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  • Caterina dei medici

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

  • Florence
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Florencia Free Tour

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
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How to find me: In the Plaza Santa Maria Novella, in front of the facade of the church of Santa Maria Novella
Tour duration: 2 hours

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 €5, 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!

Ratings (75)

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Solange

3 days ago

El tour fue fantástico!!

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Maria Laura

5 days ago

Me pareció super interesante. Habia pasado antes x algunos de los lugares q visitamos pero sin saber qué era cada cosa ni cuál era su historia. Pudimos preguntar todo lo que nos llamaba la atención y el guía tb nos dio sugerencias sobre visitas, gastronomía, etc. Super recomendable!

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Eva Vallejo

10 days ago

Conocimientos guía

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Gabriel pagliari

10 days ago

Excelente relato

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María

10 days ago

Muy ameno e interesante.

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Jose Luis Amorim

10 days ago

Muy bueno

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