Exploring the city of the Renaissance so rich in art and history is an experience best undertaken alongside an expert. Our museum guides are all accredited historians with an abundance of knowledge and passion, skilled at breathing new life into much-explored figures of Florence including Michelangelo and the Medici, guiding our eyes and minds through the stunning works in Uffizi and Accademia. Great storytellers and educators, our guides adapt the content of their tours to the age and interests of visitors, be they families or seasoned art connoisseurs.
An unparalleled figure of the Renaissance, Michelangelo left his enduring mark in history with his chisels. It was in Florence he grew to be an artist and where most of his masterpieces are proudly on display. This tour will show you the best mature works of the artist in two must-see museums of Florence, while picking up the traces of his life in the historical heart of the city.
This tour starts with the magnificent Accademia Gallery. Our priority access puts you directly in the current home of Michelangelo’s David. You’ll learn how the young talent kicked off his career in Florence and chiseled out the world’s most famous statue at only 26 years of age. In the gallery, you’ll also discover the artist’s non-finito (incomplete) yet monumental sculptures, and the Slaves, who seem to be struggling to break free from their marble block.
The next step to deepen our understanding of the artist is to visit the Medici Chapels. An often overlooked monument, it houses the New Sacristy fully orchestrated by Michelangelo for the family tombs of the Medici. Your guide will demystify the artist’s profound philosophy behind the elegant sculptures and the innovate space.
Stepping out of the museums, you are in an open book of Michelangelo’s biography called Florence. You’ll see the Duomo and the Orsanmichele Church in the eyes of the artist. The tour ends with the copy of David that marks the entrance of the town hall, where it has been serving as a symbol of Florence for centuries.
Romain was AMAZING!!! I will 100% be recommending him to our friends! Our Louvre tour was one of my kids favorite things we did and they said it was because of Romain.
Highly recommend. Private tour is a great way to get more personalized insights on Paris history. Guide was very knowledgeable. Will definitely use again.
We have done several tours with Localers and they are definitely worth the money! We are pretty independent travelers, but there is no substitute for local knowledge. Localers has the best guides!
I did 2 tours with Localers and would enthusiastically do more when I return to Paris. The main reason is the quality of the tours themselves, the fact they are authentic experiences, and you learn so much!
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