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Private

Language

English

DURATION

2.5 hrs

START TIME

8:30 am 2:00 pm

Our Private Uffizi Gallery Tour goes inside the genius the city of Florence fostered sparking the incredible flowering of the Renaissance with masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and more. The list goes on, but your wait in line won’t with the pre-reserved direct access tickets in the hands of your personal art expert guide for a fully-tailored tour.

At a Glance Why You'll Love It

  • Beat the crowds lining up at the Uffizi Gallery with our pre-reserved Skip the Line entry. This art-lovers paradise gets over 2 million visitors a year, and lines can stretch for hours.

  • Immerse yourself in the quintessential global stage for Italian painting from Botticelli to Caravaggio, with big names like Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo in between.

  • Indulge the backstory behind every brushstroke as a your guide shares captivating narratives on the great masters, their works and historical impact.

  • Your guide's focus will only be on you during this private tour experience. You'll even be able to customize the masterpieces and periods you want to see.

Tour Summary Get in the Know

Exploring the Uffizi Shrine of the Renaissance

On this private tour of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, you’ll enjoy a personal in-depth journey into one of the world’s most incredible collections of Renaissance art. Whether you’re a painting lover, history aficionado, or ‘just don’t want to leave Italy without it’ curious, you’re sure to be absolutely floored by the beauty of the Uffizi’s masterpiece-laden corridors.

Your private guide will be on hand to show you how the influential changes in Europe’s visual history began, from the Tuscan city that made it all possible, all with a healthy dose of patronage from the Medici. Side by side with your passionate and private Florentine art expert, you’ll uncover the stories and methods behind the most important works by Italian Renaissance masters like Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and more.

A Revolution in Painting Mastery Over Medium

Your first-hand discovery of the Uffizi Gallery's artwork starts with the monumental icons typical of Florence in the late Middle Ages, when shimmering altarpieces and placement of humanity in contrast to the divine dominated artistic inspiration. Dazzling, these works of adoration were calculated by design and in their message, treating religious subjects without allegory or metaphor, but your guide will show you how a new light began to appear in works like Giotto’s Madonna Enthroned, as layers covering a rediscovery of humanity began to peel away.

Now that your guide has fully prepared you for the explosion of the Renaissance, you are ready to savor the genius of Botticelli, embodied best in his Birth of Venus. Seen in the flesh, she is as captivating as any goddess of love should be. Every imagined current is loaded with symbolism, and the meaning is clear… the human has become the divine again. Continue these musings with the sister-painting Spring, and your guide may have to wake you from your trance.

In the Company of Masters Da Vinci & Co.

As the human reached the divine (or vice versa), religious motifs were repurposed as the backdrop for the major shift in aesthetics, with each master adding ingenuity to the movement based on their own peculiar strengths, not to mention brazen ambition. Your guide will leave no palette unturned on this adventure into the art that made history.

You’ll witness the mystical naturalism of Da Vinci’s Annunciation with its perfect natural perspective, Raphael’s portrait of Pope Leo X, the tenderness of the Madonna of the Goldfinch, and the Mannerist vibrancy of the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo. End the tour with Titian’s seductive Venus of Urbino, and the arcane gaze of Caravaggio’s Medusa.

What You'll See Along the Way

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What Our Customers Say...

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What a Life Tours is top notch all the way! We arranged a private tour in Florence and our guide Costanza was fantastic. It is worth its weight in gold not to have to worry about whether who you are booking with is reliable. The most important thing I would encourage is to pay for the private tours... you will not believe the difference in the experience!

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