The Godfathers of the Renaissance
This tour is particularly interesting for those of you who wish to know more about the history of the Medici family, their secrets and love for Renaissance masterpieces.
Duration: 3 hours
Period: All year round except Mondays, 1st Jan and 25th Dec
Languages: Italian or English
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N.B. Palazzo Vecchio closed on Thursday afternoon
The Medici family dominated Florentine life, either officially or unofficially, from the end of the 14th century to the beginning of the 18th. One cannot walk around Florence for long without encountering some reminder of the Medicis. Their footprints are everywhere.
This tour begins at the Palazzo Pitti, the enormous Renaissance palace where three dynasties lived over the centuries. There we enjoy a visit to its most important museum, the Galleria Palatina, in order to admire an outstanding collection of works which includes paintings by Raphael and Titian.
Then we cross the river and reach the Palazzo della Signoria also known as Palazzo Vecchio, symbol of Florence’s political center, which Cosimo I Grand Duke Medici adapted to suit the lavish lifestyle of the grand-ducal court. In front of the palace, the beautiful Piazza della Signoria with its variety of statues offers a breathtaking open air museum.
What is included:
Private walking tour with Chiara or Adri
Tour of the Palazzo Vecchio and Palatine Gallery with reserved priority access reserved by us
Museum tickets to be paid directly to the museums
Anything not specified in the above itinerary
Your hotel in central Florence or other location if you are transferring from out of Florence
9,00 am or 1,30 pm
Please contact us. Our tours are personalized and rates vary according to number of participants
Discounted rates for families
10% discount for multiple bookings
Please don’t expect the ‘real’ Medici to be as good-looking as the actors in the TV series
This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes!
All of our tours are private and customized so we can be flexible regarding meeting point as long as centrally located, and timed according to season and type of tour.