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Independent Accademia and Uffizi Galleries with Audioguide – Skip the Line

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun

  • Duration

    4-5 hours approx. (See please note for detailed breakdown)

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Meeting Point
    You need to meet the guides at the following place:
    Uffizi Gallery Museum, Door no. 1 (ticket holders entrance) 
    Accademia Gallery Museum, ticket holders entrance 

  • Ending Point

    depending on the option chosen.

Key Highlights

  • Visit two of Italy’s finest art museums in one morning
  • Explore at your own pace with an excellent audio guide to bring the art works to life

Overview

This fantastic combo tour is the perfect way to see the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, two of Italy - and perhaps the world's - most famous art galleries!

On this tour you'll explore works by famous Italian artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. Your audioguide ensures a tour tailored to your interests, allowing you to linger at some pieces of art and skip others as you please.



Itinerary

  • This tour takes you to two of Italy - and perhaps the world's - most famous art galleries. On the day of the tour, you'll enter door number 1 of the Uffizi Gallery and pick up your audioguide to begin your journey through some of the world's most famous works of art. The Uffizi Gallery contains works of art by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raffaelo. Though it contains works from all eras, the majority of the Uffizi Gallery's artwork dates back between the 12th and 17th centuries. Your audioguide will discuss the history of the Gallery, and take you to see works such as: The Birth of Venus: Painted in the late 1400's by Botticelli, The Birth of Venus depicts the Roman goddess rising from the sea. One of Botticelli's most famous works, The Birth of Venus has become one of the most heavily referenced and most iconic pieces of Italian art. Adoration of the Magi: A popular theme for paintings, this version of Adoration of the Magi is by Fabriano, and is considered one of his finest works. The Uffizi Gallery also houses young Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of the same scene. Annunciation: Once again drawing on Biblical themes, this painting by da Vinci depicts the angel Gabriel telling Mary that she would bear the Son of God. This particular scene was also popular among other Renaissance artists. Doni Tundo: Sometimes called The Holy Family, Doni Tundo is the only surviving finished panel painting by Michelangelo in his older years. Painted in the early 1500's, Doni Tundo depicts Mary, Jesus, and Joseph soon after Jesus' birth. Your tour of the Uffizi Gallery will end at the Uffizi Terrace, which offers you a beautiful view of some of Florence's most important monuments. From here, you'll move to the Accademia Gallery, which holds many of the works of Michelangelo. You'll see some of his most famous works, as well as works by other famous artists, such as: David: One of the most famous sculptures in the world, Michelangelo's David stands 15.7 metres (17 feet) tall. This marble statue used to sit in one of Florence's public squares, before it was moved into the gallery in the late 1800's to protect it from the weather. Slaves: Originally meant to be part of Pope Julius' tomb, these unfinished sculptures are four of six figures. Called Awakening Slave, Young Slave, Atlas Slave, and Bearded Slave, the sculptures are all unfinished in various degrees, some missing a head or an arm, some just torsos and legs straining to break free from the rock. Madonna of the Sea: This panel painting by Botticelli is one of many of his depictions of the Madonna. It was painted in the late 1400's, and is thought to be part of a triptych, or series of three paintings, of the Madonna.

Inclusions

  • Audioguide for Uffizi Gallery (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian)
  • Audioguide for Accademia Gallery (English, Spanish, French, German and Italian)
  • Entrance fees with booking for Uffizi and Accademia Galleries (guaranteed admission and skip the general entry line) 

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off

Please note

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early. Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the details.

Due to security reasons, the Accademia Gallery authorities have set certain access rules for visitors to be followed.

-Drinking is not permitted inside the exhibition. However, you are allowed to carry water bottles not exceeding 0.5 litres. All kinds of bottled or canned beverages will be confiscated by the concerned authorities.

Please confirm your desired audioguide language (English, Spanish, French, German and Italian) at the time of booking under "special request".

Audioguide not available for children under the age of 6.

During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays, mainly due to security reasons for which the access to the museum is regulated according to the number of people inside it. Based on the above reasons any possible delay cannot be attributable to the tour operator.

To collect the audioguide inside the museum you have to show an original copy of your Identity Card or Passport; they will keep your ID document until the end of the visit when you will return the audio guide.

If you lose or don’t return the audio guide, you be required to pay a penalty of € 250 per unit.

You will have around 2 hours at the Uffizi Museum. 

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. 

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