We’ll start 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 then 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 the 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.
Molly holds an MA in Italian literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed her PhD coursework and exams with a specialization in Renaissance and Early Modern periods. She spent a year in Venice as an undergraduate while at the University of California-Santa Cruz and afterwards worked in Siena for two years for the University of California Education Abroad Program. She later went to graduate school and, after finishing her studies in Madison, found herself back in Venice once again for another year, this time conducting archival research for her doctoral dissertation. She has remained in Italy ever since, has taught courses in Renaissance history in Florence, and is a licensed tour guide of Florence and its province.
Born and raised in Florence, Alessandra has a degree in art history from the University of Florence with a specialization in seventeenth-century painting. She obtained an Masters from the European University Institute in Florence, where she defended her Ph.D. in history, focusing on the patronage of Tuscan nobility in Europe during the seventeenth century. In addition, she holds a diploma in archival administration, paleography, and diplomatics from the State Archive in Florence. She has been teaching art history and Italian culture for several years in various schools and institutions in Florence and across Italy.
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.
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