Learn about the famous Medici Family of Florence and their long, fascinating history with an expert guide. Banking, commerce and religious influence led the Medici Family to become one of the most powerful families in Florence. While you take all this in, you will enjoy a tasting of some of the best products from the Florentine food market, such as a Gottino (glass of Chianti wine), a selection of traditional Salami, coccoli (deep-fried dough bites) and last a delicious home-made Gelato.
The Medici story began when they migrated to Florence from a little town in Tuscany. Our professional guide will escort you on a tour across years of history safely preserved within the architecture, palaces, churches and art that were sponsored by the Medici Family. [readmore] During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see Palazzo Medici and Palazzo Vecchio: the most important civil building in the city. Here, we will also discuss the open air sculptures found within the Loggia della Signoria.
We will also observe the Pitti Palace which was home to the Medici family. Strolling along the banks of the Arno will bring us to Ponte Vecchio, a bridge famous for its beautiful gold jewelry. On the top of the bridge you can see the hidden Vasari Corridor, which allowed the Medici family to travel secretly and safely from their home at Pitti Palace to the government building, Palazzo Vecchio.Read more
Wear comfortable shoes and be ready for any weather conditions
The tour operator is not responsible for any delay due to the state railways and suppliers of rail service in the event of sudden strikes, natural disasters, and any event which might cause delays during the day
Please be aware that extra closing times may occur with very short notice
Unfortunately, wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour. Visitors must be able to ascend and descend paths and/or stairs
You have to come 20 minutes in advance, otherwise, you can lose your reservation