A full-day private tour focusing on the masterpieces of Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all times.
- Private guided walking tour.
- Duration: 7 hours .
- Tour starts at 9:00am.
- Private party of maximum 15 people.
- Available in English and Italian.
At your hotel in downtown Florence if it is close to the tour sites.
Otherwise, you will meet your guide at 9:00am directly at the Bargello Museum (Via del Proconsolo, 4)
Price includes private guide and entrance tickets (Accademia Gallery, Medici Chapels, Bargello Museum, Casa Buonarroti, Santa Croce Church, and the Great Museum of the Cathedral of Florence).
Price DOES NOT include food, drink, and tips.
Itinerary (exact times will be confirmed according to availability when you place your order):
9:15am: Bargello Museum (Bacchus, Tondo Pitti, and Brutus)
10:30am: Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo
12:00 noon: Accademia Gallery (statue of David)
1:00pm: Medici Chapels at Basilica of San Lorenzo
2:00pm: Casa Buonarroti (drawings, youth works, portraits)
3:00pm: Santa Croce church (tomb of Michelangelo)
- This is an intense tour, not suitable for children, very elderly persons, or persons with major physical problems.
- We advise you wear comfortable shoes, and clothing adequate for visiting churches (no bare arms/shoulders or bare legs - clothing code of conduct is strictly enforced in Italy’s churches and religious sites).
- Reservations will be made in advance in order to avoid long lines.
PLEASE NOTE that the richness of this tour does not allow time for a complete lunch at a restaurant. We suggest you plan on eating a sandwich instead.
- There will be no penalty for cancellations up to eight (8) weeks prior to the booked excursion date.
- For cancellations from 55 to 22 days before the visit , we will issue a 75% refund.
- For cancellations from 21 to 15 days before the visit , we will issue a 50% refund.
- For cancellations from 14 to 8 days before the visit , we will issue a 25% refund.
- No refund is possible for later cancellations and no shows. In case of bad weather we can try to change the schedule of the tour – this is not always possible, but we always do our best.
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Considered one of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo Buonarroti is intimately connected to Florence, where he was raised and spent many years of his long and prosperous life.
Florence is the proud home of many important works by Michelangelo, some of them among mankind's greatest artistic treasures.
Join us for this walking tour and discover some of the most beautiful sculptures, paintings, drawings, and architecture created by this master of the Renaissance.
Your itinerary begins with the Accademia Gallery, where you will see the marble statue of David made by Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504 - when he was still in is 20’s. Also on view at the Accademia are some of Michelangelo's partly unfinished works, including the Slaves.
Your next stop will be at the Basilica of San Lorenzo with its lively square and picturesque market, and the church designed in part by Michelangelo. The Medici family commissioned him to reconstruct the façade of the church and to adorn it with sculptures, which were never completed due to the family’s financial problems.
Many years later, Michelangelo was commissioned to create a series of sculptures for the Medici's funeral chapels. The Medici Chapels form a part of the complex of the San Lorenzo church. Here you will see the sculptures Michelangelo made to adorn the tombs of the Medici family: Day, Night, Dusk, and Dawn.
Your third stop will be the Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, home of the treasures of the cathedral of Florence. Here, you will see the Florentine Pietà and Michelangelo’s self portrait, which he created in Rome in 1550.
After a brief lunch break, your tour will continue to the Bargello Museum. Here you will have the opportunity to discover some of Michelangelo's earlier works, such as the Bacchus, his first fully completed sculpture at age 22 – one of his very few works with secular subject.
The Bargello Museum is also home to the unfinished Tondo Pitti bas-relief representing Mary with the Jesus child and Saint John. The Brutus bust is also on view here. It is in all likelihood the only bust Michelangelo ever created, and Vasari saw in it a portrait of Lorenzino de' Medici.
Your grand tour of the genius of Michelangelo continues at his family home, the Casa Buonarroti. The Casa Buonarroti is also a sumptuous Baroque edifice displaying the rich art collection of the family. Among the treasures this most unusual among all Florentine museums offers are two of Michelangelo's famous marble reliefs: the Madonna of the Stairs and the Battle of the Centaurs, both considered to be masterworks of his youth. The model of the San Lorenzo church is also on view here.
Your final stop is the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of the most beautiful churches of Florence and the largest Franciscan church in the world. The Basilica of Santa Croce is also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories as it is the final resting place of so many great personalities. Though Michelangelo died in Rome three weeks before his 89th birthday, his body was brought to Florence according to his wishes. The great master is buried here, alongside many other important artists, writers, and scientists.
Price for a group from 1 to 6 participants:
€ 306.00 + entrance tickets € 75.00 per person
- This is an exclusive private, guided tour.
- The tour will be scheduled especially for you and your party.
- The cost for the guide is shared among the members of your party.
- Guide (English and Italian available)
- Entrance tickets (Accademia Gallery, Medici Chapels, Bargello Museum, Casa Buonarroti, Santa Croce Church, and the Great Museum of the Cathedral of Florence)
Price DOES NOT include:
- Food and drink