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  • Florence: Walking Tour

    1. Florence: Walking Tour

    Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide.  Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio and the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome at the cathedral, and see the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    2. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

    SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

  • Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

    3. Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

    Known for influencing and promoting the arts, the Medici were one of the most powerful families in Florence. On this guided walking tour, you’ll learn about the family’s historical power as you admire the cultural and architectural stamp they left on Florence. Your first stop is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Commissioned by Cosimo the Elder in 1444, the impressive building was built to be the familial home. Continue to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the oldest documented religious building in Florence. Your tour continues to other landmarks commissioned or influenced by the Medici family, such as the Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini, and Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata. Admire the Piazza della Signoria and learn about the building’s diverse history. Finish your tour at Palazzo Pitti. Purchased in 1550 to be the new Grand Ducal residence, the building symbolizes the M...

  • Florence: Guided Walking Tour

    4. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

    Start your walking tour at Piazza del Duomo where you will meet your expert guide. After a short debrief about the Basilica, continue on to the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, the home of the first Medici Palace in Florence and the Medici Chapel. Check out the neighborhood's famous open-air market specializing in leather goods and clothing. Learn more about the Medici family and the part they played in Florentine history from your expert guide as you wander through. Next, come upon the most iconic landmark in Florence: the Duomo. Marvel at the complex comprised by the Baptistery, Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Nearby, find Dante’s house and the Bargello, a former prison that now serves as an art museum. Stop by Il Porcellino, a bronze boar statue, and rub his nose for luck. Then head to Piazza della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi to admire the beauty of the Palazzo Vecchio. ...

  • The Medicis: Walking Tour

    5. The Medicis: Walking Tour

    Discover the amazing story of the ruling family of Florence, from the very beginning to the extinction of the Dynasty. Your licensed guide will lead you through a fascinating itinerary and will show you all the places which played an important role in their life, including their churches, their palaces, secret passageways and many more. The tour will start at San Marco Square and your guide will show you how the Medici grew their importance, from a simple family coming from the Mugello area (North of Florence) to become one of the most important in the Renaissance Period. You will pass through some of the most important places remembering their influence not only in Florence but also in Europe.

    Giacomo was fantastic and had amazing knowledge of not only the Medici family, but also of art and other aspects of Florence and Renaissance history. He made several excellent recommendations for further excursions off the usual tourist lists and freely gave us some additional time when he saw our interest. He delivered all with a true passion and is a credit to his craft as a tour guide.

  • Florence: Medici Chapels Guided Tour

    6. Florence: Medici Chapels Guided Tour

    Discover the stories and intrigues of one of the most famous Renaissance banker families on this guided tour of the Medici Chapel. Poisonings, betrayals, illegitimate children and legends will come to life thanks to your certified guide, who will accompany you throughout the experience and tell you many stories about the family's past. The Medici Chapel is the burial place of some of the greatest members of the Medici family, such as Lorenzo the Magnificent. You will visit the Chapel of the Princes and the Chapel of the New Sacristy, among others. You'll also be able to admire some unique works of art by Michelangelo.

  • Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

    7. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

    The most complete and thrilling guided walking tour starts from the peculiar Central Market area, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls. Here the Medici Chapels and the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, are located. In a short time you will reach Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto, and Saint John Baptistery with its Paradise Door. The tour continues by visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find Palazzo del Bargello before reaching Piazza della Signoria, a great open-air sculpture museum overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. You will then head to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. Then you will proceed to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (straw market) where the famous Piglet Fountain is ...

  • Florence: Private Walking Tour with Transfer

    8. Florence: Private Walking Tour with Transfer

    Discover the secrets of Florence on a customized walking tour, and enjoy the personalized services of a private guide. This walk will take you to some of the city’s more hidden locations and is ideal if you have already taken a historical tour of the city center's main sites. Your guide will reveal hidden secrets about the streets of Florence, such as the main street that is dotted with medieval towers. Hear fascinating stories about the art and architecture of the Renaissance as you dive down narrow streets and hear about the people that used to live there. Listen to funny and sometimes tragic tales to get an alternative perspective of Florence.

  • Medici Chapels Private Tour

    9. Medici Chapels Private Tour

    The complex consists of the Medici Chapels of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Mausoleum of the Princes and the New Sacristy by Michelangelo, funeral chapel of the Medici family.  Entering the museum, you will visit first the crypt, where some of the grand dukes of Tuscany and their wives are buried, as well as the less illustrious members of the Medici family. There were many masterpieces of art, by those such as Ghirlandaio, Della Robbia, Perugino, Raphael, Michelangelo, Sansovino, as well as works of gold and miniati.  See Michelangelo's famous statues, Day and Night, and Dawn and Dusk depictions. You will also visit San Lorenzo Church, the parish church of the Medici Family. It was rebuilt by Filippo Brunelleschi and decorated by Donatello.

    Eleonora was great! She arrived 25 minutes before the meeting hour, so we start the tour right away! Plenty of details she provided us, very nice and qualified for the job! We learnt a lot thanks to her! Thank you very much, we will definitely book again. Thank you, we had a great experience! I strongly recommend the private tour!!!

  • Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

    10. Florence: Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour Pass

    Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscan capital, thanks to engaging storytelling by expert local guides. Discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where you can find the Basilica of S. Lorenzo, the church of the Medici family, and the Medici Chapels. Visit the elegant cloister, a green oasis of peace in the heart of the Medici district. Next, admire the beauty of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and reach Piazza del Duomo.  Admire the impressive cathedral with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower. See the Baptistery of Saint John with the Gates of Paradise. Walk along the Arno River to reach the Ponte Vecchio, the famous "Jewelry Bridge". Then continue to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia, and the famous Fontana del Porcellino. Not too far away, there is the elegant Piazza della Signoria, a great outdoor sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio...

    Alicia, nuestra guía, se desempeñó perfectamente en una visita tanto en italiano como en castellano, pues éramos un público diverso, y se esmeró en compartirnos su amplio conocimiento sobre la historia de la ciudad respondiendo todas nuestras preguntas.

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What people are saying about Medici Chapel

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based on 175 reviews

SUCH an amazing experience! Seeing Florence via bike was the way to go! We would recommend this to anyone, especially people who have a limited amount of time to see the city. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and gave us great tips, along with showed us some places we would have never thought to check out. Highly, highly recommend - if you are in Florence, this is the only tour you MUST do!

Lorenzo wonderfully relayed the history of the city and its culture. A great way to start off seeing Florence. I highly recommend to all. And Guilia was gracious in her greeting. The process to check in and get going, fantastic. A must do for any traveler in Florence.

Excellent Guide called Lorenzo .. very informative of all the history of Florence. Not strenuous .. nice amble along the tourist sites.

Very well narrated tour and beautiful Chappella and Crypte

Perfect information about Florenz. The guide was awesome