Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Florence Highlights & Accademia

A walk through the historic center and Michelangelo's David


  • Art
  • Religion
  • Architecture

What makes this tour Special

Get to meet the real David by Michelangelo and understand its meanings and impact on the world art history

Appreciate one of the world's most visited galleries featuring great masterpieces of Renaissance masters

Get oriented through the city center and marvel at the beauty of the stunning artworks disseminated at any turn

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours


10:00 - 14:00




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!


You can only carry small handbags inside the Accademia. Larger backpacks and big umbrellas are not allowed.

What's Included
  • Private Tour with a Licensed Guide
  • Skip the Line entrance tickets to the Academy Gallery
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Transfer from the hotel or accommodation to Florence City Center

Sites you’ll visit

  • Florence Duomo
  • Baptistery of Saint John - Florence
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Explore the essence of Florence through its iconic symbol, the awe-inspiring Duomo, officially named Santa Maria del Fiore. Crafted by the legendary Arnolfo di Cambio six centuries ago, it stands as the third largest cathedral globally. The exterior hues and facade intricately reflect Florence's local traditions, subtly intertwining with the medieval rivalry against Siena. Opting for a guided tour unveils the rich history embedded in every facet of the facade.
  • Characterized by the white Carrara and green Prato marble, it is one of the most ancient churches in Florence and gently marks the square of the city Cathedral. Its fascinating past, combining faith, history and art, has given scholars much food for thought with regard to its meaning and connection to the Renaissance era.
  • Experience the vibrant heart of Florence at the Piazza, a central meeting point adorned with a wealth of statues, including the intriguing 'fake David.' Beyond its artistic allure, the Piazza strategically connects to key landmarks such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and provides a direct route to the iconic Duomo. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Florence, where history and art converge in this centrally positioned hub.
  • In Piazza della Signoria, the main square of Florence, there is a remarkable monument named “Loggia dei Lanzi”, embellished with stunning masterpieces in bronze and marble, sculpted by masters from the Renaissance era. Going to this loggia, that was used for the public meetings, you will get in touch with the beauties of the golden age of Florence.
  • Discover the enchanting Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone bridge celebrated globally for its beauty and unique charm. This iconic structure remains a vibrant center of local activity, with artisans and businesses still thriving on its storied surface. Unveiling a touch of mystery, the Ponte Vecchio is intricately linked to the 'Corridoio Vasariano.' Remarkably, during World War II, it escaped destruction as Hitler, in a rare decision, spared this bridge, attributing its preservation to its unparalleled beauty. Learn about its historical significance and the local tales surrounding its survival, making it a must-visit landmark in Florence.
  • Considered as one of the most important sculpture museums in the world, not just Florence. Located in close proximity of the Florence Fine Art Academy, hence its name and function as a drawing laboratory for artists of any time. It houses the highest number of sculptures by Michelangelo —seven works, including the world-famous David, along with priceless masterpieces and works of art spread over two floors, and thus presenting a photograph of early-Renaissance art and its heritage.

Tour description

Marvel at the impressive cultural, historical and artistic heritage of this charming city. Start your experience in the religious center of the city where you'll admire the Duomo and its impressive Dome, which was designed by Brunelleschi, and the Baptistery of Saint John, one of the oldest buildings in Florence. From the religious center we will walk to the political center, and enjoy a pleasant stroll through Piazza della Signoria, surrounded by its ancient buildings and the Loggia dei Lanzi. In this open air museum we will see original masterpieces by Giambologna and Cellini. From there, you'll cross the famous Ponte Vecchio, the medieval bridge on the Arno River, we will end this tour in the prestigious Accademia Gallery, where, at your own pace, we will explore stunning artwork, including Michelangelo's David.

Useful information

  • Not available on Mondays
  • The Museum does not have a cloakroom, therefore visitors with large bags and backpacks, helmets, etc. will not be allowed to enter. Access is allowed for bottles of water not exceeding 0.5 liters.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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