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Accademia Gallery Fast Track Tickets
Accademia Gallery Fast Track Tickets

LAST MINUTE Accademia Gallery Fast Track Tickets Instant Confirmation 20€/Adult BOOK NOW – LIMITED OFFER Description The reason why you want to get Accademia Florence Fast Track Tickets right now is mostly because there are some very iconic pieces here. … Read More

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Tour of Accademia Gallery & David
Tour of Accademia Gallery & David

fast track access David & Accademia Gallery Tour 25 Max People Last Minute 1h 15min 40€/Adult BOOK NOW – LIMITED OFFER Tour Description Discover the story of the David, Michelangelo’s masterpiece, sculpted in less than 3 years when the artist … Read More

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Duomo & Cuppola of Brunelleschi Climbing Tour
Duomo & Cuppola of Brunelleschi Climbing Tour

ENQUIRY FORM ONLY Duomo & Cuppola of Brunelleschi Tour Small Group Top Rated 1h 30min 50€/Adult BOOK NOW – LIMITED OFFER Tour Description The main highlight of the tour is the climbing into the magnificient Cuppola of Brunelleschi where the … Read More

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Uffizi Art Gallery Tour
Uffizi Art Gallery Tour

ENQUIRY FORM ONLY Uffizi Art Gallery Guided Tour 20 Max People Top Rated 1h 15min 50€/Adult BOOK NOW – LIMITED OFFER Tour Description Visit Uffizi – the great art gallery in Florence and one of the most famous museums in the world … Read More

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Duomo Tickets & Cuppola of Brunelleschi
Duomo Tickets & Cuppola of Brunelleschi

NQUIRY FORM ONLY Duomo & Cuppola of Brunelleschi Tickets TOP RATED 30€/Adult BOOK NOW – LIMITED OFFER Description There are lots of historical artifacts hosted at the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore . In addition, you have a plethora … Read More

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Uffizi Fast Track Tickets
Uffizi Fast Track Tickets

ENQUIRY FORM ONLY Uffizi Gallery Art Fast Track Tickets TOP RATED 28€/Adult BOOK NOW – LIMITED OFFER Description Art lovers are going to have a blast once they get their Uffizi Gallery Tickets.The reason is simple, this is one of … Read More

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DAVID & ACCADEMIA

Accademia Gallery is one of the most visited museums in Italy and is mostly known as the hosting museum for Michelangelo’s finest masterpiece, the Statue of David. Must see attraction while visiting Florence.

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must see uffizi gallery

UFFIZI GALLERY

Constructed by Giorgio Vassari in 1560 at the order of Cosimo I de Medici, Uffizi nowadays is one the most visited art gallery museums in the world. Inside can be seen the masterpieces of Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and many other important artists. A dream come true for every art enthusiastic!

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR FLORENCE TOURS

If you love the idea of exploring Italy and enjoying all that it has to offer, then visiting Florence with a tour guide maybe the best option for you. The city is astounding and it brings that renaissance vibe that you just can’t find anywhere else nowadays. Just by exploring Florence, you will get to be transported in the past as you try to enjoy and explore everything that the city has to offer.

Florence was a center of trade and finance during the medieval times. It was also one of the wealthiest cities during that time, and you can see that based on the growth and expansion that the city had over the years. A lot of people called it the Athens of the middle ages, which is a very important factor in that regard.

Despite all of that, the city also has a rather turbulent political history. It includes various periods of rule from the Medici and multiple republican revolutions. What a lot of people don’t know is that it actually was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1865 to 1871. 

Arnolfo di Cambio was the first to start the construction of the cathedral in the 13th century, however, the church was consecrated right after the dome was set in place and the front part of the cathedral wasn’t completed until the 19th century. Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome in the 15th century. Visitors can spot the statues of both architects outside the cathedral.

The exterior of the church is decorated with a marvelous combination of pink, white and green marble. The interior is stark, offering cooler conditions in summer. Most visitors are attracted by the mosaic pavements. Paolo Uccello designed the clock above the entrance in 1443 and as amazing it’s designed the clock is still working.

Art experts recognize the amazing work of Giorgio Vasari. His frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-1579) are the most remarkable artwork in the cathedral. Vasari designed the frescoes, and Frederico Zuccari finished the painting by 1579.

The Cuppola del Brunelleschi is considered one of the most inovative architecture marvels in the history and with a diameter of 55.5 meters is one of the largest domes in the world. In order to visit the Cuppola, travelers are required to climb 463 steps but the reward is more than satisfiyng considering the 360* bird-eye view over the magnificient city of Florence.

The Accademia Gallery, founded in 1784, was created by Leopold of Lorraine, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, as an instructional gallery for art students. It is the second most visited gallery in Florence after the Uffizi Gallery and is popular for Michelangelo’s famous sculpture, David. A visit to Florence is never complete without admiring the original 17ft marble sculpture sculpted by Michelangelo.

You will also see his other famous unfinished sculpture and other breathtaking paintings and sculptures by great artists of the middle ages and the Renaissance, such as Botticelli, Uccello, Ghirlandaio and much more. 

The Accademia Gallery has more to offer aside from Michelangelo’s David. There are other fascinating artistic treasures in the gallery including other famous unfinished works of Michelangelo, such as Prigioni and San Matteo. There are also some fascinating artistic treasures by other famous artists such as Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, Jacopo’s Coronation of the Virgin and the Cassone Adimari.

Also in the Accademia Gallery is the Museum of Musical Instruments, which host a collection of string, wind, and harpsichords instruments, including the Grand Ducal collection that contains about 50 musical instruments.

The David was sculpted by Michelangelo at a very young age. In fact, he was just in his twenties when he created the 17ft marble sculpture that depicts the biblical David, who killed Goliath.

The sculpture, one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, showcases the Renaissance splendor that Florence is famous for. The masterpiece, created between 1501 and 1504, was originally placed in front of the Piazza della Signoria. For safety reasons, it was replaced in 1873 with a full sized replica, and the original moved to the Accademia Gallery. 

The Uffizi Gallery was built at the request of Francisco de’ Medici in 1581. It was originally designed by Giorgio Vasari and intended to be an office building where bureaucratic meetings can be held. Today, the building is a world class museum consisting of various halls that hold some of the most famous art in the world.

The Uffizi Art Gallery was first opened publicly as a museum in 1765 , is one of the oldest museums in the world, and the best art gallery in Italy. Its collection which consists of the best paintings in Italy, from art works by da Vinci to Botticelli and Raphael, makes it a must destination for tourist art lovers. 

However, the tickets are tough to secure, the tour lines are notoriously long, and visiting the gallery can be quite overwhelming because of its vast collection of art, and this can cause you a lot of stress, and discourage you from touring the must-see Uffizi Gallery while holidaying in Italy. Gladiator Tours will help you secure the commonly difficult-to-get access pass into the gallery quickly by skipping the long waiting lines, saving you from unnecessary stress. Besides, you will be led by an expert guide, specialized in art history that will help you decode the art and history of the Renaissance period while walking you through all the incredible halls in the gallery.