Tour guide in Florence – exclusive private tour discovering the Medici dynasty, the most important family in Florence ever. Bankers, patrons of arts, grand dukes. They made Florence and Tuscany great. Who were they?
Florence tour guide discovering the Medici family, the most important Florentine dynasty.
Who were the Medici? Let’s discover it together!
The Cafaggiolo part of the Medici tree, is born as textile dealers and then they create their richness as bankers: Giovanni di Bicci (1360-1429) had been the chef of the economic prosperity of the family, thanks to his hard work. Cosimo the Elder (1389-1464), his son, grew stronger the power being in the Signoria of Florence. His nephew, Laurence called the Magnificent, married Clarice Orsini in the 1469 and they had 7 children, three sons as Piero II (1472-1503), Giovanni (1475-1521), the future pope Leo X, Giuliano (1479-1516). Laurence had been a great politician, a poet and a patron of arts. His son Piero hadn’t been as his father: in the 1494, a cause to his cowardice and weakness, he had been exiled from Florence. The City became a Republic ruled by Girolamo Savonarola. The triumph of the Dominican friar had been brief a cause of the excommunication for the willingness of the Pope Alexander VI, which sentenced him to death with others two friars. In the 1512 the chief of the family became Giovanni, with Giuliano and Lorenzo, son of Piero II. The first duke had been Alessandro, called the Moore, a terrible man, a dictator, never loved by his City and his family. After a short period of Republic (1527-1530) the Medici family came back in Florence again, but Alessandro died, killed by his cousin Lorenzino (1537). Cosimo I became the duke and after some years the grand duke (1569). The Medici dynasty had been in Florence until the 1737, when Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici, creates The Family Pact, a really important document that links the Medici treasure to the City with the bond of fruition.
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Giulia Bacci Tirinnanzi, Florence tour guide in Italian, English and French, can guide you discovering The medici Places in Florence.
Here some examples:
The Saint Laurence Basilica with the Medici Chapels
The opificio Museum
The Poggio a calano Villa
The Petraia Villa
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