Discover the Medici's story with a walk through the most important streets and palaces. From Giovanni de Medici to Lorenzo de Medici: watch, listen and understand the power of this incredible family connected to most other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnerships, or employment, so the family had a central position in the social network.
The guide will start the tour from Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family and then go on to the square of San Lorenzo Church, 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 you will also discover the Medici Chapels, the private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, where you can admire Michelangelo’s New Sacristy and his Medici Tombs and then continue our visit across the city center, we reach the Piazza Della Signoria, a monument of Cosimo I, commissioned to Giambologna by Ferdinando. The guide will talk you through Piazza Della Signoria, to Uffizi Courtyard designed by Vasari later became a world popular art gallery.
Tour continues along Uffizi Courtyard to river Arno and crossing the river on Ponte Vecchio, we will be in the Oltrarno district where we finally see the imposing Palazzo Pitti, last residence of the Medici family and one of the most important museums in Florence today.
The tours take around two hours, as the guide will unveil the history and activities of the Medici family and their influence in Florence. Finally, your guide will lead you to the last stop of the tour," La Strega Nocciola" to enjoy a delicious ice cream.
Via dei Brunelleschi (In front of the Hard Rock Café)