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

Florentine art collections

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



Walking among the exceptional architectural heritage of Florence, our guide will lead us around monuments, sculptures, and piazzas of this magnificent city, arriving at one of the most complete art collections of Italy; the Uffizi Gallery museum.

Lets plunge into the most sublime arts with the visit of the Uffizi Gallery (or Accademia, Academy of Fine Arts, if preferred) a “mecca” for art lovers, with paintings of the Florentine, Venetian and Umbrian schools, including works by Raphael, Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci. Works by many other artists such as Mantegna, Correggio, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Chardin, Pieter Paul Rubens, Francisco Goya, Caravaggio, Giorgio Vasari, Canaletto, Rembrandt, El Greco, Albrecht, Antonello da Messina among others, are also contained in this trully exceptional art gallery.

If you will decide to enter the Academy of Fine Arts, instead of Uffizi, the visit to the collections will last approx 1hour and the remaining time will be dedicated to the visit to the monumental side of the city.

In Piazza della Signoria we will admire one of the copies of the David statue, the original one by Michelangelo is preserved inside the Academy. After that, we come to the Cathedral with the famous bell-tower by Giotto and the huge cupola by Brunelleschi. The Baptistery with its bronze doors by Ghiberti and the most famous one called the Door of Paradise. Lungarno, the Arno rivers banks with the famous Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio) and its two rows of artisan shops.

 

** OPTIONAL  ENTRANCE  TO  VASARI CORRIDOR (reservation is required with large advance). The corridor was built in only 5 months by order of Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici and designed by Giorgio Vasari. The idea of an elevated and enclosed passageway was motivated by the Grand Duke’s desire to move freely between his residence and the government palace, passing by the Uffizi Gallery, when – like most monarch of that period – he felt insecure in public, especially because he had replaced the Republic of Florence. The meat market of the Old Bridge was moved to avoid its smell reaching into the passage, and replaced with goldsmith shops that still occupy the bridge.

 

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Tour includes: authorized local English speaking guide, reservation and entrance tickets at Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Fine Arts

Images: "The Spring" by Botticelli preserved at the Uffizi Gallery and David by Michelangelo.