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                                                    Tour Florence

Do you want to know the most important monuments of Florence’s historic center and discover the secrets of the houses works within the halls of the oldest in Europe Galleria? Choose our Tours Florence from Rome will be accompanied by a professional guide in English, you can admire the most famous monuments of the city of Florence, like the Duomo,

the Baptistry and Ponte Vecchio, then visit the famous Uffizi Gallery with famous paintings that bring signing artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. Meeting with the private guide in Piazza del Duomo, unique for its beauty and grandeur of the decor with red marble, white and dark green. And  here

that is the city most important religious complex comprising the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its huge dome by Brunelleschi, the pride of the Florentine Renaissance times. Can not leave Florence without having touched the nose of the bronze boar called by the Florentines “the little pig.”

The statue is a fountain, and is considered the mascot of Florence as an ancient tradition tells us that caress the nose of this statue brings luck. It is located next to the beautiful Renaissance Loggia, once a meeting place for the rich fabrics merchants who used it to quench their thirst. After the destruction of 1944 during World War II and several

floods, the Old Bridge is one of the most famous bridges the world and the oldest in the city. You will be captivated showcases the picturesque goldsmiths’ workshops, and evening close their wooden doors like treasure chests. The tour will continue with a visit to one of the most charming places of the city since ancient times served as a backdrop

to the Florentine public events. The square is a veritable open-air museum, thanks to the facades of its old buildings among which emerges the fourteenth-century civil building that even today is the municipality of the city and Renaissance statues that adorn both sides of the square. Among these stand out the Rape of the Sabine Women by

Giambologna, the Perseus of Benvenuto Cellini and the most photographed by tourists, the replica of Michelangelo’s David, which replaced the original in 1873, now preserved and admired in the Accademy’s Gallery. The visit of the museum to admire the most famous paintings of the gallery, whose history is closely linked to that of

the city and their wealthy patrons and artists, especially the three geniuses of art, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael as well Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Filippo Lippi, Bronzino, Titian and Caravaggio. Along the way you can admire from the large picture windows of the gallery a unique view of the Ponte Vecchio and the Oltrarno quarter.


Uffizi Gallery Visit

The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’ Medici so as to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, “offices”. The construction was later continued by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti and completed in 1581. The cortile (internal courtyard) is so long and

narrow, and open to the Arno at its far end through a Doric screen that articulates the space without blocking it, that architectural historians treat it as the first regularized streetscape of Europe. Vasari, a painter and architect as well, emphasised its perspective length by the matching facades’ continuous roof cornices, and unbroken cornices

between storeys and the three continuous steps on which the palace-fronts stand. The niches in the piers that alternate with columns filled with sculptures of famous artists in the 19th century.

The Uffizi Gallery brought together under one roof the administrative offices, the Tribunal and the Archivio di Stato, the state archive. The project commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany planned to display prime art works of the Medici collections on the piano nobile; the plan was carried out by his son, Grand Duke Francesco I.

He commissioned from the architect Buontalenti the design of the Tribuna degli Uffizi that collected a series of masterpieces in one

room, and was a highly influential attraction of a Grand Tour. Over the years, more sections of the palace were recruited to exhibit paintings and sculpture collected or commissioned by the Medici. According to Vasari, who was not only the architect of the Uffizi Gallery but also the author of Lives of the Artists, published in 1550 and 1568, artists such

as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo gathered at the Uffizi “for beauty, for work and for recreation.

Accademy’s Gallery Visit

Our Tour Florence continues with the visit Accademy’s Gallery.

The Gallery has housed the original David by Michelangelo since 1873. The sculpture was allegedly brought to the Accademia for reasons of conservation, although other factors were involved in its move from its previous outdoor location on Piazza della Signoria. The original intention was to create a ‘Michelangelo

museum’, with original sculptures and drawings, to celebrate the fourth centenary of the artist’s birth. Today, the gallery’s small collection of Michelangelo’s work includes his four unfinished Prisoners, intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II, and a statue of Saint Matthew, also unfinished. In 1939, these were joined by a Pietà discovered in the

Barberini chapel in Palestrina, though experts now consider its attribution to Michelangelo to be dubious. The “David” in the Accademia is the original. There is a replica in the Piazza della Signoria. Other works on display are Florentine paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, including works by Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio,

Sandro Botticelli and Andrea del Sarto; and, from the High Renaissance, Giambologna’s original plaster for the Rape of the Sabine Women. As well as a number of Florentine Gothic paintings, the gallery houses the idiosyncratic collection of Russian icons assembled by the Grand Dukes of the House of Lorraine, of which Leopoldo was one.

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Prices Tours  Florence From Rome

1-3 persons / 790,00 €
4-6 persons / 850,00 €

( Our booking System automatically adds the cost of the ticket for each person )


Main Program Tour Florence

all Included

Pickup at the Hotel
Skip the Line
Private guide for an even more personalized
Guide prepared, friendly and professional
Ticket Uffizi Gallery 16.50 € for person
Ticket Accademy Gallery 16.50 € for person
Drop off at the hotel

Start point:
Hotel in the center of Rome
Time of departure: 7:30 am
Tour Florence duration: 12 hours (approx.)


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