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Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

Product ID: 187701
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Discover the Medici's story with a walk through the most important streets and palaces. From Giovanni de Medici to Lorenzo de Medici, see, hear about, and understand the power of this incredible family.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the stories of the most elite families of the time
  • Walk to see the most important streets and palaces
  • See the stunning architecture of the historical buildings
Full description
Begin your tour at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which is the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family. The Medici family was connected to most of the other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnership, or employment so the family had a central position in the social network. Several families had systematic access to the rest of the elite families only through the Medici family. Some examples of these families include the Bardi, Altoviti, Ridolfi, Cavalcanti, and the Tornabuoni. This has been suggested as a reason for the rise of the Medici family.

Continue your tour to the square of San Lorenzo Church, which was Florence’s cathedral until the 8th-century. From the early 15th-century, the Medici family had the church entirely rebuilt in the new Renaissance style. On your way here, discover the Medici Chapels and the private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, where you can admire Michelangelo’s New Sacristy and his Medici Tombs. Then move across the city center to reach the river Arno and cross the river on Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno district. Here, see the imposing Palazzo Pitti, which was the last residence of the Medici family. Your guide will lead you to the last stop of the tour, La Strega Nocciola, to enjoy a delicious ice cream. 
Includes
  • Certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Gelato (Italian ice cream) at La Strega Nocciola or a non-alcoholic drink at the Hard Rock Cafè
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet in front of the Hard Rock Cafe Firenze, Via dei Brunelleschi, Piazza della Repubblica, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, 15 minutes before the departure time in order to avoid any delays.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
• This tour is accessible by wheelchair
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 25 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Product ID: 187701