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Medici Riccardi Palace (Palazzo Medici Riccardi) Tours

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Medici Riccardi Palace (Palazzo Medici Riccardi)

To get a glimpse into the sumptuous life of Florence’s wealthy and powerful Medici family during the Renaissance, look no further than Medici Riccardi Palace (Palazzo Medici Riccardi). Designed by Michelozzo in the mid-15th century for Cosimo de' Medici, the palace is considered a masterpiece of early Renaissance architecture.


The Basics

Much of the palace operates as an art museum, and you can tour the richly furnished apartments and libraries; the Galleria, with baroque paintings under the frescoed ceiling by Luca Giordano; and the Chapel of the Magi, with the Procession of the Magi frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli that depict members of the Medici dynasty as part of the procession behind the kings, as well as copies of works by Filippo Lippi—now displayed in other museums. The palace also hosts temporary exhibitions of important art and photography. A visit to the Medici Riccardi Palace is a highlight of any tour of Renaissance Florence or Medici walking tour, both of which also generally include stops at Palazzo Vecchio and Pitti Palace.


Things to Know Before You Go

  • Palazzo Medici Riccardi is particularly interesting for history and architecture buffs.
  • Due to the Chapel of the Magi’s diminutive size, only 10 visitors are allowed in every seven minutes.
  • Private and small-group tours of Renaissance Florence generally require a bit of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
  • The palazzo is accessible to wheelchair users via a secondary entrance on Via Cavour; contact museum staff to enter.


How to Get There

Palazzo Medici Riccardi is located on Via Cavour, just a few minutes’ walk north of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) or east of the train station.


When to Get There

Florence is one of the most visited cities in Italy and is very crowded much of the year, especially in summer; it’s best to visit during the off-season winter months. Palazzo Medici Riccardi is open year-round; it is closed on Wednesdays.


The Medici Chapels

Just around the corner from Medici Riccardi Palace, the Basilica di San Lorenzo is home to the magnificent Medici Chapels by Michelangelo. The mausoleum was meant to hold tombs for Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brothers Lorenzo, Duke of Urbino, and Giuliano, Duke of Nemours, but only some were finished.

Address: Via Cavour, 3, Tuscany, 50123, Italy
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Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

Florence: Footsteps of Medici Tour

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Five hundred years later, it is hard to grasp the Medici’s incredible influence in 16th-century Florence. With this tour, get a feel for this dynasty’s vast wealth and power as you follow a guide through the historic center to touch on the family’s main palaces and churches, including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels, and Palazzo Pitti. End your walk with a gelato at one of Florence’s landmark gelaterias.
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 Medici between Art and Power-Walking Tour

Medici between Art and Power-Walking Tour

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Learn the story of the powerful and influential Medici family, who helped shape Florence into the city it is today. A family of wool merchants and bankers, the Medicis rose to prominence in the 1500s and ruled Florence throughout the Renaissance. Visit Palazzo Medici, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, and other notable landmarks on a 2-hour walking tour.
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Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour along the path of Medici family Residences

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Follow in the footsteps of the Medicis, Florence’s Renaissance-era rulers, on this walking tour. Stroll the route dubbed the ‘Medici Mile’ to see buildings and treasures funded and constructed by this wealthy family, who helped nurture the Italian Renaissance. Admire the Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Duomo, trace the exterior of the Vasari Corridor, and see the Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, and other residences as you hear about the dynasty’s history, patronage, and power struggles.
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Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

Medici's Mile Walking Tour plus Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens Ticket

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Trace the footsteps of Florence’s powerful Medici family and learn how these medieval art patrons helped spark the Renaissance. Visit Medici chapels and palaces while hearing tales of court intrigue and scandals. Follow the historic Vasari Corridor that dukes and duchesses used to cross the city in secret, and finish across the River Arno with included admission to your choice of either the Palazzo Pitti — the last Medici residence — or the royal Boboli Gardens.
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Medici Tour in Florence

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the stories of the most elite families of the time • Walk to see the most important streets and palaces • See the stunning architecture of the historical buildings - Discover the Medici's story with a walk through the most important streets and palaces. From Giovanni de Medici to Lorenzo de Medici, see, hear about, and understand the power of this incredible family.
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Medici Palaces Private Tour

