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Stop At: Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy
The locally qualified guide will introduce you to this museum revealing all the secrets about David, and the other masterpieces hosted in it. After that quick detour, the guide will lead you to the Hall of the Colossus to see the works of art of Giambologna’s “Rape of the Sabines”, Cassone Adimari, Domenico Ghirlandaio’s solemn “St. Stephen between St. James and St. Peter”, then onto the main Hall of the Prisoners to learn more about the unfinished statues by Michelangelo “Slaves”, and the friendship and mutual influence with artist like Fra’ Bartolomeo, Pontormo, Granacci, etc..
Later, the guide will spend time at The Tribune, sharing all the information of the world-famous statue of Michelangelo “David's Statue” and the Tribune Left Wing "Allori’s Coronation of the Virgin Mary".
Finally, the guide will also introduce you to the Gipsoteca Bartolini the plaster casts of the Reclining Venus, Arnolfo, Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Monaco, Documentation center on the first floor.
The tour takes about an hour, the perfect amount to see the highlights inside the museum without feeling overwhelmed.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Della Repubblica, Florence Italy
Later in the afternoon, you'll meet the guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe (See below in the Meeting Point) to start the walking tour. After meeting up with the guide, you will receive an insight into the history of this Renaissance city and how this incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the rest of Europe. The guide will start with Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence that marks the center of the City. After a little talk of history and the changes of the Piazza Republica since its origin, you will walk straight to the Piazza Della Duomo, ashowstopper of Filippo Brunelleschi, Giotto, Arnolfo and Francesco Talenti.
Whilst passing the Duomo Square, the guide will lead you straight through the old buildings and some of the historical landmarks of Florence to Palazzo Vecchio, where the David’s’ sculpture (the original is in the Galleria dell'Accademia) by Michelangelo's placed outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of the Republic's defiance of the tyrannical Medici.
Afterward, as you walk past the Palazzo Vecchio, the guide will talk you through the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums of the world, before you reach the most famous old bridge of Florence known as Ponte Vecchio.
Your next stop is at Palazzo Pitti, the enormous palace of Florence's largest architectural monuments of Filippo Brunelleschi and the former household of the Pitti Family, and later of the Medici's. Walking through the narrow roads of this ancient city with lots of hidden treasures, the guide will answer all the curious secrets of the city and you will explore many more interesting points of attraction to help you get the best out of your stay in this city.
Finally, your guide will talk you through the artists, architects, thinkers and political figures who led to the Renaissance, before your last stop to La Strega Nocciola for a delicious gelato offered to you by Star Florence.
Duration: 2 hours