Medici between Art and Power-Walking Tour
Medici between Art and Power.The guided Tour starts at 4.00 PM, meeting point Via Cavour 21 Red.
You will discover the story of the most important and powerful family in the city of Florence. Banking, commerce and religious influence led the Medici Family to become families in Florence.
Our art guide will lead you on a journey through years of history preserved with security in architecture, buildings, churches, and works of art sponsored by the Medici family.
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What's included :
- Art historian guide
- Live commentary
- audio guides systems
- Walking tour along the path of the Medici Residences
What's excluded :
- Entry/Admission - Palazzo Medici Riccardi
- Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Lorenzo
- Entry/Admission - Cappelle Medicee
- Entry/Admission - Palazzo Pitti
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Via Camillo Cavour 1-3, 50129, Florence Italy
Palazzo Medici Riccardi was built for Cosimo il Vecchio by Michelozzo after 1444 as his town mansion on via Larga today via Cavour . Apart from the fine exterior, the main courtyard with classical relief in the tondi survives from this time , as well as Michelozzo's lovely little chapel on the first floor and the frescoes Cosimo commissioned for it from Benozzo Gozzoli.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence Italy
The church of was intimately connected with the Medici after they commissioned Brunelleschi to rebuild it in 1425 with their own family funds . It is the burial place of all the principal members of the family from Cosimo il Vecchio to Cosimo III .
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 6, 50123, Florence Italy
The Cappella dei Principi is the opulent mausoleum of the Medici grand dukes .It has been undergoing restoration since 1999. Ferdinando I decided to create the chapel , wich he intended to have decorated with plasters of costly jasper . A back passage connects the Cappella dei Principi to the New sacristy , was build to balance Brunelleschi's old Sacristy by Michelangelo . Inside you can see the tombs of the Medici family decorated with the statues carved by Michelangelo .
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence Italy
The Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore was built by Brunelleschi, the architect who worked for the Medici family.
Stop At: Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata, Via Cesare Battisti, Florence Italy
The north side of the piazza is defined by the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, the Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation.
Here you can admire the Hospital of the Innocents which is a historic building in Florence. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, who received the commission in 1419 . It was originally a children's orphanage. It is regarded as a notable example of early Italian Renaissance architecture.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy
The impressive 14th-century Palazzo Vecchio is still preeminent with its crenellated tower. The square is also shared with the Loggia della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palace of the Tribunale della Mercanzia and the Palazzo Uguccioni ,with a facade attributed to Raphael, who however died thirty years before its construction. Various imposing statues ring this square including:
Copy of Michelangelo's David, the original by Michelangelo is housed in the Galleria dell'Accademia, adjacent to the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts.
Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I, honoring Cosimo I de' Medici and sculpted by Giambologna
Fountain of Neptune by Bartolomeo Ammannati
Il Marzocco, (the Lion) with a copy of the Florentine Lily, originally made by Donatello
Judith and Holofernes, by Donatello
Hercules and Cacus, by Bandinelli
The Rape of the Sabine Women, in the Loggia dei Lanzi by Giambologna
Perseus with the Head of Medusa, in the Loggia dei Lanzi .etc
Duration: 25 minutes
Pass By: Uffizi, Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany
One of the most important Italian museums and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
Pass By: Corridoio Vasariano, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence Italy
Is an elevated enclosed passageway in Florence,which links the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti. Start from Palazzo Vecchio, it then joins the Uffizi Gallery and leaves on its south side, crossing the Lungarno dei Archibusieri and then following the north bank of the River Arno until it crosses the river at Ponte Vecchio. At the time of construction, the corridor had to be built around the Torre dei Mannelli, using brackets, because the owners of the tower refused to alter it. The corridor covers up part of the façade of the Church of Santa Felicita. The corridor then snakes its way over rows of houses in the Oltrarno district, becoming narrower, to finally join the Palazzo Pitti. The full length of the corridor is approximately one mile .Today is a art gallery.
Stop At: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy
The palace was bought by the Medici family in 1549 and became the chief residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It grew as a great treasure house as later generations amassed paintings, plates, jewelry and luxurious possessions.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Via Maggio, Florence Italy
Palazzo di Bianca Cappello.The house, which was near the Grand-Duke's Palazzo Pitti, was acquired in 1566 and refurbished for Bianca Capello, who utilized the architectural work (1570–1574) of Bernardo Buontalenti.
Departure Point :Via Camillo Cavour, 21r, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Return Detail :Oltrarno, 50125 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.