The Medici have been called the “fathers of the Renaissance” because they were men and women of genius far ahead of their times. They managed to run the biggest bank in Europe, amass an enormous fortune, commission the most amazing artworks of all times, and wisely influence the politics of all Italian city-states for nearly four centuries: talk about enlightened sovereigns!
However, some aspects of their lives and patronage of the arts are still surrounded by a deep aura of mystery.
Going through documents, letters and all sorts of written sources, we have found out that behind the beacons of the Renaissance lurked sinister shadows of darkness. The Seven Deadly Sins of the House of Medici will put the rulers of Florence in the spotlight, not only as brilliant and groundbreaking characters, but also manipulative, vengeful and lustful lords (and ladies!). These original tours are guaranteed to show you how the private sins and quirks of the Medici could produce masterpieces…
All packages but Envy can be bought as half-day or full-day tours. The half-day tour lasts for 3 hours and includes one sin of choice and a walking tour. The full-day tour lasts for 6 hours and includes two sins of choice and a walking tour. If Gluttony is included in the full-day option, an early start is advisable. Envy is available only as a full-day option as it already includes two museums and a walking tour.