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The Medicis: Walking Tour

1. The Medicis: Walking Tour

Discover the amazing story of the ruling family of Florence, from the very beginning to the extinction of the Dynasty. Your licensed guide will lead you through a fascinating itinerary and will show you all the places which played an important role in their life, including their churches, their palaces, secret passageways and many more. The tour will start at San Marco Square and your guide will show you how the Medici grew their importance, from a simple family coming from the Mugello area (North of Florence) to become one of the most important in the Renaissance Period. You will pass through some of the most important places remembering their influence not only in Florence but also in Europe.

Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

2. Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

Meet your guide for an orientation walk around the city of Florence. Explore and discover the art and architecture created by Renaissance masters, and hear stories about the Medici family. Pass the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Repubblica square, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Your walking tour will conclude on one of the busiest streets of Florence, known for its nightlife. Head to a bar with one of the best-rated aperitivos in town. Try the Italian life style, sit down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you can from the buffet of tasty Italian food. To many Italians, this gathering is the cherry on top of the day, as friends and family gather in bars eating, drinking and sharing stories and laughs into the night.

The Medici, dawn and rise of a dynasty

3. The Medici, dawn and rise of a dynasty

Explore the Medici family's political influence, their power, and their connections with the most famous artists in the 15th-century with a professional guide. Learn about the family and its arrival in Florence. See the outside of their ornate Renaissance palace and enter the Laurentian complex. Visit the amazing cloister and the crypt, before moving to the church where you can see the famous old sacristy. End your exclusive tour with the Medici chapels which also houses the new sacristy, one of the immortal masterpieces by the artist Michelangelo.

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What people are saying about Basilica of San Lorenzo

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Giacomo was fantastic and had amazing knowledge of not only the Medici family, but also of art and other aspects of Florence and Renaissance history. He made several excellent recommendations for further excursions off the usual tourist lists and freely gave us some additional time when he saw our interest. He delivered all with a true passion and is a credit to his craft as a tour guide.

Really beautiful and engaging experience, our guide Ilaria spent more time than expected to tell us about the city and its history. Nice, clear, engaging and very well prepared. We will definitely do other tours! It deserves a lot to go beyond the surface of self-guided tours and really get to know the history and monuments.

Highly recommended!

Despite the low number (3 people) the tour took place. The Guide Manolo was extremely friendly and motivated. With a few insider tips, he helped us to find good restaurants and nice excursion destinations. The aperitivo with all you can eat buffet was very tasty you can hardly imagine a better start in Florence!

Very pleasant evening. Guide (Paula) good, nice and professional.

Wonderful experience in the company of a very nice Australian couple. Paula, the guide, was exceptional and joined the small group with professionalism and sympathy. Impeccable local aperitif and satisfactory consistency. Definitely to be recommended and repeated for other destinations. Thanks.

Excellent tour of Florence in the company of Giacomo who allows you to know both the history of the most important family in the city, but also a general smattering of the history of the city itself and how it has developed over time.