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Florence City Tour: Renaissance and Medieval Visit, Accademia, Uffizi & Lunch

5 Reviews

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries with a professional guide in small groups
  • Monolingual Guided Tour through Forence city center and its Museums
  • Gaze upon Michelangelo's iconic masterpieces including the Statue of the David
  • Admire the iconic "Birth of Venus" by Botticelli and his stunning "Primavera"
  • Appreciate absolute masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and other Reinassance artists
  • Thanks to the professional Guide at your side immerse yourself in the culture and history of Florence
  • Discover the historic center, its Monuments and Palaces, famous all over the world
  • Enjoy a Typical Tuscan Lunch in the heart of Florence
From: € 141.00
Duration: 4h30 approx + Lunch time
Start Time: 9.00am
Season: All the year round
Meeting Point / Terminal: at Accademia Gallery, in front of the entrance reserved to booking holders View meeting point with Google Maps - Accademia Gallery

The tour will start in the old city center with the Guided Visit of Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned works, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. The young Michelangelo carved the David from a huge block of rough marble in three years, creating an imposing sculpture of absolute beauty, an icon of the renaissance model.

Then you will proceed with a walking Tour which will include the outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery with its bronze doors as the famous Porta del Paradiso and the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. Then you reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck!
Going on, you can admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops. Your lovely blast from the past will end in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvellous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence that you will be able to admire in all its magnificence.

Typical Lunch in a Restaurant located in Florence old town

In the afternoon enjoy your guided visit of Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others. Among the precious exhibition halls of the Gallery, the most renowned one contains the refined works by Botticelli, amongst which the absolute masterpieces: "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus". The latter painting, the icon of the museum, represents the allegory of the birth of the goddess emerging from the sea foam and symbolizes the ideal of beauty as an expression of purity and spiritual quality, typical of the Renaissance Neoplatonic aesthetics. Once the guided tour is over, it is possible to stay in the museum.

Please note that the order of the visits may change

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Local Professional Guide at your side: Accademia, Florence historic center & Uffizi Guided Visits - monolingual Tour
  • Accademia Museum Visit in small group 
  • Uffizi Museum Visit in small group 
  • Accademia and Uffizi Galleries Skip-the-line Entrance Tickets 
  • Earphones inside the Museums
  • Typical Lunch in a Restaurant located in Florence old town, drinks to be paid on the spot
  • Lunch not included Age 0-5 – to be paid on the spot

4.6 5 Reviews

Must do Tour!
Sheldon Parrish, 02/2020
"Our Tour Guides were both terrific! We selected the option which also included a Tuscan Lunch which was delicious. If you look for a comprehensive tour to visit the most important places in Florence choose this tour, you will not be disappointed!"
Immersion in Florence and culture
Gary Thewlis, 04/2018
This was a wonderful way to get an indepth visit to Florence on a short stay. Going with this tour took the guess work out deciding what were the most important places to visit or wasting time in figuring out how to get to them. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, particularly about art history, which was very important upon visiting the Academia and Ufizzi museums. A long and fulfilling day!
Wonderful one day tour
Sandra Reynolds, 06/2019
A one day visit was made wonderful by the organisation, information and friendly approach of the tour . There is no better way of getting the most out of a day in Florence. The guides were very efficient and knowledgeable. The time saved at the gallery and museum was essential. The city is quite imposing and this takes all the hassle away. Thank you very much.
Lovely day in Florence
Mark Taylor, 10/2017
Perfect tour to discover the highlights of Florence. Me and my wife spent a lovely day and enjoyed every stop of the visit! Lunch was great too!
Learnt a lot!
David Lee, 07/2020
Great experience in the heart of Florence, I learnt a lot about this beautiful city and Renaissance. A nice way to understand better the story of this wonderful place and have a good Tuscan lunch in great company
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