Medici between Art and Power-Walking Tour

Firenze, Italy

From $42.20

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Learn the history of Florence's Medici family
  • Walking tour through Florence
  • Art historian guide
  • Great tour for art and history enthusiasts

What's Included

  • Art guide
  • Live commentary
  • audio guides systems
  • Walking tour along the path of the Medici Residences
  • Tips
  • Entrance

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Florence Tours - Enjoy Biking
    Via Camillo Cavour, 21R, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

    Note that 21 is a red color number .

Start time

04:00 PM

End point

  • Oltrarno
    Oltrarno, 50125 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

    Palazzo Pitti

What To Expect

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Basilica di San Lorenzo

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Cappelle Medicee

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Cupola del Brunelleschi (Pass By)

Piazza della Signoria

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Uffizi (Pass By)

Corridoio Vasariano (Pass By)

Palazzo Pitti

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


19 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 19 reviews
Great guide, very worthwhile tour!
mark_r, Jul 2023
Francisco was a great guide. He combined extensive knowledge about Florence history and art with his enthusiastic personality. Among the best walking tours ever!
Excellent guide. Although...
Nicola_W, Jun 2023
Excellent guide. Although we were unable to go on the walk we had booked, Francesco brought the visit to the gallery and statue of David to life with plenty of Medici information thrown in.
I recommend for first time visitirs
Jim_S, Jun 2023
Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Medici and the city as a whole. Provided very interesting context for areas that we hit. Great experience overall.
English skills limited
Brenda_D, Jun 2023
Even with transmitters and an earpiece neither of us could understand our guide. He spoke very fast with a strong Italian accent. We were able to understand a few words then struggled to fill in the rest. Our time was spent trying to understand what he was saying and not learning. If you’re going to offer a tour for English speaking travelers the guide should have a higher level of proficiency in the language.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Sorry to hear about your bad experience . We had a lot of request and we had to call outside guides we have no time to test their languages skills. We gone pay more attention next time.
A stroll around Florence.
Eric_F, May 2023
We love these walk around town type of tours. You get to see things you probably would have missed. Our guide was excellent she covered the Medici family history in detail as well as other important families of Florence. She pointed out good restaurants and roof top bars. We stopped at a square where street performers were singing opera. It was wonderful. I highly recommend this tour and tour company.
Tour guide with a depth of knowledge
Helen_T, Oct 2022
Most memorable story was about the corridor that Cosimo built from the Palazzo Vecchia to the Pitti Palace! And it can still be used today!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience!
To learn more about the...
Jennifer_K, Sep 2022
To learn more about the history of Florence. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot to take in.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much for your review!
Poor Experience - Don’t Book
Andrew_P, Jun 2022
Poor experience. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable but poor delivery. Other participants with children on tour could barely keep up with guide. We were luckier because we have been to Florence a few times before. Comparing other guides in Rome and guide in Palazzo Vecchio, the guide was poor and it was a waste of time and money. Well meaning person with poor English accent and no presence or personality. Poor standard leaves a sour taste. We should all get partial refunds. After serious world pandemic no one can afford to waste money. Not good for your corporate brand or reputation to employ sub standard people Better to cancel the tour altogether and give guide a job looking after Italians only.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are sorry for this experience. We are always trying to give feedback to our guides so that they can improve their work.If you come to Florence again, we can offer you a lovely experience for free. Thanks
Tough to follow the history…
Pooja_S, Jun 2022
This was tough for us. Our guide was very enthusiastic and passionate about Florentine history but we were not well versed coming in and had a tough time following as she bounced between centuries and stories. I would not recommend unless you want someone to discuss known history with.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are sorry but our guides take pride in providing information about Florentine history . Perhaps the pace was too fast , we will let our guide know. Thanks for your feedback
A very special tour
Neil_N, Apr 2022
Seeing the city through the historical lens of the Medici family was fantastic. It helped connect the dots for us. Anzu our guide was knowledgeable, a lot of fun, and really loved the city.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review! :)
Great day in Bella Firenze with a Great Guide
Patrick_M, Jan 2022
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the topic. She answered many questions and made sure we could always hear her. She even asked if we wanted her to take pictures as we experienced important monuments.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much for your review!
Passionate and knowledgable guide
Audrey_O, Nov 2021
Our guide Elisabeth was knowledgeable and very interesting. We loved her storytelling and how she was so passionated about the knowledge she had. We were totally engrossed with what she was saying. Best way to understand the history of the city
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much for your review!
Excellent tour abs guide, highly recommended!! I learned a lot
Will_S, Jul 2021
Amazing tour!!! If you like history and you want to know about the Medici that’s all want you want, Julia was an amazing guide and she was explaining the history and the occasions that happened in Florence in a very well organized way! She knows a lot and her agency is the best to book not only this tour but all what they do, I was grateful for all what they have done and if I go to Florence again I will pick all my tours with them. Thank you so much Viator for providing such great service!!
Excellent tour
Corinne_M, Oct 2020
Excellent tour with guide Claudio! Very interesting and informative tour, including all the must see sights in Florence. 100% recommendable :-)
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Thank you for your gentle feedback! Kind regards, Florence Tours Enjoy Biking
Great tour, highly recommend!
Daniel_K, Oct 2020
We were lucky enough to get a private tour with our lovely guide. We walked the city for 3 hours while hearing the fascinating stories and history of the Medici family. Exactly the kind of tour we were looking for. Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed this experience with us. Kind regards, Florence Tours Enjoy Biking
Una delusione visto il costo
Michela_M, Nov 2022
Esperienza mediocre abbiamo fatto un giro dell isolato per vedere praticamente nulla a parte motorini e auto non ci siamo neanche avvicinati almeno alla cupola del Brunelleschi ,che comunque fa parte di una di quelle opere volute dai medici visto che il tour era parlare dei monumenti degli stessi ,per il costo fin troppo elevato non ne vale la pena nonostante la guida fosse particolarmente preparata ma inserita in un tour sterile e privo di significato
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Siamo dispiaciuti per la sua esperienza. Il tour prevede un itinerario lungo le case e palazzi dove la famiglia dei Medici ha vissuto. Quello che possiamo fare è offrirle un altro tour con un itinerario più ricco e l'entrata alle Cappelle Medicee. Ci scusiamo ancora, grazie.

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