Beginning as merchants before becoming some of the first bankers in the world, the Medici family rose to such prominence that they gained royalty status, as well as having four Popes and two regent Queens of France in their ranks.
During this time, they amassed a great collection of real estate and artworks. On this small-group tour we visit two of the most splendid and UNESCO-listed Medici villas in Tuscany.
From humble beginnings, learn how the Medici family came to make important contributions to art and humanities
Discover how they played a key role in instigating the Renaissance.
Visit the Tuscan villa housing one of the greatest collections of still-life artwork. See amazing frescoes that decorate these Renaissance residences.
Hear astonishing Renaissance gossip fit for the tabloids. See where mistresses were not-so-secretly kept by prominent figures.
Step onto the playgrounds of the rich and famous where prominent figures frolicked.
You’ll also learn which member of the Medici family is loved by all of our fabulous Florence and Tuscany guides, and why, on this great half-day Tuscany tour from Florence!