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Florence Medici tour with tickets to Boboli Gardens
Availability: Tuesday-Sunday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
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Do this because
  • Find out who put the foundations of the Renaissance in Florence
  • Listen to history, secrets and anecdotes regarding the Medici dynasty
  • Discover from the outside the Vasari Corridor, a secret and comfortable corridor used by the Medici
  • Visit on your own the Boboli Gardens, the Porcelain Museum and the Bardini Gardens
What to expect

This fascinating walk winds along an enchanting itinerary of a mile over a UNESCO World Heritage area: a mile with the highest concentration in the world of wonderful monuments and open-air works of art! Led by a professional local guide, it will be possible to discover the most important sights of the city, retracing the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty who put their power and wealth at the service of patronage and art, laying the foundations of Renaissance.

You'll learn stories and anecdotes of intrigues, power struggles, secrets and betrayals, but also tales of incredible foresight, which made it possible to leave to the city a priceless artistic and cultural heritage site. You'll be able to admire the palaces, monuments, streets and squares where the members of the Medici family lived and used their political and economic power over the city. You'll walk along the same narrow streets where they walked, touch the stones used to build their residences and see the same monuments that they were used to see ever day. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, is where you can find their church and mausoleum: the Medici Chapels.

A few steps away, you'll reach their second residence, magnificent Cathedral with its imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, which dominates the marvelous Piazza della Signoria. Further on you'll follow the path of the Varasi Corridor, a spectacular elevated passageway which connects the two banks of the river Arno passing along the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and crossing houses and Santa Felicita Church. The church was used as a secret and comfortable corridor by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany to move between their third residence, the Palazzo Pitti, to their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio, without being seen by the citizens.

The majestic Pitti Palace, which hides the marvelous Boboli Gardens, is the last Florentine residence of the Medici and is also the last stage of your incredible journey into the art and history of a city unique in the world! In addition to the tour, you'll be given an entrance ticket to visit on your own the Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens.

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What's included
  • Caf Tour’s staff assistance at the meeting point
  • 2 hours of guided visit
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants
  • Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens entrance ticket and booking fee
What's not included
  • Meals or beverage
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children 0-6 years old: free of charge
  • Children 7-18 years old: reduced fee
Where

Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Florence

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide at the statue in the middle of the square.

What to remember
  • This tour may be conducted in 2 languages
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When
  • April - October
  • Tuesday-Sunday at 9.30am (except on the 1st Sunday of the month)
  • Check-in time: 15 minutes before departure
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Provider
Caf Tour & Travel - Gray Line Florence
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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