In the Footsteps of The Medici Family

Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

Focus

  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Testify the unique grandeur of Italy resulted from the extraordinary combination of power and enlightened culture happened in Renaissance

Follow in the footsteps of the Medici Family and retrace the plots and palazzo intrigues of their saga, as also seen on screens!

Visit the Florence highlights under a cross-cutting, unusual and engaging perspective

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:00 - 14:00

NOT AVAILABLE

Monday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens Entrance Tickets
  • Blue Badge Qualified Guide
  • Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation
  • Private Tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Transfer Services for not centrally located hotels
  • Gratuities

Sites you’ll visit

  • Palazzo Pitti
  • Boboli Gardens
  • Pitti Palace is located on the South side of Florence close to the Ponte Vecchio. The building was erected mid 1500's during the Renaissance age and has been in many hands since the Medici Family lost power of Italy. A notable name that took control of the Palace was Napoleon, who used it as a power base during the 18th century. When Italy finally united as the county we know today, Palazzo Pitti was used as the main Royal Palace, so you can imagine how much history and historic movements are within these walls, not just the artwork and masterpieces that are on display within its impressive 32,000 square metres of galleries.
  • Established by the Medici family in Florence, right behind the court at Pitti Palace, the layout of the gardens created the Italian garden style that would become a model for many European courts. The green area is indeed a real outdoor museum, dotted by ancient and Renaissance statues, grottos and large fountains.

Tour description

One of the world’s great masterpieces, packed with palaces and art galleries, Florence is a must-do stop of any modern-day Grand Tour. More than any other Italian city, Florence is defined by its artistic heritage: indeed it is the city that gave birth to the Renaissance and it cherishes a vast array of its treasures.

 

The 15th century has been its golden age, a period of unprecedented artistic and intellectual achievements. It all underwent the Mida’s touch of the House of Medici, an Italian bourgeois family that ruled Florence and, later, Tuscany, from 1434 to 1737 (except for two brief intervals). Wherever you look in Florence, you will meet the Medici – not just their busts and coat of arms but the magnificent churches, palaces and works of art they commissioned.

 

This tour will focus on the amazing history of their rise to power and the palazzo intrigues, and will let you know more about their private life by visiting the hidden gems of their main Palace, Palazzo Pitti, and the gorgeous Boboli Gardens. Palazzo Pitti, which has also been the residence of the King of Italy for a brief period in the late 18th century, houses important collections of paintings and sculpture, porcelains and a costumes, besides providing a magnificently decorated historical setting which extends to the Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian gardens famous also for its fountains and grottoes. This green heart of Florence can be considered an open air museum, rich in history and art, stories, secret corners and fascinating routes.


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