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"Florence the Magnificent" walking tour with skip-the-line Accademia, Uffizi Gallery & Vasari corridor tickets

Availability: Every day except for Mondays or Fridays
Duration: 7 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Includes all entrance tickets so that you can book everything together
  • A good bargain - see more for less
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
  • You'll become so familiar with the city that it'll start to feel like home
What to expect

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.

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. Enjoy this one single opportunity to discover the Uffizi Gallery, Italy's most important museum, and learn the secrets of the Vasari Corridor, the Medici family's secret passageway. The Uffizi Gallery is undoubtedly Florence and Italy's most important and renowned museum. It houses the most incredible collection of artworks from the Middle Ages to Renaissance and beyond. A collection of masterpieces with no equals throughout the world, by artists like Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Botticelli, and many more.

With this tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an approx. 2.5-hour guided tour of the main rooms of the Uffizi Gallery, skipping the usual long lines as we will have a reserved priority entrance. A not-to-be-missed visit for your Florence stay. The Pontevecchio, the landmark of Florence, houses the best kept secret of Florence. It serves as a passageway dating back to 1564, when the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de' Medici ordered his favorite architect, Giorgio Vasari, to built a path that would allow him and the Royal family to move freely from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government palace (Palazzo della Signoria, other side of the river Arno). Hidden between city houses and even passing through a church, the Vasari Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. With an in-depth explanation by a professional guide, uncover the Vasari Corridor history and secrets as you walk along its path from the outside, cutting the old town and experiencing the same perspective of the Medici family's enemies trying to follow and track the Grand Duke's movements inside the passageway. An interesting Florence City GuideBook will be our present to give you fresh suggestions and make your stay in Florence and Tuscany even more memorable.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Guided walking tour
  • Headsets (to hear the guide)
  • Skip-the-line tickets
Where

Piazza della Repubblica, Firenze, FI, Italia

Meeting point:

Next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias.

When
  • This Combo tour departs from Tuesday to Sunday
  • Meeting time: 09:45 AM
  • Departure time: 10:00 AM
  • Tour Length : about 7 hours
  • Note: this tour is a combo of 3 different tours
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Provider
Florencetown
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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