Guided tour

Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

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Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 33.90 per person

Learn about the Medici Family’s influence on art and culture in Florence. Visit impressive buildings associated with the family such as the Basilica di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of the most important sites in Florence
  • Learn about Medici family and their artistic influence
  • Discover history, art and Florentine culture
  • See the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Basilica di San Lorenzo
Full description
Known for influencing and promoting the arts, the Medici were one of the most powerful families in Florence. On this guided walking tour, you’ll learn about the family’s historical power as you admire the cultural and architectural stamp they left on Florence. Your first stop is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Commissioned by Cosimo the Elder in 1444, the impressive building was built to be the familial home. Continue to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the oldest documented religious building in Florence. Your tour continues to other landmarks commissioned or influenced by the Medici family, such as the Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini, and Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata. Admire the Piazza della Signoria and learn about the building’s diverse history. Finish your tour at Palazzo Pitti. Purchased in 1550 to be the new Grand Ducal residence, the building symbolizes the Medici’s power over Tuscany.
Includes
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance to buildings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point (via Camillo Cavour 21 r) 15 minutes before the activity starts. A double sequence of street numbering exists in Florence. Shops and businesses are identified by the letter 'r' after the number. This signifies 'red'. Private residences are numbered in black or blue.

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Great tour, guide was very kind and extremely knowledgeable. Florence is beautiful and so rich in history so this was a great way to get inside info!

November 23, 2021

Our guide was personable and knowledgeable and gave an interesting overview of the Medicis in Florence. Thanks again.

October 30, 2021

Rosa was an excellent guide with unparalleled knowledge. She established a good rapport and carried over information well.

October 27, 2021

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