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Florence: Reserved Entrance Ticket to the Medici Chapel

1. Florence: Reserved Entrance Ticket to the Medici Chapel

Travel back to the days of the Medici family on a self-guided tour of the Medici Chapel in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence. Enter the chapels, built as a mausoleum for the Medici family, and discover treasures such as the 16th-century New Sacristy ("Sagrestia Nuova"). Part of the vast San Lorenzo Basilica complex, the chapels were richly decorated to serve as the last resting place for members of one of the most important and powerful families of the Florentine Renaissance from the mid-15th century onwards. Admire the genius of Michelangelo’s craftsmanship at the New Sacristy. Designed for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici, its mix of architecture and sculpture is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

2. Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes you through the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

3. Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Purchase the FirenzeCard and secure yourself access to all of Florence's 60 museums with a single pass. See the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, and many others, and also benefit from exclusive discounts at selected shops and restaurants. Avoid paying entrance fees with a card that includes priority entry to the city's museums including to exhibitions which usually incur an additional fee. Bring your kids for free, with under-18s gaining access when accompanied by a cardholder. Witness masterworks at venues like the Uffizi, Accademia, and the Brancacci Chapels. Book your timeslot to beat the crowds and secure access to these famous venues and many more.

Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

4. Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: Michelangelo's David Accademia Guided Tour

5. Florence: Michelangelo's David Accademia Guided Tour

Meet your guide and head inside the gallery using your skip-the-line tickets. Marvel at the David sculpture, widely considered a masterpiece of world sculpture. Be amazed at how detailed Michelangelo made David's body with his very careful and precise hands. Gain insights about the statue and the history of Renaissance art from your guide. Explore lesser-known gems of Renaissance art, from exquisite paintings by Botticelli to sculptures by Donatello and Verrocchio. Every piece of art has a story and shows how creative and lively Florence was during the Renaissance. Dive into the cultural context behind each masterpiece and discover hidden treasures of Renaissance art. Explore the history and meaning of each artwork with your guide.

Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets and Chapels

6. Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets and Chapels

Join a private or small group guided tour in Florence to explore one of the most captivating eras in the city’s rich history, where the renowned Medici family took center stage. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Medici Chapel and discover the family’s hidden crypt unknown to many tourists. Follow your guide the highlight of this tour, featuring the stunning octagonal Medici Chapel adorned with inlaid marble, and the extraordinary burials decorated by Michelangelo in the New Sacristy, where members of the Medici family rest today. Visit the locations featured in “Medici: Masters of Florence” and learn about the lives of key family members like Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo the Elder, and Piero the Unfortunate. Delve into their intense rivalries with other prominent families, such as the Strozzis and the Pazzis. Next, admire the Piazza della Signoria, the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century. Explore how the medieval building of the municipal government became a Medici Palace in 1540. See the Palazzo Vecchio from an exclusive vantage point. Continue to the exterior of Palazzo Medici Riccardi while continuing to learn the history of the Medici family. Unravel the delicate relationship between art and power as your guide tells you about the Medici’s influence on Florence. Admire the intricate decorations of the courtyard from outside. Then, stroll across Piazza del Duomo and venture into the charming streets of the San Lorenzo neighborhood to explore this historic district. Learn about the family’s founders and the rapid success of their bank, which became one of the most successful in Europe. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Medici Chapel. Marvel at Michelangelo’s marble figures and the intricate mosaic work. Admire the Chapel of the Princes, adorned with marble and semi-precious stones. Learn about Michelangelo’s Secret Room, where the artist hid for many weeks in 1530, all from an external viewpoint. Conclude your tour by exploring the family’s hidden crypt. This vaulted chamber remained undiscovered until 2004 when researchers lifted a stone slab behind the chapel's main altar.

