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Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 21.45 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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Romanian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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
  • Walking tour along the path of the Medici Residences
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 symbolises the Medici’s power over Tuscany. No entrance .
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide
  • Entry or entry tickets to buildings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meeting point at the agency Via Camillo Cavour 21R. Note that 21 is a red -pink colored number.

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This tour does not enter any of the buildings listed
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This tour is very helpfull for begining of stay in Florence. It will give you full picture about persons of Medici family through centuries, you will see buildings where they lived and where they made important decisions, you will understand many relations of Medici family also their enemies, colaborators, sculptors, painters. Walking lasts more than 2 hours, with many colourfull stories during pleasant walk. You will understand also geography of Florence.

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August 25, 2022

We had the most amazing time - such a phenomenal experience nerding out to Renaissance history right in the heart of it all. Our guide pointed out subtle landmarks that we never would've even noticed on our own. Learning about the rise and fall of one of the greatest family dynasties in history was far & away one of our favorite parts of the trip.

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June 2, 2022

Notre guide Valentina était absolument une passionnée et mine d’information sur les Médicis. Sa connaissance multidisciplinaire en architecture, histoire de l’art, personnages marquant et anecdotes amusantes sur les familles de l’époque, leurs interactions, rumeurs intimement reliées à l’histoire de Florence nous ont ravis. À noter sa maîtrise excellente de la langue française, j’aurais adoré que le tour soit plutôt de 3-4H que 2H!

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May 9, 2022

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