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Free Tour of Florence and the Medici: lights and shadows of Florence

Your Guru: Firenze Free Tour
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  • Florence
  • Available in German, English, Spanish, Italian
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

The Free Tour was born in 2011, as the first free tour group in Florence; since then we offer varied tours and attractiveness of great quality. Authorized guides, national officers specialized in Florence and Tuscany. We are locals, graduates, food experts organized many years ago, as tour guides in Florence!

The Free Tour was born in 2011, as the first free tour group in Florence; since then we offer varied tours and attractiveness of great quality. Authorized guides, national officers specialized in Florence and Tuscany. We are locals, graduates, food experts organized many years ago, as tour guides in Florence!

About the Tour

The rise to power and the decline of the most important family in Tuscany. Join us to discover Florence and the historic center, to discover how one of the richest and most powerful families in Europe lived. They were merchants, bankers, patrons, scholars who changed the appearance of the city and of Tuscany forever. This tour full of history, love, passion and mystery will take you to the heart of the Florentine neighborhoods, discovering majestic palaces, hidden corners, meeting artists, conspiracies and relationships with other powerful families of Florence and Italy. We will follow in the footsteps of the most important members of the family: Giovanni di Bicci, Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo the Magnificent. These are just some of the names we will talk about during the tour. There is a Medici for all tastes! We will start in Piazza Santa Maria Novella and from there we will continue our tour during which we will admire the palaces where the Medici resided. We will cross the historic center where there are artistic and architectural wonders, to reach Ponte Vecchio, a place with a special charm, unique in the world. We will cross the bridge and we will get lost in the Oltrarno, the district on the other side of the river, with its medieval towers and its Renaissance palaces, its antique dealers, its artisans and its trendy cafes and restaurants; through its alleys it is possible to breathe the atmosphere of the most genuine city. And finally we will end in front of the majestic Palazzo Pitti, from whose interior you can contemplate a different perspective of Brunelleschi's dome. Not to be missed!

Important information for travelers:
- Minimum number 6
- Walkers wishing to cancel the tour confirmed by us are requested to cancel the tour at the latest 24 hours before the start of the tour. Before the start of the tour itself. Never on the same day.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: WE HAVE A FLAG WITH LILY IN HAND. In Piazza Santa Maria Novella, in front of the facade of the church of Santa Maria Novella

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sun, 26 Sep 10:30
  • English
    Tue, 28 Sep 10:30
  • English
    Thu, 30 Sep 10:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (136)

Friedhelm 09/18/2021

Rainer 09/17/2021

Response from Firenze Free Tour
Vielen Dank für schöne Bewertung.
Jonas 09/09/2021

Sandra 09/08/2021

Response from Firenze Free Tour
Vielen Dank für die nette Bewertung. Die Leitung
Emanuele 08/19/2021

Esperienza favolosa, la guida Sergio colto, professionale e simpatico, grazie!

Response from Firenze Free Tour
Grazie mille per la sincera recensione . Buona giornata

4.6(136) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.6(136) Ratings