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Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

1. Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

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 symbolizes the Medici’s power over Tuscany.

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Florence: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

2. Florence: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

Meet your driver and get on an eco-friendly golf cart to discover the historic center of the city of Florence. Listen to the driver's explanations of all the monuments you see along the way. The tour includes headphones, therefore, you will not miss the smallest detail. First, visit Piazza del Duomo, the religious center of the city. Marvel at the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Take amazing photographs of the octagonal dome of the cathedral designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and the bell tower of Giotto. Continue the tour towards the Piazza della Signoria, considered the political center of the city. In this square, discover the Palazzo Vecchio, the Statue of David, and the Fountain of Neptune. Then, visit the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Finally, at the end of the tour, enjoy the breathtaking views of the hills from Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Florence: The Medici Conspiracy Exploration Game

3. Florence: The Medici Conspiracy Exploration Game

Discover Florence by following clues and discover amazing stories about the Medici family members and their enemies. Explore Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Medici, and Ponte Vecchio and uncover their hidden secrets by playing a quest with your friends. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you buy the quest, get your access code by e-mail, to be used in the app. The tour will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and be ready to begin the adventure! For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Florence: Private Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery

4. Florence: Private Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery

Explore the top sights of Florence and discover its hidden gems on this in-depth walking tour. Get a panoramic view of the city, see the stunning Duomo Square, and see the iconic statue of David by Michelangelo. Speak with your guide if you want to customize the tour. Begin your tour at Republic Square, the ancient Roman center of Florence. See the historic cafés that line the square, learn about the famous writers and artists who met in them, and marvel at the Arch of Triumph. As you walk with your local guide, learn about fascinating Florentine history. Wander across the iconic Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, which spans the beautiful Arno River. Enjoy a bit of window shopping in high-end jewelry shops as you cross the bridge. Explore the famous Piazza del Duomo. On this square, you can see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the largest building of Medieval Europe, the Baptistry of St. John, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Opera del Duomo Museum, the Palance of Arcivescovile and Canoncici, and the Loggia del Bigallo. Marvel at the impressive Medici Palace, and spot the 14th-century Palazzo Vecchio in Signoria Square. To complete your tour of Florence, enter the Accademia Gallery, where you can see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.

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Florence: Splendors of Florence Private Walking Tour

5. Florence: Splendors of Florence Private Walking Tour

Start this tour at the Piazza Della Repubblica, which was once the forum, the center of the ancient Roman city of Florentia. Head to Orsanmichele, a lovely medieval building with a peculiar history. Learn how it was transformed and later adorned with sculptures by Donatello, Brunelleschi, and others. Follow your guide through the spectacular Piazza Della Signoria and admire beautiful Renaissance sculpture and the landmark Palazzo Vecchio, the medieval palace, and the town hall. Pass through the Uffizi Courtyard. Here you’ll have a chance to see views over the Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Discover how the oldest bridge of Florence survived floods and wars throughout history. Pass the Bargello, a medieval fortress and tower, which is now home to sculptures by Michelangelo and others. Continue to the Cathedral Square to admire the dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and hear all about its construction. Stop at a typical Florentine Gelateria for a taste of delicious ice cream, made the old-fashioned way. Continue your tour to Palazzo Medici, the prototype of the Renaissance palace. Once home to the bankers who made a fortune and practically founded the flourishing of the arts in fifteenth-century Florence. The tour ends in Piazza San Lorenzo. Here is the first Renaissance church designed by Brunelleschi with the patronage of the Medici. Find out why its façade was never finished and how Michelangelo was considered an outlaw and fled from Florence. The tour can be customized, so it is ideal for those visiting Florence for the first time as well as for seasoned visitors.

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Florence: Medici’s Mile Tour and Entrance to Boboli Gardens

6. Florence: Medici’s Mile Tour and Entrance to Boboli Gardens

Enjoy an exciting guided tour through Medici's Mile, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest concentration of monuments and open-air works of art in the world. Led by a professional local guide, discover the most important sights of the city and retrace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty. Listen to stories and anecdotes of intrigue, power struggles, secrets, and betrayals. Admire the palaces, streets, and squares where the members of the Medici family lived and socialized. Walk along the same narrow streets where they walked, touch the stones used to build their residences and see the monuments from their daily life: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find their Church and mausoleum: Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach the magnificent Cathedral, with the imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, set above Piazza della Signoria. Later, follow the path of the Vasari Corridor, a spectacular secret corridor used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany to move between the Palazzo Pitti and their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio. After the guided tour, make the most of your entrance ticket to the Boboli Gardens which will allow you to explore the Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Our guide, Anna, was very kind, knowledgeable and passionate. The tour lasted even longer than expected but this was also because we asked her for some insights that she was very willing to give us. I recommend it and then knowing the history of the doctors was really interesting and useful to be able to visit Florence with a completely different awareness

Great tour, guide was very kind and extremely knowledgeable. Florence is beautiful and so rich in history so this was a great way to get inside info!

Rosa was an excellent guide with unparalleled knowledge. She established a good rapport and carried over information well.

Our guide was personable and knowledgeable and gave an interesting overview of the Medicis in Florence. Thanks again.

Very beautiful experince!A lot of wonderful history.