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Best of Florence Tour with Michelangelo's David

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PRICE

€ 79,00

GROUP SIZE

Max 8

DURATION

3,5 hours

SYNOPSIS

Learning about the life of Michelangelo is essential on our Florence tour. Your expert guide will take you on a journey through the heart of the Renaissance Florence, to view Brunelleschi’s  Dome and the  Baptistery which features magnificent bronze doors that Michelangelo called “the Gates of Paradise”, the ancient Ponte Vecchio, the  Piazza della Signoria, and at the Accademia you will view the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.  You will discover why Florence has enchanted its visitors over the centuries.

 

 

Experience Florence of the Renaissance and discover its greatest masterpieces

Our Florence tours take you on a journey through the heart of the Renaissance Florence, exploring the galleries and piazzas of the city centre. As you gaze up at Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo and encounter Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia, you’ll discover why Florence has enchanted its visitors over the century. On our intimate small group you’ll walk through some of the most beautiful parts of the city, crossing the ancient Ponte Vecchio and strolling through Piazza della Signoria, and learn how art and politics were always closely intertwined in the Renaissance city. Your expert guide will also show you some of Florence’s greatest artistic treasures, such as a set of doors so beautiful that they came to be known as the “Gates of Paradise”.

In Florence the masterpieces are not only inside the galleries and churches but outdoors, in the piazzas and streets. Explore the city with us.

Admire the splendour of the Duomo and the Baptistery

The Duomo dominates the skyline of Florence, and on your tour you’ll learn all about the fascinating history of this impressive building, which has become one of the most iconic symbols of the city since its construction in 1436. The massive dome was the work of the great architect Brunelleschi, who had to convince the sceptical overseers of the project that he was capable of this incredible feat of engineering, which involved building one dome inside another. After admiring the beautiful, intricate facade of the cathedral of Florence, you’ll enter to discover a magnificent Gothic interior, and see the vast frescoes that cover the interior of the dome - the work of Vasari and Zuccari.

Built at the beginning of the 12th century, the Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in Florence. It is best known for its exquisite bronze doors, the “Gates of Paradise”, which are widely acknowledged as some of the most beautiful artwork in Florence. The doors, which depict various scenes from the Bible, were the work of the talented young Lorenzo Ghiberti, and they took him 21 years to complete. Michelangelo was so impressed that he was moved to comment that the doors would be worthy to be the Gates of Paradise. When you see the original doors in person, and admire the incredible attention to detail, you’ll understand why.

Encounter Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia

When you get up close to David on your Accademia tour, you’ll understand why he’s the most famous statue in the world. Sculpted out of a block of marble that was originally considered too flawed to be used, Michelangelo amazed the city with his creation, a statue which remains not just the highlight of the Accademia, but a must-see sight in Florence. Your expert guide will tell you the story of David’s creation, giving you an even deeper appreciation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, before showing you some lesser-known but equally beautiful works in the Accademia. Michelangelo’s Slaves are some of the most moving artworks of the Renaissance; these unfinished sculptures depict bodies struggling to escape from their marble prisons.

A walk through Florence is an aesthetic experience like no other, and on your tour you’ll also visit the elegant Piazza della Signoria, which resembles an open-air art gallery, and admire the beautiful views of the city from the Ponte Vecchio.

Join our itinerary to discover the true meaning of the Renaissance - the beauty, ideas and humanity.

  • Maximum group size of 8 people.
  • Ticket and reservation fees with preferential access so you don't wait in line.
  • Expert, fluent English-speaking guides who know and love Florence.

Classic sights included in our itinerary:

  • Michelangelo's David in the Accademia
  • The Duomo inside
  • The Baptistery with its famous Doors
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Vecchio

In Piazza della Signoria. You will receive further details, including a map and photo, on booking.

This is a walking tour through the centre of Florence and a museum with steps and some uneven walkways

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Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for Rome's inspiring cultural heritage. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

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