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 protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Children between 5 and 15 years old||Children under 5 years old|
Children between 5 and 15 years oldUS$ 26.80
Children under 5 years oldFree
3 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with an audioguide in English.
Transport by minibus.
Access to Villa La Petraia.
English speaking guide in the villas.
Small groups, no more than 16 people.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Santa María Novella station