The Medici, dawn and rise of a dynasty

Florence walking tour on the steps of the Medici Family

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Duration: 180 minutes

Tour details

Florence walking tour on the steps of the Medici Family

The first thing that comes to mind when talking about the Medici family is their political influence, their power and their connections with the most famous artist from that period. But who where the lords of Florence? 

This tour aims to focus on their story seen through the traces still present in their neighborhood and in the church under their patronage.

We will start with a presentation of the family and its arrival in Florence. We will see from the outside their Renaissance palace and then we will enter the Laurentian complex. Here we will visit the amazing cloister and the crypt, before moving to the church where we will see the famous old sacristy. We will then end with the Medici chapels which also houses the new sacristy, one of the immortal masterpieces by Michelangelo.



  • Art, power and religion: all about the Signoria
  • Expert, professional and local tour guide
  • Entrance to San Lorenzo church and to the Medici Chapel
  • Guided tour about the Medici familiy history
  • Find out all about the history of important Florentine citizen like Lorenzo The Magnificent

Meeting Point

At your hotel if downtown Florence, or in front of Luisa via Roma shop.

Notes, inclusions and Rain Policy

Minimum 2 adults. Entrance in a religious site requires an appropriate dress code, therefore knees and shoulders should be covered.

Guide service of San Lorenzo Church and Medici Chapel. Fast-track tickets to San Lorenzo's complex and to the Medici Chapel.

Rain or shine, we'll be there with a smile.

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