From Florence: Chianti Wine Tastings at Sunset Day Trip

7. From Florence: Chianti Wine Tastings at Sunset Day Trip

Welcome to an exciting minivan tour in the heart of Chianti, one of Italy's most renowned and picturesque wine regions! This unforgettable journey will take you to fascinating wineries nestled among green hills, lush vineyards and medieval villages. Enjoy an afternoon tour in a comfortable, air conditioned, car or minivan, traveling through the region's. Be captivated by views of vineyards, cypress trees and hilltop villages, with a glorious view around every bend.  Explore 2 wine estates and visit the "cantine" (cellars). Finally the sun goes down behind tuscany hills and you can Indulge in a tasting experience of delicious local wines and enjoy a typical Italian appetizer (cheese with jam and bruschetta).  Enhance your experience by selecting the option that includes dinner at an open-air restaurant in the countryside to taste some Tuscan specialties and drink good Chianti wine. Return to your meeting point in Florence at the end of your tour. 

Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

8. Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

Starting at Florence Tours agency located at Via Cavour 21 R, the 90-minute walking tour will culminate at Palazzo Pitti. The Medici Family Tour will tell you the story of the most important and powerful family in the city of Florence. The Medici are known to have promoted the artistic , cultural, spiritual and scientific life of their time. Banking, commerce and religious influence led the Medici family to became one of the most powerful families in Florence. Our professional guide will accompany you on a journey across years of history jealously preserved in architectural buildings and works of art, all sponsored by the Medici family.

Florence: Medici Chapels Guided Tour

9. Florence: Medici Chapels Guided Tour

Discover the stories and intrigues of one of the most famous Renaissance banker families on this guided tour of the Medici Chapel. Poisonings, betrayals, illegitimate children and legends will come to life thanks to your certified guide, who will accompany you throughout the experience and tell you many stories about the family's past. The Medici Chapel is the burial place of some of the greatest members of the Medici family, such as Lorenzo the Magnificent. You will visit the Chapel of the Princes and the Chapel of the New Sacristy, among others. You'll also be able to admire some unique works of art by Michelangelo.

Florence Footsteps of Medici Tour

10. Florence Footsteps of Medici Tour

Explore Florence through the eyes of the Medici family on this immersive guided tour. Visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the San Lorenzo Church, and the Palazzo Pitti. Finish your tour off with some delicious gelato. Begin your tour at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which is the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family. The Medici family was connected to most of the other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnership, or employment so the family had a central position in the social network. Several families had systematic access to the rest of the elite families only through the Medici family. Some examples of these families include the Bardi, Altoviti, Ridolfi, Cavalcanti, and Tornabuoni. This has been suggested as a reason for the rise of the Medici family. Continue your tour to the square of San Lorenzo Church, which was Florence’s cathedral until the 8th century. From the early 15th century, the Medici family rebuilt the church entirely in the new Renaissance style. On your way here, the guide will describe the Medici Chapels where the private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy, and his Medici Tombs are located. After the explanation of the Medici Chaples outside the attraction, the guide then moves across the city center to reach the river Arno and cross the river on Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno district. Here, see the imposing Palazzo Pitti, which was the last residence of the Medici family. For the wine lovers out there, also choose the option to upgrade your experience to include wine tasting with Tuscan wines and appetizer pairings.

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Florence: Reserved Entrance Ticket to the Medici Chapel

Florence: Reserved Entrance Ticket to the Medici Chapel

Travel back to the days of the Medici family on a self-guided tour of the Medici Chapel in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence. Enter the chapels, built as a mausoleum for the Medici family, and discover treasures such as the 16th-century New Sacristy ("Sagrestia Nuova"). Part of the vast San Lorenzo Basilica complex, the chapels were richly decorated to serve as the last resting place for members of one of the most important and powerful families of the Florentine Renaissance from the mid-15th century onwards. Admire the genius of Michelangelo’s craftsmanship at the New Sacristy. Designed for the tombs of Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici, its mix of architecture and sculpture is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Florence: Mysteries of the Medici Guided Walking Tour

