The Medici Women: from the Origins to the Decline

Enjoy Florence - in the footsteps of the most famous women of the Medici dynasty!

Overview

Recalling the steps of the lives of the Medici family women up to the last great woman of the house: Anna Maria Luisa dei Medici, real savior of the family history and heritage.

INCLUDED:

  • guided tour accompanied by an art historian tour guide, entrance fees to Medici Palace, Saint Lawrence with the Medici Chapel and the New Sacristy
  • Headset for groups of 10 people or more.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Please remember to have suitable knee-length clothing and covered shoulders to tour the places of worship.

 

DAYS AND TIMETABLE: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, meeting at 9.00 am., departure 9.15 am.

Length of the tour: max 3 hours.

The tour will not take place in the following days: January 1, January 6, Easter, April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, August 15, November 1, December 8, December 25, December 26)

MEETING POINT: in via Cavour n. 3, in front of the entrance to Palazzo Medici

 

LANGUAGES: Italian, English, French, Spanish.

 

PARTECIPANTS: minimum 7 paying - maximum 20 people

 

IMPORTANT: Booking will be confirmed as soon as the minimum number of 7 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 is necessary to become a member. 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 is only functional to the participation in this tour or other organized by the association. The cost of the membership card is included in the reservation fee of this tour.

 

Reservation conditions:

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

During the peak tourist season should there be delays entering th museums despite the reservation

When, independently from the reservation, in the time of the peak tourist season, there are delays for entering the museums, Città Nascosta and its staff can not be held responsible.

 

 

Cancellation policies:

  • 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 not be 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.

The Medici Women - from the Origins to the Decline

Women were of great importance in the political, artistic, and cultural events of the city of Florence, and therefore an intrinsic part of the unofficial and frequently forgotten history of the city. Learn to recognize their faces, hear about their personalities and their words through the sites that mirror their lives. This itinerary includes famous monuments - visited from an unusual point of view!

Your tour begins with Palazzo Medici, first residence of the Medici family, where the wives and mothers of the 1400s lived - Lucrezia Tornabuoni (a descendant of two of the oldest and most powerful Florentine families, the Tornabuoni and Guicciardini, wife of the eldest son of Cosimo de’ Medici, mother of Lorenzo “the Magnificent,” and grandmother of future popes Leo X and Clement VII) and Clarice Orsini (the not-so-popular wife of Lorenzo “the Magnificent”) for example. This is also where the wedding of Eleonora of Toledo and Cosimo I Medici took place.

Your visit continues at the Medicean complex of San Lorenzo, where all the men and almost all the women of the family are buried. Through the monumental tombs in the Medici Chapel and in the New Sacristy - works of celebrated artists such as Michelangelo - you will learn about their lives up to the last great woman of the house: Anna Maria Luisa dei Medici. She is considered the savior of the family history and heritage - because of her single most enduring act, the Family Pact, which ensured that all the Medicean art and treasures collected over nearly three centuries of political ascendancy remained in Florence.

Booking Conditions

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is curated by the cultural association "Città Nascosta"

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.

 

BOOKING CONDITIONS:

> 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.

> 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • In order to avoid penalties, written communication of cancellation must be received 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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