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I Medici walking tour: following the footsteps of the dynasty through buildings, museums, and artworks

Stops

Palazzo Medici Riccardi (Historic center of Florence)
Cappelle Medicee (Historic center of Florence)

Inclusions

✓ Professional local guide
✓ Palazzo Medici Riccardi visit
✓ Mediceus chapels visit

Tour description

Follow in the footsteps of Florence’s most important family visiting the places that immortalize their name and have made Florence one of the most interesting and famous cities in the world.

Discover Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first Medici palace and prototype of countless Renaissance buildings. Home of Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo the Magnificent, the palace is the workplace of artists of the caliber of Donatello, Michelangelo and Botticelli. A perfect experience if you love history and want to discover more about the famous buildings of Florence. Also ideal if you want to find out more about the Medici's rise to power and how this had a fundamental impact on the political and artistic future of Florence.
This is the place where they held both political meetings and social parties; they enriched it with splendid Renaissance statues, a private garden with citrus plants and a splendid private chapel, frescoed by Benozzo Gozzoli with images of the Court of the Magi. A very precious cycle of Renaissance frescoes which, in addition to the traditional religious meaning, represents an expedient to exalt the Medici House in all its grandeur, through portraits of its exponents and symbols of their power.

Stroll through Piazza di San Lorenzo and get to the Medici Chapels, the burial sites of the Medici dynasty. The chapels form part of a monumental complex developed over almost two centuries in close connection with the adjoining church of San Lorenzo, considered the church of the Medici family.
Through this visit we can learn more clearly about the history of Florence, of a family and of an artist. In the Medici Chapels, which are located behind the Basilica of San Lorenzo, we can see the majesty of Michelangelo's work. Along with its sculptures and architectural decorations, this museum also exhibits the Treasury of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in their reliquaries and liturgical objects, recognized as examples of Renaissance and Baroque goldsmithery.

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