Guided visit: Uffizi & Accademia Galleries in just 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
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Why choose this experience?
|1||To visit the most important museums in Florence, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, in only 2 hours|
|2||To admire priceless works of art accompanied by an expert guide|
|3||To enjoy skiptheline access to both museums and avoid long waiting at the ticket office|
Would you like to visit the most important museums in Florence, but you only have a short time available? Well, our new ‘Guided visit to the Uffizi & Accademia Galleries' is the right solution for you!
This fascinating tour takes you to visit the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery in one morning, accompanied by an expert local guide who will show you some of the most important works of art housed in these two famous museums.
Our tour will begin with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, known and appreciated worldwide for the many artistic masterpieces that are kept inside it. In the wide frescoed halls of this historic building, which dates back to the late 1500s, there are works of art such as' The Spring' by Botticelli, 'The Annunciation' by Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Venus of Urbino' by Titian and works by other artists who have made the history of Italian art, such as Giotto, Bellini, Mantegna, Botticelli and Gentile da Fabriano, just to name a few.
Inside the museum there is ample space for the Renaissance period with the works of German Lukas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Spanish Goya, El Greco, Velàques and Rembrandt and Flemish Rubens and Van Dyck.
On the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery, is the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, one of the most important graphic exhibitions in the world. The collection, started by Cardinal de 'Medici in the mid-17th century, has been expanded over the centuries and today has more than 150,000 pieces.
Noteworthy is also the splendid Vasari Corridor on the Arno, surrounded by marvellous ancient statues, that connects Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, offering a breathtaking view of the river and the Ponte Vecchio, the symbol of Florence.
Although it is a quick visit, our guide will show you the most important works kept at the Uffizi Gallery, thereby providing an unforgettable experience in the beautiful Tuscan capital.
The tour continues with a visit to another important museum, the Accademia Gallery, the second in Italy for number of visitors after the Uffizi. The museum owes its fame mainly to Michelangelo: his 'David', the marble work considered a masterpiece of world sculpture and housed in the halls of the Academy since 1873, and four of the six statues of 'The Prisons', made by the sculptor of Arezzo for the tomb of Julius II (the other two are kept in the Louvre in Paris), are among the most popular works of the museum!
Another important work of Michelangelo kept in the Accademia Gallery is 'San Matteo': the initial project involved the construction of a group of statues depicting the 12 prophets that were to adorn the pillars of the Cathedral dome. Unfortunately, the sculptor left the project unfinished, making only this first work.
In the adjacent rooms, set in a converted space of two former convents, there are important works of art from the Academy of Fine Arts, the Academy of Design and convents that were forced to shit down. For the most part, these paintings with a religious theme were created by major artists working in Florence from the second half of the 13th century to the end of the 16th century: of great value is the collection of tables with a gold background, unique in its genre in the world.
Noteworthy is also the collection of plaster casts dedicated to Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni, great 19th century sculptors, and the collection of Russian icons.
The Accademia Gallery is also home to 'The Museum of Musical Instruments', a recent section which displays, among others, instruments that belonged to Stradivari, Bartolomeo Cristofori, inventor of the piano, and numerous artifacts belonging to the historical collection of the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini.
With this fascinating tour, you will see important works of art of the Gothic period and Renaissance paintings of artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino.
Do not miss the original sculpture by Giambologna entitled ''Il Ratto delle Sabine', a copy of which is on display in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria: the marble work, which is more than 4 metres high, is also known as 'The Three Ages of Man' as it depicts a young man lifting a girl, at his feet, an older man in despair trying to hinder him.
You should not miss the wonderful works of art of the Accademia Gallery. May we remind you that at the end of the tour, you can stay in the museum until closing time to visit the rooms not included in the itinerary or to see again some works of art that particularly impressed you.
Book online the ‘Guided visit to the Uffizi & Accademia Galleries', the tour that allows you to visit in a few hours the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia and have access to both museums benefiting from privileged access…You will avoid long queues at the ticket office optimizing the time you have available.
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From 1 April to 31 October except for: 1 May and the first Sunday of every monthDeparture point:
Florence, Uffizi Square, gate n°3
From Tuesday to Sunday
English: Tuesday to Sunday
Until 30 July 2017
From 31 July 2017
No refund will be given: in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or a refusal of the service at the meeting point; in case clients get lost during the tour; in case clients decide to leave the tour before its end.
To attend the tour it is necessary to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the indicated time for the start of the tour and show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).
Tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants for each language.
The tour is available by reservation only
Reservations are guaranteed until 48 working hours before tour date.
In case of acts of force majeure (strikes, road conditions, adverse weather conditions, unexpected closings,...) the itinerary may be modified. In any case, the duration and quality of the service will be maintained. In case the tour includes entrances to Museums/Churches, the provider of the tour cannot be held responsible for possible delays due to the sites included in the tour programme.
In case of possible problems during the tour, participants can contact the emergency phone number indicated on the voucher.
In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.
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Best of Florence: Accademia, Uffizi and the historical centre
Duration: approx. 4 hours and 45 minutes
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