Panoramic view of Florence: the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palazzo Vecchio

Florence Highlights

Map to Museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence

One day in Florence

I suggest you stroll through the old city and visit the two main museums of Florence: the Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi Gallery) and the Galleria dell'Accademia (Accademy of Fine Arts).
The orientation walking tour includes the Medici district: The Medici Palace and their parish, San Lorenzo Basilica; the Cathedral and the Religious Center; the Political Center: Palazzo Vecchio and the Signoria Square; Ponte Vecchio and the Pitti Palace.
The Galleria degli Uffizi is a dazzling XVI century building decorated with frescos and Roman sculptures that showcase the masterworks of Renaissance artists like Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Caravaggio. The world-renown Galleria dell'Accademia hosts the original David by Michelangelo and famous Michelangelo Prisoners.

Duration 6 hours Walking Tour + Visit of 2 Museums

Map to museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence - The Medici Family

The Medici Family

The Medici dynasty through their sumptuous residences: the Medici Palace and the Pitti Palace flanked by the Boboli Gardens.
We may visit their parish, San Lorenzo Basilica, where the best artists of the early Renaissance worked: Brunelleschi, Donatello and Verrocchio. Later Michelangelo added the striking Sagrestia Nuova (New Sacristy) to receive the remains of the first Medici Dukes, notable are the marble laying figures representing the Allegories of the Time, the amazing Night and the heartbreaking Day.

Duration 6 hours

Map to museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence - Michelangelo Sculptor

Michelangelo and the Renaissance sculpture

In Florence, Michelangelo was mainly a sculptor, in order to get in contact with his early masterpieces we would visit the Museo Nazionale del Bargello (National Museum of Sculpture) and The Museum of the Casa Buonarroti; in the New Sacresty in San Lorenzo Basilica we enjoy full immersion into Michelangelo architecture and sculptures; while if we want we can visit his remains located in the Santa Croce Basilica.

Duration 6 hours

Map to museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence - The Oltrarno and the Renaissance

The Oltrarno and the Renaissance

In the district in the south bank of the Arno River, Oltrarno means beyond the Arno river, we would visit some of the cornerstones of the Renaissance art: the Augustinian Santo Spirito Basilica designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine Basilica, where Masaccio and Masolino laid the foundations for the modern pictorial representation.

Duration 3 hours

Map to museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence - \Palazzo Vecchio

L’Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Una passeggiata nel centro storico (il Quartiere dei Medici; il Centro Religioso e Politico; Ponte Vecchio e Palazzo Pitti) e la visita ai due principali Musei Statali della città: la Galleria degli Uffizi e la Galleria dell’Accademia.
La Galleria degli Uffizi è uno strepitoso edificio cinquecentesco decorato con affreschi e sculture romane, dove sono esposte le principali opere pittoriche del Rinascimento: Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo e Caravaggio.
La Galleria dell’Accademia, conosciuta a livello mondiale per la scultura, è dove si ammirano il Davide e i Prigioni di Michelangelo. E’ davvero un’esperienza indimenticabile.

Durata: 6 ore per la passeggiata + visita ai 2 musei