The tour of Florence was thorough and complete with details on the history of all the highlighted sights we'd requested to see. Tours of the Uffizi and Accademia were more than we'd bargained for even though our tired feet and faced did not always indicate. Our guide was wonderful, and provided more than expected in the way of background history of the city, its architecture, monuments and art. I was also impressed by Le Baccanti's professionalism and responsiveness, which was not always the case with other agencies we encountered in our travels. I will definitely keep you on my list of referrals and use you again when visiting the country. Thanks so much for making our holiday in Italy all the richer! Warmest Regards, Kathy Nitta
Guided visit through the the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia
No reading from a hard-to-understand book or guide
Ask questions and fully comprehend what you are viewing
View Michelangelo's David close-up
Hundreds of important works of art in one half-day
There is no better way to experience the museums of Florence than with your own private English-speaking expert guide specializing in art history. During your half-day tour, your guide will give you thorough background information, fascinating art history, and point you towards the most important works to help you fully experience and enjoy the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia without getting lost in the vast maze of art!
Your friendly, English-speaking guide will meet and accompany you to the first stop of the day, the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. This incredible collection was initially created as a personal gallery by the fabulously rich and important Medici family over hundreds of years, and is now a public museum. Housed within its walls are Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Primavera, Caravaggio's Bacchus, and Simone Martini's Annunciation to name a few of the amazing paintings and countless sculptures. Your guide will explain the most important works of art as you walk these enchanting halls.
Once your visit to the Uffizi has concluded, you'll have time to stroll the streets of Florence, a kind of open-air museum with incredible fountains, sculptures and architecture at every turn. Your guide will keep you entertained with fascinating stories of Florentine history, feuds, love stories and city drama going back thousands of years as you head towards your second museum of the day, the Accademia.
The Galleria dell'Accademia is a nice contrast to the immense Uffizi with a much smaller collection, and a more intimate feel, creating the perfect mood to fully appreciate Michelangelo's masterpiece: The David. The imposing marble statue was moved to this location in 1873, from its former outdoor location to avoid further deterioration due to inclement weather. It was restored in 2004 to remove grime and dirt from over its 500 years of existence and is protected by a plexiglas barrier after being attacked in the 1990s. After you have fully appreciated the David, you will have time to view the museum's other unique pieces, including a room dedicated to Michelangelo.
English-speaking guide specialized in art history to accompany you to two Florence museums (approx. 3 1/2 hours).
Tour of the Uffizi Gallery and The Accademia (museum entrance fees not included. Book at least two weeks in advance to skip the longer line).
View spectacular works of art and have them explained in detail.
Short walk through Florence learning about art, architecture and history.
SPECIAL NOTE: Your meeting point for this art-focused tour will be in a central location in Florence. Directions will be sent with your confirmation voucher. This tour is not offered on Mondays as museums in Florence are closed.