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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

5 (5321)
Florence, IT
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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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Florence, IT
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Experience the magic of Florence on the best walking tour in the city. This tour takes you on a journey through the Renaissance and the tales of the influential Medici family. Discover the main attractions of Florence while also uncovering hidden gems that are off the beaten track. As you explore the city, you will be immersed in three centuries of thrilling stories about the Medici family and the impact they had on Florence's history. The Renaissance will come alive before your eyes as you stroll through the center of Florence in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere. With a licensed guide leading the way, you can expect a captivating and informative experience. And the best part? You get to choose how much you want to reward the guide for their exceptional service. Don't miss out on this unforgettable tour of Florence's rich history and culture.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Immerse in the fascinating history of Florence
  • Explore the hidden gems of the city
  • Visit the iconic Florence Cathedral (Duomo)
  • Marvel at the stunning Giotto's Campanile
  • Experience the largest brick dome ever constructed
  • Licensed Guide
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales is an exceptional walking tour that provides an immersive experience of one of Italy's most famous cities. Whether you are a first-time visitor or have explored Florence before, this tour guarantees to leave you captivated by its hidden gems and intriguing history.

What to expect?

During this 120-minute tour, you can expect to delve into the captivating past of Florence and witness the Renaissance come alive before your eyes. Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you through the city, regaling you with fascinating tales about the influential Medici family and their significant impact on Florence's history. This isn't your typical boring lecture; instead, you'll enjoy a pleasant stroll through the city center, bathed in an easy-going and friendly atmosphere.

Who is this for?

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales is designed for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and curious travelers alike. Whether you're a solo adventurer, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a family looking to create lasting memories, this tour is suitable for all. Embrace the opportunity to explore lesser-known sights that are off the beaten track and gain a deeper understanding of this magnificent city's rich heritage.

Why book this?

What sets this tour apart is its ability to showcase both the mainstream attractions and the city's hidden treasures. Not only will you uncover Florence's iconic landmarks like the Basilica di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, and the Duomo, but you'll also discover lesser-known gems like the Museo Casa di Dante and the enchanting Piazza della Signoria. With each step, your guide will unravel the captivating stories behind these sites, making your journey one of discovery and wonder.

Good to know

As you embark on this tour, keep in mind that it includes walking for approximately 120 minutes. It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The meeting point is in front of the façade of SAN LORENZO church, easily recognizable by the marble statue of Giovanni de' Medici. Look for the small red flag and get ready to embark on a fascinating journey through the heart of Florence.

Reviews

Previous participants of The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales have been overwhelmingly positive in their feedback. Travelers have described it as an eye-opening experience that allows you to appreciate the city's beauty, art, and history on a whole new level. Many have praised the knowledgeable guides for their ability to bring the past to life, making each attraction more meaningful and captivating. If you're looking for a tour that combines Florence's famous landmarks with hidden gems and captivating tales, The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales is a must-do.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Basilica di San Lorenzo

The Basilica di San Lorenzo (Basilica of St Lawrence) is one of the largest churches of Florence, Italy, situated at the centre of the city’s main market district, and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family from Cosimo il Vecchio to Cosimo III.

Admission Not Included

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

The Palazzo Medici Riccardi was designed for Cosimo de' Medici, head of the Medici banking family, and was built between 1444 and 1484.

Admission Not Included

Battistero di San Giovanni

The Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of Saint John stands in both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza San Giovanni, across from Florence Cathedral and the Campanile di Giotto. The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059 and 1128 in the Florentine Romanesque style.

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Duomo

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral of Florence (Italian: Duomo di Firenze). It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio. The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major tourist attraction of Tuscany.

Campanile di Giotto

Giotto's Campanile is adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John. This tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and its polychrome marble encrustations.

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Cupola del Brunelleschi

This dome is one of the biggest mystery in art and architecture of every time. It was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

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Museo Casa di Dante

Dante Alighieri wrote the Divine Comedy. This book is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.

Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio ("Old Palace") is the town hall of the city. This massive fortress-palace is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany. Overlooking the square with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is one of the most significant public places in Italy, and it hosts cultural points and museums.

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi

The Uffizi Gallery is an art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria and it is 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. The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici so as to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, "offices".

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Reviews

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5 (5321)

Stephen_D

Lorenzo was our tour leader.He is a story teller,and we enjoyed the tour around Florence with him because he brought us back to the 12th 13th and 14 th centuries,and showed us places that tourists do not know about.He also told us stories about the Medici Family which was very interesting.

Lisa_J

Our guide was truly knowledgeable of the history of Florence. We have decided which areas of Florence to visit based on this walking tour.

morganj103

We took 430pm tour from Lorenzo Square on 4/23 with a lovely woman who walked us through the medieval history of Florence. She was wonderful, there was not one boring moment. Thank you!

Trip43892922645

Samona was a great storyteller and very funny. But most importantly she gave a very enjoyable and informative tour. We had seen several of the subjects of the tour before but had not noticed many things before Samona pointed them out.

jordanlX3104UK

Samona was so nice and knowledgeable! She takes you to some of the most important parts of Florence. Most of the tour is about the Medici family which is super interesting!

travisk549

Our guide was an amazing storyteller as he shared the history of Florence. Highly recommend!! It did rain but that didn’t take away from the experience.

Angela_P

Manuel was such an excellent storyteller. We learned so much on this tour, it's a must! We thoroughly enjoyed it!

P5451ZIdavidc

A great informative tour that explored Medici history and was super flexible considering the rain! Would go again! Absolutely loved it.

T9985ZAjordanm

Great tour, informative and fun! Manuel really knew his history and little known facts about the Medici and other historical figures in Florence.

mariusrR1529AI

It is truly the BEST tour in Florence! Especially if you want to see not only the main sights and also some history about Medici.
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2024-04-25 15:00