Step inside the world of the Medici family and hear fascinating stories of murderous plots and political intrigue. Dominating the city's politics, society, and cultural life for over 300 years, the Medici helped to transform Florence into the Cradle of the Renaissance. Learn how this family of merchants from the countryside became wealthy and powerful bankers and then went on to take over not just Florence, but all of Tuscany, becoming grand dukes. Learn how their patronage rocked the art world.
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We begin the itinerary at the Medici Palace, a fine example of 15th-century architecture. See the beautiful courtyard then go upstairs to admire the stunning and well-preserved frescoed chapel featuring portraits of the Medici themselves.
Making our way through the heart of the historical city center, admire landmark sites like the Cathedral Square with its magnificent dome. In Piazza della Signoria see Renaissance sculpture.
The last stop of the itinerary is Palazzo Vecchio. Walk through hall after hall packed with stunning art, like 16th-century frescoes, sculpture by Michelangelo and Donatello, and the death mask of Dante.
Museum entrance tickets:
Palazzo Medici Euro 10.00 per person
Palazzo Vecchio Euro 12.50 per person
To enter museums and other locations where the “Green Pass” is required, travelers over age 12 must display a document (in the case of US citizens, the CDC card) attesting vaccination issued by their country along with photo ID. Museums require all visitors bring their own proper face masks and wear them at all times. Visitors not providing proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test will be denied admission and tickets will not be refunded.