One of the most important art galleries in the world, the Uffizi Gallery hosts some of the greatest paintings of all times, from the XIIIth to the XVIIIth century.
The Accademia Gallery in Florence is one of the top attractions in Florence, hosting one of the greatest and most breathtaking masterpieces ever created: the David by Michelangelo. My custom and private tours of the Accademia Gallery in Florence will reveal the stories behind the making of the magnificent David, why Michelangelo made it and what happened to the statue over the centuries.
Florence’s cathedral is one of the largest churches in Christendom and the orientation point for any walk in the city thanks to its famous Dome designed by Brunelleschi. The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower is the most imposing building of San Giovanni Square and its main attraction.
Despite its plain facade made of blocks of unpolished stone, the Pitti Palace is a wealth of art. It is one of those lavish and charming places that really enchant the visitors. Nowadays it hosts many museums: the Palatine Gallery, the Silver, Porcelain and Costume Museums, the Gallery of Modern Art and some marvelous gardens.
The Bargello Sculpture Museum in Florence, is the treasure-trove of Italian Renaissance sculpture hosting great artworks by Verrocchio, Donatello, Michelangelo, Giambologna and other important masters. It is an uncrowded museum and a pleasant break from the more packed places of Florence. This threatening castle was built in the 13th century as the headquarters of the city governors and the police chief and used for centuries as a prison.
The Piazza della Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence are indissolubly connected with the history of the city. The piazza has always been a public gathering point and the most important civic square in Florence. The square is breath-taking and it has always been the focus of civic activity.
Santa Croce in Florence is one of the city’s most distinctive neighborhood. It encompasses several fascinating museums, the city’s synagogue, lively markets and piazzas, the National Library and the impressive church that gives it the name. Even if you’re tired of church-hopping, Santa Croce in Florence has a great deal to offer: a museum, beautiful courtyards, famous paintings and a multitude of illustrious tombs and memorials.
Florence’s oldest church, the Basilica di San Lorenzo is today mainly famous for the many wonderful museums it includes. Despite its rough front, the church has a harmonious interior whose gracefulness is quintessential Florentine Renaissance architecture.