Medici Tour - from bankers to Princes
Description

The Medici dynasty is one of wht Renaissance most important ones and truly most fascinating. They climbed the social ladder from merchands and bankers to becoming Royal Highnesses in just about a century!

In this tour we will follow their ascent, walking through the city center and discovering their palaces, their symbols, their stories. We will learn about the lives of people like Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo the First Grand Duke of Tuscany and also the less known but equally fascinating family members that dot the history of this great house.
Finally we will visit Palazzo Vecchio, the old seat of power where Cosimo I decided to move his residency
. The splendour of the interior decorations shows his need of celebrating his household with the help of artist Giorgio Vasari and his school. We will see works by Giambologna, Michelangelo, DonatelloVerrocchio, Bronzino and the overall magnificence of a Medieval castle turned into a Renaissance palace.

Duration

About 2 h 30.

For those who want to prolong the visit we can climb the tower and the battlements (closed if rainy days and only over 6 year old kids) with an additional ticket.

Cost

100€     1-2 people

130€     3 to 6 people

160€     7 to 10 people *

*note that starting from 7 people up a personal headset is mandatory to tour the museum and will be provided for free.

+ 12.50€ per person (Ticket)

+ 12.50€ per person (Ticket)

+ 12.50€ per person (Ticket)

Additional Infos

Palazzo Vecchio is closed on Thursday afternoons.
Palazzo Vecchio is often open until 11 PM, so it's possible to make the tour also late in the day.

Book here:

Please specify that you are booking a Medici Tour and if some of the participants are under 18 years old (reduced ticket and discount on the tour):

Tel: +39 331 46 56 368

email: tours@giacomopiccardi.it

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