The Medici Grand Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

283391


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Please specify the age of kids at booking.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (advanced), German (conversational), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (advanced), Russian (fluent)

Medici Chapels, Medici Palace, San Lorenzo church, San Marco monastery private tour


This is an incredible story of how the quest for money and power of one family led to design of a funky church where Michelangelo would take on Brunelleschi, and later hide from his patrons and friends. How a pirate can become Pope; how a "party" can be built in stone; how the Medici survived bloody conspiracies and married into the royal house of France. This is also a story of why sponsor scholars, inspire artists, create libraries, and tolerate a radical preacher who eventually brought their demise. Finally, this is a story of how this great family perished, leaving behind art treasures we marvel. On this tour, we unveil the secrets behind Medici's favorite masterpieces by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelozzo, Bennozzo Gozzoli and Michelangelo.

Itinerary

San Marco monastery - Medici palace - San Lorenzo church - Old Sacristy - Medici Chapels

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at the statue in the center of piazza San Marco

End location: San Lorenzo church (where you can explore other parts of the complex on your own after the tour); directions to your next destination will be given.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

This tour involves four museums, with different opening times each: please reconfirm with the guide availability of all four for the date and time that interest you.
This tour can be done as a full day tour with one hour lunch break in between museums.

Transportation

some walking between the monuments is involved (ca 1 km)

What’s Included

booking of skip-the-line tickets in peak season, tour time with your guide, adjustment of tour to your schedule and interests

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro - €35 per person for museum tickets

What’s Extra

€35 per person for museum tickets

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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