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  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Ponte Vecchio

Florence: Medici’s Mile with Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens

Product ID: 108202
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Walk the Medici's Mile to see the world's highest concentration of monuments and open-air art works. Visit the Pitti Palace or the Boboli Gardens.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history and secrets of the powerful Medici family
  • Admire the palaces, streets and squares where the Medici family lived
  • Explore the magnificent Pitti Palace or the Boboli Gardens on your own
Full description
Take in the most important sights of Florence on the Medici’s Mile. Hear the fascinating story of the Medici dynasty and its importance in laying the foundations for the Renaissance.

See the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the cathedral with its imposing dome and the stunning Palazzo Vecchio, dominating the 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. The Vasari Corridor was a secret and route used by the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany, to move between the Palazzo Pitti, (their third and last residence) and their offices located inside the Palazzo Vecchio, without being seen by the citizens.

Once your walking tour is over, depending on the option selected, you can either visit the Pitti Palace, whose ticket allows you to make independent visits to Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, the Museum of Fashion and Costume, and Treasure of the Grand Dukes, or the Boboli Gardens, with the Porcelain Museum and Bardini Gardens.
Includes
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Local professional guide
  • Earphones for groups of more than 15 participants for the Guided Walking Tour
  • Pitti Palace Museums entrance ticket and booking fee (if option selected)
  • Boboli Gardens entrance ticket and booking fee (if option selected)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The guide service can be provided in 2 languages
• Comfortable shoes are suggested
• Admission to the Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens is scheduled at 1:30 PM, after some free time for lunch
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.1 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.5/5
Organization
3.5/5
Value for money
3.3/5
Safety
3.5/5

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CAF Tour & Travel

Product ID: 108202