Accademia Museum & City Center Tour
1/2 DAY TOUR
Discover Florence’s historic center on this 3 hour walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio, the imposing Duomo, elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market, and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll along the timeless streets lined with chief architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, admire the city in its continued glory and discover its hidden gems, all in a single morning! From the Ponte Vecchio Bridge you will be introduced to the fascinating history of Florence. Visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues, glorious fountains, the famed Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Our path continues as we head toward the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio. Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “il Porcellino,” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists and locals. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo. Enter the Duomo, the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. You’ll pause to enjoy a delicious homemade Italian gelato before concluding with Skip the Line entrance to the Accademia Gallery where you will marvel at Michelangelo’s statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David.