Discover more about two of the most influential family palaces of the Florentine Renaissance with this Medici Villas Tour. You'll be amazed!
Medici Villas Tour
We'll meet at 9:45 am at the Santa Maria Novella station to board a minibus that will take us to discover two of Florence's palatial jewels.
Our first stop will be Villa La Petraia after a 20 minute journey and we'll give you an audio guide so that you can freely tour its various rooms and gardens. The building, like the many other villas that the Medici built in Tuscany, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Villa La Petraia, whose origin dates back to the 15th century, will surprise you with its lavish decoration. Frescoes, fountains, sculptures, paintings... Luxury everywhere in this old home of the most famous family of patrons of the Renaissance. Moreover, walking through the gardens you'll enjoy an incredible panoramic view of Florence.
Afterwards, we'll meet at the minibus to go to the nearby Villa Castello. This area was formerly occupied by a castellum, a building that received water from an aqueduct. Do you understand now where the name of the palace comes from?
The building currently houses the Accademia Della Crusca headquarters, one of the most prestigious linguistic institutions in Italy. Although it isn't possible to enter the building, you can enjoy walking through its gardens at your leisure.
The tour will end by arriving at the Santa Maria Novella station at 1:15 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
|Adults||Children between 5 and 15 years old||Children under 5 years old|
Children between 5 and 15 years oldUS$ 27.10
Children under 5 years oldFree
3 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with an audioguide in english and other languages.
Transport by minibus.
Access to Villa La Petraia.
English speaking guide in the villas.
Small groups, no more than 16 people.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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Santa María Novella station