Walk the cobbled streets of Florence accompanied by the Medici, imagine Michelangelo walking that very same road. Past and hidden jewels around each bend. Here, in Florence Michelangelo, the artist, the genius, and how David came to be.
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Sites visited: Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry and Palazzo Vecchio (from the outside), Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria & the Accademia Gallery*
Price for 1-4 pax: €260
Additional price for headsets from 5-10 pax: €30
*Entry & reservation fees: not included *Churches require a dress code. Please dress appropriately with covered shoulders and knees.
As we walk the streets of Florence, we bear witness to the resilience of man and structure through time… From the Romans to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the contemporary, the past is just as present today as it was then…
We will explore the city, discovering the most important sites, from its religious monuments represented by the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistry, to its political center, Piazza Della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. We will go on the Ponte Vecchio, the River Arno’s most famous bridge. Have a glimpse into the Renaissance ways of life, the different elements of culture, politics, and religion that flourished during this time.
A visit to the Accademia Gallery to see the original David is a must! The David is a beautiful example of engineering, anatomy, and the vision of Michelangelo in transforming an imperfect marble into an exquisite illusion of perfection.
After having sculpted the Pietà in Rome, Michelangelo works on the David between 1501-1504. He then returns to Rome to create the beautiful ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for Pope Julius II.
On this tour, we will discuss the unique circumstances that allowed this monumental sculpture to be created and its political and cultural significance for the City of Florence and its people. We will also speak about where David was meant to be situated, where it will be placed from 1504 to the late 1800s, and how and why The Giant was moved to a section of the Accademia. Today, because of Michelangelo’s David, this is one of the most visited museums of Florence.