Led by a professional private guide, you will start the tour admiring the outstanding Medici collection of ancient sculptures kept inside the Uffizi Gallery. Among them you can discover, in the Tribune, the beautiful Roman “Venus pudica”, inspiration for the Renaissance painter Botticelli for his masterpiece “The Birth of Venus” and “The Laocoon” by Baccio Bandinelli, a copy of the original one discovered in Rome and admired by Michelangelo for his Doni tondo.
Left the Uffizi, you will enjoy a pleasant walk, touching hidden locations where to learn secrets regarding the archeological history of Florence, from its Etruscan-Roman foundation, as the Roman theatre under Palazzo Vecchio and the hidden traces of the first Roman circle of walls in Via del Proconsolo.
You will reach then the Archeological Museum, the oldest National Archeological Museum of Italy, where to discover unique masterpieces which were part of the Medici Family collection, as the Roman “Idolino” and the Etruscan “Chimera”, together with other stunning works of art as the Vaso Francois, a marvelous example of a large Attic volute krater decorated in the black-figure style.
Before to leave, you will also have the chance to walk through the wonderful Monumental Garden of the museum(*), a green oasis of peace in the heart of the city center, where are kept the reconstructions of Etruscan tombs.
(*) when accessible
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