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Skip the Line: Florence Renaissance Walking Tour and Accademia Gallery
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Where better to learn about the Renaissance than the heart of the Renaissance itself? As you tour Florence, stroll along its ancient streets, still paved with the original stones. Feel like a part of history on this memorable tour of Florence's most important sites, including the Accademia Gallery, where you'll see Michelangelo's iconic statue, "David."

On your guided tour, learn about the ideas behind the Renaissance and its impact on the rest of the world. Your expert guide will share fascinating details about Renaissance artists, their famous pieces, and how Florence's citizens lived during this time period. Encounter the most famous landmarks on your Florence walking tour, as well as some of the lesser known attractions that will help you to further understand the rich and complex history of the Renaissance.

The Accademia Gallery holds one of Florence's most treasured works of art, Michelangelo's "David."¯ Why wait in the long ticket line when you can join this tour for skip-the-line access into the gallery? Spend less time waiting outside and more time inside with the work of a Renaissance master. As you admire this priceless masterpiece, your guide will spark an in-depth discussion covering all aspects of the statue and its creator. You will also have time to admire a slightly less famous, yet still important piece by Michelangelo, entitled "Slaves."¯ As you examine this remarkable piece, notice the emotion in the statue's faces, which capture the struggle and horror in their attempt to gain freedom.

On your Renaissance tour, enter what was once Dante's neighborhood. Enjoy a walk through this historical center, where you will stop to admire the Cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi dome, Giotto's bell tower, and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise at the baptistery. The walk continues along the lively Via Calzaioli in the heart of the city, where you will see the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. Then we reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market); don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous "porcellino" (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck!

Pause to examine Ponte Vecchio, where you will discuss its history as the oldest surviving bridge over the Arno river. As one the city's most famous images, seeing the Ponte Vecchio is essential to your stay in Florence. Next, enter the piazza della Signoria, an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. Admire Vasari's tile-roofed Corridoio exterior and the beautiful Fountain of Neptune, amarvelous and imposing marble statue by Ammannati. See the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating the square is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio, with its crenellated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence.

By the end of your Florence walking tour, you'll feel a true connection to the Renaissance era. Enjoy the convenience of skipping the ticket line to the Accademia as well as the expert guidance of an English-speaking professional. This is the best way to visit Florence's must-see artistic attractions.

Please Note: Pre-booked museum entrance is provided to skip the general admission line. During periods of increased inflow of visitors, admission to the museums may be subject to delays for security reasons, as access to the museum is regulated according to its maximum capacity.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Cultural
Tour Duration
6 Hours
Tour Departs From
Central Florence. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, light clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. A hat and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
This tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps required to enter several of the sites, and steep curbs in some areas.

For the Accademia Gallery, please note there are security measures put in place that must be followed in order to participate on this portion of the tour, and they are: only a bottle of water not exceeding 0.5 Liters (16.9 fluid ounces) is allowed in the museum; it is prohibited to drink any beverages in the exhibition rooms; and authorities are responsible for screening guests at the metal detector and have a duty to withdraw all kinds of bottled or canned beverages.


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