The Genius of Michelangelo Tour – Florence Medici Family Patronage
A Unique Michelangelo Tour
The only tour of its kind in Florence.
Hear all about the genius of the one of the greatest renaissance masters, Michelangelo with an internationally-acclaimed author, historian and aristocratic count.
Visit the Count’s atmospheric studio and family archives.
Original Michelangelo Contract
See the original family contract with Michelangelo and hear about the patronage
Highlights of The Genius of Michelangelo Tour – Florence Medici Family Patronage
Partake in a unique private art tour in Florence led by an internationally-acclaimed author and historian, who happens to be a count with a family that actually holds an original contract with Michelangelo.
Ascertain how a humble family managed to work their way to being ruling princes of a state
Explore the complex and intriguing rise of this Florentine clan’s power as illustrated by the famous artist Giorgio Vasari
Discover the circumstances of Michelangelo’s creation for the New Sacristy in the church of San Lorenzo
Follow the family’s rise to power from Cosimo the Elder to the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo I
Be fascinated by the dynamics of the Medicean power whilst touring the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, San Lorenzo (including the New Sacristy and the Medici tombs), and Palazzo Vecchio
Hear about the conspiracy in 1478 that strived to bring down this powerful family
The finer tour details:
Availability: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. Not available on 1st January, 8th & 9th April, 1st & 2nd May, 24 June, 15 August nor 25, 26 & 31 December.
Meeting point: Will be provided after booking.
Included: private guided tour led by a Count, entrance to the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Medici Chapels and Palazzo Vecchio
Length: 3 hours
Weather: runs rains or shine
Weather: runs rains or shine
We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking. If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.
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