Don’t you want to get into museums or churches? Experience Florence like a local with a local. Piazza, Palazzo, and Mercato all put together.
A journey of discovery that few tourists ever get to experience.…
Duration: 3 Hours
This tour runs everyday, except Mondays
Essential tour in Florence that covers two of the major galleries that contain art: The Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia. We’d recommend that you do this Florence art tour after you discover the city with our Spirit of Florence tour. People will think you’re mad not seeing THE David in Florence. So, make time for it.
Art lovers, history fans, and those who want to learn more about the wonderful Renaissance treasures of Florence definitely want to join this Accademia and Uffizi walking tour. Our knowledgeable art expert and local guide introduces you to the unsurpassed talents of Renaissance geniuses such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael as you visit the two main art museums in this “Birthplace of the Renaissance.”
Whether you are an interested novice or a lifelong art lover, you will learn so many facts and art trivia as you enjoy this three-hour escorted tour through the magnificent galleries that were designed to display the private art treasuries of the Medici family. We cut through the queues with our coveted skip-the-lines priority access and then guide you to the main highlights of each museum, which you will not want to miss.
Learn why the world’s most famous statue, David, was created by Michelangelo, and what the 17-foot tall statue symbolizes. Hear about the replacement in 1910, find out where two other David replicas are sited and pose briefly for a selfie in this art mecca!
Our art walking tour of Florence visits the Galleria dell’Accademia where you will learn about the 16th-century art school in this Academy of Fine Arts. Hear about the purpose of the museum which now houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. Understand something of the influence and legacy of the ruling Medici family, and learn how this collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence by Anna Maria Lodovica, the last of the Medici.
Our Florence Accademia Uffizi walking tour takes you to many of the main artworks of the Accademia. These include Michelangelo’s Quattro Prigionieri (Four Prisoners), created to adorn the tomb of Pope Julius II, and Botticelli’s magnificent Madonna del Mare along with other handpicked pieces that you may otherwise have overlooked.
No art tour of Florence would be complete without including the Uffizi, one of the largest art museums in the world. It boasts an unrivaled collection of Italian Renaissance artworks and international masterpieces. Learn the significance of the word Uffizi and admire the former palace that houses this priceless collection of galleries covering over 13,000m².
Your experienced Florence guide will pick out some of the main artworks to see, such as the gilded Annunciation by Simone Martini, the Adoration of the Magi by Fabriano and perhaps the Birth of Venus by Botticelli.
Hear about Michelangelo’s first painting and why it broke with religious convention, be inspired by the sensuous paintings by Titian and appreciate Giotto’s extraordinary grasp of spacial depth and substance in an altarpiece that was far ahead of its time. Rubens, Van Dyck and Caravaggio are just some of the best-known names featured in this vast horseshoe-shaped gallery.
Our Florence Accademia Uffizi tour includes information about the architecture of the gallery, which is housed in two neighboring palazzos lining a narrow courtyard and enjoying superb views of the River Arno.