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The Medici: Lights and shadows of the lords of Florence and Tusca

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 learn how one of the richest and most powerful families in Europe lived. They were merchants, bankers, patrons, scholars who forever changed the look of the city and Tuscany. This tour full of history, love, passion and mystery will take you to the heart of Florentine neighborhoods, to discover majestic palaces, hidden corners, while learning about artists, conspiracies and relationships with other powerful families in 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 the Plaza de 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 old town where artistic and architectural wonders are found, to reach Ponte Vecchio, a place with a special charm, unique in the world. We will cross the bridge and get lost in the “Oltrarno”, the neighborhood on the other side of the river, with its medieval towers and Renaissance palaces, antique dealers, artisans and cafés and restaurants in the latest fashion; through its alleys you can breathe the atmosphere of the most genuine city. And finally we will end up in the majestic Pitti Palace, another center of culture, art and beauty worldwide. If you decide to visit it on your own, inside you will find several museums where you can admire magnificent works of Rafael, Caravaggio, Titian, Rubens, etc., and the splendid Boboli garden, a green lung in the historic center of Florence, and from which you can contemplate a different perspective of the dome of Brunelleschi. Do not miss it!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In the Plaza Santa Maria Novella, in front of the facade of the church of Santa Maria Novella

Tour Schedule

  • Thu, 22 Apr
    10:30
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    10:30
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    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 (120)

Markus 4 months

Sergio hat nicht nur großes Wissen rund um die Medici, sondern ist auch witzig und sympathisch

Ismael Vasco Silva 11 months

La guía fantástica, se nos ha hecho súper corto, totalmente recomendable. Mañana repetiremos.

Armando Martínez 12 months

Me a gustado mucho, entras a lugares que sueles ignorar y te trasportar a otro tiempo

Josefina about 1 year

Muy amena la guía, e interesante el contenido

Estefania Doñate about 1 year

El guía, Filippo, era amable y tenía una precisión para los datos genial. Sabía la respuesta a todas las preguntas y las que no, te lo decía con franqueza. Nos contó datos muy interesantes y sus recomendaciones nos fueron muy bien. Eso sí, no fue muy específico en el tema 'Medici', que era un poco lo que buscábamos.

4.5(120) 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!

4.5(120) Ratings