The Medici family’s influence on the art, politics, economics and social structure of Florence is still felt today. From the imposing family palaces they erected to the masterpieces of painting and sculpture they financed, the imprint of their prestige and wealth remains unrivalled. This unique Tuscan tour uncovers some of the family secrets.
This Florence tour traces the rise of the family in the late Middle Ages, though their heyday during the Renaissance, up to their rule of Tuscany as dukes during the 17th century.
We will visit three major sites that are inextricably entwined with the history of the family: the cloister of San Marco, Palazzo Medici, the family home during the 15th century and the Medici Chapels, designed for the family by Michelangelo.
Through a discussion of the family’s power and prestige, you will learn about the accomplishments of the Medici and of the Renaissance in Florence; a global turning point for Western culture, with many personal insights from your local Florence guide.
Inclusions: English speaking guide, entrance ticket and reservation to the Medici Chapels.
Exclusions: Any items of personal nature, tips or gratuities for guide. Entrance tickets to other sites that may be included in the course of the itinerary (the Cloister and Museum of San Marco and the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, for a total of 10 euro per person to be paid directly on the spot).
Dress standard: Since this walk enters churches, shoulders and knees must be covered.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: Please contact Florence Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Closure of sites: Sites included on this walk are normally closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 are not allowed.
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