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Accademia Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50122, Florence Italy

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    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

    Stretching over two vast floors and 50 rooms, the famous Uffizi Gallery houses more than hundred thousand sculptures, paintings, and antiques. They are the proofs of the splendor and richness of Florentine cultural heritage. Being such a popular landmark, spur of the moment visit can cost you dearly. up to three uncomfortable hours in the queues!

    Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

    Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

    The Ponte Vecchio "Old bridge" is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Via Arte della Lana 1, 50123, Florence Italy

    Orsanmichele (or "Kitchen Garden of St. Michael", from the contraction in Tuscan dialect of the Italian word orto) is a church in the Italian city of Florence. The building was constructed on the site of the kitchen garden of the monastery of San Michele, which no longer exists.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence Italy

    The Basilica of Santa Croce was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294 and stood completed in 1385. If you are curious about the name, the basilica owes it to the Holy Cross (santa croce) donated by King Louis of France. In fact, it was the inspiration behind building the church.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

    Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, (Tuscany - Italy). It is one of the most visited places in Europe and the world and in Florence, the most visited area of the city.[1] The square contains the Florence Cathedral with the Cupola del Brunelleschi, the Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Loggia del Bigallo, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Arcivescovile and Canonici's palace. The west zone of this square is called Piazza San Giovanni.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

    The Accademia is also referred to as the statue of David museum, and its no surprise! This statue is the pearl of the museum's exhibitions. However, David is just a tip of this iceberg. The gallery is also home to the collection of Michelangelo other works including his 4 unfinished Prisoners. Furthermore, you can find Florentine paintings from the 15th and 16th century by talented Uccello, Botticelli or del Sarto. A recent addition to the gallery is the Museum of Musical Instruments displaying masterpieces by Stradivari and Cristofori (inventor of the piano).


    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had the opportunity to visit the Accademia Gallery and did the walking tour with Stefano Materassi, We did not want the tour to end!! He is very knowledgable and made the tour super interesting and fun. This was certainly the highlight of our stay...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 29 June 2019

    We had Alda take us around the Uffizi museum while we were travelling around Florence.She was mesmerizing and made the art in the frames come alive. Was an absolute treat to have her take us around.Thanks Alda.

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Irina_in_Florence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Visit Europa Today, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Dear Mr Amit, thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a privilege to share my passion for Art with all of you and having you and your family in my group. Thank you again Alda Visit Europa Today

    Reviewed 2 June 2019

    Julia kept my family of 5 captivated throughout the entire tour. She is highly knowledgable and is very energetic and passionate about the incredible history and beauty of Florence. Julia has exclellent presentation skills and she kept our entire group of 15 totaly engaged as...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank da5francis
    Reviewed 1 June 2019

    As it turned out, we were fortunate to have a personal tour with our guide Stefano Materassi. What a wonderful experience, his knowledge and casual demeanour opened up the history and secrets of this most amazing city. A thoroughly enjoyable experience that exceeded our expectations.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank KRW054
    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    Julia was a vivacious, warm and knowledgable tour guide, I could tell that she really loves her job and has such an appreciation for art history. I have never really been drawn to art history myself, so I found it amazing that she got me...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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