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The Life and Times of Michelangelo - Private Florence Tour

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Key Highlights

  • See sculptures of Bacchus and Madonna and Child at the Bargello sculpture museum
  • Study the famous statue of David at the Accademia Gallery
  • Enjoy in-depth discussions with your expert guide about Michelangelo’s famous works
  • Reservations are made at the Galleria Accademia to avoid having to wait in line
  • The private tour allows for maximum interaction with your guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    1000h (10:00am), 1400h (2:00pm) and 1500h (3:00pm)
    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Florence. (Please mention your hotel and its address at the time of booking. Alternatively, contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour and give him these details. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Florence).

    Ending Point

    The tour ends inside the Accademia Gallery

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Michelangelo is probably the most renowned artist of the renaissance movement. Fittingly Florence, where the movement started, is home to many of his finest works. This tour reveals the genius of Michelangelo by tracing his time in Florence and his Renaissance works during this period.

    Get an insight into the life and times of the great Renaissance artist, his temperamental personality and the rivalries that existed between Michelangelo and other great artists of the Renaissance movement. Your private guide will offer you an in depth explanation of the great works by Michelangelo that you will see on this tour.

    Itinerary

    This is a private tour and the guide will meet you at your hotel for a tour of Florence with a focus on the life and works of Michelangelo. You will be studying and admiring the masterpieces of Michelangelo, the most renowned painter, architect and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance.

    Walk to the Bargello sculpture museum, where your private guide will walk you around the works by the great master. See the statue of Bacchus, created when Michelangelo was only 21 years old and the beautiful marble Madonna and Child. Follow the career of Michelangelo and learn about his life and works as you are introduced to some of his greatest works.

    Following the Bargello, continue on foot to the Accademia gallery. After enjoying an in-depth discussion of David, your guide will take you to admire "Michelangelo’s Slaves". A series of breathtaking sculptures commissioned by Pope Julius II for his own personal tomb in Rome.

    The tour finishes inside the Accademia Gallery and you are free to stay and browse the works at your leisure.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Guide available in English, German, French languages (Spanish & Italian languages on request)
    • Reservations to enter to see Michelangelo's David without having to stand in line.

    Exclusions

    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it.

    In case of cancellation or amendment to the booking made, reservation fees for Accademia (15Euro p.p.) are not refundable

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • WOW!

      I never thought that something could be so very well organized. Thank you for a wonderful experience...

      Thomas Giesick