walking tour: scavenger hunt

the famous hannah hunt

Exactly one year ago today, our friend Hannah had a stroke of pure genius. As a special gift to me, she conjured up the most incredible challenge a budget adventurer like myself could ask for.

The rules were simple: cross off as many items as possible to rack up as many points as possible. Pick teammates to participate, and take pictures as you complete each item. If you score enough points, proven by entertaining photos, an epic award awaits (mine was sneaking around a George Michael concert in Piazza Santa Croce and a funfetti cake).

Needless to say, my teammates and I saw more of the city in one day than possibly any other day we lived in Florence. And thanks to the photo requirement, we continue to relive that momentous day at a moment’s notice – while laughing uncontrollably.

So! In today’s special walking tour, we’re sharing Hannah’s top 30 tasks. Most all are free, and a few will only cost a euro or two. For some, you might have to think outside the box to make it happen.

Without further ado, the (now) world-famous Hannah Hunt.

*We’d like to add, that if you need someone to accurately tally your points for you, the Florence for Free team is happy to analyze your photographic evidence with an expert eye.


  1. What a great idea!!! I will have to try next time I go abroad. This really seems like it would make you go out and really get to know the city.

    1. thanks bethany! scavenger hunts definitely help you see more of the city – you’re always on the lookout and the challenge gives you the edge to keep exploring! thanks for visiting our site.

      1. Thanks for the great site! 🙂

  2. Ha! Awesome! What a clever, fun way to explore Florence and break out beyond the tour lines to enjoy the day in the most amazing city! I’m printing this off and tucking it in my suitcase for my return trip! I can’t wait to do this Scavenger Hunt with my family! It should be blast!

  3. thanks becky! i wonder where hannah got her creative genius from…?

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