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Visit a private Florentine Medieval Tower and meet the Owner

Firenze, Italy
Visit a private Florentine Medieval Tower and meet the Owner
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Delve deep into Florence’s medieval past on a private 2-hour tour of one of the city’s remaining tower-houses. Head inside a privately owned, well-preserved tower, one of hundreds built by Florence’s noble families as fortified refuges during feuding in the Middle Ages. Explore with a guide and the owner, learning how and why the tower was built, and gaining unique insight into the struggles and realities of life in medieval Florence
  • 2-hour private Florence medieval tower tour
  • Visit one of Florence's best-preserved medieval tower-houses
  • Explore the interior of the tower with the tower owner and a guide
  • Learn how the towers provided fortified refuges for Florence's warring medieval nobles
  • Entrance fee included
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
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Professional art historian guide
Exclusive entrance in a private medieval tower house and meeting with the owner
Aperitif with snacks served by the owner family
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a departure time that suits you between 8am and 7pm, and meet your private guide in central Florence.

Then, set off on foot to one of Florence’s privately owned and best-preserved medieval tower-houses. On route, hear the history of these fortified residences, learning how they were built between the 11th and15th centuries for defensive purposes by Florence’s feuding noble families. Constructed beside the families’ opulent palaces as fortified refuges during periods of factional fighting, their numbers reached a height in the high Middle Ages, when the rivalry between Florence’s Guelph and Ghibelline factions plunged the city into civil war.

On arrival, take in the tower exterior, and meet the owner, a renowned antiques dealer. Then, accompanied by the owner and your guide, head inside to explore. Learn how, when, and why the tower was constructed and by whom, and as you climb up through the floors, admire the architectural highlights and rooftop views from the windows.

Enjoy the opportunity to chat with the owner — a true Florentine — and build a fascinating picture of what life was like in the warring medieval city.

Following your visit, your tour concludes in central Florence when your guide departs.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Museo Casa di Dante
Dante's House is in the medieval center of Florence, where we visit the Tower houses of the time
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Oltrarno
The private Tower House we are visiting is located in the Oltrarno District
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Ponte Vecchio
The oldest and most evocative bridge of Florence. It is the symbol of the city
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Florence Tours by Made of Tuscany

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Visit a private Florentine Medieval Tower and meet the Owner?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Visit a private Florentine Medieval Tower and meet the Owner?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Visit a private Florentine Medieval Tower and meet the Owner?
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The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Visit a private Florentine Medieval Tower and meet the Owner?
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The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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