Florence Highlights & Accademia

A walk through the historic center and Michelangelo's David

Focus

  • Art
  • Religion

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

PRIVATE TOUR

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

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:00 - 10:00 - 14:00

NOT AVAILABLE

Monday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Expert and qualified private tour guide
  • Skip the Line entrance tickets to Academy Gallery
  • Reservation fees
  • 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
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Accademia Gallery
  • The main symbol of Florence is its impressive and imposing Duomo, named Santa Maria del Fiore. Famously designed by Brunelleschi six hundred years ago, it is still the third largest in the world! The outer colours and facade strongly follow the local traditions in Florence, holding the medieval rivalry again Siena within its design. Having a guided tour lets you understand the history full facade as well as the beautiful frescoed ceiling that is waiting for you inside.
  • 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.
  • The Piazza is a central meeting point of Florence as not only is it beautifully decorated with a vast amount of statues, including "the fake David" but it is also well positioned, allowing access to Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi gallery and a clear path to the Duomo.
  • 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.
  • A medieval stone bridge that is known around the world for its beautify and uniqueness Locals still work and operate on the unique bridge still to this day and is part of the mysterious "Corridoio Vasariano" - The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) was the only bridge spared by Hitler's strict orders while retreating from his opposition during World War 2. Locals say his decision was to save its beauty, as many building were destroyed either end of the bridge to block the enemy passing.
  • 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.

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Not available on Mondays

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