Private Medici Family Tour with Historian

3.5 Hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $469 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

Private Medici Family Tour with Historian

3.5 Hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $469 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      Private Medici Family Tour with Historian

      Florence, Italy
      From (USD) $469 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • The family that financed the Renaissance: Explore palaces and chapels that tell the tale of the Medicis' rise and fall as we examine their critical role in shaping the city of Florence and the aesthetics of the entire European Renaissance.
      • San Marco: We begin at the Michellozo-designed family church, a quiet complex off the main tourist track that lays the groundwork for an understanding of Medici history and influence – especially their patronage of the arts. Visit the Dominican convent where Cosimo the Elder founded one of the world's first public libraries in the 1430s, including his private quarters, monks' cells, the greatest works of Fra Angelico, and a priceless manuscript collection.
      • Palazzo Medici Riccardi: Also established by Cosimo and designed by Michellozo, this was the seat of family power for more than a century. Explore the Chapel of the Magi, with its magnificent Gozzoli fresco, as we follow the family from merchants and bankers in the Florentine Republic through the period when Medici grand dukes ruled the kingdom of Tuscany. 
      • San Lorenzo: Our tour concludes at one of Florence's largest churches, site of the family chapel that holds the tombs of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano. Dating back to 393 A.D., this is the ideal locale for a discussion of Medici patronage of artists and architects like Michelangelo, who designed the chapel, as well as Brunelleschi, Donatello, Nigetti, and others.
      • More than a guide: Even by GoBe standards, your tour leader is special. Known officially as "docents" (from the Latin for teacher), these M.A.- and Ph.D.-level art and history bring special insight into the importance of the Medicis, encouraging participation and discussion.
      • Your group, your tour: This private experience lets you tailor departure time and overall pace to your group's preferences. The tour usually runs about 3½ hours, but even that's flexible.
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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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