We’ll begin our time together with a short introduction in Piazza della Signoria, discussing the Uffizi's structure and its relation to Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall, as well as the importance of the Medici family. After spending some time outside, we will continue on to the museum, where we will spend roughly two hours exploring the collection. Looking for the grown up version of this tour? Try our Uffizi Tour.
The guide will begin an engrossing dialogue with children about the art, focusing on recurring subjects, themes and symbols, the historical background in which these works were created and biographical information about the artists, while creating an atmosphere of exploration and participation. By the end of the walk, the children will have a very clear idea of how and why art is created and will be able to better appreciate the artwork they will encounter throughout their trip. Looking for more family-friendly activities? Try our Florence for Kids 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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