Spend your morning discovering the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Florence's city center, and view one of the world’s most beloved statues, the statute of David by Michelangelo.
Inside the Accademia. Here you’ll learn all there is to know about the statue of David, carved by Michelangelo in the course of two years. Once Outside, you’ll hit the streets of the city center and visit all the main squares, like Piazza della Signoria and Piazza della Repubblica. Your guide will tell you the history of Ponte Vecchio, the only bridge over the Arno that survived World War II. Next, you'll learn the history of the noble Medici family before heading towards your next stop, the Duomo. listen to the stories about the church and its stunning bronze Baptistery Doors.
After a short lunch break, you'll immerse yourself even further into the art of the Renaissance when you'll enter the most visited museum in Italy, the Uffizi. Originally built as offices for the Florentine magistrates, in the 16th century it became home to the Medici family’s massive art collection. The structure has seen a lot of action over the years, including a mafia car bomb and severe flooding. Today Florence has brought the Uffizi into the 21st century, making it a world-class museum. As it overlooks the Arno River, the Uffizi is a photogenic marvel itself. However, the artists whose works hang on the walls are the real stars. The museum features more than 100 rooms with works by Caravaggio and Titian, among many other Italian masters. Your guide will tell you the secrets and stories behind several important works, like Raphael’s Self Portrait. You’ll witness first-hand Botticelli’s Primavera as well as his iconic Birth of Venus, a painting that has been a part of popular culture for years. Join the tour and make sure to get the most out of your Florentine excursion.