The dark side of Florence - Mysteries and Legends

1 hour 45 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


In this tour we’ll show you the hidden side of Florence, with stories of ghosts, murders, betrayals and curiosities that go beyond the typical history of the city.
Have you ever heard about the Monster of Florence, one of the bloodiest serial killers ever? Are you curious about florentine superstitions, conspiracies, unexplained things, saints, miracles or tortures? If so, this is the tour for you. We just warn that some topics may hurt some sensitivities and may not be suitable for a public under 18. Come with us and discover the side of Florence that doesn’t appear in tourist guides, so disturbing, lurid and unsettling that will make you have a sleepless night. ha ha ha


  • Licensed Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza della Signoria
  • Entry/Admission - Ponte Vecchio

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata, Via Cesare Battisti, Florence Italy

Let's gather at the magnificent equestrian statue of Ferdinand I of Medici for our meeting and check-in.

Juicy tales of murder in the Medici family, a scandalous love triangle, spooky ghost sightings and strange happenings at Santissima Annunziata square. Plus some mysterious symbols thrown in for good measure.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Via dei Servi, Florence Italy

Assassination attempt Story

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Curiosities of the Duomo`s square

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Via del Campanile, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Via del Campanile (street of thee dead woman 'Donna morta')

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122, Florence Italy

Justice, torture and death penalties in the Middle Ages

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

The Mercenary Ghost and other dark stories of Signoria square

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Via dei Georgofili, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Mafia terrorist attack

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy


Duration: 10 minutes

Additional information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tip based tour
  • It's not recommended for who are under 18 years of age
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

Lots of info you wouldn’t get anywhere else. A fun nighttime walking tour, a little spooky at times! History, tips on good food thrown in, a stop at the public fountains with sparkling water. Gabriel works hard to bring you information on the intrigue and mystery of the Medici family and other t...

April 2022

An interesting tour of the dark side of Florence's history from pre-Medici's to modern day. Our tour guide Angela was very entertaining, knowledgeable and enthusiastic

April 2022

Our guide Enrique was really entertaining. The tour was fun & the time flew by. We had kids with us 14/12 & they enjoyed the experience too.

April 2022

We loved Rob! And this tour. He’s the perfect person to deliver this type of experience: knowledgeable, dramatic, and obviously very passionate about the content. We had an absolute blast and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone curious about the dark side of Rome.

Cynthia G
April 2022

The tour was very informative about the city’s history and legends. Eduardo did a great job, considering it was windy and then it started raining.

March 2022

The tour was amazing, it was so thorough and our guide Gabriel was so passionate. I learned so much about the city in the most fascinating way. I will never see Florence through the same eyes! This tour is perfect for anyone looking for a slightly different way of learning history, but anyone wo...

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