Learn the story of The Medici dynasty

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Elisabetta

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English, French, and Italian

What you'll do

Join me for an historical outdoor experience hunting the traces of the ruling family : looking at the palaces and several monuments hosting their traces , exploring the narrow streets of Florence.
We'll go back to the past and the Medici, godfathers of the Renaissance, will be with us. Telling you about business, marriages, lovers, murders, I'll share with you all the historical events, legends, anecdotes of the greatest leaders of our city.
We will start our walking in the area of Piazza San Marco and we will end just in front of Pitti Palace, where the dynasty died out . We will have a look to the family tree and talk about the main members of the family: their every day lives, their interests, their obsessions, their unveiled secrets .At the end we will share our mutual impressions, in an outdoor loaction we will relax and talk in front of a glass of tuscan wine .
Other things to note
Bring some water, a hat for the sun and umbrella in case of rain, wear confortable shoes.
Join me for an historical outdoor experience hunting the traces of the ruling family : looking at the palaces and several monuments hosting their traces , exploring the narrow streets of Florence.
We'll go back to the past and the Medici, godfathers of the Renaissance, will be with us. Telling you about business, marriages, lovers, murders, I'll share with you all the historical events, legends, anecdotes of the greatest leaders of our…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Medici coat of arms
    a glass of wine at the end of the experience
    ...

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Elisabetta

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Official tour guide in the city and province of Florence , a true art and history lover. A passionate storyteller, free lance blogger for a local newspaper, researching to write a book.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, at the bronze statue ( Ferdinando de Medici)
Firenze
We'll explore the historic city centre of Florence (Palazzo Medici, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti ), hunting the symbols of the Medici members ending the afternoon with an impressive view of the palace where the last heirs of the Medici lived. We will end with an aperitif in medicean style.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 749 reviews.

  • Alexis
    January 2022
    We really enjoyed the Medici History Tour. It was very informative and we learned a lot about the family that helped build the city of Florence. We also found the amount of walking to be very manageable.
  • Giorgia
    January 2022
    Bellissima esperienza. Narrazione avvincente e i giorni successivi vedevamo con altri occhi il centro di Firenze, perché l’impronta dei Medici è davvero ovunque in tutto il centro storico e grazie a lei abbiamo imparato a notarlo! Lei è molto gentile, disponibile, socievole e ci ha totalmente coinvolti, rispondendo anche a tutte le nostre domande! Ve lo consiglio, non vi annoierete!
  • Kyle
    January 2022
    Elisabetta was extremely knowledgeable and taught us a lot we wouldn’t have learned on our own. She knew answers to every question and could name specific facts/dates off the top of her head. Overall the tour was informative and casual. Would do again.
  • Suzie & Robert
    January 2022
    Wow! This is money “we’ll spent” because Elisabetta is Outstanding in her historic knowledge, her manner of presentation, her considerations of everyone in the group as well as what is going on around us, just EXCELLENT tour & guide!
  • Philippe
    December 2021
    Une après midi très agréable et enrichissante, la proposition d'Elisabetta est très instructive et fourmille de petites histoires au sein de la grande histoire des Medeci . Le parcours choisi permet de marcher dans les traces de la famille Medeci. Elisabetta est une vrai professionnelle, experte dans de nombreux domaines , ce qui lui permet de s'adapter aux participants et aux diverses questions . Et cerise sur le gâteau , très sympathique
  • Tiffany
    December 2021
    Elisabetta is very knowledgeable about the Medici family and all of Firenze. She answered all our questions while taking us on a journey through the history of the Medici family through the city center. Great tour you should experience to learn more!

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