Medici Dynasty History Museum

Medici Dynasty History Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Medici Dynasty History Museum Ticket

1. Florence: Medici Dynasty History Museum Ticket

The Museo de' Medici - located in one of the most extraordinary buildings in the city - is the place to discover the history of the most famous dynasty in the world. From Lorenzo the Magnificent to the Electress Palatine, the memory of Casa Medici is preserved and handed down here through the exhibition of precious collections of works of art, historical relics, original documents, faithful reconstructions and multimedia installations. Visiting the Medici history museum in Florence is also an opportunity to discover an extraordinary monument: the Rotonda Brunelleschi. Designed and begun by the most famous architect of the Renaissance, the Rotunda remained incomplete from 1437 for five hundred years. This extraordinary place, modeled on the Roman Pantheum, was part of the most important humanistic library of the time, frequented by Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo the Magnificent and Leo X. Later Cosimo I, Grand Duke, wanted to make it the first seat of the Academy of Arts and of the Drawing and, in the nineteenth century, the sculptor Enrico Pazzi sculpted the famous statue of Dante today in Piazza Santa Croce. Finally reopened to the public after twenty years of closure, the Rotonda now houses the precious collections of the Museo de' Medici.

Florence self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

2. Florence self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Florence? Try our 3-hour self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt to discover this city. Walk from the Piazza de Santa Maria Novella to Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River, then on to the Uffizi Gallery, the Piazza della Signoria, and Dante’s House Museum. Return seeing many other museums, churches, and palaces. Solve challenges at every stop to learn your next destination. You’ll also learn some local history and fun facts. The Florence Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.1 km / 2.5 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete. A fun learning experience Learn some local history Challenge your knowledge: 32 varied challenges Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt

The Medici Dynasty Museum and Wine Tasting

3. The Medici Dynasty Museum and Wine Tasting

In the recently opened Museum in Florence about the history of the Medici family, you will find the story of all the members of the Medici family; beautiful ladies, cardinals, popes, alchemists, knights and wives of kings, like Catherine and Mary. The Medici were patrons of paintings, sculptures and palaces, scientific discoveries and the best musicians of the time. The Medici specialized guide will guide you along this fascinating journey. Among the many exhibits are the hologram of Cosimo The First's grand-ducal crown, the official dress of Eleonora di Toledo and their set table! In the museum, be carried away by the Renaissance music of the compositions of Lorenzo the Magnificent and by the beautiful and unfortunate Isabella de 'Medici, who was murdered by her husband out of jealousy. The Medici collected strange stuffed animals, some of them can be found in the museum. Cosimo The Third Medici, the penultimate of the Dynasty, created Chianti as an important wine region, with the first disciplinary of the Chianti League. This tour will end in the Medici Dynasty with a Chianti wine tasting!

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Medici Dynasty History Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Medici Dynasty History Museum Ticket

Florence: Medici Dynasty History Museum Ticket

The Museo de' Medici - located in one of the most extraordinary buildings in the city - is the place to discover the history of the most famous dynasty in the world. From Lorenzo the Magnificent to the Electress Palatine, the memory of Casa Medici is preserved and handed down here through the exhibition of precious collections of works of art, historical relics, original documents, faithful reconstructions and multimedia installations. Visiting the Medici history museum in Florence is also an opportunity to discover an extraordinary monument: the Rotonda Brunelleschi. Designed and begun by the most famous architect of the Renaissance, the Rotunda remained incomplete from 1437 for five hundred years. This extraordinary place, modeled on the Roman Pantheum, was part of the most important humanistic library of the time, frequented by Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo the Magnificent and Leo X. Later Cosimo I, Grand Duke, wanted to make it the first seat of the Academy of Arts and of the Drawing and, in the nineteenth century, the sculptor Enrico Pazzi sculpted the famous statue of Dante today in Piazza Santa Croce. Finally reopened to the public after twenty years of closure, the Rotonda now houses the precious collections of the Museo de' Medici.

Florence self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

Florence self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Florence? Try our 3-hour self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt to discover this city. Walk from the Piazza de Santa Maria Novella to Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River, then on to the Uffizi Gallery, the Piazza della Signoria, and Dante’s House Museum. Return seeing many other museums, churches, and palaces. Solve challenges at every stop to learn your next destination. You’ll also learn some local history and fun facts. The Florence Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.1 km / 2.5 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete. A fun learning experience Learn some local history Challenge your knowledge: 32 varied challenges Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt

The Medici Dynasty Museum and Wine Tasting

The Medici Dynasty Museum and Wine Tasting

In the recently opened Museum in Florence about the history of the Medici family, you will find the story of all the members of the Medici family; beautiful ladies, cardinals, popes, alchemists, knights and wives of kings, like Catherine and Mary. The Medici were patrons of paintings, sculptures and palaces, scientific discoveries and the best musicians of the time. The Medici specialized guide will guide you along this fascinating journey. Among the many exhibits are the hologram of Cosimo The First's grand-ducal crown, the official dress of Eleonora di Toledo and their set table! In the museum, be carried away by the Renaissance music of the compositions of Lorenzo the Magnificent and by the beautiful and unfortunate Isabella de 'Medici, who was murdered by her husband out of jealousy. The Medici collected strange stuffed animals, some of them can be found in the museum. Cosimo The Third Medici, the penultimate of the Dynasty, created Chianti as an important wine region, with the first disciplinary of the Chianti League. This tour will end in the Medici Dynasty with a Chianti wine tasting!

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3.8
(46 reviews)

Superb museum that immerses us in the history of the Medici. I really recommend taking the visit with the audio guide, which makes the visit more comprehensive and richer. We discover their history from genesis to their decline. Each member has his story, his specificity. We have adored !

Dhra was a very skilled guide. loved my time with her in on Tour, I Met a lot of new travellers. I recommend this tour for everyone

A small and charming museum. The guided tour using QR codes worked well. Enlightening about the Medici family.

Me gusto la actividad , es un museo pequeño pero muy informativo en cuanto a la vida de los Medici

Small but beautiful. A museum where you learn the history of the Medici dynasty.