Florence highlights with the Accademia and Uffizi galleries
This tour is particularly interesting for first timers who have a keen interest in Renaissance art or for returning visitors who want to have a more in-depth experience of Florentine masterpieces.
We will visit the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses the largest number of sculptures by Michelangelo, including the world famous “David” and “I Prigioni” or “Slaves” his beautiful unfinished sculptures made for Julius II tomb in Rome.
From there, we go on to the religious center to see the Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its crowning glory Brunelleschi’s dome, Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni all from the outside.
Continuing through the medieval and less crowded section of the city, we reach Piazza della Signoria which is dominated by the imposing Palazzo della Signoria. Here we find some of Italy’s finest Renaissance sculptures: The Perseus , the Rape of the Sabine, the Neptune fountain and the equestrian statue of Cosimo I Medici. This famous square is like an open air Florentine museum.
Lunch break in a local trattoria. Leave some room as after lunch we would like to treat you to our favorite ice cream!
A short walk away is the Ponte Vecchio, with its quaint jewelry shops, followed by a visit to Italy’s most important painting collection, the Galleria degli Uffizi, with works of art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Caravaggio amongst many others.
What is included:
Private walking tour with Chiara or Adri
Accademia and Uffizi galleries with priority line tickets reserved by us
Priority line tickets to be paid directly to the Accademia and Uffizi galleries
Please note that we will not be entering the Duomo
Anything not specified in the above itinerary
Your hotel in central Florence or other location if you are transferring from out of Florence
Please contact us. Our tours are personalized and rates vary according to number of participants
Discounted rates for families
10% discount for multiple bookings
This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes!
The Uffizi Gallery visit will be approximately 1,5-2 hours
All of our tours are private and customized so we can be flexible regarding meeting point as long as centrally located, and timed according to season and type of tour.