Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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  • Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

    1. Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

    Begin your tour at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which is the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family. The Medici family was connected to most of the other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnership, or employment so the family had a central position in the social network. Several families had systematic access to the rest of the elite families only through the Medici family. Some examples of these families include the Bardi, Altoviti, Ridolfi, Cavalcanti, and the Tornabuoni. This has been suggested as a reason for the rise of the Medici family. Continue your tour to the square of San Lorenzo Church, which was Florence’s cathedral until the 8th-century. From the early 15th-century, the Medici family had the church entirely rebuilt in the new Renaissance style. On your way here, the guide will describe the Medici Chapels where the private maus...

    Ricardo is a fount of knowledge on Florence, the Medici and how the family shaped the city. The tour takes you along many hidden treasures which one can easily miss without Riccardo pointing them and explaining the meaning behind it. Would 100% recommend !

  • Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    2. Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit the Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times.

    Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists.

    Great tour with the details you “really want to know”! E-bike makes it easy to do for everyone and gives you a kickstart for the days to come and check out the liked places in more detail.

  • Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    3. 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: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

    4. Florence: 2-Hour Small-Group Segway Tour

    Hop on a Segway and prepare to be amazed by the highlights of the Renaissance City. Start your adventure at the local partner's office in the historical center of the city. After a quick safety briefing and training, hop on your Segway and set off on your adventure. Learn about the city from an English-speaking guide and go off the beaten path to discover the most charming streets and squares. The easy-to-use Segways provide a convenient way to explore the city and help you and your family create long-lasting memories of Florence. Explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Republic Square, the main square in Florence that has marked the center of the city since Roman times, as well as Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florence’s politics since the 14th century.

    Rafaelo was wonderful! My kids really just were looking to ride the seaways around and not listened and he immediately understood. Which was perfect!! He catered to them and they responded by listening to the history of this beautiful city! It was a perfect way to see the city with kids and everyone had a wonderful time

  • Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

    5. Mysteries of Medici: Walking Tour

    Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work.

    Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes your through a the old streets and squares.

    Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

    Gran bel tour! La nostra guida Omar ci ha rilevato tutti i lati nascosti della famiglia Medici, mischiando i fatti con degli aneddoti storici divertentissimi. Consiglio vivamente l'esperienza

  • Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

    6. 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: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

    7. Florence: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

    Meet your driver and get on an eco-friendly golf cart to discover the historic center of the city of Florence. Listen to the driver's explanations of all the monuments you see along the way. The tour includes headphones, therefore, you will not miss the smallest detail. First, visit Piazza del Duomo, the religious center of the city. Marvel at the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Take amazing photographs of the octagonal dome of the cathedral designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and the bell tower of Giotto. Continue the tour towards the Piazza della Signoria, considered the political center of the city. In this square, discover the Palazzo Vecchio, the Statue of David, and the Fountain of Neptune. Then, visit the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Finally, at the end of the tour, enjoy the breathtaking views of the hills from Piazzale Michel...

  • Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    8. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's histo...

    Die Tour war englisch gebucht, aber da wir die einzigen Gäste der Tour waren, hat Lorenzo spontan auf deutsch umgestellt. Vielen Dank dafür! Die Tour war super - spannend, informativ und trotz der Hitze gut zu machen, weil Lorenzo immer Schattenplätze für die Erklärungen gesucht hat. Die Fahrräder waren gut zu fahren. Wir haben auf diese Weise einen super Überblick über Florenz bekommen, da hätten wir alleine einiges übersehen!

  • Florence: The Medici Conspiracy Exploration Game

    9. Florence: The Medici Conspiracy Exploration Game

    Discover Florence by following clues and discover amazing stories about the Medici family members and their enemies. Explore Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Medici, and Ponte Vecchio and uncover their hidden secrets by playing a quest with your friends. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you buy the quest, get your access code by e-mail, to be used in the app. The tour will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and be ready to begin the adventure! For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will...

    The tour was great. It kept the kids engaged and we all learned something about Florence.

  • Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

    10. Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

    If you love the television series 'The Medici', are fascinated by Florence or passionate about art and history, then the Medici experience tour is a truly unmissable opportunity. After meeting your expert local guide, take a trip back in time as you enter the magnificent Palazzo Medici, home of the infamous family.  Feel like a member of the Medici family as you wander through the rooms of their stunning palace. Discover family secrets, conspiracies and stories of love and hate as you hear all about Lorenzo The Magnificent and other family members from your guide. Learn more about how the Medici came to power in Florence and who their most powerful enemies were.  As you explore the Palazzo Medici, visit the Chapel of the Magi and admire its incredible frescoes depicting some of the most famous family members. After your visit to the palace, you will have the opportunity to stroll aroun...

    Suzana’s knowledge of Florence and the Medici was just incredible. It was a tour that encompasses everything we had hoped to experience in 1 day while in Florence. High praises!

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What people are saying about Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 551 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.

The tour was interesting and we saw the city without too much effort, the guide was very knowledgeable. Excellent service with the radio and headphones.

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

Perfect information about Florenz. The guide was awesome