The secrets of the Medici

Book our private tour about the secrets of the Medici. Get to know the fascinating figures and story of Florence’s most powerful family.

Tour description:

Explore the intrigue and power of the Medici family on our “The Secrets of the Medici” walking tour in Florence. Delve into the lives of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo de’ Medici, and other prominent Medici figures who shaped the Renaissance with their political acumen and unparalleled patronage of the arts. Our expert guides will reveal the dramatic and often untold stories of their reign, showing how they influenced the course of Florentine and Italian history.

As you walk through the historic streets of Florence, uncover the lesser-known aspects of the Medici dynasty. Learn about their groundbreaking role in banking and commerce, which turned Florence into a cultural and economic powerhouse. This tour is ideal for those eager to understand the rich history and enduring legacy of one of the most influential families in history. Join us to experience the hidden tales and impactful legacy of the Medici during one of our favourite periods – the Renaissance.

Tour Highlights:

  • Medici Family Influence: Explore the broader influence of the Medici family on Florence’s culture, politics, and economy. Learn how figures like Lorenzo the Magnificent and Cosimo de’ Medici shaped the Renaissance through their strategic leadership and patronage of the arts.
  • Renaissance Art and Architecture: Stroll along streets and squares adorned with Renaissance art and architecture funded by the Medici. Witness the lasting impact of their artistic contributions, visible in the city’s aesthetic and structural designs.
  • Medici’s Role in Banking and Commerce: Discover how the Medici revolutionised banking and commerce, turning Florence into a financial hub. Understand the innovative practices they introduced, which had a lasting effect on the economic landscape of Europe.
  • Tales of Political Intrigue and Family Drama: Hear fascinating stories of political intrigue, power struggles, and family drama within the Medici dynasty. These narratives reveal the human aspect of their rule and how personal relationships impacted their governance and legacy.

Why Book our Secrets of the Medici Tour:

If you’re curious about the powerful families that shaped history, our “The Secrets of the Medici” tour is a must. It’s not just a walk through Florence; it’s a journey into the past, uncovering the dramatic stories and influential deeds of the Medici family. This tour brings history to life, revealing how the Medicis impacted not just Florence but the entire Renaissance era. It’s ideal for those who love diving into historical intrigue and discovering the real stories behind great names. So, if you want to experience a different side of Florence, rich in stories and history, this is the tour for you.

Are you interested in getting to know other fascinating historical personalities? Then book our “In the footsteps of Michelangelo” tour.

About Your Guide:

Our guides who offer this classic Tour are true Florence aficionados, with an intimate knowledge of the city. Knowing Florence like the back of their hand, they bring a unique and personal touch to the tour, weaving together the city’s history, art, and culture with the skill of seasoned storytellers. Their passion for Florence is contagious, and their ability to share lesser-known facts and anecdotes, make them the perfect guides for exploring this beautiful city. With our Secret Florence guides, you’re guaranteed not just a tour, but a journey filled with discoveries and insights that will stay with you long after the tour ends.

Important details:

Duration: The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Children: This tour is excellent for children who love history and culture.
Accessibility: This tour is accessible for wheelchairs.
What to wear: Comfortable shoes! In addition, always check the weather forecast in advance to make sure you are dressed properly.

Tour conditions:

Cancellation policy: You can cancel your booking up to 48 hours in advance. No refund will be given to those who cancel less than 48 hours before the tour. We will naturally consider certain exceptions such as emergency situations. Please note, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance too. We will do so if our guide is unavailable due to a sudden change or sickness.

Copyrights: Our team has worked hard to produce the content for this tour. Therefore, we kindly us you to not record the tour or take pictures of artefacts and material used by the guide without their consent.