The Uffizi Gallery is home to the most comprehensive Renaissance collection in the world. Art aficionado or not, your senses will awaken when you step into the first masterpiece-laden corridor. See how one of the most influential periods in history began, in its home town, through the private collection of the family that was patron to it all. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll be shoulder to shoulder with fascinating commentary from a Florentine art expert to trace every phase of its inception, crescendo and finale.
Ponder the iconography that characterized the late Middle Ages, with Giotto’s Madonna Enthroned, then follow your guide on a time-lapse journey to the late 1400s to see Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Spring, plus flurry of Madonnas that are nothing less than exquisite. Examine the mystical naturalism of Da Vinci’s Annunciation, Papal politics in Raphael’s portrait of Pope Leo X, the tenderness of the Madonna of the Goldfinch, and the prose of Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo. Close the tour with Titian’s seductive Venus of Urbino, and the arcane gaze of Caravaggio’s Medusa. This Uffizi tour puts you at the center with perspectives you will not find on other tours.