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    Medici Family Tour in Florence

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    MEDICI FAMILY TOUR IN FLORENCE: BANKERS, PATRONS AND POLITICIANS

    With the Medici Family Tour in Florence we will learn about a real Medici family saga. A day to discover the story of this incredible family. The House of the Medici is one of the most famous families of Florence and played a key role in Italian and European history between the 15th and the 18th centuries. The Medici first ruled Florence and then Tuscany. They gave birth to two popes and two queens of France. The House of the Medici is still extremely important because of its encouragement and aid to art, culture and science throughout the centuries.

    3 MEDICI PLACES YOU ABSOLUTELY DON’T HAVE TO MISS

    The Medici Family Tour in Florence includes the tour of Medici Chapels. They house the New Sacristy designed by Michelangelo and the tombs of the Grand Dukes. The beautiful inlays in Florentine mosaic provide a dazzling splendor to the chapels. It actually reaches its highest expression here, thanks to the use of porphyries, granites, mother-of-pearls, lapis lazuli and corals. Furthermore, this tour includes the Museum of Palazzo Medici. It was designed by architect Michelozzo and it was the Medici’s first residence. Michelangelo also lived here for a while. The Magi Chapel by Benozzo Gozzoli perfectly portrays the members of the Medici House. It is one of the most significant examples of Renaissance art.
    We also visit of San Lorenzo Church. It was the Medici family church and was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. This is the burial place of the Medici ancestors, Giovanni di Bicci and Piccarda Boeri, but also of Piero, father of Lorenzo the Magnificent. In front of the high altar we see the tomb of Cosimo the Elder, also know as “Cosimo pater patriae” (“Father of the nation”). The church also houses the pulpits by Donatello, the tabernacle by Desiderio da Settignano, and much more.

    OTHER 2 MEDICI PLACES YOU DON’T HAVE TO MISS (LONGER TOUR)

    The Convent of San Marco was built under the patronage of Cosimo the Elder to promote the arts and earn a place in Heaven. Friar Beato Angelico painted the cells of the friars with frescoes. Nonetheless, the convent is related to the controversial figure of Friar Girolamo Savonarola. He founded a republican state in the late 15th century, openly fighting the Medici, and was condemned to the stake by Pope Alessandro VI Borgia. It’s a must of our Medici Family Tour in Florence!
    Palazzo Vecchio was originally the Public Palace of Florence. However, it was converted into the Medici house by Cosimo I in 1537. In its great rooms we will see how the power of the Grand Duke was extolled thanks to a mythological program. His virtues, his force and his magnificence were depicted by artists like Giorgio Vasari, who mainly spent his life glorifying his patron Cosimo I. Cosimo I de’ Medici was also the creator of the Jewish ghetto of Florence, erected by him in 1571.

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    Medici Family Tour in Florence ,Medici Chaples

    Crypt of the family, it's decorated by astonishing marbles and amazing statues by Michelangelo.
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    Medici Family Tour in Florence ,Medici Palace

    First house of the family, strongly remodeled in the XVII century, it's famous for its marvelous Magi Chapel.
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    Medici Family Tour in Florence ,San Lorenzo Church

    It was the family church, where they celebrated all their ceremonies, amongst them Michelangelo's funeral in 1564.
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    Medici Family Tour in Florence ,Palazzo Vecchio

    Palazzo Vecchio was originally the Public Palace of Florence. However, it was converted into the Medici house by Cosimo I in 1537.
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    Medici Family Tour in Florence ,San Marco Convent

    San Marco Convent is one of the most important destinations for Renaissance lovers and for Fra’Angelico’s devotees in particular.

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 8 hours
    • Person : Up to 8 persons
    • Price : From 650€
    • Location : Medici Chapels, Medici Palace, San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Vecchio, San Marco Convent.

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    Need more details? Send me an email and let's create together your private tour about the Medici Family! This tour is not daily available and depends on the museums opening times and days. The price is per tour an not per person. Tickets are extra.

    francesca@fantasticflorence.com

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