Women's History: Women of the Medici Family

Women's History: Women of the Medici Family

The lives, politics, and passions of the most important women of the illustrious Florentine dynasty.

Powerful ladies revealed.

Dive into the unofficial and frequently forgotten history of Florence with this guided tour, which will introduce you to some of the exceptional women who were of great importance for the political, artistic, and cultural events of the city.



  • guided tour accompanied by an art historian, entrance fees / donations for the churches.
  • Headset for groups of 10 people or more.


  • Transport is not included, the walking tour will take place in the city center.

Only a moderate amount of stairs is included in the walking tour - however, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Please remember to wear suitable knee-length clothing and covered shoulders to tour the places of worship.

Availability: from Monday to Saturday, meeting at 9:00am, departure 9:15am.

Duration: max 3 hours.

The tour will not take place during the month of August, during the Christmas and Easter holidays or during other religious and national holidays (April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, November 1, December 8)

Meeting Point: in piazza Santa Maria Novella at the corner with via degli Avelli

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish.

Group size: minimum 7 - maximum 20


IMPORTANT: Booking will be confirmed as soon as the minimum number of 7 paying participants has been reached. Nevertheless, in order to secure your place, full payment must be made at the time of booking. As soon as the tour has been confirmed a voucher will be sent, which must be exhibited at the meeting point. Should the tour not reach the minimum number of participants and therefore be cancelled, full reimbursement will be made.

To take part in the activities of the Città Nascosta cultural association, it is necessary to become a member of the association. In order to allow us to issue your membership card we will ask your personal data in the order form. Becoming a member of Città Nascosta doesn’t involve any further obligation or engagement, it only relates to the participation in this tour or other activities organized by the association. The cost of the membership card is included in the reservation fee of this tour.


Reservation Conditions:

In case of circumstances beyond the control of Città Nascosta (road conditions, strikes, delays, changes in the opening times of museums or other problems), the tour may be modified or substituted with an alternative service of the same category at any moment. In this case, the price will not be modified and any variation will be proposed and communicated before the departure of the tour.

Should there be delays entering the museums despite the reservation during the peak tourist season, Città Nascosta and its staff cannot be held responsible.



  • In order to avoid penalties, Città Nascosta must receive written communication of cancellation at least 10 working days in advance of the date fixed for the tour.
  • For cancellations received from 9 to 7 working days prior to the tour 70% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received from 6 to 4 working days prior to the tour 50% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received 3 working days prior to the tour there will be no refund.

If, for any reason, Città Nascosta is forced to cancel the tour, the customer will be refunded only for the amount paid for the tour and Città Nascosta will not be held responsible for any further cost related to the refund.

Group tours start at the established time. Private tours: the guide will wait no longer than 60 minutes and customers arriving after this time limit will not be refunded. There will be no refunds for customers who lose contact with the guide or fail to complete the tour.

Any complaints must be made by written communication to Città Nascosta within 10 working days from the tour.


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PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

Dive into the unofficial and frequently forgotten history of Florence with this guided tour, which will introduce you to some of the exceptional women who were of great importance for the political, artistic, and cultural events of the city.

Learn about the personalities of these women through their words and faces, through the sites that illustrate their lives. The itinerary takes you to several of the more famous monuments in Florence, allowing you to finally experience them from an unusual point of view!

Your guided tour begins at the church of Santa Maria Novella, whose major chapel was decorated thanks to the patronage of Giovanni de’ Medici, brother of the cultured Lucrezia, mother of Lawrence the Magnificent. The link between this church and the women of the Medici family doesn’t end here and you will discover much more as you visit this first great basilica of Florence and its main Dominican church.

Your walk continues through the city remembering other illustrious Florentine women (for example in the church of Santa Trinità) to Palazzo Vecchio, where the great protagonist Eleonora di Toledo, wife of Cosimo I de’ Medici, will introduce you to other mothers and wives who lived here - from Maria Salviati to Joanna of Austria, Bianca Cappello, and many more!

COST OF THE TOUR for each person (minimum 7 people): € 65.00

For groups, each additional person over 7 people: € 55.00 each.

> Price includes: tour guide, organization and entrance fees

> Not included: lunch, tips, and other extras.

> Children up to 10 years of age accompanying family members do not pay and need no reservation.

> Children from 10 to 18 years of age will receive a 50% discount on the fee of 65 € (for private tours this discount will be applied only with a minimum of 7 paying adults), an identity card will be necessary to verify the age. The system accepts online reservations only for the full amount, if you have children between 10 and 18 years of age, please book them as adults and then send us an email to complete the order and be refunded the difference.

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