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Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

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Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

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Learn about the Medici Family’s influence on art and culture in Florence. Visit impressive buildings associated with the family such as the Basilica di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, French
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of the most important sites in Florence
  • Learn about Medici family and their artistic influence
  • Discover history, art and Florentine culture
  • See the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Basilica di San Lorenzo
Full description
Known for influencing and promoting the arts, the Medici were one of the most powerful families in Florence. On this guided walking tour, you’ll learn about the family’s historical power as you admire the cultural and architectural stamp they left on Florence. Your first stop is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Commissioned by Cosimo the Elder in 1444, the impressive building was built to be the familial home. Continue to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the oldest documented religious building in Florence. Your tour continues to other landmarks commissioned or influenced by the Medici family, such as the Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini, and Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata. Admire the Piazza della Signoria and learn about the building’s diverse history. Finish your tour at Palazzo Pitti. Purchased in 1550 to be the new Grand Ducal residence, the building symbolizes the Medici’s power over Tuscany.
Includes
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entry or entry tickets to buildings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at the activity provider's agency at Via Camillo Cavour 21R. Note that house number 21 is the color red (not black).

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Important information

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This tour does not enter any of the buildings listed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Notre guide Valentina était absolument une passionnée et mine d’information sur les Médicis. Sa connaissance multidisciplinaire en architecture, histoire de l’art, personnages marquant et anecdotes amusantes sur les familles de l’époque, leurs interactions, rumeurs intimement reliées à l’histoire de Florence nous ont ravis. À noter sa maîtrise excellente de la langue française, j’aurais adoré que le tour soit plutôt de 3-4H que 2H!

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May 9, 2022

We arrive in Florence on Friday and after spending a day wandering among shops and monuments we decide to book a guide for the following day, We never imagined that it would be a beautiful experience and that it would make our stay unique. Alberto our guide accompanied us not only between palaces and history but made us experience two hours of intense magic making us travel with the imagination in the Italian Renaissance one of the most incredible historical periods of our history. Organization rating 10 Companion rating 10 ++

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February 22, 2022

Our guide, Anna, was very kind, knowledgeable and passionate. The tour lasted even longer than expected but this was also because we asked her for some insights that she was very willing to give us. I recommend it and then knowing the history of the doctors was really interesting and useful to be able to visit Florence with a completely different awareness

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December 22, 2021

Product ID: 397571