A CLOSE-UP: EXPERIENCE THE UFFIZI AND ACCADEMIA GUIDED TOUR
One can’t say to have seen Florence if doesn’t go to the these two incredible museums. Taking a private tour of Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery you’ll get to know everything about Renaissance art and its protagonists. Don’t waist time strolling aimless through these big museums, but hire a specialist to help you to take the most advantage from your time and make your experience fulfilling and satisfying. In the Uffizi Gallery you’ll see the world famous painting of Botticelli’s Venus, the celebrated Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, Raphael’s portrait of the Medici popes, the celebrated Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci. Take a selfie with Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery is a must! You’ll be utterly gobsmacked by the perfection of this sculpture, which is actually not only a piece of marble, but it’s so anatomically impeccable that looks almost human.
PRIVATE TOUR OF UFFIZI GALLERY
In 1560 Grand Duke Cosimo I de’Medici commissioned the architect Giorgio Vasari to design a magnificent building to house the administrative offices of Florence and represent a modern bureaucracy. Soon the Uffizi were chosen to house the Medici collections and in the 17th century it was already possible to visit the gallery with a special permit issued by the Grand Duke. With the Uffizi Gallery guided tour, we will see all the famous works we studied at school and have always known by name: the Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano, the Primavera by Botticelli, the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, the Annunciation by Leonardo, the Venus of Urbino by Titian, and many many more. Thanks to these beautiful masterpieces, we will travel back in time and learn about the lifestyles of Renaissance Florence: fashion, anecdotes, the artists’ love affairs and the patronage of the Medici. Make it come alive with the help of your private guide of Florence!
PRIVATE TOUR OF ACCADEMIA GALLERY
With the visit of Accademia Gallery we will marvel at Michelangelo’s sculptures. The most famous is David, sculpted by the Maestro when he was just 26 years old. The perfection of the human body, the carved veins and muscles, the threatening eyes, the force and the intensity of his gesture, here we see that David is not just a piece of marble! We will also see Michelangelo’s so-called Prisoners, unfinished, still entrapped in their marble prison, waiting to be set free. With the Accademia Gallery guided tour we will also see the Musical Instruments Museum, housing three Stradivari instruments, and also the plaster casts museum, because the Gallery was founded to be the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, where the students learnt from their teachers how to model a plaster cast before carving the marble.
How long? From 3 to 5 hours
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