Medici Palaces Private Tour

The Medici Family, rulers of Tuscany for three centuries, changed history and shaped the city of Florence as we see it today. Following their footsteps with your licensed guide, decipher the legacy that this powerful family left to the city and visit the major residences of the Medici. From the modest Palazzo Medici-Richardi to the lavish Palazzo Pitti, unveil the rise and fall of this famous family. And inside the Pitti palace, experience the richest art collection of the Medici Family showing their role as the greatest patrons of the Renaissance.
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Renaissance Full Access: Museums, Duomo & Palaces Private Tour

Renaissance Full Access: Museums, Duomo & Palaces Private Tour

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour in Florence. With a guide in the lead, you'll have priority access and be able to skip the line at the local museums, which saves valuable vacation time. You can focus on the sights that interest you and your guide will tailor their commentary to your preferences. This tour includes access to a reserved spot at the top of the Duomo for panoramic views of Florence.
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Renaissance Tales - Walking Tour

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Renaissance Tales - Walking Tour

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FIRST time in Florence? Don’t you know where to start? Join our free walking tour! We’ll show you the main HIGHTLIGHTS of this beautiful city and make you travel into the RENAISSANCE times and intrigues of one of the most powerful families of history: the MEDICI. All in a funny and easy-going way. We’ll also give you all the tips to take the most of the city and ENJOY it to the fullest! “Cool! but who are you ?? ” If you wonder so, you're curious ... and we love that! We’re a group of local friends and also official tour guides of Florence, although we prefer to introduce us as STORYTELLERS! That’s why our name is Tour-TALE. We love make you travel throughout the past as you were in a tale. We’ve also been tourists, so we try to give you the kind of visit we’d like to find: clear and with a good balance between information, curiosities and funny anecdotes. Our aim is that you to finish our tour with a smile and give you the best memory possible of your trip. Are you ready?
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Private De Medici Tour full day in Florence

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Many of Florence’s artistic treasures would not exist without the hand of the powerful Medici family that once ruled the city. Discover the mighty clan’s legacy on a historic and cultural tour that takes you through stately palaces, jewel collections, and serene chapels featuring tombs by Michelangelo. Spend the morning exploring the most important Medici sites right in Florence, or opt for a full-day tour to travel to regal villas outside the city.
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The Medicis: The Movie, The Family, The Palace!

The Medicis: The Movie, The Family, The Palace!

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The Medici family are known for being a powerful banking family who ruled Florence throughout the Renaissance period. This tour is the perfect way to take a dive into the past, and discover the many sights associated with the Medicis. See historic palaces, and explore the city on foot, with a guide to reveals stories about art, love, history, and the plots against the Medici family that you likely wouldn't discover alone.
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Renaissance and Medieval Florence - Daily Walking Tour Ticket

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Renaissance and Medieval Florence - Daily Walking Tour Ticket

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Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo, follow from the outside the entire path of the famous Vasari Corridor and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, now host to a hub of jewelry shops.
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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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This tour is the best walking tour that you can ever have in Florence. It is a great introduction to the city for both first-timers as well as returners. It covers the main attractions of the city and also the hidden gems that are well and truly "off the beaten track" and gives you facts you wouldn't know or notice walking around by yourself. While you'll be led through the city you will be even accompanied through three centuries full of thrilling stories about the Medici family who influenced Florence’s history; little by little the Renaissance will become alive in front of you. You will not be involved in a boring, neutral lecture, but in a pleasant stroll through the center of Florence, in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere. This tour, except the small commission for TripAdvisor, is based on donations. This means that if you like the tour you can leave a tip (some people give 10€, some people give 50€, you choose the price) to reward the guide.
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Florence Walking Tour: MEDICI Conspiracy Game (Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace)

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Gameify your tour of Florence with this downloadable, self-guided treasure hunt. You and your private group will solve clues to unlock stories and facts about Florence's famous Medici family. Stops include the Palazzo Pitti, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Medici, and others. Move at your own pace through the clues; most groups take about two hours.
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Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

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Team a skip-the-line tour of the Accademia Gallery with a tour of the historical center of Florence. Perfect for first-time visitors to the Tuscan city, the experience starts with a walk to see key monuments such as Florence Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Hear their history and secrets from your guide, then step inside the Uffizi Gallery to discover its wealth of Italian artwork. Gaze at renowned works including Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and learn about the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and more.
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Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo

Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo

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Discover Florence by bike, stopping at landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pedal down narrow lanes of the Oltrarno, an artisan neighborhood off the beaten path. This 2-hour tour, with a historian as your guide, offers three options to suit your personal schedule: morning, afternoon, or late evening. Benefit from the small-group atmosphere limited to 15 bicyclists.
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Medici Masters of Florence Tour

