Private Renaissance art tour in Florence at the Uffizi and Accademia galleries
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Renaissance Art Tour in Florence

Half-day of Italian masterpieces at the Uffizi and Accademia

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Norie | about the guide

NOTE: The tour does not take place on Mondays as the Uffizzi and the Accademia are closed.


If Italy is famous as being the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is one of its most beautiful Renaissance artworks. Not only do the narrow streets, charming squares and marble churches showcase 15th and 16th architecture at its best, but the city is also home to world-famous galleries including the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze and the Uffizzi. Your art history tour will begin with an inspiring visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, focusing on the work and techniques of Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo. Home to his world-famous David statue and the unfinished sculptures of the Slaves for the tomb of Pope Julius II, the Accademia will plunge you into a world of Renaissance art filled with vast paintings and towering statues. After a revitalizing coffee break in a nearby café, you will then discover one of the most famous museums in the world. Visiting the Uffizi is a fascinating experience that reveals how Italian painting developed between the Middle Ages and the High Renaissance. During your 2-hour guided visit, you will find out more about key Medieval and Renaissance artists including Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.

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

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Florence, Uffizi, Michelangelo, art tour, history of art, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Renaissance art, Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze
transport :
On foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome. For the Uffizi, a fun activity booklet is provided.
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (fluent), Italien/Italian (fluent), Néerlandais/Dutch (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Private guide - Musuem entrance tickets

NOT INCLUDED

- Transport (if required) - Personal shopping - Refreshments during coffee break

ITINERARY

This half-day tour will begin with a guided visit of the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze to discover the techniques used by Michelangelo in masterpieces such as the statue of David and his unfinished sculptures of the Slaves for the tomb of Pope Julius II. After a revitalizing coffee breaks in a nearby café, you will then visit the Uffizi, where you will embark on an artistic journey from the Middle Ages to the High Renaissance to discover masterpieces by artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. NB: The tour does not take place on Mondays as the Uffizi and the Accademia are closed.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Central location of your choice

about
your guide

Norie

Florence

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

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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