Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes you through the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales Guided Walking Tour

Uncover the secrets of Florence on this guided walking tour. See the city's top sites and decode its hidden symbols with the help of your guide and learn about the history of attractions like the iconic Dome of the Catedral de Santa María del Fiore.  Meet your guide in the elegant Piazza di San Lorenzo where you can see the distinct mixture of Renaissance and Romanesque architecture of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Discover little-known, fun facts about the city and how it gave birth to the Renaissance. Be transported back in time as you hear about the intrigues of one of the most powerful dynasties of all time, the Medici family. Explore the traces of their astounding impact on the city, and admire several buildings related to various generations of the family. End your tour outside the famed Uffizi Gallery and get tips on how to eat, shop, and drink like a local with expert advice and recommendations from your guide.

Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists. During your ride, you'll also come across historic and religious landmarks, such as Santa Maria Novella, Pitti Palace, the Basilicas of Santo Spirito, Santa Croce, and San Lorenzo.

Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional guide. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will discover where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, the wine windows and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Purchase the FirenzeCard and secure yourself access to all of Florence's 60 museums with a single pass. See the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, and many others, and also benefit from exclusive discounts at selected shops and restaurants. Avoid paying entrance fees with a card that includes priority entry to the city's museums including to exhibitions which usually incur an additional fee. Bring your kids for free, with under-18s gaining access when accompanied by a cardholder. Witness masterworks at venues like the Uffizi, Accademia, and the Brancacci Chapels. Book your timeslot to beat the crowds and secure access to these famous venues and many more.

Florence: Full-Day Walking Tour with David & Uffizi Gallery

Florence: Full-Day Walking Tour with David & Uffizi Gallery

Journey past Florence's most iconic sites in one day, watching history art and enchantment come together! Your day commences with hassle-free with skip-the-line tickets to the Academia Museum, gaining priority entrance and avoiding the long queues. Inside you'll enjoy a guided tour and will see a number of world-famous works of art, including Michelangelo's David! Following your visit to the Accademia, your guide will take you to marvel at the exterior of the Duomo, also known as Santa Maria Del Fiore. This iconic landmark, with its epic Gothic architecture, and iconic red dome not only makes for perfect snapshots, but also plays a crucial part in Fiorentine history. Onwards to discovering where Italy's great poet Dante grew up, a childhood home turned into a museum. You'll also see the little church of Santa Margherita. It's said that this is where Dante fell in love with his Beatrice, forming the basis of his masterpiece, "The Divine Comedy." Stroll through Piazza Della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, discovering the rich history of the Medici family alongside your guide and witness the historic Ponte Vecchio and shop for exquisite jewellery crafted by local artisans. Then, after some free time for lunch your tour will continue with a guided visit of the Uffiizi Gallery. This Florence in a Day tour includes skip-the-line Uffizi tickets as well as a guided tour - which means you're only one short security line away from the work, which includes Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Caravaggio’s Medusa, and many other masterpieces.

Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets and Chapels

Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets and Chapels

Join a private or small group guided tour in Florence to explore one of the most captivating eras in the city’s rich history, where the renowned Medici family took center stage. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Medici Chapel and discover the family’s hidden crypt unknown to many tourists. Follow your guide the highlight of this tour, featuring the stunning octagonal Medici Chapel adorned with inlaid marble, and the extraordinary burials decorated by Michelangelo in the New Sacristy, where members of the Medici family rest today. Visit the locations featured in “Medici: Masters of Florence” and learn about the lives of key family members like Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo the Elder, and Piero the Unfortunate. Delve into their intense rivalries with other prominent families, such as the Strozzis and the Pazzis. Next, admire the Piazza della Signoria, the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century. Explore how the medieval building of the municipal government became a Medici Palace in 1540. See the Palazzo Vecchio from an exclusive vantage point. Continue to the exterior of Palazzo Medici Riccardi while continuing to learn the history of the Medici family. Unravel the delicate relationship between art and power as your guide tells you about the Medici’s influence on Florence. Admire the intricate decorations of the courtyard from outside. Then, stroll across Piazza del Duomo and venture into the charming streets of the San Lorenzo neighborhood to explore this historic district. Learn about the family’s founders and the rapid success of their bank, which became one of the most successful in Europe. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Medici Chapel. Marvel at Michelangelo’s marble figures and the intricate mosaic work. Admire the Chapel of the Princes, adorned with marble and semi-precious stones. Learn about Michelangelo’s Secret Room, where the artist hid for many weeks in 1530, all from an external viewpoint. Conclude your tour by exploring the family’s hidden crypt. This vaulted chamber remained undiscovered until 2004 when researchers lifted a stone slab behind the chapel's main altar.

Florence: Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Walking Tour

Florence: Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Walking Tour

Step back in time to the Renaissance period while exploring Pitti Palace and discover hidden caves in the historic Boboli Gardens on this shared or private walking tour in Florence. See the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Ponte Vecchio, Medici Riccardi Palace, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Start your trip by experiencing the majesty of Palazzo Pitti, a symbol of the Renaissance palace built in 1458. The building became famous for being the residence of the Medici family from the 16th century until their fall in the 18th century. Learn the history of the palace and discover the details behind the Palatine Gallery's collection of artworks, including paintings by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, and more. Afterward, continue your journey to the magical Boboli Gardens. Walk yourself through the alchemical paths made of mazes that lead to hidden caves covered with limestone. Admire the engineering of XVI-century architects like Buontalenti, the inventor of the first gelato. Wander around the fountains, obelisks, and ice-making pyramids. Finally, enjoy sweeping 360° views of Florence from Cavalier's Palace.

Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

If you love the television series 'The Medici', are fascinated by Florence, or passionate about art and history, then the Medici experience tour is a truly unmissable opportunity. After meeting your expert local guide, take a trip back in time as you enter the magnificent Palazzo Medici, home of the infamous family.  Feel like a member of the Medici family as you wander through the rooms of their stunning palace. Discover family secrets, conspiracies, and stories of love and hate as you hear all about Lorenzo The Magnificent and other family members from your guide. Learn more about how the Medici came to power in Florence and who their most powerful enemies were. As you explore the Palazzo Medici, visit the Chapel of the Magi and admire its incredible frescoes depicting some of the most famous family members. After your visit to the palace, you will have the opportunity to stroll around Florence and retrace the footsteps of some of the city's most beloved, and hated, historical figures of all time. 

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Tour was great and taught us all a lot! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to find out more about the family as they had such a big influence on Florence.

Very convenient, seamless experience. Admission personnel at each attraction quickly recognize your pass making for quick access.

Great! We got a nice workout in and saw sites of the city via bike which was wonderful! Highly recommend and great cost!

tour guide was very knowledgeable about Florence especially dominant historical families

Our guide was very informative. Friendly & accommodating. Excellent tour 🤩