Panoramic tour of Florence, a walk in the historic center and guided tour of the Accademia Gallery
Why choose this experience?
|1||See Florence from above: a view that will be etched in your memory|
|2||Enjoy priority access to the Accademia Gallery and see the most important works of art guided by the explanations of an expert guide|
|3||End the tour with a relaxing guided walk that will take you to the splendid Piazza del Duomo|
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Piazzale Montelungo (Albatravel Staff)
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This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants who have booked it.
To take part in the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time specified, and present either a paper or an electronic voucher.
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An unmissable tour in Florence that combines breathtaking views with the endless list of treasures of the historic center. By taking part in this excursion, you will in fact admire the lily city from above, visit the Accademia Gallery in Florence with skip-the-line entry and wrap up this experience by walking across the historic center of the city in the company of an expert local guide ... what do you think?
The first part of the tour will take place on board a comfortable Granturismo bus that will take you to two strategic points to admire Florence from above. The first will be PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO, built in 1860 by the architect Giuseppe Poggi and offering sweeping views over the historic center of the city where the Brunelleschi Chapel majestically stands out. From there you will move to FIESOLE, an ancient town standing on the hills behind Florence, rich in history and archaeological finds from which you will admire a truly exclusive panorama of the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’. With such a landscape, a selfie is a must!
Next stop, the ACCADEMIA Gallery guided tour in Florence. Thanks to our tour you will discover one of the most important art collections of the Tuscan city in the company of an informative guide and save precious time at the entrance thanks to the privileged access that will allow you to avoid the long queues at the ticket office!
Known above all as the place housing the largest collection of Michelangelo sculptures in the world, including the famous David, the Academy is the second Italian museum for number of visitors. In addition to the David in fact, the section of the Accademia in Florence on Michelangelo also houses the four male nudes known as the ‘Prisoners’, the Pietà from Palestrina and a statue of Saint Matthew. There are also numerous Florentine paintings from 14th century including splendid altarpieces with a gold background from the main churches and convents of Florence, paintings by Giotto and his followers, as well as older and contemporary artworks; Florentine paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries – by Paolo Uccello, Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi; international Gothic works and a collection of Russian icons.
During the guided tour of the Accademia Gallery, the guide will focus on the artists and the main works, starting with its most valuable treasure, the David. In Florence, the Academy will offer you the chance to admire Michelangelo's sculptures and other great masterpieces in a harmonious blend of different styles and periods.
After the visit to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, the guide will take you on a pleasant walk through the historic center of the city which will end with the arrival in PIAZZA DEL DUOMO which, on account of its treasures, was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Taking part in our tour you will be able to admire from the outside the splendid monuments that make it one of the most fascinating squares in the world:
- the CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE - Florence Cathedral - in Gothic style, whose external walls were built with pink, white and green marble slabs. Started in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio, the church was finished in 1436 with the construction of the imposing BRUNELLESCHI’S DOME: inside there are the beautiful frescoes by Giorgio Vasari and the famous 24-hour clock designed by Paolo Uccello.
- Next to the Cathedral stands the bell tower, known as GIOTTO’S BELL TOWERS with polychrome marbles matching the exterior of the Cathedral. Many artists contributed to its construction: after Giotto's death, who had begun the construction works in 1334, there were Andrea Pisano, who completed the first two floors following the great master's project, Alberto Arnoldi who oversaw the splendid external decorations and finally Francesco Talenti who, after a two-year interruption caused by the plague in Florence, completed the magnificent bell tower you can still admire today.
- Completing the complex of the Florence Cathedral is the splendid BAPTISTERY OF ST. JOHN, sitting opposite the Cathedral and Giotto's Bell Tower. Built as a baptismal font for the Duomo between the 11th and 12th centuries, the Baptistery has a characteristic octagonal plan and a pyramid roof that covers a dome of eight segments and the vault of the tribune. The exterior is cladded with green and white marble slabs and the three magnificent bronze doors of inestimable value, among which stands the East Door by Lorenzo Ghiberti also known as the "Gate of Paradise". The interior of the Baptistery features a splendid mosaic with a gold background and scenes from the Last Judgment covering the entire dome and a spectacular marble inlaid floor with geometric patterns and zodiac motifs.
So, are you ready to spend half a day among the wonders of Florence in the company of our guide? We would like to remind you that by taking part in this tour you will enjoy priority access to visit one of the most important museums in Florence, the Accademia Gallery in Florence!
Do not hesitate any longer!