In the Footsteps of the Medici
There is no talking about the Renaissance and Reformation without the mentioning of the Medici.
In Renaissance time, Florence was the capital of the world, and the Medici were the family that made it so. The Medici established the first known banks, produced popes, financed kings, patronized geniuses whose gifts changed the world forever, and exerted enormous financial, political, and humanistic influence across Europe.In a time where the richest families fought one another in order to conquer Italy, the Medici were able to rule for centuries, and this tour has been designed to give you knowledge of just how ingeniously the Medici worked to maintain their power. You will also be able to admire the incommensurable masterpieces commissioned by this potent family. They supported greats such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Donatello. The protected Galileo from the Inquisition, changing our understanding of the universe forever. Like any family, however, they had their own dark sides; members of the family allegedly murdered their own brothers or wives, others promised the hand of their own children with the sole motive of gaining power. Enjoy the thrilling tales of this prominent family and time in history while indulging in our world famous cuisine, wine and lifestyle. Don’t forget dessert! The Medici even had influence over ice cream; The Florentine chef Bernardo Buontalenti invented modern gelato in 1565, when the Medici commissioned him to organize exquisite banquet to impress the some of the world’s most important people of the time. Be our most important guests and feast upon this banquet of a tour!