Accademia & Uffizi guided tour
tour with Florence historic center
This full-day tour starts with a pick-up at your hotel or accommodations in Florence, where you head over to the museums, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Skip the lines & visit the museums with a guided tour where you will view many masterpieces in paintings & sculptures. Follow your guide as she shows you the museum highlights, giving you fun facts about many of the famous artists and their masterpieces held in two of the most famous museums in Florence.
In between visiting the Accademia Gallery (approximately 1 hour) and the Uffizi (at least 2 hours), your guide will spend the rest of the tour with you in the historic center of Florence including several interesting points.
Stroll the cobblestone streets of Florence while your guide introduces you to the legends, the architecture and the culture that make Florence knowns as the Renaissance City. Not only will she point out important historic sites, but introduce you to the Medici family, indicating boutiques for shopping, restaurants, and gelaterias (ice cream shops)
Some of the sites you will see (external visit): Palazzo Medici, Basilica San Lorenzo and the nearby food market ( closed on Sundays), Duomo square with the Baptistry bronze gates, Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.
The Academy Gallery as we know it today was found in founded in 1784 and was comprised of the collection first established by the Academy of Arts Design in Florence in 1563 by Cosimo I de’ Medici. However, the piece which many remember the most was only in August 1873 from Piazza della Signoria, the Michelangelo’s David.
Uffizi welcomes around 1.9 million visitors each year, making it one of the most popular attractions in the world and one of the best reasons to have a tour guide take you through these hallowed halls. The art gallery is home to an array of iconic masterpieces from world-famous artists, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Botticelli, and Michelangelo all feature in the gallery’s vast collection, and most of the work dates back to between the 12th and the 17th centuries, appealing to both history-buffs and art-lovers alike.
PS – if you have any special request, be sure to let her know when you book your Accademia Guided Tour, so she can plan accordingly.