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Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets, Chapels and History

Discover the history of the Medici family, one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Florence.

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Florence: Guided Tour of Medici Family Secrets, Chapels and History

Embark on a journey through one of the most captivating eras in Florence’s rich history, where the renowned Medici family took center stage.

Discover the highlight of this guided 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 Medici 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. Uncover hidden secrets as you explore the historical streets and squares of this vibrant city led by an expert guide.

Begin your journey at 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. Visit the Palazzo Vecchio from an exclusive vantage point.

See the exterior of Palazzo Medici Riccardi while exploring the rich history of the Medici family with your guide. Uncover the delicate relationship between art and power as your expert guide enlightens you about the Medici’s influence on Florence. Admire the intricate decorations of the courtyard from the outside.

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. Marvel at the exceptional design and architecture of the Basilica di San Lorenzo from the square.

Continue your journey and learn about the commissions for the Laurentian Medici Library which comprises a long-lasting cultural inheritance. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Medici Chapels. Marvel at the powerful marble figures carved by Michelangelo and the intricate mosaic work. Admire the Chapel of the Princes, adorned with marble and sparkling, 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 chapels’ main altar. At the end of the tour, your knowledgeable guide will be delighted to offer valuable suggestions to enhance the rest of your unforgettable Florence experience.