- Uffizi Gallery
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line access to the Uffizi Gallery
As we stroll, we’ll appreciate the revolutionary techniques introduced by Cimabue and Giotto, whose expressiveness in two-dimensional art and original approach to representing space made them the pioneers of the Renaissance. After, we will contemplate the apex of harmony and naturalism, as symbolized by the works of Lippi and Botticelli, while also touching on philosophical concepts that were becoming increasingly popular at the time at the court of the Medici family. Our last stop will take us to some of the greatest examples from the Mannerist period, such as Parmigianino and Bronzino. By the end of the tour, we’ll have gained a greater understanding of the concepts of beauty, technical mastery, and the deep relationship between art and politics in Renaissance society.
Interested in our other Florence tours? Check out our Michelangelo in Florence Tour or our Savoring Florence Food Tour.
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Sally holds an MA in art history from Syracuse University with a focus on Italian Renaissance art. She originally moved to Florence in 2014 to finish her master's research and continues to live and work there, sharing her passion for her adoptive city’s fascinating history with visitors and lecturing about Italian art and culture for university field studies programs. She is especially interested in Florentine mannerist sculpture and Medici patronage, and has researched the effects of Renaissance literature and philosophy on the visual culture of the period.
Alessia has a degree in Art History and a Master in conservation of artistic heritage, a passion that she had since she was a teenager. After two years in Paris in late 90's, she is back with another scholarship in 2003 at the Louvre. She studies how museums are focusing on activities for families, museum education, and tours for people with special needs. Since 2002 she has worked as a tour guide with enthusiasm and she loves to show Florence blending history, art, food and fashion. Alessia has also been a docent in the vocational schools for guides and she is mother of two children.
Italian and American, educated in French schools and at the University of Florence, Manoli is passionate about history in general and Florentine history in particular. After several mission appointments with the United Nations, he returned to Europe where, for these past twenty years, he has worked in the artworld, in the commercial side (Christie’s) as well as in publishing of art books and catalogues (Skira Editore, Milan). Today Manoli lives in Florence where he enjoys sharing insights about the city’s fascinating history and heritage. He’s been a member of ICOM since 2004.
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