Walking tours

Florence tour discovering the Medici family and the Vasari Corridor

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Availability: Daily
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 and monuments dedicated to the Medici 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 enchanting itinerary will take you along a route that is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll get to see over a kilometer of the world's highest concentration of outdoor monuments and works of art. Accompanied by a professional guide, you'll discover the most important places in Florence, retracing the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty, the family that laid the foundations of the renaissance, putting their wealth and power at the service of patronage and art.

You'll listen to stories and anecdotes of the intrigues, power struggles, secrets and betrayals of the family who left an unprecedented artistic and cultural heritage to the city and the whole world. During the tour, you will visit the palaces, monuments, streets and squares where the members of the Medici family lived and demonstrated their political and economic power. You'll walk along the same narrow streets they walked, touch the stones used to build their residences and see the same monuments they would see every day, such as Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district. Here, you can also find their church and their mausoleum -- the Medici Chapels.

Just a few steps away, you'll reach the magnificent cathedral with its imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the enchanting Palazzo Vecchio, the second residence of the family, which dominates the marvelous Piazza della Signoria. Further on, you'll find the Vasari Corridor, a spectacular elevated passageway that connects the two banks of the river Arno passing over Ponte Vecchio. It is a secret corridor used by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany to move between Palazzo Pitti, the third residence of the family, and government offices located inside Palazzo Vecchio, without being seen by citizens.

The majestic Pitti Palace, which conceals the beautiful Boboli Gardens, was the last Florentine residence of the Medici family and will also be the final destination of your incredible journey to discover the art and history of this unique city!

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What's included
  • Walking tour with a certified guide
  • Earphones for groups over 15 people
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions
Reduced price
  • Child (7-12 years): reduced
  • Infant (0-6 years): free
Where

Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Florence, Italy

Meeting point:

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

What to remember
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
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When
  • From April to October: every day at 9.30am; Italian, French, German (min 4 people); English and Spanish (min 2 people); Portuguese (min 2 people) on Saturday and Sunday
  • From November to March: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9.30am; Spanish, French German (min 4 people); English (min 2 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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