Side by side with passions, intrigues and betrayals of common people and lords
A romantic journey through the old town
Discover the places of Dante Alighieri and Beatrice
Fascinating stories of court intrigues and arranged marriages
A romantic journey through the old town during which a professional and enthusiastic guide will take you to the places where the most poignant romances, the most secret passions, the most exciting intrigues and the most unmentionable betrayals took place. An original itinerary exploring the Renaissance and Medieval Florence, thought for couples in love of all ages, without neglecting the important historical?artistic commentary about the city's historical center.
The tour begins in the religious heart of Florence, where you will be enchanted by the magnificence of the Cathedral and the famous Brunelleschi's Dome, the Baptistery with the glittering Porta del Paradiso (Gate of Heaven) and the magnificent Giotto's Bell Tower. Precisely this square has been the scene of a famous contrasted love story, an intriguing web of betrayals and tricks with a surprising epilogue!
We proceed discovering the city by penetrating in the medieval quarter, where, among the narrow streets and the tower houses, the commentary of the guide will make us relive the atmosphere of that period. We will find ourselves in the places of Dante Alighieri, who was born and lived here, and of his wonderful Beatrice, angelic woman and muse of the "Great Poet", and hear the story of their love affair, one of the most romantic of all time.
The walk continues till the famous Ponte Vecchio, one of the most evocative spots in Florence, where, in addition to the history of the bridge symbol of the city, we will learn about the romance between two young Florentine aristocrats which triggered a conflict between their families that resulted in the bloody war between the Guelphs and Ghibellines.
We finally arrive to the elegant Piazzale degli Uffizi where we will be told the story of Simonetta Vespucci, icon of the Renaissance beauty, model of "Venus" and "Primavera", the two masterpieces by Botticelli, desired and loved by nobles, poets and artists and of whom Giuliano de’ Medici fell madly in love!
We finally reach Piazza della Signoria, a true open?air museum: we will admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, the monumental Neptune’s Fountain, the perfect copy of Michelangelo's David and the Loggia dei Lanzi with its wonderful statues made by important Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Giambologna and Benvenuto Cellini. Here we will immerse ourselves in the history of the Medici family, great lords and patrons of Florence.
The fascinating story of court intrigues, of arranged marriages, intense and secret romances born in the shadow of this family that marked the entire period of the Florentine Renaissance, will end this attractive and extraordinary city tour.
This tour includes: Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point, 2 hours of Guided visit