Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy
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Tour description

A quick tour specially designed for those who want to immerse themselves, with a small group, in the charm of Florence, visiting with a certified local Guide some selected works of art of the two most famous museums, but avoiding long lines to not give up the secrets of the Center historic city, UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the attractions of its trendy neighborhoods.

Our tour begins at the Uffizi Gallery where your guide will welcome you, jumping the line, will lead you for two exciting hours through the wonderful frescoed halls of the Uffizi Gallery that contain the most important works in the world of Italian Renaissance. Admire Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and the masterpieces of many other artists ...After this unforgettable experience, you will walk into Piazza Signoria where Palazzo Vecchio stands, always the heart of the local government of the city and the sixteenth-century residence of the Medici family; admire the sculptures of the Loggia dei Lanzi and then continue to Piazza del Duomo where you will listen to the secrets and mysteries of the Brunelleschi's Dome and admire the Baptistery with the golden tiles of the Paradise Gate, Giotto's Bell Tower and the splendid Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its marvelous polychrome marble façade.In ten minutes on foot we will reach the Accademia Gallery where, thanks to the booked entry, you will soon be welcomed by Michelangelo's David, icon of male beauty and symbol of Florence and you will know the anecdotes of the most famous statue in the world and its history together with other timeless Renaissance works. In the "Tribuna di De Fabris" you will also admire the other impressive 5 sculptures by Michelangelo: the four Prisoners and the San Matteo.The tour will continue with a visit to the section of the gallery dedicated to the Medici family's collection of musical instruments where you can admire the most expensive Stradivari in the world, the oldest piano and other splendid unique instruments!At the end of the tour you can stay inside the Museum until closing, to see Lorenzo Bartolini's poetic plaster casts in the magnificent Gipsoteca, the large collection of gold background altarpieces on the gallery's upper floor and other Renaissance paintings dating back to the XV and XVI centuries.Your Guide will greet you after having indicated the famous San Lorenzo Market, known for its fun shopping and traditional street food.

What's included

  • Single-language tour conducted by Tourist Guides Certificate
  • Set of earphones to clearly follow the explanations of the guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities