PRIVATE Walking Tour around Medici Family


1 hour 45 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Discover the Medici's story with a walk through the most important streets and palaces. On this tour we deal with the rise of the Medici family and the relationship between political power and art. You will discover how it was possible that this family could govern in Florence for over three centuries and how they supported the main artist in the world: Michelangelo, Botticelli Raphael.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence Italy

The Basilica di San Lorenzo (Basilica of St Lawrence) is one of the largest churches of Florence, Italy, situated at the centre of the city’s main market district, and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family from Cosimo il Vecchio to Cosimo III.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence Italy

The Laurentian Library was built thanks to the patronage of the Medici pope Clement VII, the library was built to emphasize that the Medici were no longer merchants but members of intelligent and ecclesiastical society. It contains the manuscripts and books belonging to the private library of the Medici family. The library is renowned for its architecture, designed by Michelangelo, and is an example of Mannerism.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 6, 50123, Florence Italy

The Medici Chapels are were built between the16th and 17th centuries as extensions to Brunelleschi's 15th-century church, with the purpose of celebrating the Medici family, patrons of the church and Grand Dukes of Tuscany: the Medici family. The Sagrestia Nuova ("New Sacristy") was designed by Michelangelo himself.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Via Camillo Cavour 1-3, 50129, Florence Italy

The Palazzo Medici Riccardi was designed for Cosimo de' Medici, head of the Medici banking family, and was built between 1444 and 1484.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral of Florence (Italian: Duomo di Firenze). It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio. The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major tourist attraction of Tuscany.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza San Giovanni, 50122, Florence Italy

The Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of Saint John stands in both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza San Giovanni, across from Florence Cathedral and the Campanile di Giotto. The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059 and 1128 in the Florentine Romanesque style.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo Historical Center, 50122, Florence Italy

Giotto's Campanile is adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John. This tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and its polychrome marble encrustations.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence Italy

This dome is one of the biggest mystery in art and architecture of every time. It was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

The Palazzo Vecchio ("Old Palace") is the town hall of the city. This massive fortress-palace is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany. Overlooking the square with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is one of the most significant public places in Italy, and it hosts cultural points and museums.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Corridoio Vasariano, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence Italy

The Vasari's Corridor is an elevated enclosed passageway in Florence which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti. To enhance the prestige and clean up the bridge, in 1593 the Medici Grand Dukes prohibited butchers from operating and selling there in favor of gold and silver merchants.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

Uffizi is one of the most important Italian museums and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best-known collection in the world of paintings of the renaissance. You can find here paintings of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, and other masters.

Thanks to this guided tour you will be taken on a journey into art and history surrounding by over 80 halls full of masterpieces of art from the 12th century up to the 16th century.

The best collection of renaissance paintings in the world is waiting for you!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

The Old Bridge ("Ponte Vecchio") is a medieval it the oldest bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy. It is noted for the shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers, tanners, and farmers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers and art dealers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

Pitti's Palace was bought by the Medici family in 1549 and became the chief residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It grew as a great treasure house as later generations amassed paintings, plates, jewelry and luxurious possessions.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Small groups

Exclusions

  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Lorenzo
  • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
  • Entry/Admission - Cappelle Medicee
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Medici Riccardi
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Entry/Admission - Battistero di San Giovanni
  • Entry/Admission - Campanile di Giotto
  • Entry/Admission - Cupola del Brunelleschi
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Vecchio
  • Entry/Admission - Corridoio Vasariano
  • Entry/Admission - Gallerie Degli Uffizi
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Pitti
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza della Signoria

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Ticket delivery

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

mickl963
April 2022

Great experience. Manuel was a great guide - knowledgeable, fun, entertaining. I can highly recommend his service to anyone

Ludmila S
April 2022

Manuel was a great guide, with a sense of humor, deep knowledge of the city and the Medici family. He showed us a not so well-known but interesting place. It was a great two hours. Manuel was an excellent guide with very good sense of humor and

alexcA3385VM
April 2022

Do this tour!!!! Manual was a delight from start to finish so knowledgeable and passionate about Florence, really knows his stuff and is so great at making the history of Florence come alive. I feel so much more knowledgable after this tour! Great experience, so much fun and would recommend to an...

ManuHamburg2
March 2022

Manuel is good, takes time. It is a great experience You can do it with him and you will be pleased.

W7134FPjonathanp
April 2022

Manuel is a great tour guide and storyteller. He was able to evoke the renaissance in Florence in the most engaging way possible. His stories made the history of the city, key buildings and about the Medicis truly fascinating. Highly recommended and must be the best introduction to Florence. Manu...

simonp339
April 2022

Manuel was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. He pointed out things that you would never notice yourself, thus giving you the tools to notice details for yourself. I would definitely recommend a tour with him.

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