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Florence Highlights & Medici Family

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Duration: 3h
Tour ID: 5033
Overview

Banking, commerce, and religious influence led the Medici Family to become one of the most powerful families in Florence. Get to know their intrigues while tasting some of the best products of the Florentine food culture such as a Gottino (glass of Chianti wine), a selection of traditional Salami, Coccoli (deep-fried dough bites) and last a delicious home-made Gelato. 

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The Medici story began when they migrated to Florence from a little town in Tuscany. Our professional guide will escort you on tour across years of history safely preserved within the architecture, palaces, churches and art that were sponsored by the Medici Family. During the tour, we will have the opportunity to observe the Palazzo Medici and Palazzo Vecchio the most important civil building in the city. We will also discuss the open air sculptures found within the Loggia Della Signoria. We will also observe the Pitti Palace which was home to the Medici family. 

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Strolling along the banks of the Arno will bring us to Ponte Vecchio, a bridge famous for its beautiful gold jewellery; on the top of the bridge is the hidden Vasari Corridor, which allowed the Medici family to travel secretly and safely from their home at Pitti Palace to the government building, Palazzo Vecchio. 

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After this tour, you will have time at leisure and continue with the visit to the Accademia Gallery. In this 2nd part of the tour, you will discover more about the imposing statue of a young hero, David, which became the symbol of the Republic of Florence. This museum displays other important sculptures by Michelangelo, such as I Prigioni (The Incarcerated) and San Matteo (St Matthew), together with an interesting collection of religious paintings and panels. A special section of the Accademia gallery is dedicated to the musical instruments, showing an original Stradivari’s viola belonged to one of the Medici’s members, the Prince Ferdinando, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Highlights
  • Skip-the-line to the Accademia Gallery
  • Special price for kids: a bargain for families!
  • VIP experience in our Monolingual Small Group tour: 25 people or less
  • Hear about the history of Medici Family, admire Michelangelo’s David and much more
  • 3 Food stops to taste the traditional local flavors Take pleasure sipping Chianti wine and tasting typical Tuscan Salami, coccoli (deep-fried dough bites) and Gelato
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 3h
  • Tour Start Time: MULTI
  • Tour End Time: MULTI
  • This tour is available: Everyday except for Mondays and 1st Sunday of the month
Inclusions
  • Audio headsets if needed so you can always hear your guide
  • Skip the Visit of Accademia Gallery
  • Expert English speaking Best of Florence walking guide
  • Chianti wine and typical Tuscan Salami, coccoli (deep-fried dough bites) and Gelato
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Food, drinks and any other service not specified
Meeting Point
Know Before You Go
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 min. before departure time

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