The Medici Family

Explore the captivating history of the Medici family

Art History & Museum

Explore the captivating history of the Medici family, one of the most influential and powerful dynasties in Renaissance Italy, on this immersive 3-hour walking tour. Led by our expert guide, you'll embark on a journey through time, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Medici Palace, the Church of San Lorenzo, and the Medici Chapels, while uncovering the remarkable story of this extraordinary family.

Delve into the Medici dynasty's captivating history on this enriching walking tour. Gain a deeper appreciation for the family's immense influence and the indelible mark they left on Florence's art, culture, and politics during the Renaissance. This tour is a must for history enthusiasts and art lovers seeking to unlock the secrets of one of Italy's most iconic families.

Tour Highlights

Medici Palace (Palazzo Medici Riccardi): Begin your journey at the magnificent Medici Palace, where the Medici family's rise to power and prominence in Florence took root. Admire the elegant architecture and the stunning frescoes that adorn the interior. Your guide will reveal the tales of political intrigue and artistic patronage that unfolded within these walls.

San Lorenzo Church (Basilica di San Lorenzo): Stroll to the nearby Church of San Lorenzo, the official church of the Medici family. Explore its beautiful interior, including the New Sacristy designed by Michelangelo, which serves as the final resting place for several Medici family members.

Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): Journey to the Medici Chapels, an exquisite mausoleum that houses the remains of the Medici rulers. Witness the opulent artistry and detailed marble sculptures created by some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance.

The Medici Legacy: Along the way, your guide will paint a vivid picture of the Medici family's impact on the cultural, artistic, and political landscape of Florence and beyond. You'll gain insight into the family's role as patrons of the arts, their tumultuous history, and their far-reaching influence during the Renaissance.

What Sets Us Apart:

Expert Guides: Your knowledgeable guide is well-versed in the history of the Medici family, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging tour.

Historical Context: Learn about the broader historical and cultural context of the Medici era, providing a deeper understanding of their significance in shaping Florence.

Efficiency: In just 3 hours, you'll explore the key sites associated with the Medici family, making the most of your time in Florence.

What's included: Licensed guide, admissions to the Medici Palace, Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Church.

What's not included: Transportation, gratuities, drinks, meals.

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