Michelangelo Florence • Walk In Florence and then Meet David - FLR013
Michelangelo Florence: a pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage!
25 participants maximum
Service with guide
WALK IN FLORENCE Get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage. Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide. Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence. Learn about the Medici: masters of Florence. The Medici family rose to become famous and revered throughout the Western world in the 14th and 15th Century. The Medici came to power at a time of great social and economic inequality. They were great disrupters. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The Medici in turn used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking, ushering in a new era of revolutionary art and science such as the world had never seen: the Renaissance. It’s a powerful story that resonates even now. Our professional guide will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired. During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno – the fourth and last district, the manual crafts neighbourhood. Also, stop for a surprise “tasting”, a nice and delicious break during your pleasant walk.
CLOSE OUT DATES November 1st 2015 - December 25th 2015 - January 1st 2016
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES: Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them. Please note we do not visit the inside of monuments and museums.
Enter the Accademia Gallery museum with a fast-track priority entrance ticket and discover the original Michelangelo’s masterpiece that has become the symbol of Renaissance splendour. The David. Admire it from every perspective, gaze in awe at David, that dominates the central gallery of the museum. The David was sculpted by a very young Michelangelo (in his twenties) entirely from a single block of local Carrara marble and it’s 5.17 metres tall (17 ft). It represents the biblical hero David that killed Goliath and when it was unveiled, in 1504, it soon came to symbolize the defense of the civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic. Admire also Michelangelo’s famously unfinished sculptures – Prigioni and San Matteo. The Accademia Gallery houses also many other masterpieces, both paintings and sculptures, from the Middle Ages to Renaissance, by the greatest artists, like Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Sarto and many more, which you will discover with your knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
Departure TUE to SUN at 01pm Period All year round
CLOSE OUT DATES May 1st 2016
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES: Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them. Big bags and liquid bottles will not be allowed inside the museums.