Slipp køen: Renessansefottur med liten gruppe i Firenze med Accademia-galleriet
While the Ponte Vecchio – Florence’s famous bridge – wasn’t built during the Renaissance era, the Vasari Corridor, which runs inside it, was created in the mid-16th century. Hear how the corridor acted as a secret walkway through the town for the Grand Duke Cosimo I, and of the powerful Medici family who decorated its walls with expensive artwork.
Continue to Piazza della Signoria, the old neighborhood of Dante Alighieri, and admire fine examples of Renaissance architecture and statues like the Statue of Giotto outside the Uffizi Gallery. Walk around the outside of Florence Duomo and gaze at Brunelleschi’s Dome – an icon of the city – as well as landmarks like Giotto’s Bell Tower and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry.
After exploring Florence’s historical center, visit the Accademia Gallery. Skip past the long wait lines with your fast-track entrance ticket, and step inside to learn about the important pieces of artwork within the gallery’s walls.
Works by the Renaissance artist Michelangelo take center stage at the museum, and so your guide’s commentary focuses on his masterpieces. Pass Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures – San Matteo and Prigioni – and then gasp in wonder at the gallery’s undeniable centerpiece: David. Learn how the larger-than-life-sized sculpture was created using local Carrera marble, and marvel at the attention to detail that Michelangelo put into his creation.
Your tour finishes inside the Accademia Gallery after viewing David, but you can stay inside the museum to explore independently, if you wish. Rooms containing works by other Renaissance artists, like Sandro Botticelli and Andrea Orcagna, are well worth a visit.
- Accademia Gallery entrance fee
- Professional guide
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
First of all, the Tour Guide did not arrive 15 minutes before the pre-arranged time. Despite the rain, Catherina tried to manage the tour. She was thorough and knowledgeable with the places of visit. When we arrived at the Accademia Gallery, she gave us the entrance tickets prior to the security checks. And because of the crowd and rain, the security officers had to rush the screening and I dropped my ticket. Naturally, I had to pay for another ticket, which was uncalled for. To my horror, Caherina mentioned that such things did happen in the past and she should have issued the tickets post security screening. Question is - why this was not carried out?
This was one of the best tours in our 3 weeks in Italy. The guide was entertaining, a wealth of knowlege and very passionate about her subject. The walk was not too strenuous even for the older members of the group and there was plenty of time to take photographs of the breathtaking views and artworks. In the Accademia Gallery our guide helped us to appreciate the mastery of Michelangelo and pointed out details that really made us appreciate each of his art works. The background detail on the statue of David and the insider information were incredible. You will be missing out if you miss this tour.
Excellent guide in Antonella. Very friendly and had lots of interesting anecdotes to share. You can clearly see that she loves the city and showing people around. A little surprised to see that there was a line for the skip the line visit to the Accademia Gallery but the wait wasn't very long. Really enjoyed this short informative insight into the city.
I like how the tour took us around and how our guide Antoinella was so passionate and telling us stories of how Florence like was in the past till how it became the Florence of today. It really helped us to appreciate the City of Florence even more when we are here.
Great tour - so informative and entertaining too. The fact that it was a small group only 8 people made it a lot easier to get around the city and a much more personal experience as well. Would definitely recommend this to all first-time visitors to Florence. Even the torrential downpour half-way through didn't dampen our enthusiasm and enjoyment!
A wonderful way to hear about the history and visit highlights of this beautiful Rennissance city. Guide was knowledgeable and excited to share her city.