Private Gallery of the Academy of Florence Tour with Uffizi

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An engaging opportunity to see the two most important museums of Florence for those with limited time. We will have our expert guides take you first to see Michelangelo’s David as well as his Slaves that were unfinished works for Pope Julius the 2nd. Then we go to the great art collection of the Uffizi Gallery that was started by the powerful Medici family to learn about how they controlled the city and convinced some the worlds greatest artists like Giotto, Masaccio and Botticelli to create works of art for them. We will finish up the tour seeing the Medici’s private walk way called the famous Vasari Corridor from the outside. Gazing into the waters of the Arno river from the Ponte Vecchio is the perfect end to your Renaissance journey.

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Duration: 4 hours
Starts: Firenze, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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An engaging opportunity to see the two most important museums of Florence for those with limited time. We will have our expert guides take you first to see Michelangelo’s David as well as his Slaves that were unfinished works for Pope Julius the 2nd. Then we go to the great art collection of the Uffizi Gallery that was started by the powerful Medici family to learn about how they controlled the city and convinced some the worlds greatest artists like Giotto, Masaccio and Botticelli to create works of art for them. We will finish up the tour seeing the Medici’s private walk way called the famous Vasari Corridor from the outside. Gazing into the waters of the Arno river from the Ponte Vecchio is the perfect end to your Renaissance journey.

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Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

Experience timeless masterpieces from the Renaissance

Florence was at the heart of the Italian Renaissance, and your exclusive Uffizi tour with Accademia will give you a unique insight into the timeless masterpieces of this fascinating era. More than five hundred years ago, an unprecedented cultural revolution took place in the palaces, churches and workshops of the city. Geniuses such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci may be long dead, but their stories live on, while their masterpieces adorn the walls of galleries and churches.

The perfect way to begin your artistic experience is on a private tour of the Uffizi and the Accademia, two of the most amazing art galleries in the world. Exploring these extraordinary collections with your personal guide, you will understand why the world is still in awe of great artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli centuries later. Standing in front of a Renaissance masterpiece, you encounter not only the painting, but also the brilliant mind and captivating story behind it. Step back in time with us on your and come face to face with the geniuses of the Renaissance.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Accademia Gallery, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

Get up close to Michelangelo’s David on our Accademia tour

The undisputed highlight of the Accademia is Michelangelo’s David, the world’s most famous statue. Your visit will bring you up-close to this iconic statue, allowing you to admire it from every angle. Despite his fame, David still has the power to astonish. The sheer size of the statue and Michelangelo’s incredible attention to detail can only be truly appreciated when seen in real life. Your expert guide will tell you the story behind the statue – how Michelangelo accomplished the seemingly impossible feat of creating a masterpiece out of a block of marble that was originally considered too damaged to be used. On your Accademia tour you’ll discover why David, who defeated the giant Goliath, became the symbol of the Florentine republic, and how Michelangelo’s creation was celebrated by the people of Florence.

As you explore the Accademia on your Florence tour, you will also see other famous works by Michelangelo, such as his beautiful and moving Slaves, which seem to struggle to escape from their marble prisons. These masterpieces, which are equal to David, are often overlooked by other companies offering Florence tours. We believe they’re unmissable, as they reveal the restless, troubled temperament of Michelangelo. The Slaves sculptures have also had a great influence on modern artists, such as Rodin.

Duration: 2 hours



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