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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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Overview

Discover the best of Florence, learn all about the Medici family and their role in shaping the Renaissance, and see the city’s hidden corners, too—this immersive walking tour is designed to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the city. Meet your guide in central Florence, and set off on foot: you’ll see highlights like the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile, and Palazzo Vecchio, and will learn the stories behind the sights.
  • This budget-friendly tour offers an affordable way to explore the city
  • Discover many of Florence’s top attractions and lesser-known landmarks
  • Learn the stories behind the sights from your guide’s commentary
  • Exploring on foot makes it easy to soak up the city’s ambiance
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You can choose how much you want to pay to reward the guide (some people leave 10€, some people 50)
Piazza di San Lorenzo, 35R , Piazza di San Lorenzo, 35R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

The meeting point is in front of the façade of SAN LORENZO church (main entrance, not the entrance of the Medici chapels) next to the marble statue of Giovanni de' Medici who is sitting on a small throne. Look for a small red flag.

Piazza della Signoria , P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY All Around Florence
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Best tour in Italy!
David_M
, Aug 2022
Hands down our best tour experience in Italy. Guide was extremely engaging, informative, and the price was unbeatable. I highly recommend.
star-5
Manuel did a great tour...
Erich_L
, Aug 2022
Manuel did a great tour with us! Highly recommend if you like stories besides dry history facts - very entertaining
star-5
The guide was nice and...
Maria_E
, Aug 2022
The guide was nice and interesting to listen to. I got a lot of interesting information out of this tour, so I definitely think it's worth it.
star-5
Story-telling at its finest
Alejandro_G
, Jul 2022
Manuel was our tour guide. His enthusiasm and knowledge were incredible. He truly loves the city and is a great story-teller, I highly recommend this tour to get some knowledge about the city and its history. Thank you Manuel!!!
star-5
The Best Tour!!
Julian_B
, Jul 2022
Camila’s passion and knowledge was exemplary. Mixed with her charisma made for an excellent tour. We Highly recommend this tour, particularly with this guide.
star-5
Great little tour loaded with history
Betsy_L
, Jul 2022
Really great! Manuel gave us so much wonderful information but in a story-telling way which made the tour so interesting!
star-5
Wow factor
Linda_N
, Jul 2022
I got more than i bargained for with this tour. It had a wow factor. I thought it was just the bus which i missed, it was also a tour of the city and the museum. Highly recommended
star-5
There for a day, but got so much out of it!
khaya_t
, Jul 2022
Fantastic tour! Very informative about the history of the beautiful architecture! And the history of the Renaissance! Also fantastic recommendations for other places to eat/drink/visit while visiting Florence! Remember to tip as the tour guides deserve it! Excellent value for money!
star-5
Awesome
Avi_S
, Jul 2022
This was a fabulous introduction to Florence that helped us get our bearings in the city and, most valuably, gave us insight into the Medici story. Go for it!
star-5
Great way to learn the history of Florence
Elayna_F
, Jul 2022
Manuel was an excellent tour guide explaining the history of the city as it pertains to the famous Medici Family. This was our second visit to Florence and we learned a great deal more about the history and the architecture. We now have a new appreciation for the city. Even our 11 and 12 year old children enjoyed the tour. Thank you Manuel!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience!
Melissa_T
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour! Great insight into the history of Florence and the way people used to live in the city hundreds of years ago. Tons of cool facts and details that you can’t get anywhere else. Would enthusiastically recommend this tour!
star-5
Great walking tour of Florence
Morgan_D
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Manuel, was very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. This was a good, cost-effective way to experience Florence and get a glimpse of its history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Tales fell short
George_N
, Jul 2022
This tour did not meet the expectation set in the description. We thought we would hear the tales of the Medici in a comprehensive way, such that we would be able to understand the context of their exploits, adventures, successes and failures as patrons of the arts. We left with a hodge podge of information about the rise of Renaissance artists based on the monuments we visited. We expected something more thorough, coherent and possibly even chronological.
star-5
Wonderful story teller!
Jessica_L
, Jul 2022
Manuel was excellent!!! This was worth every minute! Best thing to do when you first arrive! Helped us get the lay of the land and learn so much history!
star-5
It was a great experience...
Mria_o
, Jul 2022
It was a great experience and we enjoyed it a lot. Manuel is very nice, wise and funny tour guide - we learned a lot and had a great time. He even gave us good tips for places to see and restaurants. I recommend this tour a lot.
star-5
Loved our walk in Firenze
Elena_C
, Jul 2022
I liked Oscar's knowledge and excitement to share it. Tons of interesting details. I would definitely recommend.
star-5
I was transported back to the middle ages
Fiona_D
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour Highly recommended Mauel was passionate , he had great knowledge and brought the history of florence to life
star-5
The highlight of your trip!
Judith_B
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was PHENOMENAL!!! It was an incredibly informative and fun tour! A great way to start off our stay in Florence to get oriented to the city and make a list of stops to come back to! Everyone in my family, from my 4 year old kid to my 74 year old father LOVED IT!! You won’t regret it! Spend the low booking fee and them tip your guide well!
star-4
Back streets and stories of old Florence
Anonymous
, Jul 2022
Lots of interesting stories about Florence and it’s history and an interesting walk through the old city. The group was quite large but Manuel spoke loudly and we could hear him well. His English was good but if he had spoken alittle slower it would have been easier to understand more of his stories. He was an animated story teller.
star-1
Not worth your time
Tammy_W
, Jul 2022
This tour was not as described. The guide was nice and knowledgeable but went on and on and on about the most mundane details. We were 1.5 hours in and only made it to 2 sites, and this after at least 30 min at the starting point. Yes it’s cheap, but a waste of time. Our group of 8 left because it was so slow.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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