Guided tour

Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

Florence Medici's Mile 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel

From US$ 31.87 per person

Learn the history of the Medici family on a walking tour of Florence. Follow an itinerary that explores a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest concentration of works of art in the world!

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Medici family with a professional guide
  • Hear tales of intrigue and betrayal as you visit the palaces of the Medicis
  • Cross Ponte Vecchio as you follow the Vasari Corridor from the outside
  • Get a Priority admission in Pitti Palace museum or Boboli gardens (if selected)
  • Enlarge your experience, including a 3-course Lunch in a typical Restaurant
Full description
Trace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence and learn how they used their wealth and power to patronize the arts and lay the foundations of the Italian Renaissance. Hear anecdotes about their intrigue, power struggles, betrayals and incredible foresight. Admire their former palaces and visit streets and squares where members of the family lived. Walk the same narrow streets they used to walk along to landmark monuments such as the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in the San Lorenzo district. Take a look at the church where they worshipped and built their mausoleum at the Medici Chapels in the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning dome. Continue to the Palazzo Vecchio on Piazza della Signoria, where Cosimo I de' Medici moved his official seat in May 1540, signaling the security of Medici power. Follow the route of the Vasari Corridor from the outside and learn more about the elevated passageway that allowed the Grand Dukes to move between the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti without being seen by the citizens. Arrive at the Palazzo Pitti and its magnificent Boboli Gardens for a look at the last residence of the Medici family at the end of your tour.
Includes
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • 2 hours of Guided visit with an Expert Local Guide
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants
  • If lunch option selected: 3-course light lunch in a typical Restaurant close to Pitti Palace (drinks to be paid on spot)
  • If option selected: Pitti Palace Museums Skip-the-line Entrance Ticket
  • If option selected: Boboli garden Skip-the-line Entrance Ticket
  • If lunch option selected: 0 - 6 years old - lunch to be paid on the spot

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The guide service can be provided in 2 languages
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 110 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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This was a very nice and surprising experience! Marcello was a brilliant guide who took us into the story of the Medici with great enthusiasm! Learned a lot and saw a lot. Only with a guide do you see things that you otherwise completely miss. You don't visit a single building on the inside, but you get stories and fun facts at many buildings! Highly recommended!

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July 17, 2022

The guide (Valentina) knew a lot and spoke German and English very well. She told very fascinating. Tour was very interesting. I actually thought I had booked a visit to the Vasari Corridor. That turned out to be on the OUTSIDE of this corridor. That was a disappointment and unclear to me when booking this tour. The corridor is closed for safety reasons and is being restored.

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March 10, 2019

Excellent tour guide!

Elena provided us with a very thorough tour. Her historical knowledge and easy nature made the experience very pleasant and enlightening. She very generously gave us more time and tips for our remaining stay. We will look her up for the next tours we plan on in this region in the future.

October 17, 2018

Product ID: 108187