Public facts and secrets of one of the most intriguing families ever!
The history of the Medici family has always intrigued people from all over the world.
During this tour we will explore how their presence and the power can still be recognized in Florence: their first prestigious residence, the Medici Riccardi Palace will be our first stop. This is the place where Lorenzo 'the Magnificent' lived and had a young talented boy named Michelangelo as a permanent guest for some years. We won't miss the Magi Chapel inside, decorated with the family portraits.
Through the local market we will get to the Church of San Lorenzo that was remodeled upon the wish of the family and became later their "private church" and featuring Brunelleschi's Old Sacristy.
Our next stop will be at the Medici Chapels, private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, where you can admire Michelangelo's New Sacristy and his amazing statues sculpted for the Medici Tombs.
When the San Lorenzo church and the Chapels are closedthe visit to the Palazzo Vecchio, City Hall of Florence, can be included.
Palazzo Medici, Basilica of San Lorenzo and Medici Chapels (last two replaced by Palazzo Vecchio when closed)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, via Cavour 3
End location: Piazza della Signoria
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - admission fees to museums and churches
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Elisabetta was such a great guide!! She was interesting and exciting, we really enjoyed our time with her, learning about the Medici family. There is so much to see and understand about the family, and we came home with a better understanding of their impact on Florence.