Guided tour

Florence Walking Tour History of the City & of the Medici

Activity provider: FLORENCEPASS

Florence Walking Tour History of the City & of the Medici

Activity provider: FLORENCEPASS

From US$ 39.20 per person

Follow the rise to power of the Medici family walking the most iconic sites of the city of Florence in the company of your expert, local tour guide. From the Medici Palace to the Pitti Palace.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Familiarize yourself with the history of the most famous Florence dynasty
  • Enjoy Florence's major piazzas, buildings, and bridges of the powerful Medici family
  • Dispel doubts about characters like Giovanni de' Bicci and the last Grand-dukes of the Medici
  • Make your Florence experience more valuable with this introductory 1.5-hour walking tour
Full description
This tour is ideal for those who want to know how the Medici family has deeply influenced the political, social and artistic history of the city of Florence for over 300 years. Walk through Florence city center from the San Lorenzo Neighborhood to the Santo Spirito Neighborhood, following the destiny of the powerful merchants and bankers from their origins, as they financed the reconstruction of San Lorenzo Basilica. Discover the way the urban fabric was transformed, how the arts were used as powerful propaganda for the Medici family, and how it is still visible in today's Florence on this tour.
  • Florentine, professional licensed tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the voice of your guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Piazza di San Lorenzo by the staircase on the side of the church facade near the white marble monument.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a little bottle of water, especially in the summertime
  • Please be at meeting point 5 minutes prior to tour departure

Product ID: 88865