Medici Masters of Florence Tour

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Electric Bike Guided Tour in Florence

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Electric Bike Guided Tour in Florence

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This bike tour is one of the most amusing and entertaining ways to explore the city. Strolling on a bike throughout the city of Florence is an enjoyable way you can discover the hidden treasures of the Renaissance birthplace. We will explore places such as the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the work place of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that marks of the city center since Roman times. As well as Michelangelo Square. A square that offers a perfect photo opportunity but allows you to view the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientists, and captivating history of discovery and power. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence rich in history and art.
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Walk in Florence Historic Center

Walk in Florence Historic Center

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Join us on this walk through Florence's historic center. Cradle of the Cultural Renaissance, we will go through the main sights of the city. I will tell you about the famous painters and architects who left their mark on the Palaces and Churches, such as Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci. On the way I will also tell you gossip, legends and "stories" of a family that for centuries was the most important in Europe: The Medicis. Our tour ends with a wonderful view of the Arno River from Ponte Vecchio.
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Florence Walking Tour: Intro to the City

Florence Walking Tour: Intro to the City

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If it's your first time in Florence, then take this intro tour of the city, and discover the history behind the world's Renaissance capital. Exploring by foot, you'll stop to see treasures such as Florence Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio, the history-rich bridge that spans the River Arno. Stroll through the handsome piazzas of the city's centro storico, pose for photos, and glean fun facts about life in Florence through the ages.
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Keeping up with the Medici

Keeping up with the Medici

"Keeping up with the Medicis" is your chance to dive into Florence's thrilling past and get to know its most famous family. Power, conquests, love affairs and a lot of murdering: in order to understand the history of Florence you have to know its greatest family, the Medici's. For four centuries they have been the main protagonists, not only in politic but especially in art. We will follow their steps around Florence to discover the reasons behind their success, their rise and fall. Let me introduce you to Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Anna Maria Luisa and many more.
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The Medici Family Kid-Friendly Tour w Palazzo Vecchio & Palazzo Medici

The Medici Family Kid-Friendly Tour w Palazzo Vecchio & Palazzo Medici

Discover the history of one of the most important dynasties in Italian Renaissance history and the early modern ages: The Medici of Florence. Our Walking Tour will give you and your family the chance to learn more about this family, composed of very intelligent and astute men and women, especially in the field of politics. In Florence, they acquired a certain political and economic importance from the 13th century onward, thanks above all to their success as bankers and traders. Thanks to our guide, the tour will be both fascinating and entertaining; in this way, the whole family will learn while having fun as they take part in a variety of stimulating activities and games.
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Florence Walking Guided Tour

Florence Walking Guided Tour

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Florence… the world’s most beautiful open-air museum. A town with an incredible history which dates back to 59 B.C. when the Romans decided to create a castrom, which became a camp for war veterans. The golden age of Florence begun in 13th century thanks to its incredibly successful industries in guilds, such as the wool and banking industries. In Florence money meant power therefore soon the clans of dominant families such as Strozzi, Pazzi, and Medici began to fight amongst each other for power. A huge part of the competition involved arts as it was considered the masses social media of that time. This walking tour throughout the city is ideal for discovering the secrets and mysteries of Florence. Our English-speaking guide will walk with you through the millennial streets and squares while illustrating what makes Florence one of a kind. From the life of Dante to the rise and fall of the Medici family, this exclusive walking tour will take you through out the city’s history.
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The Medici Walking Tour

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All our tours are guaranteed for max 6 persons. Our goal is to make you enjoy all the artworks and make you discover all their curiosities, that’s why our visits are longer than the average of other agencies and are preceded or followed by a coffee or an aperitif together with us (included in the price) All our tour are customizable on demand without sacrificing high quality
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The Medici's Mile in Florence, Discover the Medici Dynasty Secrets

The Medici's Mile in Florence, Discover the Medici Dynasty Secrets

A great SEMI PRIVATE tour to let you know better the most powerful and important family that ruled Florence from the Renaissance, the Medici. Coming from Mugello valley north of Florence, they were the money-changer of the Pope in Rome and they had several banks in Europe as well. After they got the power of Florence in the first half of the XV century under Cosimo the Elder, they decided to build a great palazzo, Palazzo Medici, in via Larga (now via Cavour) and to transform the Church of San Lorenzo into their private family church. With a professional guide you will then discover all the secrets about the so-called “Medici Mile”, in San Lorenzo lively neighbourhood.
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  • 3 hours
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