Uffizi Gallery and Accademia
This 4-hour guided tour visits Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, as well as the Accademia Gallery – home of Michelangelo’s David.
- Visit to the Accademia where you will admire Michelangelo’s stunning statue of David
- Visit to the Uffizi Gallery to see Botticelli’s Renaissance masterpieces and Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation
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Florence is arguably the art capital of Italy as it’s here where the Renaissance was born and today, the city houses countless masterpieces from this era. Enjoy a private tour of two of Florence’s most beloved art institutions, the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery, with your private English-speaking guide from Italy’s Best.
Michelangelo’s David and the Accademia Gallery
Our tour begins at the Accademia, or Academy of Fine Arts. Skip the line and enter the first school in Europe to specialize in the techniques of drawing, painting and sculpture. See the gallery’s most famous work: Michelangelo‘s David, a colossal nude of the biblical hero who killed the giant Goliath. Additionally, as well as Michelangelo’s unfinished Quattro Prigioni, sculptures meant to adorn the tomb of Pope Julius II and his moving Pieta di Palestrina. (The Accademica Gallery is open everyday except Mondays.)
Guided Uffizi GalleryTour
We will then continue to the Uffizi Gallery, which houses the world’s most important collection of Renaissance paintings. The palace itself was built under the rule of Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici in 1560 to serve as Florence’s administrative center and today, the gallery displays a collection of paintings and sculptures ranging from medieval to modern that showcases works from some most celebrated names in Italian art including Giotto, considered the founding father of the Renaissance, friar-painter Filippo Lippi, Venetian painter Titian, architect Giorgio Vasari and of course three of the most renowned masters: da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The museum is perhaps most famous for two Botticelli masterpieces: The Birth of Venus and the Primavera.
All entrance fees, English speaking licensed guide
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