Skip-the-Line Florence Small-Group Tour with David and Duomo

Florence Small-Group Walking Tour with David allows you to feel not only the past greats that shaped our modern world, but also feel the pulsating vibe of architecture and way of life that can be found nowhere else in Italy. There is no better way to get acquainted with the city that launched the world into the modern era, but to navigate its narrow alleys along with your guide, discover its glorious piazza’s and architectural wonders, stand in front of Florence’s spectacular Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo of Florence) and stand in awe in front of Michelangelo’s statue of David.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Florence Small-Group Walking Tour with David allows you to feel not only the past greats that shaped our modern world, but also feel the pulsating vibe of architecture and way of life that can be found nowhere else in Italy. There is no better way to get acquainted with the city that launched the world into the modern era, but to navigate its narrow alleys along with your guide, discover its glorious piazza’s and architectural wonders, stand in front of Florence’s spectacular Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo of Florence) and stand in awe in front of Michelangelo’s statue of David.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Galleria dell’Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

In 1501, Michelangelo was given a giant block of Carrara marble. Over the next 3 years, he was able to carve a 17 ft. statue of David, depicting the biblical hero in the moments just before slaying the beast, Goliath. Intended to be placed atop the Duomo, the David is disproportionate, as Michelangelo intended for viewers to look up at David from below. With your local guide, understand why the David has become one of the most celebrated artworks of all time. Explore the rest of the Gallery, then head for the winding streets of Florence.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Walk to the center of Florence, the giant dome you can see atop the Florence skyline. Contrary to popular belief, the word “Duomo” actually does not translate to “dome.” The word “cupola” actually translates to “dome,” while “duomo” refers to a church. The construction of the Florence Duomo took almost 150 years. See the exteriors of the cathedral, baptistry and bell tower while your guide explains the gothic influence of the church’s internal and exterior art.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Museo Casa di Dante, Via Santa Margherita 1, 50122, Florence Italy

Wander onto a narrow side street and spot a brown brick Tuscan-style house. You’ll be staring at Casa di Dante, which used to be where famous author of “The Divine Comedy” Dante Alighieri lived. Now, the house now functions as a museum dedicated to this Florentine poet.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Many people refer to Piazza della Signoria as an outdoor art expedition. In this beautiful square, you’ll see the dozens of statues and captivating architecture. This piazza is also home to Palazzo Vecchio, the beautiful palace in which the Medici family worked. In front of Palazzo Vecchio, you will be able to spot another David statue. Don’t be fooled though, this one is just a copy of the original Statue of David that you saw at the Accademia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

Head toward the Arno River and stop at Florence’s most famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, or “Old Bridge.”. This bridge has been a central selling place for vendors since as early as the 13th century. During the bridge’s earlier times, butchers, fishmongers and other vendors would sell their fresh products on the Ponte Vecchio to Florentines. Now, the bridge is mainly occupied by jewelers and local artisans. This stop will conclude the tour, and the timing will be perfect to go grab a delicious Florentine lunch. Ask your guide where the local spots are, it’s hard to go wrong.

Duration: 10 minutes