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.
Should you wish, after the tour, you'll meet a guide who will lead you through Florence's Old Town for a traditional Italian lunch.
02 May - 31 Oct: Daily except MondayDuration
4-5 hours approx. (See please note for detailed breakdown)Start time
Start time: 8:45am
Duration: 4-5 hours approx. (See please note for detailed breakdown)
You need to meet the guides at the following times / place:
Uffizi Gallery Museum, Door no. 1 (ticket holders entrance) at 8:45am
Accademia Gallery Museum, ticket holders entrance at 11:15am
Those choosing the Lunch option need to meet the guide outside the Accademia at 12:45pm to walk to the restaurant.
Accademia Gallery or Restaurant, depending on the option chosen.
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.
A Lunch option is offered with this tour package; at 12:45 PM, an assistant will meet you outside of the Accademia Gallery to take you to Florence's old town, where you will have a traditional Tuscan lunch. Children's menus are available.
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. Those choosing the option without lunch may stay as long as they wish at the Accademia, those having lunch will need to leave the Accademia after 1 hour 30 minutes to meet the guide to walk to the restaurant.
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