Walking tours

Florence Medici tour along the path of the Vasari Corridor

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Duration: 2 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the history of the family who put its power at the service of patronage and art
  • See the palaces of the Medici family and follow the path of the Vasari Corridor from the outside
  • Admire Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Medici Chapels
What to expect

This fascinating walk winds along an enchanting itinerary of a mile, crossing through the UNESCO World Heritage area: a mile with the highest concentration in the world of wonderful monuments and open-air works of art! Led by a professional local guide, you'll discover the most important sights of the city, retracing the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty who put its power and wealth at the service of patronage and art, setting the foundations of Renaissance.

You'll learn the stories and anecdotes of intrigues, power struggles, secrets and betrayals, but also tales of incredible foresight which made it possible to leave the city a priceless artistic and cultural heritage site. You'll be able to admire the palaces, monuments, streets and squares where the members of the Medici family lived and used their political and economic power over the city. You'll walk along the same narrow streets where they walked, touch the stones used to build their residences and see the same monuments they used to see every day: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find as well their church and mausoleum, the Medici Chapels.

Just a few steps away, you'll reach the magnificent Cathedral with its imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, their second residence, which dominates the marvelous Piazza della Signoria. Further on, you'll follow from the outside the path of the Vasari Corridor, the spectacular elevated passageway which connects the two banks of the river Arno passing above the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and crossing houses and the Santa Felicita Church: a secret and comfortable corridor used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany to move between their third residence, Palazzo Pitti, and their offices located inside Palazzo Vecchio, without being seen by the citizens.

The majestic Pitti Palace, which hides the marvelous Boboli Gardens, is the last Florentine residence of the Medici and the last stage of your incredible journey into the art and history of a city unique in the world!

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What's included
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Walking tour with a certified guide
  • Earphones from 15 participants
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions
Reduced price
  • Child (7-12): reduced
  • Infant (0-6): free of charge
Where

Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

At the statue located in the center of San Lorenzo Square. The assistance staff will be waiting for you wearing blue clothing branded Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence.

When

April - October:

  • Every day at 9.30am
  • English and Spanish (min 2 people); Italian, French, German (min 4 people)
  • Portuguese (min 2 people) on Saturday and Sunday


November - March:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9.30am
  • English (min 2 people); Italian, Spanish, French, German (min 4 people)
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Provider
Caf Tour & Travel - Gray Line Florence
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.
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