Add dates

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

1. Florence: The Medici Family Guided Walking Tour

Known for influencing and promoting the arts, the Medici were one of the most powerful families in Florence. On this guided walking tour, you’ll learn about the family’s historical power as you admire the cultural and architectural stamp they left on Florence. Your first stop is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Commissioned by Cosimo the Elder in 1444, the impressive building was built to be the familial home. Continue to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the oldest documented religious building in Florence. Your tour continues to other landmarks commissioned or influenced by the Medici family, such as the Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini, and Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata. Admire the Piazza della Signoria and learn about the building’s diverse history. Finish your tour at Palazzo Pitti. Purchased in 1550 to be the new Grand Ducal residence, the building symbolises the Medici’s power over Tuscany. No entrance .

Florence: Hospital of the Innocents Guided Tour

2. Florence: Hospital of the Innocents Guided Tour

Discover the ancient history of Spedale degli Innocenti, the Hospital of the Innocents, on a guided tour of Europe’s first orphanage. Learn of the inspiring origins of this 15th century institution, and of the orphaned or abandoned children who were cared for here through the ages. Marvel at the architectural talent of Brunelleschi who finished the structure in 1419, making it one of the oldest works of Renaissance architecture. Stroll through Piazza della Santissima Annunziata and its distinct arches, called Loggia del Brunelleschi, which are considered a symbol of Florence. Today, the building houses two kindergartens, a nursery school, three homes for the children, and Unicef offices. Inside, you will also visit the Museum of the Innocents, with enlarged and renovated exhibition space across three levels. Walk the 600 year old path full of tales of hope and tragedy. Peruse the personal memories of the "nocentini", cards that were written by almost every child welcomed here from the 15th to the 17th century with details of their lives. Explore the museum gallery which displays works by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio , the nurses' choir, and other artistic treasures.

2 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Want to discover all there is to do in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 39 reviews

This tour is very helpfull for begining of stay in Florence. It will give you full picture about persons of Medici family through centuries, you will see buildings where they lived and where they made important decisions, you will understand many relations of Medici family also their enemies, colaborators, sculptors, painters. Walking lasts more than 2 hours, with many colourfull stories during pleasant walk. You will understand also geography of Florence.

Notre guide Valentina était absolument une passionnée et mine d’information sur les Médicis. Sa connaissance multidisciplinaire en architecture, histoire de l’art, personnages marquant et anecdotes amusantes sur les familles de l’époque, leurs interactions, rumeurs intimement reliées à l’histoire de Florence nous ont ravis. À noter sa maîtrise excellente de la langue française, j’aurais adoré que le tour soit plutôt de 3-4H que 2H!

We had the most amazing time - such a phenomenal experience nerding out to Renaissance history right in the heart of it all. Our guide pointed out subtle landmarks that we never would've even noticed on our own. Learning about the rise and fall of one of the greatest family dynasties in history was far & away one of our favorite parts of the trip.

Good tour for early in visit. Useful information for hidden treasures.

It was a great experience and gave me a lot of historical impressions