Private history tour about Michelangelo in Florence
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Half-day Michelangelo History Tour

Walk through the life of the artist in Florence

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Norie | about the guide

On this exclusive half day tour you will follow your guide throught the narrow streets of Florence towards places and monuments hosting Michelangelo's main artworks. On your way, discover the city's breathtaking beauty with its Renaissance architecture. You will start in the Accademia Gallery where you will marvel at the impressive unfinished Slaves statues of the Tomb of Pope Julius II created between 1515 and 1530; as well as the original David created between 1501 and 1504 and considered Michelangelo's masterpiece. You will continue to the San Lorenzo Church near the Duomo where you will visit the New Sacristy and see the tombs of the Medici family sculpted by Michelangelo and the Laurentian Library designed by the master. Afterwards, you will walk towards the Opera del Duomo's Museum where you will see the sculpted Pieta with Michelangelo's self-portrait meant to be placed on his own tomb.

(1 reviews)
  • Florence and Tuscany
    Italy
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Florence Michelangelo, Florence sculpture, Michelangelo David, Michelangelo Pieta, Duomo Florence, Lorenzo Church Florence, New Sacristy Florence
transport :
By feet
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome from 10 years old
LANGUAGES:
Néerlandais/Dutch (native), Anglais/English (fluent), Italien/Italian (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Entrance ticket for the Museum of the Accademia - Entrance ticket for the New Sacristy of San Lorenzo church - Entrance ticket for the Laurentian Library (closed on Saturday and Sunday) - Entrance ticket for the Museum of the Opera del Duomo

NOT INCLUDED

- Hotel pick up and drop-off - Taxi costs (if applicable)

ITINERARY

Starting at the Accademia Gallery near Piazza San Marco, you will admire the unfinished Slaves statues of the Tomb of Pope Julius II, as well as the original David, all created by Michelangelo. Then, you will walk to the San Lorenzo Church near the Central Market and the Duomo, to visit the New Sacristy where you will see the tombs of the Medici sculpted by Michelangelo and the Laurentian Library designed by the master. Afterwards, in the Museum of the Opera del Duomo located behind the Cathedral, you will visit the Pieta, one of Michelangelo's later works.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel in Florence center, or in front of the Academia Gallery
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
The Museum of the Opera del Duomo

about
your guide

Norie

Florence

languages :
Néerlandais/Dutch, Anglais/English, Italien/Italian

Dutch born, I lived in Haarlem until the age of 19, then I moved to Amsterdam to study art history. During my studies I did an Erasmus exchange program and studied in Florence for a few months. I graduated in 1997 in Amsterdam but I had fallen in love with Florence so I decided to come back in 2001 thanks to a research scholarship from the Dutch University Institute of Art in Florence. In 2005, I married a Florentine and started my tour guide career. I enjoy being an art historian and I believe that as a tour guide, one has to know less about art history, but much more about every aspect of this city such as gastronomy, fashion, and music. So combining the two professions is ideal! I love mixing art with other disciplines of culture and seeing people enjoy themselves. The walking tour combined with literature and Italian gastronomy is one of my favorites!

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1 reviews

average rate :
Valerie
United States - 15.05.2017

We loved our day! What a way to enjoy Florence! Thank you so much Norie

guide answer

Thank you Valeriy. It was a very special day, two marvellous encounters: your second with Florence (and David!) and meeting you two. I hope you'll have a great time in Europe. Un caro saluto da Firenze, Norie

Half-day Michelangelo History Tour Private history tour about Michelangelo in Florence
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Product description: On this exclusive half day tour you will follow your guide throught the narrow streets of Florence towards places and monuments hosting Michelangelo's main artworks. On your way, discover the city's breathtaking beauty with its Renaissance architecture. You will start in the Accademia Gallery where you will marvel at the impressive unfinished Slaves statues of the Tomb of Pope Julius II created between 1515 and 1530; as well as the original David created between 1501 and 1504 and considered Michelangelo's masterpiece. You will continue to the San Lorenzo Church near the Duomo where you will visit the New Sacristy and see the tombs of the Medici family sculpted by Michelangelo and the Laurentian Library designed by the master. Afterwards, you will walk towards the Opera del Duomo's Museum where you will see the sculpted Pieta with Michelangelo's self-portrait meant to be placed on his own tomb. Customer reviews:
Half-day Michelangelo History Tour ,
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We loved our day! What a way to enjoy Florence! Thank you so much Norie