Private Florence Christmas Walking Tour

Holiday & Seasonal Tours in Italy

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Discover some of the most fascinating locations of Florence city center, following the steps of the most sumptuous representation held at the time of the Medici Family, to celebrate their power and magnificence.
The “Procession of the Magi” was a majestic parade, attended by the male members of the Medici Family, crossing Florence city center during Christmas celebrations.Experience the enchanting atmosphere of Florence at Christmas time, retracing the steps of one of the most spectacular Renaissance representations and touching some of the most fascinating locations of the old town! The tour starts inside the famous Cappella dei Magi, located inside the magnificent Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Here, following your professional local guide, you will admire and receive a captivating description of the “Procession of the Magi” a marvelous cycle of frescoes painted by Benozzo Gozzoli between 1459 and 1461, to celebrate the Medici family supremacy.Palazzo Medici Riccardi, you will be able to retrace the same itinerary that was followed by the prestigious cavalcade in the past. Starting from Piazza San Marco, you will reach then the wonderful Cathedral Square, the religious center of the city, where to admire (exterior visit) the imposing Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the beautiful St. John’s Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. From here, you will reach a historical Cafè where to have a little rest and enjoy a delicious Espresso (or Tea or Hot Chocolate or Cappuccino).After the break, head to the spectacular piazza della Signoria, an outstanding open-air museum dominated by the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, the royal palace of the Medici Family, where the original parade ended.

What’s included

  • Private walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • 1 hot beverage (Italian espresso/cappuccino/tea/hot chocolate)

What’s not included

  • Palazzo Medici Riccardi entrance (to be paid on the spot)
  • Children between 0 and 5 years: drink at the cafè not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
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