The princely splendor of the women of the Medici family

Expand your appreciation of Florence by getting to know some of the strong and intelligent women who shaped the life of this city!

Overview

  • This tour will allow you to learn about great women's personalities and words, to recognize their faces, through the sites that illustrate their lives: an itinerary that will line up very famous monuments, finally visited from an unusual point of view!

INCLUDED:

  • guided tour accompanied by an art historian tour guide, entrance fees to Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, the Costume Gallery and Villa del Poggio Imperiale.
  • Headset for groups of 10 people or more.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

The tour includes a walk of a few kilometres, sometimes on a slightly uneven ground so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Tour not suitable for people with walking disabilities.

 

DAYS AND TIMETABLE: from Tuesday to Friday, meeting at 9.00 am., departure 9.15 am.

Length of the tour: max 3 hours.

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

MEETING POINT: in piazza Pitti in front of the main entrance to the palace.

 

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 princely splendor of the women of the Medici family

Meet some of the exceptional women who 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 Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, bought by Eleonora of Toledo, wife of Cosimo I Medici, with her own money. Together with her husband, Eleonora oversaw the transformation for the pleasure of the ladies who used to stroll here. A magnificent outdoor museum and botanical paradise was created with fruit trees, examples of topiary, sculptures and water features.

Your visit continues inside the beautiful palace with a visit to the Costume Gallery where original gowns from the 16th century found in the tombs of the Medici family are preserved together with modern clothing.

A short walk will take you to the lavish Villa del Poggio Imperiale, the favourite residence of Maria Maddalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and wife of Cosimo II de’ Medici.

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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