The princely splendor of the women of the Medici family

Expand your appreciation of Florence by getting to know some of the strong and intelligent women who shaped the life of this city!
The princely splendor of the women of the Medici family
From 62.00

Gardens, costumes, palaces - with a feminine touch.

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

Overview

Meet some of the exceptional women who were of great importance in the political, artistic and cultural events of the city of Florence, and therefore an intrinsic part of the unofficial and frequently forgotten history of the city. This tour will allow you to learn to recognize their faces, hear about their personalities and their words through the sites that mirror their lives. This itinerary includes famous monuments - visited from an unusual point of view!

 

INCLUDED:

  • guided tour accompanied by an art historian, entrance fees to Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, the Costume Gallery and Villa del Poggio Imperiale.
  • Headset for groups of 10 people or more.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

The tour includes a walk of a few kilometers, sometimes on a slightly uneven ground so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Tour not suitable for people with walking disabilities.

 

Availability: from Tuesday to Friday, 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: Piazza Pitti, in front of the main entrance to the palace.

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish.

Group size: minimum 7 - maximum 20

 

IMPORTANT: Booking will be confirmed as soon as the minimum number of 7 paying 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 is only functional 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

Meet some of the exceptional women who were of great importance in the political, artistic and cultural events of the city of Florence, and therefore an intrinsic part of the unofficial and frequently forgotten history of the city. Learn to recognize their faces, hear about their personalities and their words through the sites that mirror their lives. This itinerary includes famous monuments - visited from an unusual point of view!

Your tour begins with Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, bought by Eleonora of Toledo, wife of Cosimo I Medici, with her own money. Together with her husband, Eleonora oversaw the transformation for the pleasure of the ladies who used to stroll here. A magnificent outdoor museum and botanical paradise was created with fruit trees, examples of topiary, sculptures and water features.

Your visit continues inside the beautiful palace with a visit to the Costume Gallery where original gowns from the 16th century found in the tombs of the Medici family are preserved together with modern clothing.

A short walk will take you to the lavish Villa del Poggio Imperiale, the favourite residence of Maria Maddalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and wife of Cosimo II de’ Medici.

Prices

COST OF THE TOUR for each person (minimum 7 people): € 65.00

For groups, each additional person over 7 people: € 55.00 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 €65.00 (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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