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Michelangelo Tour in Florence

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MICHELANGELO TOUR IN FLORENCE: ALL ABOUT THE MAESTRO

With this Michelangelo Tour in Florence we’ll discover the genius of Michelangelo Buonarroti, who was born and lived in Florence. He mainly made sculptures in Florence, even though his name is universally bound to the frescos of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Sculptor, painter, architect and poet, he realized that the sculpture, more than any other form of art, is able to transmit a deep emotion through the matter. Michelangelo actually considered the sculpture like the art of taking off, to unveil the soul of the stone. His works are kept in three of the most important museums in the city: the Bargello National Museum, the Accademia Gallery and the Medici Chapels (New Sacristy).

MICHELANGELO TOUR IN FLORENCE: ACCADEMIA GALLERY AND BARGELLO MUSEUM

The Bargello National Museum is housed in a building erected in the 13th century. It was the seat of the Council of Justice. In 1865 it was turned into a National Museum. Today some of Michelangelo’s masterpieces are preserved here: the Bacchus, the Brutus, the David-Apollo and the Pitti Tondo. Some other awesome works are here, such as the wonderful bronze statue of David by Donatello and the one of the same subject by Verrocchio.
Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery is the emblem of Florence. Seeing the statue of David by Michelangelo is a dream that comes true. Take your time to observe the perfection of the body, with his muscles and tendons, veins and wrinkles, from every angle. Each perspective gives different emotions. The museum also houses Michelangelo’s famous and unfinished Prigioni, which were commissioned for the tomb of Giulio II and are still trapped in the unfinished marble.

THE MAGNIFICENCE OF SCULPTURE: THE MEDICI CHAPLES

We’ll round off our Florence Michelangelo Tour with the mausoleum of the Medici family, the famous Medici Chapels. They were built next to the family church of San Lorenzo. Michelangelo worked here for many years to create the New Sacristy. The master produced the monumental tombs of the Medici with allegorical figures representing the triumph of the dinasty over the passing of time. In particular, he made Night and Day on the tomb of Giuliano, Duke of Nemours and Dusk and Dawn on the tomb of Lorenzo, Duke of Urbino. These are amongst the most dramatic artworks you’ll see in your entire life.

Why you choose this Tour!

  • Because Michelangelo is not only the Sistine Chaple.
  • Because David is the most breath-taking man you'll never ever see in your life.
  • To see two less beaten museums: Bargello and Medici Chaple (since there's so much to see in Florence).
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Michelangelo Tour in Florence,Accademia Gallery

One of the most famous museums in the world, where Michelangelo's masterpiece, the David, is displayed.
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Michelangelo Tour in Florence,Bargello Museum

Here we'll see a few more works by the master and we'll compare his style with other Renaissance artists, such as Donatello, Vercocchio and Giambologna, to deeply understand the historic and artistic background.
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Michelangelo Tour in Florence,Medici Chapels

The greatest commemoration of the Medici family, glorified by Michelangelo making their tombs.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 4 hours
  • Price : €260
  • Location : Accademia Gallery, Bargello Museum, Medici Chapels

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