Florence Museums Tour: Galleria dell’Accademia & Uffizi

Florence Museums Tour: Galleria dell’Accademia & Uffizi

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Quite simply a must for any art lover, our private guided tour of the two most famous and culturally significant museums in Florence, the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi gallery, will introduce you to Michelangelo’s statue of David and other Renaissance Masterpieces by luminaries such as Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Raphael amongst others.

On this four-hour tour, your private guide will discuss the legacy, importance, and magnificence of this prodigious era by exploring the works of artists such as Titian and Michelangelo, which demonstrate how Renaissance techniques changed the world of art forever. Perfect for any art lover visiting the city, this is a tour that takes in the incredible art produced by the city and its people.

You can choose to follow our private tour itinerary, or if you have a specialist interest in any of the works or artists on display simply let us know and we can create a custom itinerary for you to focus more on the works you love.

Included In Your Florence Museums Tour:

  • Visit Michelangelo’s Statue of David
  • Skip the line access to the Accademia Museum
  • Skip the line access to Uffizi Museum
  • English speaking Art Historian & Private Guide

Private Guided Tour of The Accademia Gallery

Typically we begin our private tour experience at The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, or “Gallery of the Academy of Florence”, most famous for hosting a collection of Michelangelo’s work including Prisoners, which was originally intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II, and an unfinished statue of Saint Matthew, and of course most famous of all for being home to the world’s most celebrated statue, Michelangelo’s David.

Visit The Statue of David

Originally located outside the Palazzo Vecchio, the original Statue of David was moved to the Accademia Gallery in 1873 and will undoubtedly leave you in awe as you gaze upon the 5.17-meter marble statue that represents the biblical hero David. Visiting the museum with your private guide is the ideal way to experience this true masterpiece of renaissance sculpture in all its glory as they will be on hand to discuss the fascinating tales of Michelangelo’s life, the importance and meanings behind the statue, and of course its historical significance.

Other Works On Display To Visit With Your Private Guide

Alongside the works of Michelangelo, you may wish some time with your guide discovering some of the other collections in the Gallery of the Academy of Florence by artists such as:

  • Paolo Uccello 
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • Andrea del Sarto
  • Giambologna

Private Tour of The Uffizi Gallery

Experience some of the most incredible works of art to be found anywhere in the world as your private guide takes you around the installations and collections of Renaissance artwork found in the 60 halls spanning from the 12th century to the 16th at the Uffizi Gallery.

The gallery is one of the largest and most visited in all of Italy, with just some of the priceless works on display being:

  • Sandro Botticelli: Primavera, The Birth of Venus
  • Michelangelo: The Holy Family (Doni Tondo)
  • Leonardo da Vinci: The Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi
  • Raphael: Madonna of the Goldfinch, Portrait of Leo X
  • Titian: Flora, Venus of Urbino
  • Caravaggio: Bacchus, Sacrifice of Isaac, Medusa
  • Rembrandt: Self-portrait as a Young Man

Why Book Your Florence Museum Tour With Us?

As an official and registered private tour company, we can reserve no wait ‘skip-the-linetickets for your visits to both museums.

Your private tour guide for this trip will be Eleonora, a Florence-born qualified art historian, and certified visual arts specialist. Eleonora’s intricate knowledge of the arts and collections contained in each gallery along with her passion for sharing this knowledge and enthusiasm for discussing the significance and context of the works make her the ideal tour guide for the occasion.

A private tour of the galleries with Eleonora provides the ability for you to form a deeper understanding, connection, and appreciation for the priceless works on display. More than merely a guided tour, Eleonora will spend the time with you to construct the world around the artworks, to reveal their fascinating histories, the characters and legends that surround them, and their lasting significance and impact they have had on the world.

Contact Us About The Florence Museum Tour

We have a prepared itinerary that will show you the main attractions from each gallery, however, each of our tours is completely customizable, so if you have any questions, or have a particular interest or artist that you would like to spend more time with at the gallery on your tour simply send us an online inquiry and we can create a complimentary custom itinerary for your tour at no extra cost.

Where Does This Private Florence Museums Tour Start?

Our Private Florence Museums Tour meeting point is in Piazza della Signoria in front of the replica ‘David’ statue. Once you confirm your tour, your guide will be in touch to provide any further directions as well as offer additional transport and transfers if required.

Florence Museums Tour Starting Point

Piazza della Signoria - in front of the replica 'David' statue

Say ‘Ciao’ To Your Private Guide

Eleonora Guide Florence

Eleonora will be your licensed guide.

“Also born and raised in Florence, being a tour guide was always my desire!! It’s a dream for me, showing people from all over the world my beautiful city! I graduated in Tourism from the University of Florence. Each year I attend follow-up courses for tour guides to improve my knowledge.” 

Any questions about this tour? Contact Eleonora below.


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