MEDICI ITINERARIES – Medici Walk with museum: Palazzo Vecchio

DURATION: ½ DAY
TICKET: ENTRANCE TICKET REQUIRED
Passeggiata Medicea con museo: di Palazzo Vecchio
Passeggiata Medicea con museo: di Palazzo Vecchio
Passeggiata Medicea con museo: di Palazzo Vecchio
MAIN ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR
Palazzo Medici
Basilica San Lorenzo
Museo Palazzo Vecchio

During this tour, led by your AGT guide, you will become acquainted with the more remarkable personalities of the Medici, their lives and their secrets, as you explore the multicoloured Medici quarter. The tour includes Palazzo Medici, the splendid residence of Cosimo the Elder and the Magnificent Lorenzo, in which young Michelangelo was invited to grow up, as well as the Basilica of San Lorenzo designed by Brunelleschi. The walk includes a visit to the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Medici and a visit to one or more than one of the more notable Medici sites.

Museum of  Palazzo Vecchio  – First designed by Arnolfo di Cambio towards the end of the 13th century, the building has always been the headquarters of the city’s government. It has undergone restructuring over the centuries and the most radical changes were wrought around the mid 1500s, when it became the residence of grand-duke Cosimo and of his family. The halls and chambers, richly adorned by  Giorgio Vasari and his followers depict scenes celebrating the magnificence of the Medici dynasty and of the city’s history.  These themes  are given maximum expression in the Apotheosis of Cosimo, painted on the ceiling of the Hall of the 500. The frescoes in the Chapel and apartments of Eleonora of Toledo, underlining the qualities and virtues of the young bride, are especially worthy of note.

Agt Firenze proposes solutions targeted at various types of tourist, that require specific care, both as regards planning the contents of the itineraries, such as, for instance, school excursions, as well as regards disabled visitors. If you require this kind of itinerary, we suggest you contact us directly so as to let us know exactly what kind of provisions you require, so that we can jointly plan your Florentine experience in the most advantageous manner.

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