Guided tour

Florence Footsteps of Medici Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

Florence Footsteps of Medici Tour

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From US$ 48.27 per person

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 infamous family.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French
Private or small groups available


  • 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

Explore Florence through the eyes of the Medici family on this immersive guided tour. Visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the San Lorenzo Church, and the Palazzo Pitti. Finish your tour off with some delicious gelato.

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, the guide will describe the Medici Chapels where the private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy, and his Medici Tombs are located.

After the explanation of the Medici Chaples outside the attraction, the guide then moves 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 delicious ice cream.

  • Certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Italian Gelato
  • Only Private Option includes tickets to entrance Capella Medici.
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Please meet in front of the Monumento a Giovanni delle Bande Nere, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, 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

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • 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
  • 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
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We recently went to Florence at the end of March 2022, and OMG - blown away. We came to this city bc during Covid my hubby and I fell in love with Florence. Since March 2020 it has been my goal and we have rewatched the show twice now. This was such a great tour - OUR FAV out of all the ones we booked. Leonardo was our guide and he was phenomenal and such an expert in the history of the Medici and Florence. It was just my hubby and I on the tour and it was so personal and fun - even in the rain!! LOVED our tour and our guide!

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May 12, 2022

Our guide Leonardo was very knowledgeable on the subject of Medici, and beyond. In fact, he told us the whole story in detail, and thoroughly described every aspect of the tour. He answered all our curiosities, and was informed about some aspects of the TV series. It was clear that he was passionate about his work, but also about his city! Professional and kind! He accompanied us through the streets of Florence and told other anecdotes about the city. We spent two interesting and enjoyable hours! Thanks Leonardo!

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May 30, 2021

The tour was very exciting and informative. Our guide Rossella was very competent and spoke very good German. It was great fun and we learned a lot about the Medici family and the city of Florence. Rossella was a pleasure listening to and she was able to answer all of our questions with ease. We really loved it and never had such a good tour! Highly Recommended!

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October 5, 2020

Product ID: 187701