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

No name has been as intimately associated with Florence for as long a time as Medici. The family began in the wool trade and rose in status through the ranks of banking, politics, and, finally, royalty. Its glory 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. While they loved art for its own sake, they also loved it because it impressed, persuaded, and intimidated...