Our guide Chiara and a group of writers during the Inferno Tour

Highlights

Enjoy a full-day Florence walking tour inspired by Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno and enter in some of the most amazing, mysterious, and famous places in Florence.

  • Small groups of up to 12 people

  • English-speaking professional guide

  • Access to: Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio with secret passages, Dante’s House, Dante’s Church, and Florence Baptistry

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TOUR ITINERARY AND TIMETABLE

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Morning: start at 9.15 a.m.

Meeting point: Porta Romana

Meet your guide at 9.15 a.m. in Porta Romana (Boboli Gardens Ticket Office), where Robert and Sienna start their adventure in Dan Brown’s Inferno

Boboli Gardens

Enter this magical park and escape through its mysterious caves, islands, and statues

Ponte Vecchio

Cross the legendary bridge

Palazzo Vecchio

Explore this palace and see the secret passages, Dante’s death mask and the ‘cerca trova’

Lunch break from 1 to 2 p.m.
Afternoon

House of Dante

Learn something about The Divine Comedy and medieval Florence in this fascinating museum

Dante's Church

Visit Dante’s church and leave your love note for Beatrice

Florence Baptistry

Admire the astonishing ceiling mosaic in the Baptistry of San Giovanni

Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Visit the world-famous square just next to the train station, where Robert and Sienna end their Florentine adventure

End the tour at 4.30 p.m.

IS THE FLORENCE INFERNO TOUR RIGHT FOR ME?

Our Florence Inferno Tour is a full-day tour for small groups of up to twelve people, and you will need a great deal of energy to participate. As a reward, you will have lots of fun as you take part in a stunning adventure, and you will also learn a lot about Florentine art and history.

You will feel as though you’re actually walking side-by-side with novel characters Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks, experiencing a striking adventure among secret passages, astonishing paintings, and lush gardens.

As you will discover some of the most impressive and famous sights in Florence, this tour is a must—even if you are not yet a Dan Brown fan.

The Florence Inferno Tour is suitable for families, groups of friends, couples, and solo travelers. You will have a good time and make new friends—if you are nice enough ;)

Map

Florence Inferno Tour Map

Should I book my tour in advance?

Yes, we recommend that you book your Florence Inferno tour as far in advance as possible. While we always do our best to arrange everything for very late bookings (e.g.: the day before), you have to consider that access to Palazzo Vecchio’s secret passages is limited. That said, the sooner we can book them for you, the better. We suggest that you book in advance particularly if you are going to take your tour in the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, or on public holidays (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, exc.), as Florence is very crowded during those times.

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Tour itinerary and timetable

Tour duration: from 9.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Porta Romana
Meet your guide at 9.15 a.m. in Porta Romana (Boboli Gardens Ticket Office)
Boboli Gardens
Enter this magical park and escape through its mysterious caves, islands, and statues
Ponte Vecchio
Cross the legendary bridge
Palazzo Vecchio
Explore this palace and see the secret passages, Dante’s death mask and the ‘cerca trova’
Lunch break from 1 to 2 p.m.
Lampredotto Sandwich
Stop for one of the traditional Florentine meal. Not into it? No worries, there’s a lot of alternatives in the area, including vegetarian options
House of Dante
Learn something about The Divine Comedy and medieval Florence in this fascinating museum
Dante’s Church
Visit Dante’s church and leave your love note for Beatrice
Florence Baptistry
Admire the astonishing ceiling mosaic in the Baptistry of San Giovanni
Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Visit the world-famous square just next to the train station, where Robert and Sienna end their Florentine adventure
Aftertour
At 4.30 p.m. you can enjoy a drink or a coffee with our guide and your fellow travelers and discuss the book (free extra option).

Map

Florence Inferno Tour Map

Is the Florence Inferno Tour right for me?

Our Florence Inferno Tour is a full-day tour for small groups of up to twelve people, and you will need a great deal of energy to participate. As a reward, you will have lots of fun as you take part in a stunning adventure, and you will also learn a lot about Florentine art and history.

You will feel as though you’re actually walking side-by-side with novel characters Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks, experiencing a striking adventure among secret passages, astonishing paintings, and lush gardens.

As you will discover some of the most impressive and famous sights in Florence, this tour is a must—even if you are not yet a Dan Brown fan.

The Florence Inferno Tour is suitable for families, groups of friends, couples, and solo travelers. You will have a good time and make new friends—if you are nice enough ;)

Should I book my tour in advance?

Yes, we recommend that you book your Florence Inferno tour as far in advance as possible. While we always do our best to arrange everything for very late bookings (e.g.: the day before), you have to consider that access to Palazzo Vecchio’s secret passages is limited. That said, the sooner we can book them for you, the better. We suggest that you book in advance particularly if you are going to take your tour in the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, or on public holidays (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, exc.), as Florence is very crowded during those times.

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The price does not include the entrance tickets to the scheduled museums. They cost about 39€ per adult: please check our Terms & Conditions below.

