The Medici Experience
A tour itinerary, out of the television and into history, designed to discover the family that invented the Renaissance.
This series has enjoyed international success, first in Italy and now, just a few weeks before the final episode, in America, Canada, Great Britain and India. We’re talking about the television series The Medici (Medici: Masters of Florence), created by Frank Spotnitz, the award-winning writer and producer, and Nicholas Meyer. And at the same time we’re also talking about the actual Medici family, about their palaces and priceless art collections, which the guests of Hotel Savoy can rediscover by following an original itinerary that will take them both inside and outside Florence.
As a tribute to the forefather of the lineage, and to the timeless appeal of Dustin Hoffman who has played him, the itinerary sets off from the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the Sagrestia Vecchia, built in 1420 by Filippo Brunelleschi for Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici. A century later, Michelangelo would design the Nuova Sagrestia and build the magnificent Cappelle Medici, dedicated to Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino, and to Giuliano, Duke of Nemours.
Continuing along the family tree, which spreads its branches into the heart of Florence, the tour moves on to the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the private residence of Cosimo il Vecchio, son of Giovanni. And don’t miss the Cappella dei Magi, painted by Benozzo Gozzoli in1459, where you’ll find the garden in which Michelangelo studied the classical sculptures Claire Orsini, wife of Lorenzo the Magnificent, had brought back from Rome.
Back to Florence and a visit to the Uffizi. One masterpiece alone, la Primavera, painted by Botticelli in 1482, pays tribute to the ideals of Humanism and the Renaissance, which is as good as saying, to Lorenzo the Magnificent himself. Wouldn’t it be an incredible coincidence if this renowned work had been painted for the wedding of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco, Lorenzo the Magnificent’s cousin, who celebrated his own in 1482? What a cultured and sensitive gesture, to think of giving such a wonderful gift. You’ll be in store for emotions galore in one day discovering the Medicis.
Terms & Conditions
Duration: approximately 3 hours
€185 per person
€110 children up to 12 years
Language: English and Italian, tour is also available in alternative langauges upon request
The locations included in the tour may vary depending on the openings and availability
For more information or to book the experience please contact our Concierge: +39 055 2735836; firstname.lastname@example.org