- 3.5 hours
- Accademia Gallery
- Michelangelo's Statue of David
- Piazza della Repubblica
- Piazza della Signoria
- Florence Duomo (exterior)
- Your timed admission ticket to the Accademia Gallery
We will make our way to the Accademia Gallery and view its famous masterpiece, Michelangelo’s statue of David. You’ll learn about the life of Michelangelo in Florence and how his techniques forever changed the way that artists and sculptors approached their craft. We will discuss Michelangelo’s early years and career under the patronage of the powerful Medici family, and admire David, the artist's masterpiece and consummate symbol of the Florentine Renaissance.
If you’d like to delve deeper into Florence’s fascinating history and magnificent sites, we suggest adding on our Uffizi Gallery tour, or taking our Florence in a Day tour. If you would like an entire tour dedicated to the life and work of Michelangelo, please book Michelangelo in Florence Tour.
Cornelia has a PhD in art history from Columbia University and wrote her dissertation on Renaissance city planning. She is especially knowledgeable about Medici patronage. In addition to her research and teaching, Cornelia, a mother of a disabled child, runs an association dedicated to barrier-free travel in Florence and is author of "The Accessible Guide to Florence."
Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia Elizabeth has lived in Italy for over 20 years , before Italy she lived in London and Boston, as well as studying abroad in Europe her juinor year at University. A licensed guide, Elizabeth received her MA in Florentine Renaissance art from Syracuse University in Florence. Her accademic interests include women's history and women artists, particularly by women in convents; museum studies and teaching art to children. In fact one goal of Elizabeth's work is to make art accessible to everyone! In addition to leading walks, she also lectures at various universities and institutions in Florence.
Valerie received her BA with distinction in Art History and Museology at the University of Florence, focusing on the Renaissance art market. Although German, Valerie was born and raised in Rome, making her eager to build bridges across different cultures. She also works for the educational department of the state museums in Florence, where her mission is to communicate art and culture as a means of understanding the visual signs that surround us.
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