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Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

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Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

From US$ 50.91 per person

Discover the Medici's story with a walk through the most important streets and palaces. From Giovanni de Medici to Lorenzo de Medici, see, hear about, and understand the power of this incredible family.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the stories of the most elite families of the time
  • Walk to see the most important streets and palaces
  • See the stunning architecture of the historical buildings
Full description
Begin your tour at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which is the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family. The Medici family was connected to most of the other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnership, or employment so the family had a central position in the social network. Several families had systematic access to the rest of the elite families only through the Medici family. Some examples of these families include the Bardi, Altoviti, Ridolfi, Cavalcanti, and the Tornabuoni. This has been suggested as a reason for the rise of the Medici family. Continue your tour to the square of San Lorenzo Church, which was Florence’s cathedral until the 8th-century. From the early 15th-century, the Medici family had the church entirely rebuilt in the new Renaissance style. On your way here, the guide will describe the Medici Chapels where the private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy, and his Medici Tombs are located. After the explanation of the Medici Chaples outside the attraction, the guide then moves across the city center to reach the river Arno and cross the river on Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno district. Here, see the imposing Palazzo Pitti, which was the last residence of the Medici family. Your guide will lead you to the last stop of the tour, La Strega Nocciola, to enjoy delicious ice cream.
Includes
  • Certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Gelato (Italian ice cream) at La Strega Nocciola or a non-alcoholic drink at the Hard Rock Cafè
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet in front of the Hard Rock Cafe Firenze, Via dei Brunelleschi, Piazza della Repubblica, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, 15 minutes before the departure time in order to avoid any delays.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • This tour is accessible by wheelchair
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Our guide Leonardo was very knowledgeable on the subject of Medici, and beyond. In fact, he told us the whole story in detail, and thoroughly described every aspect of the tour. He answered all our curiosities, and was informed about some aspects of the TV series. It was clear that he was passionate about his work, but also about his city! Professional and kind! He accompanied us through the streets of Florence and told other anecdotes about the city. We spent two interesting and enjoyable hours! Thanks Leonardo!

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May 30, 2021

The tour was very exciting and informative. Our guide Rossella was very competent and spoke very good German. It was great fun and we learned a lot about the Medici family and the city of Florence. Rossella was a pleasure listening to and she was able to answer all of our questions with ease. We really loved it and never had such a good tour! Highly Recommended!

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October 5, 2020

My mother and I have made this exciting journey to rediscover the history, beauty and culture of Florence de 'Medici. Objective widely achieved thanks to a prepared, precise and competent guide. Thanks to his stories full of historical details all around seemed to come to life and accompany us in the glorious past of this splendid city.

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December 26, 2019

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