, all the stories you'll hear are true!
Other things to note
It's a short walk (more or less 2 km) through the city center. Just wear your walking shoes!
We'll walk together through the historical center of Florence to discover the darkest and bloodiest side of its history. From the Middle Ages to the late Renaissance, I'll tell you about murders, crimes, plots and punishment that really happened in the past. And of course, a Dark Florence tour can only take place with darkness, so this is a evening tour.

The Dark Florence walking tour will touch some of the most famous places of the ci…

Meet your host, Claudia

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I am licensed tour guide in Florence with more than 6 years of experience, living and loving my city every single day.
I have a master degree in history of architecture, but my studies included local history and art history as well. I am a foodie who loves sharing tips about restaurants, street food and places to eat!
My goals as a tour guide are sharing my love for Florence with travellers and showing people that history and art are a lot of fun!
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Where you'll be

We'll touch popular spots of Florence as Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Duomo, and some small hidden corners as well. All of them has a dark story to tell.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 373 reviews.

Silvia
May 2021
Claudia made the history of Florence come alive for my adolescent kids and they had a good time at this difficult age. Thank you.
Abigail
April 2021
Claudia has a special passion for the “dark side” of history in Florence. The buildings that I have been passing every day have a lot more meaning and history behind them than I ever could have expected! Loved this tour and our guide!
Julia
October 2020
Claudia has the best knowledge to do that kind of tour we did together. We walked around the center of the city (with masks and social distanced) and talked about all the creepy yet true stories that happened in that area. But what I really appreciated was her great respect she had for the people that got affected by those stories. She’s not about the drama but the facts. We also talked off topic and got along with each other really well. I would 100% recommend this tour!
Claudia has the best knowledge to do that kind of tour we did together. We walked around the center of the city (with masks and social distanced) and talked about all the creepy ye…
Zoey
September 2020
My partner and I loved this tour. Claudia’s insight into the more obscure aspects of Florence’s history was truly unique and her capacity and passion for story telling was remarkably engaging. Her knowledge of not only Florence’s renaissance and medieval history, but also it’s multi-faceted architecture was unparalleled and I would happily do this tour again just to pick her brain! Thank you for such an extraordinary insight into this awe-inspiring city.
My partner and I loved this tour. Claudia’s insight into the more obscure aspects of Florence’s history was truly unique and her capacity and passion for story telling was remarkab…
Bettina
September 2020
The city of Florence is so rich in history, that there are a lot of stories to tell about the sometimes gruesome interactions between the great families of their time. Claudia did that in a very interesting an gripping way! Very recommended.
The city of Florence is so rich in history, that there are a lot of stories to tell about the sometimes gruesome interactions between the great families of their time. Claudia did…
Cheyanne
August 2020
Claudia is an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. She was able to answer all my questions with an in depth response. She was very friendly and personable. The information she shared was easy to follow and understand. I definitely learnt a lot of interesting things about the history of Florence! I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an affordable and fun history tour.
Claudia is an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. She was able to answer all my questions with an in depth response. She was very friendly and personable. The information she share…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.