Conceptio in Itinere

Walking City Tour; Monumental Florence

Florence, cradle of the Renaissance art
length 3hrs approx Available: everyday am/pm

Florentine art collections

Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Fine Arts Museum
length 3 hours approx Available: everyday am/pm  except on Monday

Historical LIBRARIES & special COLLECTIONS

For art and literature lovers who wish to discover precious collections

Available:  Mon. – Fri. (except in August) only morning

 

 

Visit to the most famous libraries of Florence. Specially suitable for the art and literature lovers who wish to discover precious collections inside special venues such as the Laurentian Library built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica of St Lorenzo, under the patronage of the Medici Pope Clement VII. The Library was built to emphasize that Medici Family were no longer mere merchants but members of intelligent and ecclesiastical society. Laurentian Library is worldwide famous both for its specific nature of the library’s holdings (more than 15.000 manuscripts and early printed books) and for the character of its building, which was planned and partially realized by Michelangelo.  Amongst the treasures of the Laurenziana are listed some of the most ancient and unique manuscripts containing Tacitus, Pliny, Sophocles and Quintillian, the codex of Vergil and the oldest extant copy of Justinian’s Corpus Iuris, copied just after its promulgation.

Marucellian Library, ideated  by Abbott Francesco Marucelli, was born thanks to the donation of his personal collection. At the moment of his death Marucelli left, by testament, his rich book and manuscripts collection together with a capital for the construction of a dedicated building, with the aim to facilitate the instruction of the young humbles of the city. The Library was opened to the public for the first time on 18 September 1752 becoming the first public library of general knowledge, as says the façade inscription “Marucellian Library for public usage, especially for humbles.”

As last step of our visit we will enter Galileo’s world, visiting Galileo Museum housing two of his telescopes and orbiting around his personality, but also partially around Medici and Asburgo Lorena families with an interesting collection of scientific tools.

 

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Tour includes: English speaking Guide at disposal for the duration of the visit, entrance fees to the libraries and museums. Hear-phones included with more than 30 participants.