Women's History: Women of the Medici Family

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

Overview

The unofficial and frequently forgotten history of Florence is also made of exceptional women who, with their personalities, were of great importance in the political, artistic and cultural events of the city.

INCLUDED:

  • guided tour accompanied by an art historian tour guide, entrance fees and offers in the churches.
  • Headset for groups of 10 people or more.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

Only a moderate amount of stairs is included in the walking tour, however 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: from Monday to Saturday, meeting at 9.00 am., departure 9.15 am.

Length of the tour: max 3 hours.

The tour will not take place either during religious holidays or on the following days: January 1, January 6, Easter, May 1, June 2, June 24, August 15, November 1, December 8, December 25, December 26)

MEETING POINT: in piazza Santa Maria Novella at the corner with via degli Avelli

 

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.

Women's History: Women of the Medici Family

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!

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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