Guided tour

Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

From US$ 30.40 per person

Learn the history of the Medici family on a walking tour of Florence. Follow an itinerary that explores a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest concentration of works of art in the world!

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Medici family with a professional guide
  • Hear tales of intrigue and betrayal as you visit the palaces of the Medicis
  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio as you follow the route of the Vasari Corridor from the outside
Full description
Trace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence and learn how they used their wealth and power to patronize the arts and lay the foundations of the Italian Renaissance. Hear anecdotes about their intrigue, power struggles, betrayals and incredible foresight. Admire their former palaces and visit streets and squares where members of the family lived. Walk the same narrow streets they used to walk along to landmark monuments such as the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in the San Lorenzo district. Take a look at the church where they worshipped and built their mausoleum at the Medici Chapels in the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning dome. Continue to the Palazzo Vecchio on Piazza della Signoria, where Cosimo I de' Medici moved his official seat in May 1540, signaling the security of Medici power. Follow the route of the Vasari Corridor from the outside and learn more about the elevated passageway that allowed the Grand Dukes to move between the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti without being seen by the citizens. Arrive at the Palazzo Pitti and its magnificent Boboli Gardens for a look at the last residence of the Medici family at the end of your tour.
Includes
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Local professional guide
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of Caffè Firenze, at the corner with Via dei Pucci. Your guide will be wearing blue clothing with the partner's logo.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • The guide service can be provided in 2 languages
    • Comfortable shoes are suggested
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.8 /5

    based on 105 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
    • Service
      4/5
    • Organization
      4.1/5

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    The guide (Valentina) knew a lot and spoke German and English very well. She told very fascinating. Tour was very interesting. I actually thought I had booked a visit to the Vasari Corridor. That turned out to be on the OUTSIDE of this corridor. That was a disappointment and unclear to me when booking this tour. The corridor is closed for safety reasons and is being restored.

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    March 10, 2019

    Excellent tour guide!

    Elena provided us with a very thorough tour. Her historical knowledge and easy nature made the experience very pleasant and enlightening. She very generously gave us more time and tips for our remaining stay. We will look her up for the next tours we plan on in this region in the future.

    October 17, 2018

    the guide is so helpful and patient. She speaks fluent English

    April 17, 2022

    Product ID: 108187