Experience the history of Florence through learning about the contributions of the infamous Medici family while seeing their influence on the city first-hand. Visit the Medici Chapel and see the gorgeous mosaic work. Listen as your expert guide takes you on a tour of the past, and hear how money and power drove an intense rivalry between the Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici families. Discover the secrets and mysteries of the Medici family as your English-speaking guide takes you through the old streets and squares. Stroll through the traces left by the most extraordinary members of the Medici dynasty. Enter the Medici Chapel where most of the remaining remnants of the family found their last shelter. See the sparkling semi-precious stones in the Florentine mosaic Commesso Fiorentino.

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Florence: Firenze Card Official Museum City Pass

Purchase the FirenzeCard and secure yourself access to all of Florence's 60 museums with a single pass. See the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, and many others, and also benefit from exclusive discounts at selected shops and restaurants. Avoid paying entrance fees with a card that includes priority entry to the city's museums including to exhibitions which usually incur an additional fee. Bring your kids for free, with under-18s gaining access when accompanied by a cardholder. Witness masterworks at venues like the Uffizi, Accademia, and the Brancacci Chapels. Book your timeslot to beat the crowds and secure access to these famous venues and many more.

Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: Michelangelo's David Accademia Guided Tour

Florence: Michelangelo's David Accademia Guided Tour

Meet your guide and head inside the gallery using your skip-the-line tickets. Marvel at the David sculpture, widely considered a masterpiece of world sculpture. Be amazed at how detailed Michelangelo made David's body with his very careful and precise hands. Gain insights about the statue and the history of Renaissance art from your guide. Explore lesser-known gems of Renaissance art, from exquisite paintings by Botticelli to sculptures by Donatello and Verrocchio. Every piece of art has a story and shows how creative and lively Florence was during the Renaissance. Dive into the cultural context behind each masterpiece and discover hidden treasures of Renaissance art. Explore the history and meaning of each artwork with your guide.

Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets and Chapels

Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets and Chapels

Join a private or small group guided tour in Florence to explore one of the most captivating eras in the city’s rich history, where the renowned Medici family took center stage. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Medici Chapel and discover the family’s hidden crypt unknown to many tourists. Follow your guide the highlight of this tour, featuring the stunning octagonal Medici Chapel adorned with inlaid marble, and the extraordinary burials decorated by Michelangelo in the New Sacristy, where members of the Medici family rest today. Visit the locations featured in “Medici: Masters of Florence” and learn about the lives of key family members like Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo the Elder, and Piero the Unfortunate. Delve into their intense rivalries with other prominent families, such as the Strozzis and the Pazzis. Next, admire the Piazza della Signoria, the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century. Explore how the medieval building of the municipal government became a Medici Palace in 1540. See the Palazzo Vecchio from an exclusive vantage point. Continue to the exterior of Palazzo Medici Riccardi while continuing to learn the history of the Medici family. Unravel the delicate relationship between art and power as your guide tells you about the Medici’s influence on Florence. Admire the intricate decorations of the courtyard from outside. Then, stroll across Piazza del Duomo and venture into the charming streets of the San Lorenzo neighborhood to explore this historic district. Learn about the family’s founders and the rapid success of their bank, which became one of the most successful in Europe. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Medici Chapel. Marvel at Michelangelo’s marble figures and the intricate mosaic work. Admire the Chapel of the Princes, adorned with marble and semi-precious stones. Learn about Michelangelo’s Secret Room, where the artist hid for many weeks in 1530, all from an external viewpoint. Conclude your tour by exploring the family’s hidden crypt. This vaulted chamber remained undiscovered until 2004 when researchers lifted a stone slab behind the chapel's main altar.

