The Medici Family: History, Highlights & Secrets

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The Medici Family: History, Highlights & Secrets

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( 2 reviews ) star Tours Florence 1 - 8 watch_later 2.5 hour
  • Learn about the culture & history of Florence
  • Visit highlights of the city influenced by the Medici
  • Listen to captivating myths & stories of the family
  • Visit the most popular bridge in Italy
  • 100% private experience with a local guide
  • Follow the footsteps of the Medici family

You will be picked up anywhere in: Florence

What you can expect

Join me on a private walking tour through the magnificent Florence, home to the Medici. Explore the city following the adventures and tribulations of the famous family that gave my city an incredible role in the past. The rise and fall of the Medici, as well as everything in between, will be explained while walking through the streets, buildings and palaces once owned and walked by the famous family. Their story is captivating and the places they set foot are beautiful!

Go to their first residence, the Palazzo Medici and discover the family's celebrated private chapel and learn about their even more famous sense of business. Discover one of the biggest symbols and project endorsed by the Medici's, the magnificent yet strangely plain church of San Lorenzo at Piazza San Lorenzo.

At the Duomo of Florence, I will explain the plots and conspiracies that the Medici provoked in the otherwise flourishing Firenze, some of them can't even be found on books and are more like local town secrets.

This journey through the life of the Medici family will take you to the palace that towers over Piazza Della Signoria, the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, once the court of the Medici Family. The visit of the palace will give you the perfect picture of the ruling family at its highest, and I'll tell you about the scandals of the Medicean court. Here, you will be able to see how the Palazzo really reflects the mind and the structure of the famous family. From Palazzo Vecchio, it's only a short walk across the Ponte Vecchio to catch a glimpse at the huge, massive, Palazzo Pitti, the last residence of the Medici's. This is the perfect way to end your experience as it represents also the end of the Medici dynasty.


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Piazza San Marco
Stop 1
Cappella dei Magi, the first house of the family with their famous chapel full of frescoes
Stop 2
San Lorenzo church, symbol of the strong connection between the family and the Church
Stop 3
At the Duomo, hear everything about the famous Pazzi Conspiracy against the Medici
Stop 4
Palazzo della Signoria, the apotheosis of the Medicean power
Stop 5
Ponte Vecchio, see the secret hall connecting the 2 sides of the city, made only for personal use by the family
End Point
Pitti Palace, the end of the dynasty

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Tours details

Type
Private Tours
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
2.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Piazza San Marco
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
Confirmation
within 48 hours
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
Not included
closeentrance tickets, meals or snacks
closecost of tickets: 7 euro for the Chapel and 10 euro for the Palazzo Vecchio

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