Outdoor tour of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Palazzo Medici and Piazza della Signoria but not only! Where can I see the Medici in Florence today? What are the buildings and works of art that belonged to the family? And the witness places of the rise, consecration and decline of their power? Where does their name come from?
All this you can discover with this Florence walking tour in the company of a guide able to make you participate in the historical and artistic events that have bequeathed us this beautiful city.
One name for, in fact, two separate houses but both protagonists of the 15th and 16th centuries. From the politics of “crypto-lordship” to that of the “absolute and personal power” of the first Grand Duke of Tuscany. Two visions of the city government completely opposed but yet were successful for the assertion of power before and for its holding after. Ready to go with us? Well!
We will be in St. Mark’s Square, right in the center, under the statue. From here we will start to reach Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, of which we will visit the outside and the courtyard. It will then be the turn of the Renaissance Basilica of San Lorenzo and the Medici’s Chapels with attached Sagrestia Nuova, the work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Once you reach Piazza del Domo, the religious center of the city, you can discover more about the famous “Congiura de’Pazzi” and how “the Magnificent” escaped the ambush.
We will then continue to Piazza della Signoria where the Palazzo Vecchio is located – the second home of the house – the Uffizi Gallery – the first public museum in the world – and also a hidden path… Or rather: a secret passage! The one that leads to Palazzo Pitti, last of the Medici dynasty, where our tour will end.
Suitable for people with disabilities
Remember: comfy shoes
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the experience, in case of no show no refund expected