Medici: the Masters of Florence

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Tour Number

Activity Level

352138


Categories

Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Children under age 6 are not permitted to climb the tower of Palazzo Vecchio but can participate in all other site visits.

Friendly: Yes.
Tower of Palazzo Vecchio must be excluded for people with health/cardio issues and ambulatory issues

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Hebrew (basic), Italian (fluent), Spanish (basic)

A tour of Florence with a focus on the most important family in the city's history.


We will retrace the evolution of the Renaissance through visiting sites that were integral in the history of Florence and its most important family, the Medicis. Our tour will include both internal and external visits and as we go, I'll be explaining both the historical and art historical significance of what we're seeing. I'll be sharing a rich tapestry of detail about the Medici family, the artists under their patronage, and the politics and historical development of Florence as we work our way through some of the most beautiful sites the city has to offer.

Since some of the sites visited on this tour have complex schedules that are subject to sudden changes, I advise contacting me prior to booking your date.

Itinerary

Basilica of San Lorenzo
Laurentian Library (the library has a very limited schedule and visits will be made upon availability)
Medici Chapels
Palazzo Medici
LUNCH BREAK
Palazzo Vecchio (the old Ducal residence) including tower climb and patrol route

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel if it is within Florence's historic center. Otherwise we will arrange a meeting point that suits you.

End location: The tour ends in the historic center at your hotel. You may also make an advance request for an alternative end point within the Historic Center.

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

A five-hour walking tour with internal visits of:
San Lorenzo Basilica, Laurenziana Library (as per availability), Palazzo Medici, Cappelle Medicee, Palazzo Vecchio.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

65 euros - Per-person estimated entrance fees for Medici Chapels, Palazzo Medici, Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica San Lorenzo, Laurentian Library (library based on availability) as well as a light lunch. Entrance fees are subject to change based on special exhibits.

What’s Extra

Museum entrance tickets.
Visitors under the age of 18 have a reduction available in the ticket prices, but it's necessary to have a passport or a copy of it to prove the birthdate if the entrant isn't obviously a child.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am licensed to give tours in Italian, French and English.

A Recent Review of this tour

Paola was fantastic. Tour was well-paced, and she easily kept my 12-yo daughter engaged. Paola is certainly very knowledgeable, knows Florence inside and out, and her love of her city shines through. She was great at getting in touch beforehand to figure out what would work best for us and was a great resource throughout our stay in Florence. We loved the restaurant she recommended and was generally just a wonderful person to get to know a bit. We loved her so much we signed up for a 2nd tour.
Katie Garner

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