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Florence: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery

1. Florence: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery

Discover Florence’s historic center on a walking tour including the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market, and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll along the streets lined with the architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire the city in its continued glory, and discover its hidden gems. Begin with a walking tour and learn about the fascinating history of Florence as you visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues and glorious fountains. With your guide leading the way, visit all of Florence's top sights, including the iconic sculptures at Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Courtyard. Walk towards the astounding Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo, and get an up-close view of the Duomo, where your guide will tell you interesting facts about the building. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery where you will have the unique opportunity to see Michelangelo’s statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece, the David.

From Rome: A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence

2. From Rome: A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence

Escape from Rome for a day on a guided trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Your itinerary is loaded with architectural gems and gourmet food tastings, as well as free time to explore at your own pace. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of planning and navigating on your own and ensures you leave with a new perspective on the city’s rich history and culture. Enjoy a cultural and gastronomic journey strolling along the beautiful city of Florence, which is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. You will be guided to the most amazing Reinassance monuments and buildings such as Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza della Signoria where you can admire the famous replica of Michelangelo’s David. After this tour in the center, your guide will bring you to visit a gourmet market and you will have a tasting of typical cheeses, oils and balsamic vinegar. Your visit in Florence includes a lunch composed of traditional dishes and recipes. After your lunch you will spend some free time in the city visiting markets, shops and grocery stalls. The last stops will be the visits to a traditional chocolate bakery and one of the most famous Gelaterias of the city.

Florence: City, Accademia, Cupola, and Uffizi Guided Tours

3. Florence: City, Accademia, Cupola, and Uffizi Guided Tours

• Accademia Gallery Tour The guide will lead you to the Hall of the Colossus to see the works of art of Giambologna and Domenico Ghirlandaio, then onto the main Hall of the Prisoners to learn more about the unfinished statues by Michelangelo “Slaves”. Later, the guide will spend time at The Tribune, sharing all the information about the world-famous statue of Michelangelo, “David's Statue”, and the Tribune Left Wing ". Finally, the guide will introduce you to the Gipsoteca Bartolini, the plaster casts of the Reclining Venus, Arnolfo, Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Monaco, Documentation centre on the first floor. • Cupola Guided Tour The exterior view of the Cupola is a showstopper, but the only way to see the inside of the dome is to climb its 463 steps (there is no elevator). Your guide will talk you through how the Cupola was designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi. On the dome's interior, you can admire Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9) on your way up to the top. Look down, and on the base, just above the drum, you'll see that Bacciod'Agnolo began adding a balcony in 1507 and how one of the eight sides were unfinished. The guide will reveal it to you on your way as to why the work was immediately halted, and to this day, the other seven sides remain rough brick! Once you climb to the top of the Cupola, you will be enchanted by the panoramic view of Florence city in front of your eyes. • Uffizi Guided Toour The guide will start off with the history of Uffizi Gallery, which used to house the administrative and legal offices before it became a gallery and information about the Medici and the support provided by the Medici for arts and artists of past centuries. After entering, the guide will show you the portrait of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last surviving member of the Medici responsible for donating all of the family's collections to the city. As you climb the grand staircase to the top floor, where the museum collections begin, the guide will explain the museum's architecture and fascinate you with the information behind the many paintings on display in this gallery. • City Walking Tour The tour will start with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence. After you will walk straight to the marvellous piece of art, the Piazza Della Duomo. Walk passing the Duomo Square the guide will lead you straight through the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where David's sculpture (the original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia) by Michelangelo is placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici. Afterwards, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will explain to you about the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums in the world. Then you will reach the most famous old bridge in Florence, "Ponte Vecchio”. Your next stop is Palazzo Pitti, until your final stop to “La Strega Nocciola” for a delicious gelato offered by us Star Florence.

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What people are saying about Michelangelo's David

Valentina, our guide, was wonderful. She was very informative, and clearly passionate about her lovely city. She well beyond simply showing us around and pointing out the sights. In a short time she gave us a sense of the history of Firenze and some of its local culture.. With so much to see, 2 hours is not nearly enough, but if you are pressed for time as we were, this tour gave us a good feel of the central part of the city. It also allowed us to see the amazing statue of David. While quite busy inside, we did not feel rushed at all.

Annette was fantastic! So knowledgeable and enjoyable. She spoke excellent English. The 2 hour tour was just the right amount of time to hit the highlights of Florence without feeling rushed. It was very crowded at the museum, but we only waited a few minutes.

We had Patricia as a guide. She spoke English well and explained everything we saw in good detail. Timing was excellent. We truly enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend the tour to others.

Our guide was Stefano. He was just terrific - very knowledgeable, patient and answered all the questions. I just wanted it to be longer. Highly recommend.

very informative tour with Stephanie, gave lit of historical information and very engaging