From Florence: Chianti Wine Tastings at Sunset Day Trip

From Florence: Chianti Wine Tastings at Sunset Day Trip

Welcome to an exciting minivan tour in the heart of Chianti, one of Italy's most renowned and picturesque wine regions! This unforgettable journey will take you to fascinating wineries nestled among green hills, lush vineyards and medieval villages. Enjoy an afternoon tour in a comfortable, air conditioned, car or minivan, traveling through the region's. Be captivated by views of vineyards, cypress trees and hilltop villages, with a glorious view around every bend.  Explore 2 wine estates and visit the "cantine" (cellars). Finally the sun goes down behind tuscany hills and you can Indulge in a tasting experience of delicious local wines and enjoy a typical Italian appetizer (cheese with jam and bruschetta).  Enhance your experience by selecting the option that includes dinner at an open-air restaurant in the countryside to taste some Tuscan specialties and drink good Chianti wine. Return to your meeting point in Florence at the end of your tour. 

Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

Starting at Florence Tours agency located at Via Cavour 21 R, the 90-minute walking tour will culminate at Palazzo Pitti. The Medici Family Tour will tell you the story of the most important and powerful family in the city of Florence. The Medici are known to have promoted the artistic , cultural, spiritual and scientific life of their time. Banking, commerce and religious influence led the Medici family to became one of the most powerful families in Florence. Our professional guide will accompany you on a journey across years of history jealously preserved in architectural buildings and works of art, all sponsored by the Medici family.

Florence: Medici Chapels Guided Tour

Florence: Medici Chapels Guided Tour

Discover the stories and intrigues of one of the most famous Renaissance banker families on this guided tour of the Medici Chapel. Poisonings, betrayals, illegitimate children and legends will come to life thanks to your certified guide, who will accompany you throughout the experience and tell you many stories about the family's past. The Medici Chapel is the burial place of some of the greatest members of the Medici family, such as Lorenzo the Magnificent. You will visit the Chapel of the Princes and the Chapel of the New Sacristy, among others. You'll also be able to admire some unique works of art by Michelangelo.

Florence Footsteps of Medici Tour

Florence Footsteps of Medici Tour

Explore Florence through the eyes of the Medici family on this immersive guided tour. Visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the San Lorenzo Church, and the Palazzo Pitti. Finish your tour off with some delicious gelato. Begin your tour at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which is the main residence of the first branch of the Medici family. The Medici family was connected to most of the other elite families of the time through marriages of convenience, partnership, or employment so the family had a central position in the social network. Several families had systematic access to the rest of the elite families only through the Medici family. Some examples of these families include the Bardi, Altoviti, Ridolfi, Cavalcanti, and Tornabuoni. This has been suggested as a reason for the rise of the Medici family. Continue your tour to the square of San Lorenzo Church, which was Florence’s cathedral until the 8th century. From the early 15th century, the Medici family rebuilt the church entirely in the new Renaissance style. On your way here, the guide will describe the Medici Chapels where the private mausoleum of the Medici Grand Dukes, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy, and his Medici Tombs are located. After the explanation of the Medici Chaples outside the attraction, the guide then moves across the city center to reach the river Arno and cross the river on Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno district. Here, see the imposing Palazzo Pitti, which was the last residence of the Medici family. For the wine lovers out there, also choose the option to upgrade your experience to include wine tasting with Tuscan wines and appetizer pairings.

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Definitely recommend. Our guide was not only knowledgeable about the history of the city, but she clearly had a strong love for it which made the whole tour that much more enjoyable. The walking tour was awesome - we got to see the popular Piazza's Signoria, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, among other wonderful buildings. Thanks.

Superb way to see all the highlights of the city. The perfect start to the holiday as we were able to get our bearings around the sites and knew where we wanted to go back to for a longer visit. Our guide was brilliant.

Leonardo was a funny, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide. He was a pleasure to be with and 2 hours disappeared very quickly. Thanks so much Leonardo 🙏

Loved this tour and this city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, very kindly and she had an excellent pronunciation of the english language.

What an amazing building, enjoyed from beginning to end, highly recommend