Private Best of Florence With Uffizi Gallery
Discover how this extraordinary art gallery has not only some of the greatest works of art in Florence, but in the entire world. You will learn about and witness some of the great protagonists in Italian Art. You will see all of the great masters such as Giotto, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio and much more. A personal guide will create a context for you in which you can understand how the Medici, a prominent banking family, created a space to use as “offices” for their record keeping and hold their artistic commissions become the most significant site to see in Florence. Taking a private tour of just the Uffizi galleries with Through Eternity Tours will create an experience that will be a perfect foundation to see any other art collection in the world for everyone in your family.
per adult from
5 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Gallerie Degli Uffizi
- Entry/Admission - Piazza della Signoria
- Entry/Admission - Ponte Vecchio
- Entry/Admission - Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
- Entry/Admission - Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy
The masterpieces of Renaissance art at the Uffizi Gallery
It is also to the Medicis that we owe the Uffizi Gallery, the world's greatest museum of Renaissance art. Originally built to house the magistrates after their eviction from Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi soon became a showcase for the family's fantastic art collection. On your Uffizi tour the fascinating story of Renaissance art will be revealed through its finest masterpieces, from the pioneering works of Giotto and Masaccio to the superlative mythological canvasses of Sandro Botticelli. You will learn of the humanist philosophies that dominated the intellectual climate of the Medici court, and discover the lives and works of the three greatest geniuses of the High Renaissance - Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. Raphael and Michelangelo would leave for Rome at the height of their powers, drawn by the patronage of a series of fabulously wealthy popes intent on glorifying the Eternal City. The political pre-eminence of Florence on the Italian stage was at an end.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy
Power and punishment in Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio
No family, of course, could match the Medicis for power or wealth, and we return to their story with a tour of Piazza della Signoria. It oversaw some of Florence's greatest controversies, such as the execution of the apocalyptic preacher Savonarola in 1498, and is dominated by the imposing 13th century Palazzo Vecchio, which you’ll visit with your personal guide. Traditionally the seat of the city's magistrates, the Medicis took up residence here in the middle of the 16th century, a forceful statement of their total dominion over the city.
A visit to Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio is an opportunity to learn about political intrigue and networks of power while admiring some of the most beautiful parts of the city. Piazza della Signoria resembles an open-air art gallery, with a replica of Michelangelo’s David and Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus with the Head of Medusa, as well as countless other statues. The interior of Palazzo Vecchio is one of the surprises of our Florence private tour, with many sumptuously decorated rooms containing masterpieces by Vasari, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio and Bronzino, among others. Palazzo Vecchio also offers impressive panoramic views of the city centre, including the Duomo and the surrounding rooftops.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy
At the end of your Florence private tour you will stroll across the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, which offers stunning views of the Arno. This medieval stone bridge is where Florence's mercantile and aristocratic pasts collide. For hundreds of years fish-sellers, butchers, and leather artisans plied their trade along its length. But the Medicis made their mark here, too. Upset by the smell and noise created by these plebeian trades, a 16th century Medici duke had them replaced by the more dignified goldsmith shops and jewellers that we still see today. This is a city that has been shaped by great personalities, from princes to merchants to artists. For an unforgettable experience, explore the Florence of the Renaissance with us.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Via Arte della Lana 1, 50123, Florence Italy
The city's powerful mercantile past is today a distant memory, but the history of Florence's guilds is an essential part of the city's rich tapestry of palaces, churches and piazzas, which you’ll explore on your exclusive Florence tour. The guilds were keen to promote their self-image in Florence and beyond by commissioning lavish artistic projects such as the statues that ornament the façade of Orsanmichele, including Donatello's remarkable St. George. This burgeoning merchant class also built grand new residences to show off their wealth, as you’ll see when you visit Palazzo Davanzati. In contrast to the heavily fortified medieval buildings that surround it the palazzo is light and spacious, reflecting the new priorities of the powerful family that lived there. As you walk through the streets and admire these beautiful buildings, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss Florentine society with your personal guide, and learn why Florence was once one of the most important cities in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence Italy
Burgeoning merchant class also built grand new residences to show off their wealth, as you’ll see when you visit Palazzo Davanzati. In contrast to the heavily fortified medieval buildings that surround it the palazzo is light and spacious, reflecting the new priorities of the powerful family that lived there. As you walk through the streets and admire these beautiful buildings, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss Florentine society with your personal guide, and learn why Florence was once one of the most important cities in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.