Gift Coupon

Do you fancy to buy the Florence Inferno Tour as a present for relatives or friends? Just buy it and insert the information in the message box. We will contact you to arrange the details and will email you a nice coupon (you can print it and present it in person) or send it directly to your loved one / ones when you prefer. Please contact us at info@florenceinferno.com for any information.

Private tours

Do you have special needs? Are you interested in tours in German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or French? Get more information on our private tours.

Terms and conditions

What is included

6-hour walking tour
English-speaking professional tour guide licensed by the Province of Florence
Earphones if necessary.

What is not included

  • Lunch is not included. You can have a lampredotto sandwich from a typical lampredotto peddler or have your lunch in one of several cafes, restaurants, and bistros in the area. Many vegetarian and other options are also available. Our guide will leave you in front of the lampredotto peddler at 1.30 p.m. and will wait for you until 2.30 p.m. to continue the adventure
  • Beverages for the after-tour gathering are not included
  • Museum tickets are not included, but our tour assistant will buy the tickets for you. Total price is approximately 39€ per adult. With your Baptistry of San Giovanni tickets you can also access/climb the buildings of the Duomo Complex (Florence Cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Duomo Art Gallery-Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) within 48 hours after entering the Baptistry during your Florence Inferno Tour.
    Please also note that the Firenze Card (the official 3-day museum & bus pass issued by the City of Florence), which costs 72€, provides free skip-the-line access to all Florence museums, except for a 4€ charge for the secret passages in Palazzo Vecchio and a 10€ charge for the Boboli Gardens entrance through Porta Romana.We particularly recommend the Firenze Card if you are coming in the spring or summer as Florence is very crowded during these times. The card is the best—and sometimes the only—way to skip the long lines to visit many attractions, such as the Brunelleschi’s Dome. Nonetheless, for the Inferno Tour, you needn’t worry about lineups given that you have complete skip-the-line access even without the card.

Booking on Mondays

Please note that Boboli Gardens are closed on the first and on the last Monday of each mont, so if you book for the first or the last Monday of the month, you will visit the charming Oltrarno district instead of Boboli Gardens. Please note also that Dante’s House is close on Mondays from October to March, so if you book for a Monday during this period you will visit the Badia Fiorentina inside instead of the Dante’s House.

Language

Our Florence Inferno Tour will be conducted entirely in English. We can also arrange tours in Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish. Price is 60€ per hour for groups of up to 5 people, and 120€ per hour for groups of up to 10 people.

Meeting point

Our meeting point is at Porta Romana (next to the Boboli Gardens Tickets Office), where Robert and Sienna start their adventure in the novel Inferno. The complete address is Piazzale di Porta Romana, Florence, Italy, located in the city center, in the Oltrarno area. Check it on Google Map. You can reach it:

  • on foot: it is a 20-minute walk from the Duomo Square
  • by bus: it is a 8-minute ride; take the bus 11 from Santa Maria Novella Train Station toward Due Strade Via Di Malavolta and stop in Calza 01 – Porta Romana. The bus stop is a 1-minute walk from the meeting point (the bus doesn’t work on Sundays and national holidays)
  • by taxi: a taxi from Santa Maria Novella Train Station or Piazza della Repubblica costs approximately 8€.

People with motor disabilities

The Florence Inferno Tour is not suitable for people with motor disabilities because of some architectural barriers. Please contact us at info@florenceinferno.com if you or one of your relatives or friends has motor disabilities: we will be happy to arrange a special Inferno tour for you.

Children

Each adult can bring a child under the age of 8 for free. If you are bringing children, please specify in the message box. Please contact us at info@florenceinferno.com if you have any special need for your children: we will be happy to arrange a baby-sitting service or an alternative route for you.

Just 1, 2 or 3 participants

  • If we get only 1 participant the tour will be switched to a private tour of 4 hours and you have to pay the 75€ in cash to our guide during the tour (of course, we will provide a complete refund of the 75€ paid by PayPal). Under this scenario, we will send you an email the day before. The tour will be as fascinating as ever, and although its duration will be slightly reduced, you will now benefit from having a tour guide all to yourself
  • If we get only 2 or 3 participants the tour will be switched to a private tour of 4 or 5 hours, in accordance with the tour schedule of Palazzo Vecchio’s secret passages. Under this scenario, we will send you an email the day before. The tour will be as fascinating as ever, and although its duration will be slightly reduced, you will now benefit from having a tour guide all to your small group.

Cancellation policy

Our Florence Inferno Tour will go on even in rain, snow, and bad weather in general. According to Palazzo Vecchio’s secret passages schedule the order of the places visited could change.

  • You can cancel your booking 7 days before the tour date and receive a total refund, except for a 5€ charge for administrative fees for each booking
  • You can also cancel your booking 48 hours before the start of the tour with a refund of 70% of the amount paid
  • Less than 48 hours before the start of the tour, no refund is possible.