Medici's Mile plus Pitti Palace and Museums, or Boboli Gardens

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Live a unique visit experience through the history, the richness and the secrets of the powerful dynasty which made possible the great Renaissance season! At the end of the two-hour guided audio walking tour, you will enrich your experience with the independent visit of the wonderful Pitti Palace Museums or the gorgeous Boboli Gardens.Group Maximum 8 travelers
A fascinating itinerary of a mile, crossing for its whole duration a UNESCO World Heritage area with the highest concentration in the world of wonderful monuments and open-air works of art! Led by a professional local guide, it will be possible to discover the most important sights of the city and retrace the fascinating history of the Medici dynasty, the family which put its power and wealth at the service of the patronage and art, laying so the foundations of Renaissance. You will learn stories and anecdotes of intrigues, power struggles, secrets and betrayals, but also tales of incredible foresight, which made possible to leave to the city and to the whole world, a priceless artistic and cultural heritage. You will walk along the same narrow streets where they walked, touch the stones used to build their residences and see the same monuments that they were used to see every day: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, their first residence in San Lorenzo district, where you can find as well their Church and mausoleum: Medici Chapels. A few steps away you will reach then, the magnificent Cathedral, with its imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, their second residence, which dominates the marvelous Piazza della Signoria. Further on you will follow from the outside the whole path of the Vasari Corridor, the spectacular elevated passageway which connects the two banks of the river Arno, passing along the enchanting Ponte Vecchio and crossing houses and Santa Felicita Church: a secret and comfortable corridor used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany, to move between the Palazzo Pitti, their third residence and their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio, without being seen by the citizens. The majestic Pitti Palace, which hides the marvelous Boboli Gardens, is the last Florentine residence of the Medici and is also the last stage of your incredible journey into the art and history of a city unique in the world.After your Guided Walking Tour then, you will enrich your visit experience by adding the entrance ticket to the magnificent Pitti Palace or the marvelous Boboli Gardens. With your ticket you will be able to visit on your own the Palatine Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Museum of Fashion and Costume and the Treasure of the Grand Dukes (Pitti Palace ticket option) or the Boboli Gardens together with the Porcelain Museum and the Bardini Gardens (Boboli Gardens ticket option).

What’s included

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • 2 hours of Guided Walking Tour 
  • Earphones starting from 15 participants for the Guided Walking Tour
  • Pitti Palace Museums or Boboli Gardens entrance ticket and booking fee

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Small-group tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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