City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be accompanied by adults.
Maximum travelers: 6
French (advanced), German (conversational), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (advanced), Russian (fluent)
private tour with Boboli Gardens
This is a full day tour of the largest palace in Florence and the gardens that were the prototype for Versailles. We start by visiting the Palatine Gallery and the apartments, talking about the drama of the family who built the palace - Luca Pitti in particular - and of the family who subsequently owned it - the Medici. The Lorraine family inherited after the Medici and later the palace became the Royal Palace of Italy, home to the first king Vittorio Emmanuele II. We will see how this rich history translates into the interiors and collections of the palace. Inside, we visit four museums: the main picture gallery with the works by Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio and many other famous artists; the richly frescoed Summer Apartments with the remains of the Medici jewels; the Costume Gallery; and selected pieces from the gallery of Modern Art (19th C paintings). In the afternoon, we stroll through the Boboli and Bardini gardens, ending the day with spectacular views of Florence.
Modern Art Gallery
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Reception of your hotel in central Florence.
End location: Reception of your hotel or other location in central Florence on request.
Duration: 8 hours
Tour duration includes one hour lunch break. Tour duration can be adjusted to your schedule and wishes.
Tour time with expert licensed guide, PhD; adjustment of the itinerary and schedule to your wishes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - €20 per person museum and garden tickets
€30 per person lunch (optional and variable depending on what you'd like to have)
Museum and garden tickets, lunch, souvenirs, beverages, anything not listed under the "What's included" section.