Great Renaissance Murals

Tour Number

Activity Level

285657


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (advanced), German (conversational), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (advanced), Russian (fluent)

Santa Maria Novella, Brancacci Chapel, Santo Spirito and Santa Trinita churches private tour


Tour to discover the art of fresco painting in Florence and the Oltrarno district on the other side of the river. We visit four churches, starting with Santa Maria Novella, whose harmonious façade conceals rival ambitions of two important and very rich Renaissance men. These men sponsored Renaissance marvels that adore the church today: frescoes by Masaccio, Filippino Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Andrea di Buonaiuto, Domenico Ghirlandaio and even Michelangelo. Next, we walk to Santa Trinita church to admire "photograph frescos" from the 1480s and bitter ambitions of another Renaissance man. Cross the river and we are in Oltrarno, where in the Santo Spirito church Michelangelo studied anatomy and carved his only statue in wood. Finally, we reach a true jewel: the Brancacci chapel, entirely frescoed by Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi. This place inspired generations of artists and is the reason for Michelangelo's broken nose!

Itinerary

Santa Maria Novella church - Santa Trinita church - Santo Spirito church - Brancacci Chapel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the obelisk in front of the Santa Maria Novella church

End location: Brancacci chapel, where you can admire frescoes and the rest of the church after the tour. Walking directions to your next destination will be provided.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour.
A small city car can be arranged - please ask for a quote.

What’s Included

Tour time with expert licensed guide, booking of skip-the-line tickets in peak season, adjustment of tour to your schedule and interests.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - €15 per person museum tickets

What’s Extra

€15 per person museum tickets

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. My Florence license is for English, Italian, Russian and French languages only.

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