Medici between Art and Power-Walking Tour

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Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Florence, Florence

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Medici between Art and Power.The meeting point is in 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. 1 hour and 30 min tour .

What's Included

Art guide

audio guides systems

Live commentary

Walking tour along the path of the Medici Residences

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 100

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Palazzo Medici Riccardi
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.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica di San Lorenzo
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 .

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Cappelle Medicee
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 .

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Cupola del Brunelleschi
The Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore was built by Brunelleschi, the architect who worked for the Medici family.

• Admission Ticket Free

Piazza della Signoria
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

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Corridoio Vasariano
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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Palazzo Pitti
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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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