Tour on the Medici Family's Footsteps in Florence

Tour Number

Activity Level

562416


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (fluent)

A tour around and about the three Medici Palaces, stages of a 3-century-long Dynasty escalation.


There are three palaces in Florence that have witnessed the private lives and escalation to power of the Medici family: Signoria, Pitti and Medici-Riccardi.

One of the most powerful European families, the Medici, ruled Florence for more than three centuries. The wealthier the Medici became, the richer their art collections grew. Such did their need of self celebration through the use of art. The three Medici Palaces underwent great artistic renovations.

Actually it's due to a Medici commission that Vasari and the best Mannerist artists of the time decorated the most important rooms and halls in the Signoria Palace.

This three-hour tour focuses on this Palace. We will look at the incredible frescoes decorating its Hall of the 500 (Salone dei Cinquecento), the Lily Room, the Geographical Maps rooms, and more.
We will then walk to the Pitti and Medici-Riccardi Palaces to admire, from the outside, their unique lavish Renaissance architectures.

Art, politics, private life and power all at once.

Itinerary

Meeting point by your hotel (if in the city centre) or train/bus station.
- Medici Chapels (outside)
- Medici Riccardi Palace (outside)
- Signoria Palace (inside)
- Vasari Corridor (outside)
- Pitti Palace (outside)
Drop off: Pitti Palace

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: - Private guided tour in English language, provided by a licensed tour guide (duration: 3 hours)
- Visit of the Medici Palace (outside), the Palazzo Vecchio (inside), the Pitti Palace (outside).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Eur - - ticket admission to Signoria Palace
- ice cream, coffee or snack if desired

20 euro is the total amount extimated Per Person
Credit card can be used to pay tickets for Signoria Palace

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admission ticket for Signoria Palace

Restrictions

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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    Tour Price

    329 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    562416


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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