The tour will start in the old city center with the Guided Visit of Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned works, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ''I Prigioni'', ''San Matteo'' and the “Palestrina Pietà”. The young Michelangelo carved the David from a huge block of rough marble in three years, creating an imposing sculpture of absolute beauty, an icon of the renaissance model.
Then you will proceed with a walking Tour which will include the outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery with its bronze doors as the famous Porta del Paradiso and the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. Then you reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck!
Going on, you can admire the romantic, picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops. Your lovely blast from the past will end in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvellous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence that you will be able to admire in all its magnificence.
Typical Lunch in a Restaurant located in Florence old town
In the afternoon enjoy your guided visit of Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others. Among the precious exhibition halls of the Gallery, the most renowned one contains the refined works by Botticelli, amongst which the absolute masterpieces: "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus". The latter painting, the icon of the museum, represents the allegory of the birth of the goddess emerging from the sea foam and symbolizes the ideal of beauty as an expression of purity and spiritual quality, typical of the Renaissance Neoplatonic aesthetics. Once the guided tour is over, it is possible to stay in the museum.
Please note that the order of the visits may change
* Visit Florence with a comprehensive Tour in just one day
* Admire the breathtaking view from Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world
* Explore the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries with a professional guide in small groups
* Discover the historic center, its Monuments and Palaces, famous all over the world
* Caf Tour’s Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point
* Accademia and Uffizi Museums Skip-the-line Entrance Tickets
* Earphones at both Museums
* Local Professional Guide for Accademia, Uffizi Galleries and Florence historic center Walking Tour Guided Visit
* Optional Gratuities
* If Lunch option selected: drinks to be paid on spot
The service of pre-booking provided by Caf Tour & Travel ensures to skip the long line (or the general admission line). Despite our reservations, during periods of increased inflow of visitors, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays due to:
- Security check at the entrance (metal detector)
- The maximum number of people allowed at the same time inside the Museum for security reasons.
Based on the above reasons any possible delay cannot be attributable to Caf Tour & Travel responsibility
Live an immersive experience in the history of Florence: visit Accademia and Uffizi galleries and the city centre with a guide