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Michelangelo Square, Florence city tour by minivan and walk, Accademia & Uffizi

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From € 147.00
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the chance to enjoy a panoramic Tour by minivan starting from the very heart of Florence city center!
  • Admire the breathtaking view from Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world
  • Explore the Accademia  and Uffizi Galleries with a professional guide in small groups
  • Guided Tour through Forence city center and its Museums
  • Gaze upon Michelangelo's iconic masterpieces including the Statue of the David
  • Admire the iconic "Birth of Venus" by Botticelli and his stunning "Primavera"
  • Appreciate absolute masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and other Reinassance artists
  • Thanks to the professional Guide at your side immerse yourself in the culture and history of Florence
  • Discover the historic center, its Monuments and Palaces, famous all over the world
  • Choose our lunch option to increase your experience, enjoying a Typical Tuscan Lunch in the heart of Florence
From: € 147.00
Duration: 6h approx
Start Time: 8:15 am
Season: All the year round
Meeting Point / Terminal: Caf Tour & Travel Store & Welcome Point - via dei Tavolini, 15/r - 50122 Firenze View meeting point with Google Maps - Caf Tour & Travel Agency

Start your Tour from the very heart of Florence, aboard of a comfortable luxury minivan.
Your English-speaking driver will lead you along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. This view will leave you breathless and will allow you to embrace the entire city from its most famous hilltop.
The tour will proceed through the old city center with the Guided Visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned works, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''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.

Then you will proceed with a walking Tour which will include the outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery with its bronze doors as the famous Porta del Paradiso and the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaiuoli 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. Then you 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!

Going on you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and political center of the city. In this “open-air museum”, you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Perseus by Cellini and the Rape of the Sabines by Giambologna. Dominating the square is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with Arnolfo's crenellated tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence that you can admire in all its magnificence. Then, by following from the outside the spectacular elevated path of the Vasari Corridor you will arrive at the romantic Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewellery shops.

In the afternoon enjoy your guided visit of 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. The guided Tour ends at the Uffizi Terrace where you can enjoy an amazing and exclusive view of the city’s most important monuments. Once the guided tour is over, it is possible to stay in the museum.

Please note that the order of the visits may change

  • Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Panoramic Tour with English speaking driver, by luxury air-conditioned minivan with WIFI on board
  • Local Professional Guide at your side: Accademia, Florence historic center & Uffizi Guided Visits - monolingual Tour
  • Accademia Museum Visit in small group
  • Uffizi Museum Visit in small group
  • Accademia and Uffizi Galleries Skip-the-line Entrance Tickets 
  • Earphones inside the Museums
  • If option selected: Typical Lunch in a Restaurant located in Florence old town - drinks to be paid on the spot
  • If option selected: Age 0-6 Lunch not included – to be paid on the spot

Until further notice, participants must wear an FFP2 mask

4.7 6 Reviews

The perfect tour for thirsty for knowledge ones
Megan McCartney, 01/2020
"A full immersion in art, culture and history. We have really enjoyed the all day with our charming guides. We had the opportunity to visit the most famous museums in Florence and to know a lot about this wonderful city. We also visited Michelangelo's Square, that really made our day. Thank you!"
Special day
Rupert Felton, 10/2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour around Florence. Our guide was incredible. He was so passionate about the history of Florence and especially Michaelangelo. He brought his stories to life! We would highly recommend this tour and this guide.
A day full of art
Hank Winnick, 12/2019
Our morning guide had the ability to take us through all the twists & turns of Florentine history & characters with great knowledge, partnered with a flair for acting & a wonderful sense of humour. Time flew, and despite the freezing weather, the morning tour was over. Everything promised was delivered, despite the Accademia being very full. Our afternoon guide although different, also managed to pass on his great love & knowledge of art to us. It is not an easy thing to take so many people through the crowded Uffizi & still be entertaining. He did a great job. All in all I was very pleased with this tour. It is a long day so I wouldn't recommend you do this tour with young children or if you don't enjoy art/history.
Gross!
Axel Reinke, 10/2019
Die Sightseeing - Tour war von wirklich kompetenten spannenden, gut informierten Guides geleitet, am Morgen wie am Nachmittag. Kann ich sehr empfehlen.
Best way to discover Florence
Will King, 05/2019
It was our first time in Florence, and this tour helped us to visit the highlights of this amazing city! The galleries are enchanting, and the view from Piazzale Michelangelo unique. Took a bunch of pictures we will never forget!
Wonderful visit
Martha Scott, 07/2018
The easiest way to visit all Florence when short in time! Our guides were very funny and prepared, we spent a wonderful day!
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