Historical Private Palaces of Florence

Experience a truly private tour through truly private palaces, opened exclusively for your party.
Historical Private Palaces of Florence
From 66.00

The rich backdrop for daily life in the Florence of the past.

Technical organization Associazione Culturale Città Nascosta
Provided by Associazione Culturale Città Nascosta

Overview

How did the old established families of Florence live in their centuries-old palaces and how is their life there today? Which works of art are hidden behind their walls, which are not normally open to the public?

Enjoy the unique privilege of visiting a historical private palace in Florence, opened exclusively for your party. Imagine and retrace the stories of the most important characters who have lived there as you walk through the courtyards, bedrooms, and halls, admiring the interiors featuring antique furniture, paintings, and frescoes.

To protect the privacy of the owners, the name of the palace to be visited will be communicated on the day of the tour together with the itinerary, which will be established depending on the availability of the owners themselves.

 

INCLUDED:

  • guided tour accompanied by an art historian, entrance fees for the private palace, churches or chapels connected with the tour.
  • Headset for groups of 10 people or more.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transport is not included, the walking tour will take place in the city center.

Only a moderate amount of stairs is included in the walking tour - however, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Please remember to wear suitable knee-length clothing and covered shoulders to tour the places of worship.

 

Availability: Monday to Saturday, meeting at 9:00am, departure 9:15am.

Duration: max 3 hours.

The tour will not take place during the month of August, during the Christmas and Easter holidays or during other religious and national holidays (April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, November 1, December 8)

Meeting Point: in front of the main entrance to Palazzo Strozzi, in Piazza Strozzi.

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish.

Group size: minimum 7 - maximum 20

IMPORTANT: Booking will be confirmed as soon as the minimum number of 7 participants has been reached. Nevertheless, in order to secure your place, full payment must be made at the time of booking. As soon as the tour has been confirmed a voucher will be sent, which must be exhibited at the meeting point. Should the tour not reach the minimum number of participants and therefore be cancelled, full reimbursement will be made.

To take part in the activities of the Città Nascosta cultural association, it is necessary to become a member of the association. In order to allow us to issue your membership card we will ask your personal data in the order form. Becoming a member of Città Nascosta doesn’t involve any further obligation or engagement,it only relates to the participation in this tour or other activities organized by the association. The cost of the membership card is included in the reservation fee of this tour.

 

Reservation conditions:

In case of circumstances beyond the control of Città Nascosta (road conditions, strikes, delays, changes in the opening times of museums or other problems), the tour may be modified or substituted with an alternative service of the same category at any moment. In this case, the price will not be modified and any variation will be proposed and communicated before the departure of the tour.

Should there be delays entering the museums despite the reservation during the peak tourist season, Città Nascosta and its staff cannot be held responsible.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • In order to avoid penalties, Città Nascosta must receive written communication of cancellation at least 10 working days in advance of the date fixed for the tour.
  • For cancellations received from 9 to 7 working days prior to the tour 70% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received from 6 to 4 working days prior to the tour 50% of the total amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations received 3 working days prior to the tour there will be no refund.

If, for any reason, Città Nascosta is forced to cancel the tour, the customer will be refunded only for the amount paid for the tour and Città Nascosta will not be held responsible for any further cost related to the refund.

Group tours start at the established time. Private tours: the guide will wait no longer than 60 minutes and customers arriving after this time limit will not be refunded. There will be no refunds for customers who lose contact with the guide or fail to complete the tour.

Any complaints must be made by written communication to Città Nascosta within 10 working days from the tour.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

Details

How did the old established families of Florence live in their centuries-old palaces and how is their life there today? Which works of art are hidden behind their walls, which are not normally open to the public?

Enjoy the unique privilege of visiting a historical private palace in Florence, opened exclusively for your party. Imagine and retrace the stories of the most important characters who have lived there as you walk through the courtyards, bedrooms, and halls, admiring the interiors featuring antique furniture, paintings, and frescoes.

During this interesting experience, you will visit the churches and the chapels where, through important commissions, these same families wanted to leave a sign of their presence and devotion.

To protect the privacy of the owners, the name of the palace to be visited will be communicated on the day of the tour together with the itinerary, which will be established depending on the availability of the owners themselves.

Prices

COST OF THE TOUR for each person (minimum 7 people): € 70.00

For groups, each additional person over 7 people: € 60.00 each.

> Price includes: tour guide, organization and entrance fees

> Not included: lunch, tips, and other extras.

> Children up to 10 years of age accompanying family members do not pay and need no reservation.

> Children from 10 to 18 years of age will receive a 50% discount on the fee of 70 € (for private tours this discount will be applied only with a minimum of 7 paying adults), an identity card will be necessary to verify the age. The system accepts online reservations only for the full amount, if you have children between 10 and 18 years of age, please book them as adults and then send us an email to complete the order and be refunded the difference.

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