Enjoy the best of Florence historic centre and our world known Museums
Starting from the world known Uffizi Gallery in the early morning, you will be able to admire the highlights of Florence’s old town along with the must-see art masterpieces of all time held in the greatest Museums of the city.
You can't leave Florence without visiting one Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others. Among the precious exhibition halls of the Gallery, the most renowned one contains the refined works by Botticelli, amongst which the absolute masterpieces: "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus". The latter painting, the icon of the museum, represents the allegory of the birth of the goddess emerging from the sea foam and symbolizes the ideal of beauty as an expression of purity and spiritual quality, typical of the Renaissance Neoplatonic aesthetics.
Then you will proceed with your guide in the heart of the historic centre: you can admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops. Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvellous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence that you will be able to admire in all its magnificence. Then we reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! The walk continues along lively Via Calzaioli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. The visit continues with the amazing complex of monuments that characterise the religious centre of Florence: the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni with the Porta del Paradiso (Gates of Paradise) and the elegant Giotto bell tower, the loveliest in all of Italy.
Finally we arrive at the Accademia Gallery for a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned work, the “David”, and other important works of art such as ''I Prigioni'' and ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. The young Michelangelo carved the David from a huge block of rough marble in three years, creating an imposing sculpture of absolute beauty, an icon of the renaissance model. He depicted a magnificent nude young man at the height of his physical vigor, whose intense expression of strength and courage, which originated from an absolute faith in God, roses as a symbol of power and invincibility of the Florentine Republic at the time of its maximum splendor.
Caf Tour Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point, English speaking Guide, Accademia and Uffizi Galleries entrance fees with booking, earphones for a minimum of 7 people at the Museums, Uffizi Gallery Guided Visit: small group tour, max 14 pax each Professional Guide. Accademia Gallery Guided Visit: small group tour, max 20 pax.
Florence Wonders Walking Tour with Uffizi and Accademia w/Lunch included (CAF2HM3M4L)
Upgrade your experience with a delicious Tuscan Lunch with Drinks in a historic Restaurant in the old townIncludes
Florence Wonders Walking Tour with Uffizi Gallery morning Visit (CAF2HM3)
Discover the touching beauty of Venus by Botticelli and the not-to-be-missed monuments in the heart of Florence (Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio) led by a passionate and professional GuideIncludes