Spot the Medici Coat of Arms

Spot the Medici Coat of Arms

As you stroll throughout Florence and other towns in Tuscany one symbol you will see again and again is an oval decorated with six balls. This coat of arms is found on palaces, churches, villas, and art works galore.  You often see more impressive crests, maybe decorated with lions or dragons, but if you had lived in the Renaissance this is THE one you would be familiar with because it is the Medici coat of arms.

The Medici were the most important family in Florence during the Renaissance and once you can spot their coat of arms you will find it everywhere. Hear fascinating stories about the Medici on our most popular tour, The Original Florence Walk ? including a great story of Medici revenge, this is one family you didn’t want to mess with!

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