Private Michelangelo Tour with Accademia, Bargello and more

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Discover the sculptures of the artist in some of Florence's most famous locations with our private Michelangelo tour, including the Accademia, the Medici Chapels, the Bargello, and the Duomo Museum.

Highlights

  • Discover iconic attractions and locations with your expert guide
  • Learn the history and art of Michelangelo from your knowledgable guide
  • Skip-the-Line tickets to Accademia, Duomo Museum, the Medici Chapels, Bargello
  • Tour held only in English

Description

The man behind the artist will be revealed to you on an amazing private Michelangelo tour. You can truly get to know Michelangelo Buonarroti, the renowned sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, and you can tour the city where he was raised, including the locations that served as inspiration for many of his works of art, all complemented by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guide. How important the artist was to the history and legacy of Florence's art may be understood and seen by taking a guided walk through the historic cobblestone streets of this Renaissance city. Wandering the streets and seeing the Buonarroti residence, his childhood home, where he learned art, and a plethora of his most well-known works will bring the character and artistic talent of Michelangelo to life. You will see numerous significant places in the city that are associated with his art, ranging from his gravesite to his very earliest pieces. With our private Michelangelo tour, you may explore Florence's National Museum, the Bargello, which has an amazing collection of Renaissance and Mannerist art. Four of the artist's most significant sculptures will be on display: Tondo Pitti, Bacchus, David-Apollo, and Brutus. Your expert and friendly guide will assist you in making connections and relating the bronze statues by Donatello to other pieces by Verrocchio in the museum. As you go from one museum to the other, your guide will identify noteworthy locations throughout the city that are associated with Michelangelo. The Palestrina Pietà, one of his last creations, is on display as you enter the Opera del Duomo museum, which is the following stop on the tour. The fact that Michelangelo created this sculpture for his own tomb and that it poignantly captures the struggles and inner suffering he faced in latter life is enough to make anyone admire his art and knowledge. You will also see the New Sacristy of the Medici Chapels, discover the breathtakingly exquisite tombs of this illustrious Florentine family, and gain insight into the significance of their influence on Michelangelo's life and creations. The famous Accademia Museum is the last destination on the schedule, where you can admire one of the most famous sculptures in the world, the Statue of David. You will then see the incomplete piece 'Prisoners,' which was commissioned for Pope Julius II's tomb, and your guide will explain the background to the sculpture. Though the tour ends here, you are welcome to continue exploring at your own pace, as there is still so much to see in this amazing museum. This tour includes the following landmarks: Basilica of Santa Croce (from outside) Bargello National Museum Piazza della Signoria Palazzo Vecchio (from outside) Loggia dei Lanzi Orsanmichele church (from outside) Museum of the Opera del Duomo Florence Duomo (from outside) Baptistery doors (Gates of Paradise) Medici Chapels Accademia Gallery

Includes

A private Michelangelo tour to discover his art and life; Expert and friendly guide; Tickets and reservation fees for Accademia Gallery, Bargello, the Medici Chapels and Museum of the Opera del Duomo

Important Information

  • Inside museums, it is prohibited to bring umbrellas, large bags, backpacks, drinks and selfie-sticks. Although sometimes the entrance to the Academia may cause some delays, we provide the fastest way to enter the Gallery. Due to the nature of the tour, we are unable to accept wheelchair users or people with mobility problems. Children under 17 years old are requested to show a document stating their age, otherwise, they will pay the adult's price.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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