Florence Walking Tours
History Tours

No city was as crucial to the development of the Renaissance as Florence. Explore it with Your Own Italy on a private Walking Tour, for your group only, accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide. See the details below and contact us for additional information and customization of your tour.
Statues of Perseus and Lion at the Piazza della Signoria in Florence

The glory of the Medici family began in the first half of the fifteenth century under the leadership of Cosimo de' Medici. Despite being expelled from the city twice, the family returned each time more determined than before to leave legacies of their absolute power in the form of the visual image. The tour begins at the San Marco Monastery and Museum, housing the world's largest collection of the works of Fra Angelico, an early Renaissance painter whose talent Vasari described as "rare and perfect." The monastery was nurtured by Lorenzo the Magnificent, and its magnificent library contains...