Guided Tour of the Medici Family in Florence

Discover our Medici family Tour in Florence

Have you ever heard of the Medici family and the great personalities who belonged to it such as Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Giuliano de’Medici, Cosimo I, Francesco I and the other Grand Dukes of Tuscany up to the last Medici Anna Maria de’ Medici Electress Palatine?

On the tour of Florence and the Medici family you will discover who the Medici were, one of the most powerful and influential families of the Renaissance, how they acquired power, fame and enormous wealth, how they governed Florence initially indirectly and then placed themselves at the head of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until 1743.

The fascinating history of the Medici Family in Florence

The history of the Medici family will fascinate you with its lights and shadows, its crimes and intrigues. The tour of Florence and the Medici will take you to know how and why the Medici became the bankers of the Popes, extraordinary patrons of artists such as Donatello, Brunelleschi, Michelozzo, Filippo Lippi, Michelangelo, Botticelli and financiers of incomparable works of art and architecture that you will admire with your eyes!

Tour Details

What you will see during your Medici tour in Florence

  • The Medici-Riccardi Palace, the first example of a Renaissance palace (internal visit)

  • The Chapel of Palazzo Medici with splendid frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli from the mid-15th century in which portraits of the Medici and famous characters close to them can be recognized (internal visit)

  • The Church of San Lorenzo, the first example of a Renaissance church designed by Brunelleschi (internal visit)

  • Brunelleschi’s Old Sacristy, burial place of the first Medici (internal visit)

  • Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo della Signoria (exterior) where the Medici lived in the 16th century

  • The Palazzo Pitti (exterior) which became the Royal Palace of the Medici dynasty

Expert guide and art historian

History, art and architecture tour