The Electress of the Palatinate Anna Maria Luisa was the last descendant of the Medici family. Daughter of Cosimo III and sister of Gian Gastone, we have to thank her for the “Family Pact”, an agreement signed in 1737 with the family of Asburgo Lorena (new rulers of Tuscany), to be sure that all the treasures and the artistic heritage of Florence, accumulated over the centuries, did not got lost, but remained in the city “for the benefit of the public and to attract the curiosity of the foreigners”. We must thank her if today we can still admire all the beauties that the city of Florence offers us.
A guided tour of Florence to learn the story of Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici, a strong and determined woman, but also sadly unfortunate.
La Serenissima Elettrice cede, dà, e trasferisce al presente a Sua Altezza Reale [Lorena] per lui, e i suoi successori Gran Duchi, tutti i Mobili, Effetti e Rarità̀ della successione del Serenissimo Gran Duca suo Fratello, come Gallerie, Quadri, Statue, Biblioteche, Gioie, ed altre cose preziose, siccome le Sante Reliquie e Reliquiari, e lor Ornamenti della Cappella del Palazzo Reale, che Sua Altezza Reale si impegna di conservare, a condizione espressa che di quello è per ornamento dello Stato, e per utilità̀ del Pubblico, e per attirare la curiosità̀ dei Forestieri, non ne sarà̀ nulla trasportato, o levato fuori della Capitale, e dello Stato del Gran Ducato.”
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Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici
A guided tour in Florence dedicated to one of the most important women of the Medici family, Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici.
Our tour will start from the Medici basilica of San Lorenzo, where we’ll visit the Medici Chapels, the burial place of the electric palatine remembered with a beautiful bronze statue and surrounded by his family.
Later we’ll visit the imposing church where we could admire the beautiful dome built by Anna Maria Luisa in memory of the great Medici glories.
Our guided tour will end at Palazzo Pitti in Florence, where it will be possible to admire the rooms where Anna Maria Luisa spent the last periods of her life and where some of the most famous paintings in history are still collected.
Half day Adults and children Tickets not included
ON REQUEST ADVANCE OF THE CLIENT, IT’S POSSIBLE TO MODIFY THE GUIDED TOUR ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS