Private De Medici Tour - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    We will come to pick you up at your local stay in central Florence, please advise name of your hotel in special request.  , If your hotel is located outside Florence we will advise the difference.. read more
  • Return Details :
    At your hotel or a convenient place for you
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This is a magnificent guided cultural experience made of interesting tales stories and anecdotes about the noble dynasty de 'Medici, which, starting from the fifteenth century, has left indelible marks in the Tuscan capital and has become one amongst the most powerful families of the Florentine and Italian history.Meeting with the guideVisit of the exteriors of palace Medici RiccardiVisit of the Medicee ChapelsAperitive in via de' Medici (included)Visit of Palazzo Vecchio with access toTorre ArnolfianaFull Day (like Half Day adding next stages)Typical tuscan lunchDeparture withMinivanWalking inVilla Medicea di CastelloVisit of Villa PetraiaReturn to an agreed meeting point

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You will have the chance to see their original manuscripts, Art collections and precious jewels, also to visit all those places that have seen this powerful family play a leading role for the City of Florence. Our tour starts at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first Medici residence, purchased and enlarged in 1659 by the Riccardi family. We will of course pay a visit to Cappelle Medicee, the Medici Chapels, located inside San Lorenzos Basilica, once the parish of choice for the Medici family and the sacred place of burial of the family members. The burial monuments of Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici, built by Michelangelo, are still considered a masterpiece of architecture and Renaissance sculpture. We wont miss an opportunity to relax and enjoy a nice aperitif in Via deMedici, where the family established their first residence and in 1169 and had a celebratory tower built, in the Old Market district of San Tommaso. Our half day terminates with a visit to Palazzo Vecchio and its tower, the famous Torre di Arnolfo'. This boasts a small cell, called the Alberghetto, in which Cosimo de Medici and Savonarola were imprisoned. The tower bells, three, still function today and its flag features Marzocco, the lion symbolising the power of the people.

If you fancy spending the entire day with us, after the visit to Arnolfos Tower we have planned a privately chauffeured tour of the Villa Medicea in Castello and its marvellous surrounding park in the afternoon, following a fantastic lunch break with typical delicious Tuscan food of course. The Villa Medicea is an ancient complex that boasts, in addition to the majestic villa itself, a wide garden, considered amongst the most beautiful in Italy. The last stop on our tour is the Villa Medici of Petraia, a true jewel in the Florentine territory, placed on a panoramic position in Castello, a small Tuscan hamlet. Previously refuge for the Medici family, a place where leaving the exhaustion of the city behind, today this mansion offers its visitors a spectacular ambiance, frescoed rooms with precious antique furniture and a lush park with breathtaking views.

Inclusions

  • Admission ticket
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Lunch (Full day tour)
  • Aperitive in via de' Medici

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Dress code is smart casual

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 4 people per booking is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately