The Medici was the richest and most powerful family in Florence, and this tour will offer you an accurate portrayal of their time. Through Florence’s monuments, you will discover the legends that surround this royal family. The power, art, love, conspiracies: an ancient history yet to be discovered!
This unique private guided tour of Florence will take you to the places that were once the scene of the story of one of the longest-running Lords of Italy. Discover the Medici, a royal family that has dominated Italian and European history for at least three centuries, and that left traces still visible today in the streets and palaces of Florence.
Your private guided tour of Florence city center begins with a visit to Palazzo Medici Riccardi, one of the first Medici residences and one of the first Renaissance buildings in the city. Here, you will have the possibility to admire the magnificence of the Chapel of the Magi: a wonderful private Chapel, completely frescoed by Benozzo Gozzoli.
You will learn to recognize Cosimo de' Medici (known as ‘the Elder’), Lorenzo de’ Medici (known as ‘the Magnificent), and all his brothers, famous names associated with the history of Florence and Italy.
During your private guided tour of Florence, you will head to the ancient Basilica of St. Lawrence, the place of burial of the worthy members of the wealthy Florentine family and their loyal artists, such as the famous Donatello. A few meters away you can get into the Medici Chapels, another private Chapel whose author is the brilliant Michelangelo.
This fantastic and exclusive eXPerience continues through the historic center with the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Baptistery (San Giovanni), the Giotto’s bell tower, and the Brunelleschi’s Dome.
Here, you will learn from your private expert local guide a lot of captivating stories and legends about the Medici family: for example the dramatic episode of the Pazzi family’s conspiracy, but also romantic love stories.
The next stop of your private guided tour of Florence will be the Piazza della Signoria. Here, you will visit a gallery that holds Roman sculptures along with the wonderful masterpieces of such artists as Cellini and Giambologna. Also, you will visit the Palazzo Vecchio behind the medieval appearance hides a luxurious interior. From there you will be accompanied to Ponte Vecchio, the city's most famous bridge, with its romantic postcard view of Florence.
If you want to learn more about the history of Florence through its monuments, we recommend the Florence Tour to discover the Street Names of the Historic Centre or the Guided Tour of Villa Bardini in Florence!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Appropriate clothing is required for the entrance to museums and places of worship.
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