Florence's Love Stories: Romance, Gossip & Tragedy


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Florence's Love Stories: Romance, Gossip & Tragedy

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( 10 reviews ) star Tours Florence 1 - 8 watch_later 2.5 hour
  • Discover the city like a local
  • Enjoy the best gelato in town
  • Discover the beauty of Florence by night
  • Hear love stories & myths of Florence
  • 100% private & personalized
  • See the city under a different light

You will meet here: Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore

What you can expect

Love is in the air and in Florence, you can feel it even more at night. My city is surrounded by centuries of love stories, that in some cases ended in tragedy and I can take you to the places where they took place. Fall in love with my city through a private storytelling tour, full of romance stories, gossip, and local tales!

Discover the magic of Florence under a different and beautiful light just after the sunset. I'll take you on a lovable journey that is more than just facts and information, this is historical gossip and if you are a curious person like me, you will definitely love it!

See the highlights of Florence with a different twist, the love twist! Go to the Duomo and don't hear the typical stories, this place is full of crazy stories like the story of a girl everyone believed dead, Ginevra degli Amieri. Or a chilly ghost story that will help kick off this intriguing tour.

A love tour in Florence would be nothing without a mention of Dante & Beatrice's love story. Lear what was real and what is a legend and visit Dante's house for a better visual representation. Another interesting love story is the one of Cosimo and Eleonora. Was it a political marriage or love? Make your own decision once you hear all about it at Piazza della Signoria. And things get interesting with a torrid love triangle that ended in tragedy at Ponte Vecchio.

Did you know Florence has its own version of Romeo and Juliet? I'll tell you all about Ippolito and Dianore at Piazza Santa Maria Soprarno. And to gossip a bit more, let's have some gelato! This love and tragic stories taste better with a sweet treat.

At Bianca Cappello Palace, I'll tell you a story where the lovers risked everything to be together. And at Casa Guidi, learn all about Elisabeth Barrett Browning, her story, and her romantic gateway. With stories like these ones, you will see Florence differently, because not everything is history and facts.

I have the best history gossip, and I can't wait to share it with you! And if you can't get enough of these stories and would like to know more, I can show you more on a personalized experience. Also if there are any requests, I can adapt the tour for you!

This is the plan

the young seamstress
Start at Piazza San Giovanni with the story of a young seamstress and the Cathedral foreman, a Medieval cheating story!
Ginevra, the ghost of Florence
Duomo: Ginevra degli Amieri, the girl that everyone believed dead · Terror in Florence!
the angelical women
Dante's house: Dante and Beatrice, between reality and legend
Cosimo and Eleonora
Piazza della Signoria: Cosimo and Eleonora, political marriage or love?
Buondelmonte & Reparata
Ponte Vecchio: Buondelmonte Buondelmonti e Reparata Amidei · the couple, the promise and the other woman
Florence Rome and Juliet
Santa Maria Soprarno square, Ippolito Buondelmonti and Dianora de Bardi, the florentine Romeo and Juliet
Ice cream break
piazza della Passara - Gelato break in an artisan local place
the forbidden love of Bianca and Francesco
Bianca Cappello Palace: The girl fom Venice and the Granduke · An illegal love story
Elisabeth, the English heart of Florence
Casa Guidi: Elisabeth Barrett Browning, her story and the romantic gateaway
End of Tour
Santo Spirito Square, heart of Oltrarno, an always lively place

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Tours details

Private Tours
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
Not included
other tastings or drinks


The History Gossip

10 reviews

I'm an Art Historian, museum operator and project manager. I've studied for over ten years in Florence, Arts, History, Archival Research and much more. I'm president of a no profit that test new kind of jobs for young people and cultral heritage. I work at the archeological musem of Florence too, as audience developer and consultant.

I love not only discover new and different places but also discover different point of views of the same place.

I am easy going, always smiling, I love to go to theater and improvise on stage."

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