Florence was the epicentre of the Italian Renaissance. The Black Death and the crises of the Church fostered a new era of philosophical and moral thinking. Many values that were prevalent in Medieval Europe were torn down by the dawn of a humanist culture that was inspired by the works of Boccaccio and Petrarch.
The Accademia, founded by Pietro Leopoldo in 1784, is one of the elite art museums in Florence. Michelangelo’s famous sculpture, David, is one of the main exhibits in the gallery. Many invaluable works of art from the 14th to the 18th century are displayed here. The Uffizi Gallery is the other highlight of this tour. It attracts a massive portion of the tourists who visit the country and remains one of the most important museums in the region. The gallery recently underwent a massive renovation project. It can now accommodate double the original volume of visitors.
Il Duomo di Firenze is another magnificent aspect of Florence. The dome was completed in 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi. There is much to see and do in the city of Florence, and this tour does its best to give you the most comprehensive experience you can have in a single day.
Your tour will begin at the Accademia Gallery. With your skip-the-line access that comes bundled with your ticket, you will get an opportunity to marvel at all the amazing masterpieces inside the gallery almost instantly after you reach the place. Your guide will help you understand the essence of artworks like Michelangelo’s David.
Once you have finished exploring the Accademia Gallery, you will head to the legendary Florence Cathedral. Brunelleschi’s red dome is a breathtaking sight that is visible from almost anywhere in Florence.
Take the opportunity to see the Duomo Square, where the magnificent Florence Cathedral is, known locally as Il Duomo, for the stunning dome that crowns it. This incredible feat of engineering required a whole new process for its construction, which your guide will describe as you view it from the outside. The entrance to the Duomo is free and you can visit independently if you wish, as the guide will provide you with a full explanation of its internal and external features.
The Ponte Vecchio Bridge, leather market, and Piazza Signoria are next on the itinerary. These are all iconic locations that will keep you thirsting to see more of the city. After a short break for lunch, your guide will take you to the Uffizi Gallery. While it might seem impossible to see all the amazing works of art in a few hours, the guide will take you through a planned route that will cover many of the gallery’s most important exhibits. The masterpieces of Titian, Vasari, and Leonardo da Vinci are all housed in this museum. This tour will leave you with a deep admiration for Florence and all the great artists who contributed to its development.
Tour Duration: Guided tours of Florence and Uffizi Gallery last 3 hours and 1.5 hours respectively, with a break in between. No transfer is provided.
The trip is available at - 8:30 AM, and 1:30 PM.
Morning tour starts at 8.30 AM at San Marco square. (Meeting point details below).
Afternoon tour starts at 1.30 AM near Uffizi Gallery. (Meeting point details below).
These are not two separate tours but start at different location based on the time slot and cover all the attractions mentioned.
Wheelchair access is available.
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher instantly. You can display your voucher on your mobile device along with some valid photo ID at the meeting point.
Meeting Point for Morning Tour
Your guide will meet at San Marco square, Piazza San Marco, in front of the monument to Manfredo Fanti, right in the middle of the square.Arriving by foot: Piazza San Marco is located 100 mts from the Accademia and 500 meters from the Cathedral (the Duomo) of Santa Maria del Fiore. GPS Coordinates: 43.777639,11.258724
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Meeting Point for Afternoon Tour
Your guide will meet you near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, just at the base of a statue of Galileo Galilei (if you are facing the Arno River, it is the statue in the right corner)
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The ticket is only valid for the scheduled date and time.
On Sundays and religious festivites, Duomo will not be opened for visitors. Please note that Duomo is closed in the late afternoon, although a detailed description will be given from the outside.