The artists and people who have made Florence great still live again today in the monuments, churches and palaces located in the heart of the historic center of the city. The dynasty of the Medici family, with the most emblematic commissions and symbols of power and prestige; the ancient medieval basilicas and gardens that have adorned Florence for centuries. What do you think about visiting at least one together?
Do you know that often what you see from the outside is even more amazing inside? Pleasant itineraries both outside and inside the most famous religious buildings and palaces of political power where it is written the long and incredible history of a magical city!
Cathedral (outside). The tour starts with a significant historical introduction of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, telling of characters, anecdotes and curiosities that give a more concrete sense to what we see today. History and architecture of the building, the facade and the wonderful Dome, which are still studied by engineers and architects to truly understand the secret of its construction.
Complete Tour. The Bargello is one of the oldest Florentine palaces built in 1255 and home to the Podestà, then a prison and finally, since 1865, a museum. As soon as you enter you immediately notice the beauty and uniqueness of the courtyard, dating back to the 13th century and then enriched in the 14th century. From the staircase and the veranda.
External walking of San Lorenzo Basilica, Medici Palace and Piazza della Signoria. Where can I see the Medici in Florence today? What are the buildings and works of art that belonged to the family? And the places witnessing the rise, consecration and decline of their power? Where does their name come from?
The Royal Palace of Florence! Pitti Palace is the largest of all Florentine palaces and its history spans several centuries, starting with Luca Pitti (from which the palace takes its name) in 1458. Luca Pitti was a merchant and banker; one of the most tenacious rivals of the Medici who always tried to thwart his rise to power, even going so far as to strive for a conspiracy!
The Medicis and Renaissance. San Lorenzo is the first Florentine cathedral, linked to the history of the city since 393 AD. Its origins coincide with the origins of the Christian community in Florence. According to tradition, the primitive basilica, the oldest Florentine cathedral, was consecrated by Saint Ambrose in 393 AD and dedicated to the martyr Lorenzo.
A place for meditation and study. The convent complex was commissioned by Cosimo the Elder to his favorite architect Michelozzo in 1437. The entire building responds to the rigid canons of Renaissance architecture inspired by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Tour into the Basilica. Let us guide you inside one of the most beautiful and suggestive churches in Florence! Together we will rediscover the pictorial cycles of Giotto and his followers, the crucifix by Filippo Brunelleschi and Pazzi Chapel — a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture — the funeral monuments to the most important characters of all time