with Michelangelo's David, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio & More
Private Florence Renaissance Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 4 reviews.
Group size: Max 8 Language: English Duration: 3 hrs Start Time: 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Get immersed in Italy’s glorious past to discover the moments that defined its legendary history on our Private Renaissance Florence Walking Tour. The star of the show is without a doubt Michelangelo’s David, to be followed by a slew of other must-sees like Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria to name a few, fully tailored to your preferences by a personal guide.
At a Glance Why You’ll Love It
Don’t miss one of humanity’s crowning artistic achievements with Skip the Line entry to see Michelangelo’s timeless David sculpture at the Accademia.
Cover Florence on a route to its most important sights, from Florence Cathedral to the ‘Gates of Paradise’, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and more.
Discover the grand and secret charms of Florence, the home of the Renaissance, with unforgettable stories told by a passionate local expert guide.
Indulge in the luxury of your guide’s undivided attention on an exclusive private tour experience tailored to your needs alone.
Tour Summary Get in the Know
The Mastery of Michelangelo’s David One of a Kind
Give Florence all the attention it deserves and get it back in return on our private Florence walking tour. What better way to see the world’s most famous marble statue, and one of the most beautiful cities on the planet?
Michelangelo’s David touches a deep chord in all who lay eyes upon him. Not only is he the culminating symbol of Renaissance Florence, he is also the pinnacle of genius for the artist who created him. Hear the captivating narrative behind this sculpture of divine proportions from your personal art historian, after being granted direct skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery through the pre-reserved tickets that come with this private tour.
Sculpted between 1501 and 1504 from a nearly discarded mass of lunar Carrara marble, this stunning masterpiece would have never seen the light of day had it not met with Michelangelo’s hammer, chisel and inspiration. And you’ll have to ask yourself, how he was made so perfect. Your guide will have all the answers to this and more.
At the Accademia, you will also get a chance to see the master’s hands at work on the partially finished “Slaves”, enigmatic visions of Michelangelo’s creative process as he sought to “free” the figures trapped inside the blocks.
The Core of Florence Birthplace of the Renaissance
Welcome to one of the most dazzling cities on Earth, so much so that it has and does define aesthetics across the globe. Hit the streets of the capital of Renaissance Italy with a passionate local expert guide all to yourself to unlock its secrets.
On this walking tour of Florences’s fascinating sights, you’ll make stops to admire the city’s cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, topped with Brunelleschi’s gravity-defying dome, as well as visit Piazza della Signoria to hear tales of the Medici and the struggles for political power in the city, before crossing over to see the most unique jeweler’s market you can imagine, Ponte Vecchio.
All along the way, you will head to hidden corners of the piazzas and down alley-sized medieval streets to uncover the city’s magic. Whether it is the bronze doors of the baptistry that launched a new era in human expression or the romantic meanderings of the Arno River, you’ll be left with an indelible image of this marvelous open-air museum to take with you forever with all the extra insight you crave from your private guide.
So, next time you wonder if something is really beautiful or not, ask yourself if it would hold a candle to the beauty you find in Florence.
“Extremely interesting intellectual experience! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our guide’s detailed anecdotal descriptions of each piece of art, complemented by in-depth analyses of Florentine history and architecture. Our guide spoke excellent English and was clearly extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his native city, which added to our appreciation.This was an amazing, highly educational tour!”
“We thoroughly recommend the Walking Tour of Florence. Carina was our expert guide who shared her immense knowledge of Florence’s history, art and architecture. She also showed us Florence’s hidden gems including artisans still working in the traditional crafts in workshops unnoticed by the tourist crowds.”
“My wife and I used What a Life Tours for a Full Day in Florence consisting of the Uffizi, Accademia and walking tour after being on their Vatican and Coloseum tours in Rome last year. Once again, they did not disappoint. Both Mat at the Uffizi and Elizabeth on the Accademia/walking tour were a wealth of knowledge and their passion about the artwork and Florence itself was very clear. We would use What a Life Tours again for sure...”
“We booked multiple private tours with this company and could not have been more pleased. It was totally worth every penny. We saw so much and avoided lines to save precious time at each of the attractions. Our private tours in Florence and Tuscany were equally impressive. If you can splurge on the private tours, I would do it.”
- Sharon M
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